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!
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.
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.
If business leaders knew the characteristics of high performers, would they make better staffing decisions? If they knew the factors that lead to costly voluntary turnover, would they change their retention strategies? And if they knew the true cost of getting work done, would they make better decisions on what regions to hire from or whether to use contractors? Of course they would.
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.
Let's face it; tracking time is not the most beloved task in our work lives. Millions of workers do it because our companies require it and so we can get paid. In my prior life as an industry analyst, I entered my time to bill clients and to cost out our research initiatives. While I understood this was essential for business, I dreaded the onerous task.
It was mid-2008 when I sat through my first demonstration of Workday Human Capital Management as an analyst covering the industry. I was curious what was going on with this company, given the pedigree of the leadership team and Workday's purist approach to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for core administrative systems.
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.
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.
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.
There’s been a great deal of news coverage in recent weeks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a recent development that pushes back compliance with two of the most significant employer-facing mandates until 2015. Yet those in the business of human resources know the scope of the change ahead may be the largest in the industry since President Ford signed ERISA into law.
In just a few days, the HR community will descend upon Las Vegas for the industry's event of the year: the 14th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo. I understand from my good friend Bill Kutik, co-chair of the conference, that registration numbers are through the roof and we can expect record attendance.
It's hard for me to believe we're announcing Workday 14. When I joined Workday (just shy of two years now), we were preparing to deliver Workday update 9. It was also the beginning of our journey to build out talent management, now a robust solution in Workday HCM. As I type this post, my heart fills with pride and gratitude for being part of a fantastic team, and I continue to be in awe of our ability to quickly deliver great new features for our SaaS-based solutions that are actually adopted, since they're part of our regular updates that go out to all customers.