Leighanne Levensaler, executive vice president of corporate strategy at Workday and managing director and co-head of Workday Ventures, discusses how the pandemic has accelerated key business initiatives such as cloud computing, worker reskilling, and inclusive company cultures.
Chief Customer Officer Emily McEvilly shares how customers are using Workday to help them maintain business continuity and solve challenges created by the pandemic. Emily also discusses how customers have influenced new product configurations we’ve created to help them manage their businesses and workforces.
[Update 7/30/20] Given the unique time we're living through, we've decided not to hold the Workday Rising digital experience. Instead, in October 2020, we will convene a special digital event, Conversations for a Changing World, as well as deliver Workday product news and content through other channels. We look forward to safely welcoming the Workday Community in 2021 to Las Vegas and Stockholm for Workday Rising.
In early 2018, we launched the $250 million Workday Ventures fund. As we reflect on the past year, we want to share several broad themes related to our investments in portfolio companies. Here's one: they support a strong, inclusive future.
Meet Frida Polli, co-founder and CEO of pymetrics, a Workday Ventures partner company. In this two-part video series, Polli talks with Leighanne Levensaler about problems with the state of hiring today, why cognitive and emotional traits are better indicators of a candidate's future success than a resume, and how pymetrics is using neuroscience to fix the career search process.
With Workday Ventures, we want to create new opportunities to connect Workday customers with innovative solutions integrated into Workday's platform and partnership program. Leighanne Levensaler reveals the 12 inventive portfolio companies that will be joining us at Workday Rising. Stop by Workday Ventures Booth #908 to meet them!
Business and education leaders came together at the Bloomberg Next Tomorrow's Talent Forum to discuss a number of timely challenges, ranging from how we can better prepare graduates for the workplace to how artificial intelligence impacts existing job roles. Workday's Leighanne Levensaler shares some ideas for next steps, including working more closely with local educational institutions, seeking diverse sources of talent, better sourcing from within the organization, and reskilling the workforce to adapt to innovation.
Innovation is critical to the success of our customers and our company, which is why Workday invests big in innovation, recently announcing a $250 million fund for Workday Ventures. Brittany Skoda, who just joined our team as vice president of investments, shares her thoughts on Workday Ventures, the need for diversity in the venture capital community, and why you’d better bring your game if you get the opportunity to golf with her.
There’s a lot of buzz these days about the outlook for tomorrow’s talent. Global companies and higher education institutions talk about the skills gap, the impact of intelligent technologies on jobs, and staggering college loan debts. Here's how we can bring together different members of our community to establish a clear path forward.
Many businesses are looking to the intelligent future with equal measures of excitement and trepidation. To help our customers navigate the evolving technology landscape, and gain a framework for their own intelligence strategies, we have developed a four-stage maturity model that outlines how Workday believes intelligence will impact the enterprise.
In the third post in her blog series on digital disruption, Leighanne Levensaler explains why companies struggle with their digital transformation efforts, and how the right technology approach can turn those efforts into successes.
In the first of three blogs on digital disruption, Leighanne Levensaler examines a radically changed playing field, and why businesses need to take a deep look at whether they’re prepared to embrace rapid and ongoing changes.
The one thing that most organizations struggle with is the complexities of having workforces and operations in multiple countries. So today, I want to talk a bit about Workday's global payroll strategy, and how we've developed it specifically with these goals in mind.
Last week I joined Ashley Goldsmith, our chief human resources officer, in an all-hands Workday HR team meeting. One of the topics we spent time on was the state of the talent market. Most economic reports take a generally positive outlook on 2015, including a job market that’s considerably better than years’ past. This sort of news makes all of us happy, but it also has hiring managers and HR team members everywhere thinking about how this rebound will impact hiring plans and competition for talent. Here are three trends I shared with the team, as well as my thoughts on how all organizations should think about addressing them:
Today is Veterans Day, a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served in the armed forces to protect the freedoms so precious to us. As a country, we must do all we can to support returning veterans’ efforts to find challenging and rewarding employment. It’s a fight that needs fighting: 188,000 veterans that served after 9/11 are currently unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The good news is that technology and data can be used to help address this problem—an effort that we at Workday are passionate about.