Workday Acquires Rallyteam: A Talent Agility Platform

Workday is a cloud-based, on-demand human capital management, student administration, and financial management software vendor that was founded back in March 2005 by David Duffield, the former Chief Executive Officer of PeopleSoft, an ERP company, and the now Chairman of Workday;  Aneel Bhusri, the former chief strategist of PeopleSoft and the now CEO of Workday. The firms' services extend globally. The headquarters are located at Pleasanton, California, U.S. Now Workday has acquired Rallyteam, a talent agility platform.

40 percent of employers report a shortage of talent globally, but only 24 percent of employees are content with the chance to move upward in their organization chain. 34 percent of employees intend to embark their present role in the upcoming 12 months while 89 percent of employees would take the opportunity to move sideways within their firm, a lateral move. The gig economy by 2020 will consume 43 percent of the workforce, but many organizations still are lacking behind to govern their staff. Rallyteam is a startup that assists organizations to line up their resource requirements with the skills, expertise, and interests of their personnel. (Taken from Rallyteam)

Rallyteam is a San Francisco based startup that provides aid to firms to withhold skillful employees by training them through numerous in-house challenges that will focus on developing them. No details about how much capital had gone into acquiring Rallyteam or how many employees from Rallyteam will join Workday were announced. Workday is planning to fixate the team of Rallyteam into its very own engineering unit to enhance the efforts that go into machine learning.

Cristina Goldt, a member of Workday, said: Rallyteam will make it possible for us to understand and make the best use of resources and the HR by matching the skills, interests, and connections of an employee with preferable and closely related tasks, projects, jobs, and people. This opportunity to work with the team from Rallyteam is enriching, and it gained us some fantastic team members who made a name for themselves by building a platform that is so adaptable, flexible, and versatile in nature and that which holds excellent potentiality within it.

Source: Techcrunch, Source of the image: Workday Blog