Industry Trends

Join us in discussing the latest news, research, and industry insights surrounding the Digital Transformation with Workday practice from a top-level view.

Four Ways Finance Leaders Can Take the Lead in Their Organizations

This is a guest blog post by Naved Qureshi, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, at IBM These days, many companies are facing digital disruption from sometimes nontraditional competitors or unconventional business models. For example, people don’t normally think of farm equipment manufactures as providing a customer experience or a service. However, by curating information through […]

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What’s Top of Mind for Finance Leaders and How Are They Preparing for Change? [Video]

Finance leaders have a lot to contend with these days, from budgeting and forecasting to ensuring the efficiency of the business. And that’s just what they can plan for. What disruptive forces may be on the horizon and how will your organization react? In this episode of Workday’s Work Talk interview series, Naved Qureshi, Associate […]

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How Well Is Your HR Organization Adjusting to These 3 Trends?

This is a guest blog post by Eric Lesser, Research Director and North American Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value It’s a bit of an understatement to say that human resources departments have significantly changed in recent years. And the way they’ll operate in the future continues to evolve. With many businesses planning to undergo […]

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What Are the Six Personality Traits that Define Transformational Leaders?

“The only thing that is constant is change.” The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as having said that many, many years ago, and it’s still true today. What’s different now is how change happens. Of course, many find happiness — or, at the very least, contentment — in status quo. They’re used to existing tools, […]

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5 Reasons Your Finance and Human Resources System Should Be in the Cloud

For years, “the cloud” had a bad rep. No one wanted to be accused of having their head in the cloud, because it meant you were aloof or paid too much attention to your own delusional ideas. But today, the people and businesses whose heads are in the cloud are those who aren’t in the […]

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Data Alone Won’t Help HR Professionals Do Their Jobs Better

With the perpetual influx of technology and automation, it feels as if human resources, like many other professions, is at an impasse between the way we used to make decisions — the art of our profession — and technology-enabled decision making (IBM Watson or Workday predictive or cognitive analytics, for example). Some in the profession […]

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To Build a Strong Employer Brand, HR and Marketing Need to Be in Sync

Employer brand. Chances are good that’s a term you’ve heard before. And hopefully it’s one that’s taken seriously in your organization. The term “employer brand” itself has been around since the mid-1990s; it refers to an organization’s reputation as an employer, as opposed to the main marketing-driven corporate brand. But over time, with social media […]

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The War for Talent Is On. Is Your Side Winning?

As any human resources professional knows, finding the right people to grow your business has reached a critical point. As a result of macro issues such as a strong economy, a global talent shortage and, particularly in our space, the extremely tight talent pool, this has created a War for Talent that shows no signs […]

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5 Ways for HR to Move from Service Center to Strategic Partner

The human resources department you used to know is no more. That’s right. After years of HR serving two basic needs — bringing new employees in and handling their departure at the close of their tenure — organizations of all kinds are finding they need a more relevant human resources department that can provide critical […]

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Welcome to the New IBM Workday Consulting Services

Welcome to a new era in Workday Consulting! For years, we’ve helped our clients to transform their organizations by tapping into the power of Workday. Human resources and finance professionals have realized significant benefits from taking advantage of this technology, and because of it, they’ve been able to step into more strategic roles while their […]

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