Oh, 2020. It’s been a year of great loss, stark realities, and hard lessons. Yet the year also brought more awareness around social injustice and the importance of inclusion. And, we’ve learned how to adapt to the “new normal” created by the pandemic, while discovering we have more capacity for resilience than we may have realized—both personally and professionally.
At the Workday Blog, we worked hard to deliver articles that captured all of these experiences and changes, all the while becoming increasingly inspired by the customers, partners, business leaders, and Workmates who shared their stories.
While it was a tough choice, here (in no particular order) are our picks for the top 10 Workday Blog articles we posted in 2020.
Our global survey on organizational agility, conducted in the summer of 2020, found that the pandemic forced business leaders the world over to take a hard look at what they’re doing right, and what needs improving inside their own organizations.
HR professionals had to consider policies for scenarios that weren’t fathomable a year ago. Here’s how our customers navigated the evolving regulatory environment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aneel Bhusri and Carin Taylor from Workday joined Michael C. Bush, CEO at Great Place to Work, to discuss equality, social justice, closing the opportunity gap, and the work leaders must do to ensure employees feel a sense of value, inclusion, and belonging.
Even during a pandemic, many forward-thinking businesses have continued with their digital transformation initiatives. Yael Leblanc, a leader at France-based global environmental services company Veolia, discussed why the shift to a new finance system proceeded as planned despite the global lockdown.
The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged local economies and led to high unemployment. Aneel Bhusri and David Somers from Workday proposed an innovative solution to help address these challenges: the creation of skills-based talent marketplaces.
Chad Belinfanti is a Workday integration consultant in Atlanta. In this installment of our VIBE Voices series, he shared the conflict he feels as a Black parent in wanting to shield his children from exposure to violence against Blacks, while also allowing them to participate in the conversation.
During our Conversations for a Changing World digital event in October, CEOs from Cisco, Microsoft, and Nasdaq talked about a year of both tragedy and resilience, why digital technologies are critical to the health of our economy, and why companies must accelerate efforts around social justice and opportunity for all.
HR leaders at the creator of the popular social games “Farmville” and “Words with Friends” discussed how they engaged their newly remote workforce—and why data makes a big difference.
Carin Taylor shared more details on our plans to increase hiring and development of diverse talent at Workday, further cultivate a culture of belonging, build inclusive products and technologies, and strengthen our communities.
As the business world shifts toward recovery and the concept of a new normal, agility is fast becoming priority number one for finance teams. Here, we took a closer look at four elements of finance agility and how businesses should be thinking about them today.