UOB enhances employee experience with one unified HR platform

Since August 2022, the Workday HCM has been deployed across 14 markets, with plans to introduce it in five ASEAN markets in 2023.
By: | December 8, 2022

To empower employees and drive a people-first approach to its HR strategies, the United Overseas Bank (UOB) has deployed Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), which was selected for its unified cloud system to replace standalone HR systems to improve the employee experience, data accessibility, and drive employee self-service.

Vikas Verma, Head of Strategic HR, UOB, said, “From having one unified, consistent and centralised HR platform allows us to push ahead with our HR transformation goals alongside a digital-first era.”

“From enhancing the employee engagement experience on routine HR tasks through to facilitating talent optimisation programmes, our team is now better equipped to support our employees holistically, from HR operational matters to long-term career development. The improved visibility of employee lifecycle planning, and data accessibility also enable our people managers to make timely and well-informed decisions.”

With Workday HCM, people leaders have greater visibility over the complete talent management pipeline for their teams, enabling them to identify talent gaps and develop talent optimisation programmes. Having a single, unified platform to help digitise various HR systems and processes also reduces the number of administrative and manual tasks to be performed by the teams and cuts down on manual interventions, physical forms, and emails.

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With Workday Expenses, UOB employees benefit from simplified expense reporting via a user-friendly and intuitive interface, saving time spent on claims and reimbursements. In addition, Workday Time Tracking functionalities helps to improve employee productivity, while the enhanced data quality and analytics allow UOB to make real-time, data-driven decisions across the complete HR process, from onboarding to offboarding.

Pannie Sia, General Manager, ASEAN, Workday, added, “Having the right technology and processes in today’s digitalised economy will prove invaluable in supporting the workforce of the future amid today’s dynamic and competitive business environment. With data-driven insights, UOB will be able to effectively strengthen its position for long-term growth and success.”