Asda partners with Workday to deliver engaging employee experiences

Workday has been selected by Asda, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK, 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, the grocery giant 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.

Currently undergoing a digital transformation, Asda will use multiple Workday solutions – including Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Absence Management, Workday Benefits, Workday Compensation, Workday Learning, Workday Prism Analytics and Workday Recruiting – to gain a unified view of its workforce and to deliver personalized and engaging employee experiences that will help the organization keep pace with evolving talent needs.

Carolyn Horne, president of EMEA at Workday, said: “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 meet changing consumer demands and deliver engaging experiences for their employees. We look forward to partnering with Asda to help them ensure business and organizational agility, while providing them the tools and insights they need to better plan and adapt for the future.”

Hayley Tatum, chief people officer at Asda, added: “We want to inspire and enable our colleagues. 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.”