Rolls Royce drives Workday HR suite adoption

Rolls Royce Vision

Rolls Royce is to move its human resources into the cloud using Workday HCM to help modernise its operations.

The firm will use Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), including Workday Time Tracking. It said using the cloud-based SaaS offering would streamline talent management and provide greater visibility into its workforce.

Rolls Royce will be using the SaaS offering in its two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine and Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). The firm employs 55,000 people in 45 countries and said it needed an HR system that would support future business plans.

By moving HR to the Workday cloud, Rolls Royce said it would gain the agility and speed it needs to support continued growth and the ability to access and analyse real-time workforce data for better decision-making.

Workday HCM will enable Rolls Royce to standardise HR processes worldwide, streamline operations to create greater efficiencies and productivity throughout the business. It will also allow the company to configure business processes "within minutes", such as organisation workflows, and change them when needed, according to the firm.

Rolls Royce said it would also gain deeper insights into its workforce that will allow managers to better measure performance, recognise top talent, and align skill sets with roles.

It will also access analytics to help drive hiring and sourcing decisions, such as cost and project capacity, and help address capability gaps across different regions and businesses.

Employees will also be given self-service capabilities, enabling them to access information and perform tasks on an HR application from mobile devices and desktops.

Chano Fernandez, president for EMEA at Workday, said the offering would enable Rolls Royce to “gain greater visibility into its workforce with insights that can help inform planning and decision making, while giving employees greater self-service capabilities.”

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