Last week we shared our 10 favorite Workday Blog articles of 2021, and now it’s the Workday Podcast’s turn. We’re so thankful for the great lineup of guests who joined us, from our customers’ finance, human resources, and technology leaders to industry experts and other thought leaders who took the time to share their knowledge with our listeners.

In no particular order, here are our top podcast episodes of 2021. 

(And while we have your attention, don’t forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Stitcher.) 

Shining a Light on Mental Health in the Workplace 

Two Workday leaders—Carin Taylor, chief diversity officer, and Ben Carter, vice president of total rewards—discuss the importance of destigmatizing conversations about mental health, what organizations can do to support their employees’ wellbeing, and the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, Mental Health in an Unequal World.

Why Employee Experience Innovation Is Crucial

Workday leaders Pete Schlampp, chief strategy officer (and formerly executive vice president of product development), and Jeff Gelfuso, chief design officer, talk about why a consumer-like user experience in the enterprise is more important than ever.

A Tech CFO Looks to the Future

The disruption of the pandemic affects tech, media, and entertainment companies in many different ways, and the office of the CFO is adapting through it all. On this episode, our guest is Liz Brittain, CFO of cybersecurity company HackerOne.

McKinsey Expert on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting

Companies are increasingly being asked—and expected—to report on progress against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. Giulia Siccardo, associate partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses trends in ESG, the evolving need to report on it, and what it means for C-suite leaders.

Be More Podcast: Attracting and Retaining Talent With Elena Valentine

Elena Valentine, CEO and co-founder of Skill Scout, shares an astounding story about vulnerability, reality, and how we can grow stronger by retaining and attracting talent.

How Retail CFOs Are Innovating in Disruptive Times

The retail industry has gone through decades’ worth of changes since the start of the global pandemic, and retail CFOs are moving fast to ensure their companies are adapting and thriving. Experts from KPMG and Workday talk about this and more.

Cloud Technology Helps Federal Workers Make a Meaningful Impact

For U.S. federal agencies looking to attract and retain talent and modernize human resources operations, moving to the cloud is the logical choice. Learn more about how to empower employees, make HR a more strategic partner, and bring predictability to budget cycles.

A European Snapshot of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A Workday expert discusses current research about the state of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) in Europe. The conversation explores regional and cultural differences around ED&I and helps us understand how some of the most progressive organizations in the world are embracing it.

Florida Gulf Coast University Enables Digital Agility

Digital transformation is more than just deploying new technology—it’s rethinking how you operate your entire organization. Florida Gulf Coast University CIO Mary Banks discusses how the school’s own transformation enables the leadership team to make better decisions that impact costs, productivity, and success.

How CSA Group Is Enabling Finance Digital Acceleration

CSA Group set out to digitize its financials and reporting processes and unlock new levels of productivity. Hitesh Laxman of CSA Group and Lynn Hurley of Collaborative Solutions share learnings from the professional services company’s digital transformation journey. 

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