Leighanne Levensaler

Leighanne Levensaler

Senior Vice President, Products

Leighanne Levensaler is senior vice president at Workday and is responsible for direction and strategy of Workday's applications.

Prior to joining Workday in 2009, Leighanne was principal analyst and director of talent management research at Bersin & Associates. Before that, Leighanne spent more than a decade working with large companies to develop HR strategies and integrated talent development solutions. She led the learning consulting practice at SystemLink Enterprise Solutions, and has held positions at SmartForce, Edutrek International/AIU, and Deloitte Consulting.

Leighanne holds a master's degree in human resource development from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in education from Clemson University. Leighanne is a member of the 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Workday Blogs - HCM and Payroll

A Global Payroll Strategy Built Around Customer Satisfaction

April 14, 2015 by Leighanne Levensaler on Human Capital Management and Payroll

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.  Read Entire Blog >>

Workday Blogs - HCM and Payroll

3 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Talent Market

February 9, 2015 by Leighanne Levensaler on Human Capital Management and Payroll

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:  Read Entire Blog >>

Workday Blogs - HCM and Payroll

Tackling Veteran Unemployment with Open Data

November 11, 2014 by Leighanne Levensaler on Human Capital Management and Payroll

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.  Read Entire Blog >>