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.
Sarah Richardson, vice president of IT change leadership at Optum, and Joe Wilson, chief technology officer for North America at Workday, discuss how healthcare IT is evolving, the importance of alignment across business functions, and how communication is key for effective digital transformation.
Does the on-demand model work for the finance function? Matt Schwenderman, principal global Workday finance lead at Deloitte, and Scott Van Valkenburgh, global alliances and channels lead at Genpact, share how Finance-as-a-Service helps CFOs accelerate digital finance transformation.
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.
During times of disruption, it’s critical for businesses to have the right skill sets to be able to quickly respond and adapt. Trenton Cycholl, vice president of business technology at Citrix, shares how machine learning can help companies close the skills gap.
Ravi Ravishanker, CIO at Wellesley College, and Derek Wolf, vice president of customer success at Alchemy, a Workday services partner, tell us how three colleges worked together to better adopt a new technology platform.
Due to the acceleration of automation, manufacturing organizations are facing rapidly changing skills requirements. Tina Seashore, leader of global rewards at Oshkosh Corp., and Jeff Riccono, customer success lead at Mercer, discuss how digitization is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the manufacturing workforce.
Human resources workflows are the lifeblood of organizations. Kerry Smith, director of people and organizational development at the British Heart Foundation—and recipient of HR Magazine’s Most Influential Practitioners award—shares how her organization improved the health of its culture.
Ethan Carlson, vice president at Alight Solutions, discusses the strong correlation between continuous planning and business agility, how technology enables planning, and why organizations are empowering people beyond the finance team with planning capabilities.
The payroll function is becoming a more strategic partner in order to support business strategy, data compliance, employee engagement, and more. Colin Brennan from Alight Solutions discusses this shift and what it means for organizations and their employees.
CFOs are always looking for new ways to mine value, and data is often an untapped treasure chest. Eric Noren from Accenture shares how CFOs in the technology and media industries can gain better insights from data—including some innovative examples.
The world’s most successful companies are led by those who’ve gained the trust of their workforces. Leadership experts Frances Frei and Anne Morriss discuss how to develop trustworthiness, and the steps businesses can take to develop more diverse leadership teams.
Your organization can’t transform without change management, but rolling out such an initiative can be overwhelming. Two senior leaders from Huntington National Bank share best practices on how financial organizations can build a business case and framework for change management.
As the global pandemic unfolded, tech companies made quick changes to business models, and invested time and resources in the fight against COVID-19. We talk to a tech and media expert from Accenture about how the industry is playing a key role in this critical time.
On today’s Workday Podcast, we examine the role AI and ML play in economics and the intricate relationship between human, machine, and society at large. Ajay Agrawal, co-author of “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence,” joins Workday Executive Vice President of Technology Sayan Chakraborty to discuss the AI landscape and how it has changed since the book’s publication.
Like other essential businesses, Schnuck Markets had to become more agile during the global pandemic. Becky Fitzpatrick, director of human capital management, explains how the supermarket chain was able to quickly ramp up hiring and use technology to increase communications with customers.
Janet Duliga, chief administrative officer at the fabric and craft retailer, discusses how the business quickly shifted its operating model to meet the demand for do-it-yourself personal protective equipment.
Mike Chapman, managing director of media and entertainment at Accenture, joins us to talk about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on media and entertainment companies and how the industry is looking to the future.
The traditional work environment may never return. In this two-part podcast, Slack’s head of people, Dawn Sharifan, joined us to discuss remote workforce management in a crisis and the new world of work.
Consumer packaged goods companies are under enormous pressure to innovate at a fast pace. Max Just, global director of business intelligence at Coca-Cola, discusses how the company is using machine learning to connect the future of work to new opportunities for its internal talent pool.
How should businesses be thinking about IT security in the current climate? Workday's North America CTO Archana Ramamoorthy discusses cybersecurity, the concept of “zero trust,” and why businesses need to stay one step ahead of the game.
In times of hypergrowth, it can be difficult for companies to stay nimble. Chris Skinner, CEO at TopBloc, shares how his professional services firm was able to remain agile through a time of rapid growth.
Bill Gosling Outsourcing, like many businesses, had to quickly pivot from brick-and-mortar offices to a virtual workforce when the pandemic hit. Joel MacCharles, vice president of learning and innovation, shares what his organization has learned so far.
Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, and Barbara Cosgrove, Workday’s chief privacy officer, talk about why it’s important to take a global view of privacy, what a chief privacy officer does, and how privacy leaders create value by working together.
Alfa’s head of information systems shares what it’s like leading IT for a global fintech company. As a full suite Workday customer, he also shares how the company is using our solutions to guide its digital transformation journey.
Workday Vice Chairman Tom Bogan, who led Adaptive Insights through to its acquisition by Workday, discusses the urgent need for agility in today’s environment and how it impacts an organization’s longevity.
How will a wounded economy change expectations around upskilling or new skills development? And how will those changing expectations affect higher education? Our two guests on the Workday Podcast share their insights into the impact of COVID-19 on colleges and universities.
How do you measure the quality of the employee experience within your organization? Workday’s Phil Willburn, head of people analytics and insights, discusses how deeper insights into your own data can help improve that experience.
How can women grow their careers in technology, and how can companies draw more women into tech careers and, ultimately, leadership roles? Chris Byrne, senior vice president of global operations at Workday, shares her views on these topics and more.
Frontline workers are a vital part of retail operations. But competition for retail talent is intense, and it’s even harder to retain employees once they’re on board. In this podcast, Greg Thomas talks with retail expert Chris Cameron about how retailers can attract and retain the best of the best.
New technologies and the power of machine learning are disrupting the way businesses plan. Bhaskar Himatsingka, senior vice president of technology at Workday, discusses what it all means for organizations.
Opinder Bawa, CIO and vice president at the University of San Francisco, discusses digital transformation in higher ed and the bold steps CIOs can take to ensure their students experience college in a way that’s meaningful in person, online, and offline.
Workday's Jason Albert and James Cross discuss why enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will be used much differently than in the consumer space, how we can shape the future we want to see, and how companies can quickly ramp up their own AI efforts.
Walmart's Gayatri Agnew discusses how one of the world's largest companies is driving change through its Walmart.org philanthropic organization, by opening up opportunities for its associates to grow their careers.
Mark Chamberlain, vice president of global sales operations at software company Ivanti, shares what he's learned about growing through acquisitions, the importance of planning, and what it's like to spend time on both the finance and sales sides of the house.
In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the Mittelstand—midsize, often family-owned companies—make up a large segment of the economy. Klaus Schatz of KPMG shares economic challenges facing the Mittelstand and how companies are adapting.
In the latest Workday podcast, discover how one of the world's largest entertainment and record label companies finds, engages, and retains its employees at a time when the battle for talent makes it really tough.