Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

British Heart Foundation selects Workday for HR Transformation

The British Heart Foundation, the UK’s leading heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, today announced that it has selected Workday to spearhead its HR transformation.

Headquartered in London, UK, The British Heart Foundation has 2,700 full-time employees and some 25,000 volunteers. It is dedicated to the vision of a world where people do not die prematurely of heart disease. The charity seeks to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

The British Heart Foundation was looking for a new Human Capital Management (HCM) system that would support the charity on its broader digital transformation journey. Key reasons for selecting Workday HCM included:

  • Easy access to data. Allowing staff and managers to own the information available and use in better ways.
  • Saving time. Managers at the charity’s retail shops spent a lot of time on administration.  BHF wanted to ensure that managers have more time on shop floor and sales time.
  • Streamlining systems into one. Remove duplication of work and data entry by having a single, integrated system of record.

Comments on the news

“We wanted an HR system that would help transform the organisation and Workday met all our criteria. Workday really is the best system on the market,” commented Kerry Smith, Director of People and Organisational Development, British Heart Foundation. “We don’t see Workday as just an HR tool, we see it as a business transformation tool. It will be a huge step forward for us as an organisation and something that matches our own ambitions and vision for where we want to go as a charity.”

“The British Heart Foundation is the largest charity in the UK when it comes to research, education and awareness around heart disease,” commented Carolyn Horne, regional vice president, UK & Ireland, Workday. “Organisations across many industry sectors are experiencing the power of the Workday system as it supports their broader digital transformation goals. We are looking forward to supporting the British Heart Foundation in its own transformation efforts and welcome the charity to the Workday community.”