Getting the Most Out of Workday: Vision, Empowerment, and Support


There’s nothing more energizing than walking around Workday Rising and hearing about all the amazing ways our customers are using Workday. One question I often get from our customers is, “How can we leverage Workday to help us stay ahead of all the changes in the market and in our business?” The good news is, as a Workday customer, you already have the solutions you need to be both agile and adaptive. Community customers Workday Company News workday rising

Supporting Workday Customers on Their Diversity Journeys


At Workday, we strongly support diversity—our chief people officer Ashley Goldsmith recently discussed ways to create more diverse and inclusive work environments, and we’re inspired to see many of our customers adopting initiatives to foster supportive and inclusive company cultures. In Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), we have multiple features customers can configure for their diversity and inclusion (D&I) approaches and programs.

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Workday Podcast: Building the World’s Largest Collaborative Data Community


Brett Hurt, the co-founder and CEO of, talks with Leighanne Levensaler, Workday’s senior vice president, corporate strategy, and managing director and co-head, Workday Ventures, about how the smart use of data changes a company’s culture, the early days of e-commerce, and how has created the world’s largest collaborative data community. Take a listen here: Workday Podcast: Building the World’s Largest Collaborative Data Community.

Workday Podcast: Getting in on the Act with Active Planning


I talked to Kerman Lau, vice president of financial planning and analysis at Adaptive Insights, about active planning: what it is, why it matters, and what successful planning looks like. Listen on SoundCloud: Workday Podcast: Getting in on the Act with Active Planning. Listen on Apple Podcasts: Workday Podcast: Getting in on the Act with Active Planning. You can find other Workday Podcasts here. Lau: Well, there’s probably a handful of reasons why.

Workday Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises


We couldn’t be more pleased that for the third year running, Workday has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Human Capital Management Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises. Yet we recognize that different-sized organizations are, well, different.

Workday Community Voices: Louis Salamone, CFO at CityMD, on the Need for Speed


To support its rapid expansion and growth, CityMD chose Workday for its financial management, human capital management, and payroll needs. He recently sat down with us in New York, where CityMD is headquartered, to discuss how the CFO role is changing and how the company is leveraging Workday. Workday Financial Management has been key, as we can quickly set up a new entity, with all the accounting infrastructure in place, for each new location. Is that why you chose Workday?

Business Leadership Tip: Take Advantage of Workday’s Built-In Dashboards


I’d like to share a business leadership tip with our Workday customers about some of my favorite tools for using data to help meet these goals. They’re called dashboards, and they come built into your Workday applications. I use dashboards in Workday Financial Management to instantly see critical information such as financial spend versus budget, and progress toward monthly and quarterly cash collection goals.

Workday Podcast: How CFOs Can Forge an Analytics-Driven Culture


Take a listen here: Workday Podcast: CFOs Forge an Analytics-Driven Culture. I’m Greg Thomas from Workday. Today on the Workday Podcast we’ll talk about finance analytics. Finance has moved well beyond the old role of just balancing the numbers and doing standard reporting. To come back to this research that [Workday] did, we surveyed about 700 or so finance organizations around the world. Again, I look at what the Workday platform provides to a CFO.

Gaining Deeper Insights into Workday’s Workforce with Diversity Dashboards


Carin Taylor , who recently joined Workday as our chief diversity officer, knows this problem all too well. We sat down with her to discuss how the conversation around diversity data is shifting, issues with the old ways of leveraging data, and how Workday’s diversity dashboard features have given her vital insights into the state of our own workforce. How are you currently using the Workday diversity dashboard features?

Workday Receives Top Healthcare Ranking for Second Year in a Row


Workday is committed to supporting technology innovation in healthcare and delivering strong customer satisfaction, so we’re proud to announce that for the second year in a row , we’ve been named Best in KLAS in enterprise resource planning (ERP) for Workday Financial Management , Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), and our Workday Supply Chain Management solutions for healthcare. Workday understands what keeps me up at night as a CFO.



It’s now the first week of June, and I can’t help but wonder if this uptick in wellness will continue— June is National Candy Month after all. WELLNESS AND THE WHOLE SELF A wellness program is a serious commitment. One that both people, as well as organizations, understand, yet often fall short of successfully maintaining. Organizations may roll out wellness programs in hopes of increasing employee engagement, but can’t figure out why employees aren’t participating.

Research Preview: Unlocking Organizational Agility to Drive Digital Growth


Businesses need to know quickly whether a new product or service is performing well—in which case it could rapidly need additional financial and talent investment—or performing badly, signaling that finance and talent may need to be reduced or reallocated, and the product or service changed or terminated. New metrics may also be required to supplement traditional financial metrics to truly understand the impact of digital strategies on the organization.

Organizational Agility and the CFO: Finance Leading From the Front


Three quarters of CFOs believe that their company’s approach to strategy enables them to respond to external market shifts, according to new global research from Workday—but there’s still much work to do on the journey to organizational agility.

Announcing Workday People Analytics Leveraging the Strength of AI, Machine Learning, and Augmented Analytics


Almost all companies produce far more data than they can analyze, and for quite a while, Workday’s goal has been to help companies extract valuable insights from their data. Starting with our built-in reporting and analytics, and then with the introduction of Workday Prism Analytics and Workday Data-as-a-Service , as the sheer volume, velocity, and variety of data grows, we’ve expanded our offerings to help our customers take full advantage of their data.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Will the new ISO standard prompt companies to begin voluntarily reporting an assortment of human capital metrics? Richard Branson Thinks the 9-5 Workday Grind Will Disappear (Entrepreneur). Tags: Human Resources, HR Metrics.

Heading to the cloud? Learn from this company’s speedy trip

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The potential benefits of moving from on-premises systems to cloud-based systems are well-documented, including lower up-front investment, reduced ongoing maintenance and costs, ease of updating, faster implementation, standardization across systems, and the like. Workday. Operational metrics: Systems lacked alignment and access to key operating metrics, and their reporting capabilities lacked real-time visibility into financial and HR performance.

Last Week in Talent - May 15, 2017


And finally, ask yourself how well you really know job-seekers , consider hiring people with these three weaknesses and read a bunch of software engineer’s describe their average workday. Recruiting Metrics Data talent acquisition

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Shelter Insurance Brings HR, Financials, and Analytics Together, part 2


In part one of this blog series, Mark Stinson, director of corporate accounting at Shelter Insurance, shared how the company has transformed its HR processes with Workday Workday Human Capital Management and gained new insights into its business by having both finance and HR on a single, cloud-based system. Your team has embraced Workday Prism Analytics. In addition, our goal reports looked at 12-month moving metrics versus our true year-to-date actuals.

3 More Trends Transforming Training

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That’s where gamification comes into, well, play. Rae notes that gamification also is well suited for producing the kind of metrics that the C-suite craves but that can be difficult for HR to come up with. Training current employees engagement metrics Social Learning

The ROI of Recognizing Service Anniversaries


Well, here are three reasons: They don’t feel valued. In the busy workday, it can be easy to focus on the work and forget the celebration. In addition, an organization can create a metrics dashboard and track their progress.

How Workplace Feedback Can Create A Cultural Revolution At Your Company


From these metrics, businesses are able to find gaps in their productivity so they can proactively create solutions. This system of measurement is effective and should be used internally as well. During the course of a workday, many negative interactions can take place.

First-Person View: How Opportunity Onramps Changed My Hiring Practices


At Workday, this effort to diversify talent through the disruption of traditional hiring practices comes to life through Opportunity Onramps ®, a movement dedicated to creating economic opportunity for all. A good job can change everything. But it all starts with access to opportunity.

How to Improve Employee Engagement By Studying Your Employees


Messages go unread by employees who work spend their workday far away from a computer screen. Marketers have Marketo, and HR has Workday. What worked last quarter may not work well next quarter, which is why you must always analyze your internal communications’ metrics.

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Women in HR Technology Summit 2019: Focused and feature-packed


In Data We Trust , features a panel of top leaders from Workday: Cristina Goldt, VP, HCM Products; Carin Taylor, Chief Diversity Officer, and Erin Yang, VP, Platform Technology Product and Strategy.

Why the Healthcare Industry is Moving to the Cloud


To best equip our healthcare customers for change and their futures, Workday is focused on three fundamental areas: Employee Engagement. We’ve designed Workday to keep employees engaged from recruiting to hiring to retirement, where they can manage the details of their working life—or provide or ask for feedback—at any time, at any location, on any device. It’s also a primary reason that Workday is exploring further ways to provide healthcare leaders with more impactful insights.

How Your Professional Services Firm Stacks Up Against the Competition


Delays have consequences, as professional services firms know all too well. She focused on metrics for the largest 137 firms and discussed trends and insights for the planning-to-profit business cycle. To complement the data from her survey, Urich talked on the webinar to Colin Brennan, executive vice president, HCM and financial management solutions, Alight (a Workday deployment partner). The webinar also covered: Top metrics to improve a firm’s engagement margins.

Absenteeism Rate Explained | Formula & Meaning of Absence Rate

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The absenteeism rate is a key measure of organizational health and well-being. You will also need the number of available workdays in a given period. Second, we need the number of available workdays in a given period.

The Case for Getting Emotional at Work


While these articles are well intentioned, there is more to the story on the role emotion plays at work. Kramer, independent researcher, share their research on how inner work life—the emotions, motivations, and perceptions over the course of the workday—impact creativity and productivity.

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3 Steps to Strategically Utilize Your Hiring Data

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Jamie Winter , VP Consulting and Hiring & Promotion Practice Leader at APT Metrics. Calculate metrics to improve overall business outcomes. Time to Hire: This metric is the amount of time it takes to fill a position, the average is 42 days.

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A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity


The gist was based on Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive : Our two main metrics for success are money and power, and they drive us to work longer hours, sleep with our phones and tablets, miss important moments with our families and impacts our health.

The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy


Begin With the Right Metrics. Without the right metrics to guide them, HR departments tend to make changes that conform to industry expectations rather than to the reality of their own organizations.

4 tips for a successful community service event


As you plan your volunteer opportunities, consider the people who will be attending, as well as the cause you’re supporting. And may we suggest giving employees PTO to volunteer during the workday instead?). A successful service event is a well-organized service event.

How FP&A Teams in Healthcare Can Manage Industry Changes


This change requires far more attention to quality, efficiency, and cost metrics—an area in which healthcare FP&A teams are uniquely positioned to help. Their planning processes must move from a static, annual endeavor to one built on rolling forecasts and performance-driven planning so that they are constantly in possession of updated, correct metrics. As a result, better reporting and the ability to see operational metrics improved decision-making.

Three Ways to Lead a Transparent Culture

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It was very clear how the work I did fit into how well the company performed financially when I could see the big picture,” she said. Profitability is one the core values at Workday , a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications. By Lauryn Sargent.

How to Improve Your Internal Communications With a Multi-Channel Approach


Messages go unread by employees who work spend their workday far away from a computer screen. If done well, you’ll reach employees are their terms and on the devices of their choice, which is especially ideal for frontline or “deskless” workers who are on the move and may not have a company email address. Marketers have Marketo, and HR has Workday. A well-informed and engaged workforce leads to higher productivity and, ultimately, higher revenue.

4 Ideas for Building Connection at Work


Loneliness – the opposite of connection – has a clear negative impact on human health and well-being. Create opportunities for connection during the workday. The idea of strategically helping your employees build connection at work may seem like a nice-to-have.

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5 KPIs Every Professional Services Firm Should Track


With the industry changing so dramatically, professional services firms need to understand which performance metrics can help them effectively traverse this dynamic environment. Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth: This metric reflects sales effectiveness and the demand for skills offered by a firm. Employee Attrition/Retention: Attrition and retention have traditionally been seen as HR-only metrics, yet they both have a significant financial impact on the entire business.