Rentokil Initial is moving the management of its 66,000 human resources to cloud based software from Workday.
The business services company will use Workday’s HR software as a service to provide it with a single source of information. It will use a business process framework to configure the system to meet the needs of its operations in 58 countries.
The lower cost of ownership, intuitive self-service tools, on-going service innovation and its global coverage were attractions of the cloud-based system.
Rentokil Initial is a proponent of cloud based services. It already uses Google Apps for email, intranet, and collaboration, as well as Ariba for procurement.
In 2009 it became one of the largest user of Google Apps, rolling out the cloud-based office suite to 35,000 users globally. Google Apps enabled Rentokil to consolidate 40 email systems including open source products and Microsoft Exchange, into a single email system. Similarly Workday will help it move to a single HR platform
"As a large company with a small HR team, it is absolutely imperative that we leverage technologies we trust to provide us the information we need to do our jobs," said Martin Sawkins, group HR director at Rentokil Initial plc. "… our organization is laser-focused on delivering consistent employee goals and performance measures that optimize our workforce while putting us on the path to deliver outstanding customer care and profitable growth."