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Tomorrow, many of us will gather in Amsterdam for HR Tech Europe. The theme of the conference is “Game-Changing HR.” I’m thrilled for our customers, who will be out in force to share how they are changing the game at their organizations. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can learn from Workday customers about HR transformations across their global organizations.
One of the best things about my job is spending time with our customers—some who have been with Workday since the early days. Mark Newsome, director of corporate human resources at McKee Foods, is one of these folks. I recently asked Mark to share his thoughts on the value of Workday Recruiting—in particular, how he expects it to help McKee “answer the questions” related to candidates in the pipeline, and even predict those most likely to be successful at McKee Foods.
As we approach a new year, thoughts turn to how businesses can grow and develop their talent pools in 2014 and beyond. Global workforce planning was top-of-mind at the HR Tech Europe Conference, and also a discussion among customers at our recent Workday EMEA HR Executive Advisory Board meeting.
The reason we are taking a mobile-first approach to Workday Recruiting is simple: the hiring process does not take place at a desk. The most fundamental aspects of recruiting, including sourcing candidates, sharing those prospects with hiring teams, nurturing top candidates, and even making the offer, take place between meetings or while people are on the go.
After we announced our plans to add Workday Recruiting to our Human Capital Management suite in November, I received dozens of emails from excited customers asking how they could help as we proceeded with development. We were very encouraged by the reaction to our plans, yet not necessarily surprised by it.
This past spring, we conducted a survey along with Human Resource Executive to learn how organizations are doing in the quest for greater workforce visibility. Has the needle moved? We discovered that in some ways it has. But we found that in many ways, a holistic picture of the workforce is still missing, and the consequences of this blind spot have amplified. The most startling statistic of the survey: Three out of four survey respondents said their workforce is not appropriately skilled for the needs of the business.
At Workday, we talk a lot about the importance of people to business success—people deliver results and get things done. There is no better time for organizations to start making employees feel valued and productive than at the beginning. Our customers recognize this critical and sensitive time, and put onboarding at the top of their strategic programs lists for 2012—particularly as they look to grow strategically amidst economic uncertainty.