Workday unveils talent investment and expansion plans

Workday Inc., the enterprise cloud application provider for finance and human resources, has revealed plans to create 2,500 new roles and expand office locations to create new talent pools.

The business announced this week the plans to expand office locations to open up new talent pools, alongside major investment in recruitment programs and technologies to support the ‘rapid hiring’ for the new roles that will increase its global headcount by more than 20 percent (or 2,500+ hires) across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Workday’s Co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and Chano Fernandez, explain: “We remain more committed than ever to our core values and plan to increase our workforce by more than 20 percent in our fiscal year 2022.  In doing so, we’ll have an even stronger foundation to scale and innovate on our path to $10b in revenue.

“To help reach this goal, we plan to invest in and expand office locations that will help us open up new talent pools and attract some of the best minds.”

Workday’s Atlanta office is set to hire for more than 250 roles across customer support, human resources, product, and sales, which will support expansion of its East Coast presence and boost geographical connectedness with its European colleagues, customers, and partners.

Aneel Bhusri and Chano Fernandez say: “In North America, we’ll continue investing in our Pleasanton headquarters and increasing our workforce, growing our presence in Atlanta, Ore, Boulder, Colo, Chicago, and Vancouver offices, as well as across Asia and Europe with new roles at our Australia, Japan, and Singapore offices, and the creation of 400 jobs in Dublin.

“As we look to the future of work, we see talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not – and we are committed to closing that gap. This includes hiring and developing underrepresented talent, with goals to increase overall representation of Black and Latinx employees in the U.S. by 30 percent by calendar year 2023 and double the number of Black and Latinx leaders in the U.S. by 2023. As well as sourcing external talent, we’re also looking at our existing workforce to identify opportunities for internal mobility and reskilling.”