Air Liquide is digitally transforming its human resource (HR) system by introducing enhanced capabilities across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with a roadmap for future global deployments.
The French multinational industrial gases and services company is working with Workday to transition from its legacy HR processes by deploying the latter’s Human Capital Management (HCM) platform.
According to Air Liquide, the platform has helped simplify the company’s HR operations by ensuring a single source of real-time data for its more than 11,000-strong workforce across 13 countries in the APAC region.
Air Liquide is currently deploying Workday Recruiting, Workday Talent Management, Workday Learning, and Workday Adaptive Planning.
Air Liquide’s APAC head of HR Digital Solutions, Yee Lin Chong, said the company had a “highly diverse and global business with employees coming from a range of backgrounds and cultures. Hence having a single, unified HR platform enables us to build upon our inclusive culture.”
The HCM platform uses machine learning that helps understand workforce key skills and it suggests the future manpower needs of the company… it also provides employee feedback, and insights into the enterprise data, Yee said.
He added that following the upgrade, Air Liquide’s MyHR platform allows employees to use “mobile and self-service capabilities” to access information related to HR matters on Microsoft Teams, and manage compensation, time entries, holidays, and time off.
The platform helps facilitate “effective onboarding” of new hires and provides true visibility across the entire talent acquisition process.
"Thanks to the power of technology on one central cloud platform, with Workday we are able to bring about better employee experiences and hope to strengthen our brand as an employer of choice, which is crucial amid the intensifying war for talent,” said Yee.
“Following the successful APAC deployment, we look forward to similar success with our counterparts in other geographies, and the plan is to replicate this globally, ensuring that Air Liquide will have one unified, consistent, and centralised HR platform worldwide,” he added.
Workday’s President for Asia, Sandeep Sharma said: “Digital agility is instrumental in helping ensure business success... insightful data, can help organisations make faster decisions and help their workforce reach its full potential in a rapidly changing world.”