What are the most visible results of this quantum leap?
They can be seen above all in the transparency that characterized our considerations from the very start. In this respect, I like to refer to Workday as a single source of truth. It might sound trivially obvious, but a shared and up-to-date data source that everyone is required to use makes a tremendous difference to all users. Employees have an easier time preparing for meetings with colleagues thanks to the opportunity to check out their profiles. They can find the right contacts for specific topics.An overview of all advertised positions at Freudenberg can be easily accessed, and people can apply for these positions directly.
In other words, Workday provides a panoramic view of human resources topics and serves as an enormous enabler for career planning at Freudenberg as long as your profile is kept up to date. It gives managers an instrument for entering into dialog with their employees and assisting in their development. Ultimately, the transparently managed data helps managers and the HR community make better and faster strategic decisions. While almost everything was previously managed manually in Excel lists, requiring additional work to centralize and summarize the information, up-to-date digital reports can now be generated at the press of a button.
In addition to minimizing the possibility of errors, we are now much better able to understand important relationships, such as where and when specific types of specialists leave us. This puts us in a position to take more targeted measures, such as entering sooner into dialog with the employees rather than waiting until their departure. It also supports more effective measures in recruiting and succession planning. Since the start of the project, the HR community has grown closer thanks to the new processes. Silos have been torn down, and everyone is pulling together.