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Sumitomo Chemical chooses Workday to bring HR vision to life

16 Sep 2019

Sumitomo Chemical has selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to help achieve key human resource (HR) elements enshrined in its new corporate management plan.

Sumitomo Chemical will deploy the cloud-based HCM application to drive business growth and innovation.

Sumitomo Chemical Australia develops, registers and markets products for agrisolutions, household insect control, environmental health and professional pest control for use in Australia and New Zealand.

With HR positioned as a pillar of Sumitomo Chemical’s management assets, the company is now focused on enhancing its HR utilisation and management.

Of the six basic policies laid out in the company’s corporate management plan, two feature HR philosophies:

  •  Employ, develop, and leverage HR for sustainable growth
  •  Improve productivity through digital innovation

Previously, the company’s employee data, training records, and other information were managed on multiple different systems.

With Workday HCM, Sumitomo Chemical will unify a wide range of the company’s HR functions in one single system, providing more efficient management of HR processes including training, talent management, and workforce planning.

This transformation will advance the company’s digitalisation efforts with major reductions in paper usage and further streamline personnel-related processes.

Additionally, because of the easy-to-use interface and configurability of Workday HCM, Sumitomo Chemical will be able to more quickly access and analyse employee-related information to formulate business strategies.

Sumitomo Chemical human resources department senior managing executive officer Hiroshi Niinuma says, “Deploying Workday HCM will make it easier for us to utilise our human resource information and enable us to carry out more appropriate talent placement.

“We expect that this will enable our employees to better employ their abilities and skills, thereby helping to drive business growth and innovation. By reinforcing an environment where employees are engaged and motivated, our HR philosophy of, ’Employee Training and Growth’ will further be enhanced.”

Workday Australia and New Zealand vice president Stephen Jack says, “By replacing out-of-date legacy software and consolidating its HR infrastructure into one single system, Sumitomo Chemical will streamline HR processes and be better equipped to engage its employees and unlock their full potential. We welcome Sumitomo Chemical into the Workday family.”

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