Pick n Pay deploys Workday to digitalise its employee practices

Workday’s Zuko Mdwaba says it’s a privilege to work with organisations that focus on people.

Pick n Pay went live with innovative, cloud-based HR platform Workday this week. The human capital management platform will allow Pick n Pay to provide managers with insights into their teams and enable them to better measure performance, recognise and develop top talent and align skills sets with roles. The retailer’s employees will also be able to access information and take action from anywhere and at any time.

Workday’s Country Leader and MD Zuko Mdwaba congratulated Pick n Pay on their Workday go-live, saying, “It is indeed a great privilege to be part of this amazing journey of working with organisations that have people at the core of everything they do.”

Within Pick n Pay, the project was driven by Group Executive – Information and Technology (CITO) Chris Shortt and Group Executive – Human Resources Wim Theron, who were seemingly keen to work with a different enterprise software partner alongside SAP, which provides the backbone for Pick n Pay’s finance processes.

“We chose Workday as there was a shared value set, and ultimately it was the better solution fit for us. Workday’s toolsets just required a little bit of integration into our SAP platforms; it’s not complicated at all because we have a highly skilled IT team,” said Chris.

In its announcement, Pick n Pay said the group was looking forward to the value that Workday will bring to unlock efficiency and empower its people to serve customers better. This launch is part of the retailer’s drive to develop, train and motivate its team and drive a culture of performance and accountability.