After working to uncover the mysteries of our solar system’s planets for nearly 15 years, Jim Stratton brought his passion for problem solving to Workday. In this post, our CTO explores what he sees around the corner for Workday and our customers, the challenges we can help them solve, and how guitar playing improves his thinking process.
Our Chief Diversity Officer Carin Taylor reflects on the movement for equity and social justice, and provides an update on Workday’s progress to increase hiring and development of diverse talent, further cultivate a culture of belonging, build inclusive products and technologies, and strengthen our communities.
Observed in the United States every year on Nov. 11, Veterans Day pays tribute to military veterans for their service. Workmates from our Veterans Employee Belonging Council share their thoughts on Veterans Day, how they’ve transitioned their skills and built community in the tech industry, and how military service shaped their perspective on belonging and diversity.
With human resources playing a critical role in nearly every strategic business decision this past year, we’re honored to once again be recognized as a leader in the human capital management (HCM) market for our completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Now more than ever, we understand how critical mental health is to our overall wellbeing. 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.
Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, co-CEO, and chairman at Workday, shared insights on Workday product innovation, how we’re empowering customers, and how we’re helping organizations develop paths for growth at our Conversations for a Changing World digital event.
Chano Fernandez took on the role of co-CEO at Workday during a year marked by disruption and uncertainty. Read what he has to say about the importance of nurturing company culture, inspiring a brighter work day for all, and how Latin ballroom dancing influences his moves as a co-CEO.
At our digital event September 28-29, we’ll connect you with global leaders and changemakers to discuss leading through uncertainty and how we can work together to create a brighter future for all. We’ll also provide an in-depth look at new Workday product features and innovations that will help you thrive in a continuously changing world.
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.
While Doug Robinson didn’t reach his childhood dream of playing in the NFL, he brings his strong teamwork ethic to leading our global sales team here at Workday. Read how Robinson got his start in the business, what makes him excited about Workday’s future, and what he thinks makes our people so special.
At Workday, we’re hyper-focused on meeting the needs of our customer community and innovating to support the needs of their workforces. At times, however, customers have a unique set of needs that are different from what we’re delivering for our broader customer base. That's why more than a year and a half ago, both Workday and Amazon mutually agreed to discontinue Amazon’s Workday Human Capital Management deployment, with the potential to revisit it in the future.
We sit down with Workday's leaders to learn more about what makes them tick and get their perspective on the industry—in five questions, give or take. Read what Pete Schlampp, executive vice president of product development, has to say about why he left medical school and the huge opportunity for finance software.
Carrie Varoquiers, our chief philanthropy officer, announces the availability of Workday’s 2021 Global Impact Report and shares key takeaways on our progress and goals, from environmental sustainability to social justice to the growing workforce development movement.
Larry Fitzgerald and Peyton Manning are world-class leaders both on and off the football field, and align to our core values here at Workday including putting people first, having an innovative mindset, and leading with integrity.
Workday CIO Sheri Rhodes recently talked with Miriam McLemore, AWS enterprise strategist, as a guest on AWS’s Conversation with Leaders series. Rhodes discussed how the pandemic increased collaboration, why we shifted to a product-focused IT operating model, and how our Workday on Workday approach benefits customers.
The results from Workday’s 2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey are in. While we’re proud to have consistently earned high marks on our surveys, learn what we’ll do differently going forward to gain even more insight into customer satisfaction.
At Workday, we’re proud to announce our participation as a founding member of a new alliance called the Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions (BASCS), where we’ll work together to scale corporate climate funding to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Great talent is core to our success at Workday, which is why we’re rapidly hiring for new roles across North America, Europe, and Asia. Our Co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and Chano Fernandez share more, including our commitment to increasing representation of our Black and Latinx employees, where we'll expand office locations to open up new talent pools, and how we’re investing in recruitment programs and technologies.
At the Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, Shivvy Jervis, a futurist, speaker, and broadcaster, discussed her research on human motivation and how business leaders can best engage an increasingly distributed workforce.
Lindsey Peterka, co-lead of the Amsterdam chapter of the Women at Workday Employee Belonging Council, discusses the value of speaking up about bias and stereotyping, even in seemingly casual conversations.
February in the U.S. is Black History Month, a celebration that pays tribute to the contributions, achievements, and impact of Black heritage and culture. Members of Workday’s Black @ Workday Employee Belonging Council share how they’re honoring the annual commemoration.
Erik Hansen, senior director, environmental sustainability, shares our commitment to a zero carbon footprint, committing to 1.5℃ science-based target, and investing $1 million in carbon removal projects.
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.
Tatiana Ware, a customer support analyst at Workday, shares how ending the cycle of poverty won’t happen with just funding and donations—it requires sharing our time, resources, and skills, and building relationships through volunteerism.
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.
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.
Even as we recover from a difficult 2020, the world will never be the same. Jim Shaughnessy shares thoughts on five key technology policy challenges and opportunities in 2021 and beyond, ranging from workforce development to social justice.
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.
Oh, 2020. It’s been a tough year—yet also a year that’s taught us we have more capacity for resilience than we may have realized. Read 10 stories we captured and shared in 2020 that highlight our inspirational community of Workday customers, employees, and partners.
It’s a challenging time to be a leader, but there are also opportunities to make a difference. Here are three takeaways from a conversation between David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, and Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune.
It’s been one year since Scout RFP joined Workday. Alex Yakubovich reflects on what we've accomplished together, including customer adoption, product innovation, and moving forward as Workday Strategic Sourcing.
Tennis and acting made them famous, yet Serena Williams and Reese Witherspoon have also built businesses that advocate diversity and inclusion—and at times faced adversity in the process. Learn more from their conversation on purpose-driven entrepreneurialism.
Workday’s President and CFO Robynne Sisco and CIO Sheri Rhodes share insights on why the finance and IT partnership is more crucial than ever, including how they collaborated in the early days of COVID-19.
People around the world recently celebrated International Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. Workday employees and customers discuss the significance of this annual event, and what companies can do to be better allies for the LGBTQ+ community.
As a mother and military spouse, Jessica Mercado left the corporate world for seven years to take care of her family. Now a senior associate graphic designer at Workday, Mercado shares how she started a new life as a single mom and discovered a new career opportunity.
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the opening of our state-of-the-art European headquarters in Dublin. Chris Byrne, senior vice president of global operations at Workday, reflects on the journey so far and why Ireland continues to play a crucial role in the Workday story.