HR Outlook: Winter 2016-17: views of our profession

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Headline findings reveal that many HR professionals believe leaders in their organisation don’t have the behaviours and skills needed to get the best from their people. Their technical, financial and operational competence is high, but many leaders are deemed ineffective at performance management, people management and developing people.

The survey is based on responses from 629 HR professionals, across all levels of seniority, and examines the topics, trends and challenges currently affecting the HR profession.

The report presents the survey findings and discusses the implications for HR.

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HR Outlook examines key issues for the HR function, highlighting current issues and emerging trends within HR. We have been able to construct a picture of HR today as well as look forward, considering future challenges that need to be addressed.

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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.

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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