She's been leading since a young age, whether that was running student governments or helping modernize the world of enterprise software. Read our profile of Workday SVP of Products Leighanne Levensaler.
Collaboration between finance, HR, and operational leaders is critical to driving growth and adapting to constant change. Workday's Leighanne Levensaler, Kae Arima, and Kim Roa share how they work together.
Welcome to the Work Talk video series! Our first episode features Workday's Ashley Goldsmith and Leighanne Levensaler discussing the importance of strong employee engagement, any why it's critical for today's businesses.
Today we launched Workday Next, a new initiative that serves as the hub for information and stories about our technology advancements, as well as the experts and up-and-comers behind them. Here’s a little background on what Workday Next is and why we decided to roll out this initiative.
The one thing that most organizations struggle with is the complexities of having workforces and operations in multiple countries. So today, I want to talk a bit about Workday's global payroll strategy, and how we've developed it specifically with these goals in mind.
Workday's Dan Beck, SVP of technology products, and Leighanne Levensaler, SVP of products, answer four questions about Workday Insight Applications, Workday's focus on employee retention, and what customers can expect next.
Last week I joined Ashley Goldsmith, our chief human resources officer, in an all-hands Workday HR team meeting. One of the topics we spent time on was the state of the talent market. Most economic reports take a generally positive outlook on 2015, including a job market that’s considerably better than years’ past. This sort of news makes all of us happy, but it also has hiring managers and HR team members everywhere thinking about how this rebound will impact hiring plans and competition for talent. Here are three trends I shared with the team, as well as my thoughts on how all organizations should think about addressing them:
Today is Veterans Day, a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served in the armed forces to protect the freedoms so precious to us. As a country, we must do all we can to support returning veterans’ efforts to find challenging and rewarding employment. It’s a fight that needs fighting: 188,000 veterans that served after 9/11 are currently unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The good news is that technology and data can be used to help address this problem—an effort that we at Workday are passionate about.
Workday just received some incredible recognition in "The Forrester Wave™: SaaS HR Management Systems, Q4 2014," published by Forrester Research, Inc. We are very honored by this recognition of our commitment to developing great products and our passion for creating delightful customer experiences. Yet here’s the thing: With leadership, you’re never resting. You have a huge responsibility to keep innovating and finding new ways to deliver value in the marketplace.
Next week, thousands of HR professionals will descend upon Las Vegas for the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. As a long-time attendee, I find the event to be a familiar constant in a sea of endless change in our business environments—an opportunity for us to bond as a community and share great new technologies and best practices.
When vendors begin to sound the same and any one of them can claim a business process is simple, intuitive, or seamless, companies need to ask a few fundamental questions to cut through the marketing talk and see differentiation in action: “Can you show it? How elegant is the experience? And how much of our own time and resources are required to achieve it?” We hope Product Spotlights start to answer these questions. So take a look at a few favorites across HR and finance, and stay tuned as we’ll share more throughout the year!
It’s here! After two years in the making, today we announced Workday Recruiting, which I wholeheartedly believe reinvents the recruiting experience. In this video, I share the inspiration behind our new offering, plus a brief tour of the application from the user perspective.
On Friday I posted on the Workday Blog about a meeting at the White House about opening up data to address U.S. Veterans’ unemployment. Related to that, a new federal law goes into effect today that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to adopt benchmarks for hiring and employing veterans.
Last month I joined leaders from both the public and private sectors in a discussion at the White House. We met in a room as stately and mahogany-adorned as you might envision, with the talk focused on a common goal: using open data to connect job seekers with employers. Closing the gap between skills employers need and locating people with those skills is key to building a more efficient labor market. It’s especially important to one swath of the workforce that we in the U.S. owe our gratitude, which is returning military veterans.
Workday 21, announced today, offers more than 240 new features for human resources and finance. As with all of our updates, customers contributed to these innovations, with about 65 features coming from their suggestions.
I think of the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, starting today, as the center of gravity for our industry. Vendors showcase their latest and greatest, and customers come to budget and plan for the coming year. As always, it’s a great place to see old friends and make new ones. But what I’m most interested in talking about at the conference is three big changes facing businesses today.