Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that in the company’s fiscal 2022 fourth quarter, Asda, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK, selected a number of Workday products to support its global workforce and deliver an enhanced employee experience.

With more than 140,000 dedicated colleagues, Asda serves more than 18 million customers who shop in its stores every week across the UK. In February 2021, Asda was brought back into British ownership by Mohsin and Zuber Issa and TDR Capital, a leading private equity investor, with a view to implement and accelerate Asda’s growth strategy.

Transformation to Meet the Future of Retail

Retailers have faced significant changes over the last few years, including shifting consumer demands, talent shortages, and increased pressure to provide consistent customer and employee experiences. As a result, retailers need technology solutions that can help them adapt to a rapidly changing environment, while providing them with the insights needed to prioritise the employee experience, attract and retain talent, and remain competitive.

Asda, which is undergoing a digital transformation, selected Workday to gain a unified view of its workforce and to deliver personalised and engaging employee experiences that will help the organisation keep pace with evolving talent needs.

With Workday, Asda will also be able to:

  •      Leverage a single system for its employees to track and manage their time off, while providing managers with a comprehensive view into workers’ absence plans.
  •      Provide employees with opportunities to grow and develop their skills by delivering personalised, relevant, and recommended learning and training content.
  •      Bring together its people data with third-party data such as point of sale (POS) and surveys to gain access into insights that will help to improve organisational performance.

Hayley Tatum, chief people officer, Asda explains why Workday was the right choice for them:

“We want to inspire and enable our colleagues, and Workday will provide employees with the tools to learn and develop new skills relevant to their roles, while helping us to sharpen team and business performance. Workday’s agile technology  architecture means that we’ll be able to take on tomorrow’s challenges, helping to ensure that our colleagues have the support they need.”

Carolyn Horne, president, EMEA, Workday added:

“Global organisations are embracing the opportunity to rethink their workplaces and invest in their workforces to drive future success.

“As a Workday customer, Asda joins some of the world’s largest retailers, all of which are leveraging our platform to more quickly meet changing consumer demands and deliver engaging experiences for their employees. We look forward to partnering with Asda to help them ensure business and organisational agility, while providing them the tools and insights they need to better plan and adapt for the future.”

For more information:

  •      Read why global retail organisations are leveraging Workday to drive transformation through operational insights here.