Workday Inc.: easyJet Takes Off With Workday Human Capital Management
Leading European Airline to Transform Human Resources in the Workday Cloud
PLEASANTON, CA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) -
Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for
global human resources and finance, today announced that easyJet plc (LSE:
EZJ), one of Europe's leading airlines, has selected Workday Human Capital
Management (HCM). With Workday's unified application for human resources (HR)
in the cloud, easyJet plans to enhance talent management practices and
modernise reporting and analytics capabilities, while delivering to its
rapidly growing employee base of 8,000 an intuitive, easy-to-use HR
application that can be accessed from mobile devices.
As the UK's largest and Europe's fourth largest airline, easyJet flies on
almost 700 routes to more than 130 airports across 34 countries and has the
leading presence among Europe's top 100 routes. Last year, the company flew
more than 60 million passengers while maintaining a leading European network
that focuses on making travel easy and affordable for customers and delivering
a friendly and efficient service at a low cost. In a highly competitive market
where price and service are critical drivers of growth, easyJet continually
looks for opportunities to simplify systems and processes and identify and
optimise the talent responsible for delivering great customer experiences.
easyJet's workforce has grown from a few hundred employees to several thousand
in a relatively short period of time. This is due in part to the company
culture, which is an essential component of the airline's strategy to recruit
talent that will deliver high levels of customer service. With Workday HCM,
easyJet will benefit from a cloud application that unifies core HR and talent
management, delivering a seamless experience from the onboarding process that
helps employees integrate into the culture quickly all the way through
succession planning to help manage the most essential jobs in the
organisation. Workday performance management tools will help easyJet manage
its talent globally, developing a common language for performance and creating
greater transparency across its workforce.
In addition, since Workday analytics are built into the core of the
application, easyJet will gain access to meaningful insights around key
indicators such as cost, capacity, and capability of its workforce, helping to
drive hiring and sourcing decisions throughout the organisation. Further,
easyJet will be able to access a variety of reports, which are configurable to
the needs of the business and delivered through dynamic dashboards that will
speed up decision-making and reduce the reliance on IT for support.
Delivered through the cloud via any mobile device, Workday HCM was built for
ease of use with an intuitive user experience that will enable easyJet
employees and managers, who are regularly traveling between countries and
airports, to quickly update key personal data or access reports to help them
be more productive. Self-service capabilities within Workday will put
important processes, such as maintaining personal information, requesting time
off, and managing performance reviews, in the hands of its employees.
Comments on the News
"Our employees are really crucial to the airline's success as our friendly
customer service is one of the reasons our passengers choose to fly with us
and our staff differentiate us from our competition," said Alita Benson, Group
Director, People, easyJet. "With Workday, we found an HR cloud application
with the depth of functionality, flexibility, and engaging user experience,
which we believe will help us achieve our HR transformation goals and grow our
"As easyJet looks to the future with Workday, it will be able to remove
complexity from its HR processes, empower employees with the tools they need
to stay focused on customers, and deliver more value back to the business as
it continues its remarkable growth across Europe," said Chano Fernandez,
president, EMEA, Workday.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human
resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital
management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the
world's largest organisations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from
medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
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