Ceridian Where Best Practices Make Perfect
When you’re known for developing innovative, industry-leading human capital management solutions, it clearly makes sense to apply those same solutions to your own place of business.
Ceridian agrees. Which is probably why the global human capital management technology company was recently recognized – for the 16th year in a row – as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers. And why, for the fourth year in a row, it received Best Workplaces Certification by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada.
None of that surprises Ceridian president Leagh Turner. With more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry, Turner has a well-earned reputation for creating high-performing teams. And high-performing, she says, perfectly describes the team at Ceridian. “We believe fulfilled and empowered employees lead to happy customers. By embracing people’s differences and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment – we’re not only acting upon our core values, but we’re strengthening our business. By embracing people’s differences, we’re creating a relatable workforce that benefits our employees, our customers and our communities.”
Ceridian’s customers agree. And that, too, comes as no surprise toTurner. “Dayforce is not just an HCM platform – we like to view it as a suite of products that help companies better manage their people and initiate positive cultural change,” she says. “Our goal is to partner with our customers to create a culture of innovation and excellence within their workplaces. Having experienced a cultural transformation ourselves, we know how important it is to focus on the employee experience.”
Dayforce touches all the bases, providing human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality. In short, it optimizes the management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying and developing people.
Dayforce may be a platform but it’s also the foundation of YOUnity, the company’s ground-breaking diversity and inclusion program. Like Dayforce, YOUnity focuses on building a unique and inclusive environment where every employee – and every customer – is valued, respected and supported. Its mandate is simple but enormously effective — ensure that every employee feels that they can bring their ‘whole self’ to work each and every day.
Turner says Ceridian leadership constantly asks: how can we continue to improve the lives of ALL our people, taking a holistic view while also addressing specific issues? “We’re always seeking ways to have our people better contribute, participate, or be heard, be it through sharing ideas or raising concerns. And that improves our ability to serve our customers.”
Last year, Ceridian decided to go one step further, earning a thumbs-up from EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality), the leading assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. After a comprehensive audit certification measuring its gender balance, pay equality, policy effectiveness and the inclusiveness of the culture, Ceridian became EDGE-certified in 2018. And convinced that more can always be done, Ceridian will continue to work with EDGE in 2019.
“We know we’re on the right track,” says Turner, pointing out that 90 per cent of Ceridian’s Canada-based employees have said they feel an overwhelming sense of pride working at Ceridian. And that more than half of those employees are women. The company’s percentage of female managers exceeds the national average. “We’ve worked hard to create an environment where hard work is rewarded, where voices are heard and ideas are welcome,” says Turner. “A diverse and inclusive environment, one where everyone prospers.