Workday Rising conference

By Emma Beames, MyWorklife’s Data Analytics and Governance Lead

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Over 13,000 people attended Workday Rising in Orlando, Florida

In mid October I attended Workday’s 2019 Workday Rising – an annual “community gathering” attended by current Workday customers and its ecosystem of partners. With over 13,000 attendees and the opportunity to choose from hundreds of sessions focusing on best practice and what you can achieve, it was initially a bit overwhelming – but I quickly homed in on the higher ed track. It was extremely valuable to be able to hear from and network with higher ed users from across the world, especially those who had already implemented Workday within their universities.

Workday Rising hall

Hearing other universities’ experiences, it was clear that deployment of the Workday Human Capital Management system within Flinders will be the start of an exciting and innovative ongoing journey. We will be moving from a long term fairly static legacy system to a cloud-based technology which facilitates constant iteration, improvement and agility. How we will conduct our HR process and use our HR data to inform decision making will be at an industry leading level, and we will be able to stay at the leading edge if we utilise Workday’s functionality to its best ability. This will also mean change is the new normal, and it was great to learn from other universities on how they are managing this to achieve the best outcomes for their staff and student community.

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