Seven out of 10 human resources (HR) leaders say the function is ready for reinvention, but shifting the way we work isn’t easy. In a conversation with Greg Pryor, executive director at Workday, Amy Wright, managing partner of IBM’s talent and transformation practice, shares illuminating survey results about the pandemic, HR 3.0, and the critical imperatives for HR.
Tom Stewart, chief knowledge officer at AchieveNEXT, discusses key insights from the global “2021 CFO-CHRO Sentiment Study,” including what’s top of mind for finance and people leaders in the coming year.
We’ve designed our skills-based people strategy to target three primary personas—individual contributors, people leaders, and organization leaders—who we feel best represent the makeup of our workforce. Here’s how our vision will play out.
From a people perspective, skills initiatives create value for employees and the business. From the data side, most any business problem can be solved with skills data. Guest author and HR thought leader Ben Eubanks shares his insights.
What does it mean for a beauty company to scale new systems worldwide, and how can an organization strategically plan for the challenges that arise once the deployment dust has settled? Tina Hutchinson, director of Workday operational excellence at Avon, shares her experience.
We commissioned Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to test the idea that a faster speed of digital transformation has become the new normal. Our global study found that not all digitization efforts are created equal.
Our report on organizational agility and digital acceleration showed how leading organizations can better position themselves for success—even in the face of extraordinary pandemic-related challenges. With skills and culture cited as key challenges to achieving digital revenue goals, CHROs play a critical role.
Skills are the currency of the modern organization, and companies have the opportunity to add value and objectivity to every practice that involves skills data. Guest author and HR thought leader Ben Eubanks shares his insights.
Changemakers from across industries gathered once again at the annual Professional BusinessWomen of California conference. Focused on igniting change, speakers discussed the power of resilience, supporting others, and embracing agility with grace.
By taking a skills-first approach to job roles, organizations can unlock much more agility, ingenuity, and performance in their workforces and create more inclusive job and career advancement opportunities.
Business leaders have become increasingly focused on belonging and diversity across their companies in the past 18 months. In this conversation with Nicole Knott, managing director, Accenture, and an HR expert based in the UK, she discusses the importance of keeping the momentum going.
A new report finds that while employees appreciate the job security many employers have been able to provide during the pandemic, they’re now concentrating on their future career opportunities. Organizations are recognizing that employee growth and development will remain crucial in 2021 and beyond.
We’re proud to share that we’re expanding our collaboration with Microsoft through a new Microsoft Viva Connections integration that will be available later this year. In this article, Josh Lannin, vice president of employee experience technology at Workday, shares insights on what customers can expect from this beneficial integration.
Findings from our Employee Expectations Report 2021 show that the proportion of employee comments on the topic of DE&I has increased substantially. This signals that employees increasingly expect their employers to take a clear stance on DE&I, communicate new initiatives, and listen to every voice at every level.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many employees on the verge of burnout as the lines between their work and personal lives have blurred even more. Our research shows that organizations’ response to employee burnout varies across the world.
We all start with an overarching aspiration, such as wanting to be a great place to work or retaining our diverse representation. A group of human resources and diversity leaders share their insights on how to achieve those results.
A survey of 17,000 workers in nine European markets reveals interesting insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their careers. Learn what they said, and how organisations can take steps to improve the employee experience.
We’re in the midst of a major shift in the world of HR, according to thought leader and Workday executive Greg Pryor. He discusses what this means, its effect on how we think about skills, and the technology fueling the shift.
Disruption isn’t isolated to unprecedented times. Workforce optimization—a strategy that combines the efficiency of automated workforce management with the flexibility of an agile, skills-based talent approach—is critical in driving business continuity and profitability.
In a conversation with Emily McEvilly, Workday’s chief customer officer, Sam Palmisano discusses the latest work coming out of his think tank, the importance of the data-focused enterprise, and his predictions for the future of technology and collaboration.
The pandemic has required many employees to juggle online meetings with their roles as caregivers. Are businesses providing the support caregivers need? A recent global report reveals how employee expectations have evolved.
To empower your business’s payroll teams to quickly adapt to change, outsourcing payroll services may not be the answer. We look at three myths that prevent payroll from adapting to change — and the realities around what’s needed for efficiency and agility.
So much has changed in retail since the pandemic began, but not everything. Chris Cameron, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, joined us to talk about the always-important role of retail frontline workers.
Every person should feel valued for the work they do and the unique perspectives they bring. With the VIBE Index, we want to help equip organizations with the tools they need to build stronger, more inclusive workforces.
To move the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, companies must define it as part of their business strategy and hold leaders accountable, according to research shared by thought leader Josh Bersin.
When teams build upon each other's diverse ideas, the results can be powerful. Frans Johansson, author and CEO of The Medici Group, reflects on why it’s so vital for business leaders to embrace diversity and inclusion.
With a greater spotlight on social injustice over the last year, organizations are re-examining how they can build greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Michael Pilnick, executive vice president of global human resources at First Advantage, discusses how the company is evolving its culture to create inclusivity for all.
The pandemic has created momentum for the remote workforce and there’s no going back, with one study predicting the total percentage of work from home employees will double in 2021. With this big change, one thing is for certain: Decades-old workforce planning processes will no longer work.
At our recent digital event, Harrods and Fielmann AG talked about how having a single system with Workday helps them achieve greater business insights, stay connected with their employees, and streamline business processes.
The global senior director of people systems and operations at Delivery Hero discusses how the company has been able to improve its employee experience—even as the organization undergoes massive growth.
Trust in the workplace is built through actions, not words. Bob Saccullo, director of people operations at Blackbaud, shares how the company has been able to maintain two-way trust between leadership and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employee engagement remains a top priority for HR leaders throughout the pandemic, but managing that with a distributed workforce can be challenging. On this Workday Podcast episode, Deep Mahajan, senior director of people development and culture at technology company Nutanix, shares insight into how her organization is keeping up with employee engagement regardless of where they are.
After a year like no other, it turns out that as a company, we were focused on many of the right things all along: employee experience, belonging and diversity, and agility. Read more from Workday Chief People Officer Ashley Goldsmith.
Many professional services firms are looking for top talent with new skill sets to meet their clients’ changing needs and help them prepare for future disruption. Jeanne Urich, managing director at Service Performance Insight, reflects on 2020 and shares where firms currently rank in the talent maturity model benchmark.
All of the crises our world has endured in the past year have caused disproportionate hardship for our Black and Brown communities. Workday Chief Diversity Officer Carin Taylor shares her thoughts on achieving lasting change and more inclusive workplaces.
Employee resource groups are affinity groups aimed at creating a sense of community in the workplace, but they can be utilized for so much more—especially as strategic partners in advancing corporate social responsibility and deepening cultural competency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged local economies and led to high unemployment. We believe there is an innovative solution to help address these challenges: the creation of skills-based talent marketplaces.
What does the future workplace look like at VMware? Amy Gannaway, vice president of global compensation, benefits, and HRIS, discusses how the company is supporting its employees’ productivity while prioritizing their overall well-being.
If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that agility must be at the center of business planning. Leaders from Microsoft and G6 Hospitality talk about how they’re embracing continuous planning in times of disruption.
In this blog, we give an overview of what is talent management, why it’s a key aspect of human resources, and how talent management systems help companies develop an engaged, skilled, and productive workforce.
According to Greg Pryor, executive director at Workday, we are experiencing a once-in-a-generation, if not a once-in-a-lifetime, shift in the way HR leaders think about human capital management. In this Q&A, Pryor explains why the focus is now on people and performance enablement.