PR Newswire | October 16, 2023
Google Cloud and Unilever have partnered to launch a new app for employees, My Unilever. The app has been designed to digitally connect Unilever's factory-based colleagues across the globe, enabling them to tap into Unilever's digital resources from any location or device.
Built on Google Cloud, and delivered in partnership with Accenture, the My Unilever app unlocks the opportunity for Unilever's 53,000+ factory-based colleagues to have easy and secure access to key Unilever systems. It also enables one-click entry to Google Workspace, which includes the communication and collaboration apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Chat, Meet, and more, relied on by more than three billion users and over 10 million customers. The app also utilises Appsheet, Google's no-code platform, as the main end-user interface for the My Unilever application.
The My Unilever app will also give users access to a variety of third-party tools including learning and payroll, some of which were previously only accessible through paper-based methods or via time-consuming in-factory processes. In streamlining these previous methods, My Unilever helps to save time and increase productivity - benefits that will continue to grow as the application expands into more use-cases.
Adam Raeburn-James, Chief Technology Officer at Unilever comments: "Digital transformation, at its heart, is about people. In launching the My Unilever app, we're helping our factory-based colleagues to become digitally connected. By giving all of our people access to key HR, support and learning systems, we can continue to work towards our goal of ensuring that everyone at Unilever can develop the future-fit skills they need for the evolving workplace by 2025.
Our partnership with Google Cloud allows us to continue taking our use of technology to the next level. Alongside this, we're drawing on Accenture's global expertise in deployment, change and adoption, to ensure the best possible transition and experience for our colleagues. We've already received great feedback across our recent pilot programme.
"This partnership will help support Unilever in building this capability for the future, and we are excited to be part of this journey," said Laurence Lafont, Vice President, Strategic Industries EMEA, Google Cloud. "With Google Cloud's technology, Unilever's factory-based colleagues are now able to connect in a new way, supporting them to develop and thrive. The My Unilever app brings the business closer together as one team, empowering them to achieve more."
The My Unilever app will be available to download on personal and corporate devices (iOS and Android), or on shared on-site computers, all using Google's built-in security and compliance platform.
ADP Research Institute | September 13, 2023
ADPRI released ‘Today at Work’ a new quarterly report series
The report uses proprietary data to provide a comprehensive view of the global workforce.
The research includes data from 25 million U.S. workers in 29 countries to show a global perspective on workforce dynamics.
The ADP Research Institute (ADPRI) has released a new data-driven resource, 'Today at Work,' providing insights into the business impact of promotions and introducing a real-time measure of worker motivation and commitment. This comprehensive analysis leverages ADP's extensive dataset and surveys spanning nearly a decade to offer valuable perspectives on the world of work.
ADP Chief Economist and Head of the ADP Research Institute, Dr. Nela Richardson, remarked
With so much data at our fingertips, we have the opportunity to tell the full story of the workforce with an eye toward its continued evolution and change.
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She further supported the statement with an example that decision-makers and economists have traditionally focused on productivity as a critical metric, but assessing the factors that influence productivity has proven to be a challenging endeavor. In the report, she said they are able to interlink motivation, commitment and productivity. Understanding the intricate relationship between promotions, employee motivation, and commitment is crucial for organizations aiming to retain and engage their workforce effectively. By uncovering these dynamics, businesses can develop strategies to support career advancement while mitigating the risk of employee turnover.
The ADP Research Institute's insights are derived from its extensive dataset, representing over 25 million U.S. workers, and surveys conducted in 29 countries, providing a global perspective on workforce dynamics.
The report provides a multifaceted view of workforce-related topics, including the impact of promotions on employee retention and the development of the EMC Index as a tool to measure worker motivation and commitment. It emphasizes the importance of understanding these aspects to enhance productivity and informs decision-makers about the business outcomes.
The report delves into the significance of promotions, highlighting their impact on businesses under specific conditions. ADPRI conducted a thorough analysis of job histories for over 1.2 million U.S. workers between 2019 and 2022 to uncover a relationship between promotions and employee turnover. It revealed that, within a month of their first promotion, 29 percent of individuals left their employer, compared to 18 percent who would have left without the promotion. The report also explores various factors influencing promotion impacts, such as job requirements and industry.
Additionally, the report introduces the Employee Motivation and Commitment (EMC) Index, a tool designed to gauge worker allegiance. The EMC Index, built on a decade of surveys involving over 490,000 workers across 29 countries, offers real-time insights into employee motivation and commitment. The report underlines the connection between worker motivation commitment and productivity, emphasizing the importance of understanding and boosting these factors. The EMC Index also revealed a correlation between employee motivation, commitment and output. Those with a high level of productivity are 2.6 times more likely to respond to inquiries regarding their motivation and work positively.
The ‘Today at Work’ series of reports offers a unique blend of data and surveys, delivering actionable insights to decision-makers in areas where data has traditionally been limited. The focus on employee motivation, commitment, and the impact of promotions provides valuable guidance for businesses looking to optimize their workforce strategies.
PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced at Workday Rising, the company's annual customer conference, a series of new AI and ML capabilities and partner ecosystem updates to help businesses drive productivity, streamline business processes, empower their people, and make better decisions.
"More than 10,000 organizations around the world rely on Workday to manage their most valuable assets – their people and their money," said Carl Eschenbach, co-CEO, Workday. "They trust Workday to provide powerful, responsible, transparent solutions that will propel their businesses forward. Today, we're reinforcing that trust by sharing cutting-edge solutions that will completely transform the way our customers do business. With the power of AI and ML and an ecosystem of industry-leading partners, we are writing the playbook for the way the future works."
Workday AI Capabilities to Drive Efficiency and Enhance Employee Experiences
Workday's leadership in AI is set apart by the company's platform strategy, unrivaled dataset, and commitment to delivering responsible and trustworthy solutions. AI is embedded in the core of the Workday platform, enabling the company to rapidly deliver cutting-edge solutions to customers across all applications. Workday AI models are fueled by more than 625 billion transactions processed by the system every year – resulting in the world's largest, cleanest set of financial and HR data. Workday's unrivaled dataset, together with the company's responsible AI safeguards, allow for consistently accurate, meaningful, trustworthy results. Leveraging the speed and reach of its platform approach, the company unveiled multiple new AI solutions, including:
Generative AI capabilities to address common business challenges such as generating job descriptions, knowledge base articles, employee growth plans, and statements of work, and contract analysis and corrections.
The Workday AI Marketplace to help customers easily find and deploy proven, trustworthy, and responsible AI and ML apps within the Workday ecosystem.
Workday AI Gateway within Workday Extend to enable developers to build intelligent and responsible apps using Workday AI.
"Workday is the technical backbone that brings our finance, HR, and operational data together in one place to help us manage our people and effectively run our business," said Art Kilmer, chief operating officer, P.F. Chang's China Bistro. "The AI embedded into the Workday platform helps augment our people so we can move faster, make more strategic decisions, and deliver operational efficiencies across our entire business, ultimately enabling us to better serve our customers."
New Tools to Help Businesses Better Manage Their Most Valuable Assets: Their People and Money
Finance and HR professionals need real-time access to data and information to make faster decisions and better manage their people and money. To help them deliver on these needs, Workday is unveiling new capabilities, including:
Generative AI capabilities in Workday Adaptive Planning for a streamlined user experience, and new features to help drive collaboration across finance and HR, streamline headcount planning, reconcile and report faster, and deliver increased transparency to business stakeholders.
Manager Insights Hub, a new solution within Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) that delivers a simplified and elevated manager experience powered by AI.
A new User Success Platform, which includes new tools that give employees real-time, contextual guidance on how to complete complex tasks right within their workflow.
Workday Rising is celebrating its 15th year and taking place in San Francisco through Friday, September 29. Workday Rising EMEA will take place in Barcelona from November 14-16.