Mary Hayes Weier is a Workday staff writer, covering culture, workforce diversity, and Workday corporate news.
Mary Hayes Weier is a Workday staff writer, covering culture, workforce diversity, and Workday corporate news.
Sharing is what transforms a group of individuals into a thriving community. Here’s how you can share your Workday Rising experiences in social media, and keep informed of Workday news throughout the week.
Sean Boyle, CFO at Amazon Web Services, shared five ways CFOs can positively impact business innovation at the Wall Street Journal CFO Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
Frans Johansson—author, speaker, and CEO at The Medici Group—has made it his life’s work to help businesses understand how they can accelerate innovation and growth through diversity. Read our interview with Johansson.
Why does the cloud make perfect sense for a mid-market manufacturing company? Paul Wright, CIO at Accuride Corporation, discusses that and more in this podcast. The vehicle components company now has most of its systems in the cloud, including financials, HR, manufacturing, and productivity. Take a listen.
CFO Christa Davies shares insights from her experience overseeing some of Aon’s largest acquisitions, including the importance of cultural fit. She also shares her thoughts on managing risk in today’s world, and the data-driven insights gained by having finance and human resources data on a single cloud platform.
Did you miss the Innovation Keynote at Workday Rising? Or maybe you were there but want to revisit the highlights. We’ve trimmed the 90-minute keynote down to a 15-minute, news-packed highlights video. Take a look!
This week, Workday launched a new global brand campaign centered on how we’re a finance, HR, and planning partner like no other. At the heart of the campaign is a commercial featuring pro golfer Phil Mickelson as a “business caddie.” Workday Chief Marketing Officer Christine Cefalo shares how the campaign came to life, why every company needs a “business caddie,” and where to experience the campaign across the globe.
Diversity and inclusion is about helping people become comfortable enough to have a dialog about their experiences—including times when they have felt like an outsider, says Workday Chief Diversity Officer Carin Taylor. Read our profile of Taylor to learn how she advocates for value, inclusion, belonging, and equity for all (VIBE), shaped by her own experiences encountering and confronting biases.
Business and higher education leaders met in New York to discuss workforce development challenges and the findings of a Workday and Bloomberg Next survey on the emerging skills gap and more. What are organizations doing wrong, and where can they make improvements? Read these three takeaways.
The Adobe Digital Academy helps nontraditional candidates move into tech careers that offer more earning potential and growth opportunities. Think of it as an apprenticeship for today’s world. In this interview, Adobe diversity and inclusion leaders discuss the new talent and perspectives it brings to the company, how they gained internal support for the program, and how it’s changing the lives of participants.
What are the biggest risks CFOs face? What should they be optimistic about? Ian Bremmer, political scientist, author, and frequent news and talk show guest, shared his insights at our CFO dinner in Washington D.C. Read his thoughts on the rise of China, the G7 and Trump-Kim summits, technology innovation, and how CFOs can best prepare—and make a difference—in today’s turbulent world.
The Wall Street Journal CFO Network annual meeting in Washington D.C. came at an interesting time. U.S. President Donald Trump was meeting with North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and the G7 Summit had wrapped up just days before. Learn what CFOs and private and public sector panelists discussed around these topics, in addition to accounting standards, blockchain technologies, cybersecurity, and more.
There’s an “upskilling movement” underway in the U.S., involving thousands of companies and organizations. Jaime Fall explains what’s behind the movement, the return-on-investment companies have seen by upskilling their workers, and how businesses and educators can work together more closely to develop upskilling partnerships and programs that work.
Is your organization considering a workforce development program for nontraditional job candidates, yet unsure where to start? Or maybe you lead diversity and inclusion efforts, and want to help other managers understand the problem of pedigree hiring. Leaders from four companies share advice and tips on gaining support for nontraditional hires.
Millions of active job seekers in the U.S. struggle to find positions that offer thriving wages and meaningful work. At Workday Opportunity Onramps yesterday, participants gathered to share ideas and solutions to this serious problems. In addition, companies including Google, LinkedIn, Okta, PwC, Salesforce.org, Symantec, Walmart, and Workday announced new initiatives.
We’ve all heard about the problem of the “skills gap.” Yet Byron Auguste, CEO and co-founder of Opportunity@Work, is convinced there are plenty of unemployed and underemployed people with great skills. In this interview, Auguste discusses what’s wrong with today’s hiring processes and what employers can do differently.
All of us have purpose and passion for something. At Workday, some of us have channeled our purpose and passion into improving the environment. In this Q&A, Erik Hansen, senior sustainability manager at Workday, shares what participants love about the Workday Green Team program, why it’s important to appoint local leaders, and what team members around the world are doing in celebration of Earth Day.
There’s a gender imbalance in technology product design, development, and management. What can companies do to recruit and retain more women? How can women grow their careers in tech products? Watch and learn from product leaders at Intuit, New Enterprise Associates, and Workday.
David Clarke is a technology visionary, with a keen ability to see future opportunities and the confidence in his vision to convince others. Yet he is also a scholar of the past. Read our profile of Senior Vice President David Clarke, who leads the team responsible for driving the foundational technology decisions that power and support all Workday applications.
Gerald Chertavian is founder and CEO at Year Up, one of the fastest growing non-profits in the nation that helps urban young adults develop technical and professional skills that they apply during a six-month internship at a company. We had the opportunity to sit down with Chertavian following a presentation he gave to executive attendees at Workday Rising to discuss his passion for building bridges that lead more people out of poverty and into successful careers.
We’ve consolidated some of the most significant product news highlights from the Workday Rising Executive Keynote into a 14-minute video. Watch as Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri and other leadership team members share what’s new in Workday.
Gender inequality continues to be a problem in the tech industry. Yet change can happen, and businesses are responsible for helping drive that change. In Good Company guests share best practices for supporting women in tech, discuss how companies can address a gender inequality problem, and share their own strategies for career growth.
I occasionally hear this doubt about SaaS: “How can a SaaS company handle a large, global software rollout? Isn’t that a job for an ERP giant?” It’s natural to have questions about a new software delivery model, but this is among the most misguided doubts about SaaS—and where a key benefit of SaaS is often overlooked.
As politicians continue to debate the proposed Bush-era tax cuts extension—with no guarantee of Congressional approval before the cuts expire—payroll administrators are worrying about finding a huge mess after ringing in the New Year.
The term “Enterprise 2.0” has evolved over the years from the original idea of using blogs and wikis in business, to incorporate that very powerful thing we call social networking. TechWeb is hosting the “Enterprise 2.0 2010” conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week, where the focus is on technologies that “liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email.”
Once again, cloud computing tops Gartner’s annual list of the “Top 10 Strategic Technologies” for the coming year. But this time, Gartner says, many IT organizations are taking a more formal approach to cloud computing strategizing.
To call Darwin John a unique human being is a majestic understatement. After a childhood spent working the dusty Utah soil of his father’s beet farm, he went on to become CIO of both the FBI and the Church of the Latter Day Saints–where he became the customer and close friend of Workday co-founder, Dave Duffield.
Management and HR guru Patrick Lencioni got a standing ovation from Workday Rising attendees on Wednesday−hardly typical of a keynote address at a software conference. Yet it wasn’t difficult to see why they were pleased. Lencioni delivered a frank and often funny discourse on the importance of such things as vulnerability and conflict to successful leadership teams.
In 2006, Workday was a tiny HR software startup with one customer. Four years later, on a balmy Tuesday morning in San Francisco, co-founder Dave Duffield spoke to hundreds of Workday Rising conference attendees about the significance of the gathering.
The Workday customer panel had barely started the discussion when the first hand shot up from the audience. Those attending the recent event were CIOs and HR managers wanting to learn more about Workday and its SaaS offerings. It’s not surprising the first question was about data privacy.
There’s a bit of age discrimination going on with enterprise software, and it’s based on the assumption that older, tradition-bound companies view SaaS with a gimlet eye. Older companies, with all their legacy and cultural issue—the assumption goes—have left the SaaS party up to the young companies selling this newfangled stuff to other young companies with little or no established IT infrastructure.
The tough economy has hit IT budgets hard, but there’s one area where many companies continue to invest, and it might surprise people. According to a new Towers Watson survey, 83% of respondents said they are maintaining or increasing spending on HR software in 2010.
It seems counterintuitive that HR systems haven’t always included t he ability to track and record such things as employee skills and goals –along with hours worked and absences — since the quality of a workforce is so important to any company’s success.
Both the software and the media industries love a good David vs. Goliath story, which is why SaaS is often cast as the spunky new alternative to on-premises software. You know, Workday vs. SAP, Salesforce.com vs. Oracle, Google vs. Microsoft, and so on.
I’ve been a journalist for 20 years and have been writing about cloud computing for several years, so I was delighted when Workday asked me to get involved with an exciting new editorial project that would shed light on cloud computing. After two decades I’ve developed a pretty good nose for major industry shifts, and I think this cloud thing is here to stay.