Nchege told us that in the selection process, his company was looking for a partner that shared similar values. He says that Interstate Batteries and Workday both have what he calls “a servant’s heart,” meaning both value integrity and taking care of their people—customers and employees.
He’s especially proud of the fact that for the first time in Interstate’s history, every team member across the business had an annual performance review. “We also set goals for all of our team members in Workday,” Nchege said. “Our previous manual process to create goals left significant holes, and we discovered that many team members either didn’t have goals or never updated them throughout the year. Today, these goals can be easily accessed and updated by the team member or the manager throughout the year. We also managed our annual merit increase in Workday, and that allowed us to ensure that each eligible team member received their increase and that the budget was not exceeded.”
Interstate Batteries recently went live on Workday Payroll, and Nchege said the company will continue to take advantage of functionality like total rewards statements, succession planning, and more complex reporting.
He sums up how the transition to Workday impacts employees: “Because we care for you, we want to provide the business-focused technology solutions that make your life easy.”