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Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR

The Winter 2015/16 edition of HR Outlook: Leaders’ views of our profession survey report, in association with Workday is designed to provide insight and expert commentary about HR’s current and future contribution to business performance. We compare the views of HR and non-HR leaders on key people-related issues to highlight prominent trends, stimulate discussion, and move on the debate about HR’s role.

The findings show there is a clear alignment of views about what the organisation’s strategic priorities are. However there are also some areas of disconnect, including about HR’s use of analytics and the technology-related issues each group is focusing on. In the report we draw out 5 key insights about what the findings mean for HR, and also some practical reflection points to help you assess your own HR team’s impact and strategy going forward. 

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Take part in the current survey

Tell us what really matters to you in HR by taking part in our current HR Outlook survey in association with Workday. This is your chance to have your say and help stimulate debate and action within the profession. The survey closes next Friday, 28 October.

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About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Hundreds of organisations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

Workday’s Story
When Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri founded Workday in 2005, they wanted it to be different. They weren’t interested in building another legacy business software company that sold monstrously complex systems requiring huge amounts of time and money to maintain, update, and integrate. They wanted to build an alternative, a company built in the cloud that focused intensely on the satisfaction of its customers. Started with a clean sheet of paper, Workday was born.

As a unified system that delivers enterprise cloud applications for finance and HR to global organisations, Workday keeps pace with the ever-changing needs of business. Workday allows business leaders to quickly access real-time data in meaningful context, resulting in informed business decisions that help organisations grow. With an intuitive user experience across desktop, mobile, and tablet devices, Workday is designed for the way people work today.

Every Workday customer is on the same version of Workday, and every customer’s input moves the product forward. With an unwavering commitment to its customers, Workday has earned a 97% customer satisfaction rating for the past three years, the highest score in the industry.

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'Two-thirds of HR leaders agree that predictive analytics will be a standard HR capability within ten years.'



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