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Sun Life enhances the employee experience.

Using Workday, Sun Life engages employees in more intuitive, personalized ways.

Automated 98% of tuition repayment

Better engaged employees

Improved productivity

Saved time and resources

Sun Life sought to mirror its client-first strategy internally with employees. Rigid, time-consuming, and error-prone manual processes existed for many business protocols and employee programs. 

The company found opportunities to reduce employee frustrations in finding answers to HR questions. It also wanted to streamline workflows associated with key areas of importance to employees, such as performance management and total rewards.

We want to get information into employees’ hands before they even know they need it.

Senior Vice President, Global Talent

Trusted tools to help Sun Life put employees first. 

An early Workday adopter, Sun Life had deployed Workday Human Capital Management years before. Over time, the two firms built a trusted strategic relationship, with Sun Life an active participant in the Workday Community and Workday Rising user events. So, when Sun Life wanted to improve the employee experience to strengthen engagement and productivity, it turned to Workday. 

Workday People Experience and Workday Extend fit the bill. The former delivers a personalized, intelligent employee experience to improve efficiency, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration across any device, from desktop to tablet to mobile. With machine learning, it curates experiences for each user, boosting productivity. By predicting what employees want and offering quick access to what they need, Workday People Experience saves them time and reduces stress. Workday Extend enables Sun Life to build apps that extend their existing Workday applications to meet the company’s unique needs.

Enhances employee engagement. 

Workday People Experience helps Sun Life engage employees in more intuitive and personalized ways, putting them at the center of all they do. They gain easy access to their most used applications, inside and outside of Workday. Plus, with machine learning, it suggests tasks, apps, and announcements, tailored to each employee’s needs. 

The application also combines Workday and non-Workday tasks, learning, and third-party content into one concierge-style interaction for each employee.

At Sun Life, the strength of our ongoing partnership with Workday really comes down to trust.

Senior Vice President, Global Talent

Improves employee productivity.

By personalizing tasks and actions for each Sun Life employee, Workday People Experience cuts the time spent navigating Workday. In fact, users can easily interact with it by voice via their virtual Workday Assistant. This way, they can focus on more value-adding tasks, boosting their productivity and enhancing Sun Life’s entire organization, too. 

Whether Sun Life employees are in the office or working remotely and need quick answers, guidance, or other help, they can do it from one place: Workday People Experience. It’s available on their desktop, tablet, or mobile device.  Now they can get support whenever they need it.

Workday’s vision aligns with ours to delivery extraordinary people experiences.

Senior Vice President, Global Talent

Saves Sun Life valuable time and resources. 

Sun Life used to have a paper-based, manual tuition application and reimbursement process that required layers of approvals and hard copies. With Workday Extend, Sun Life built an app that completely digitalized the process. 

Now, 98 percent of its tuition-reimbursement applications no longer need manual interventions. This saves valuable time and resources, creating capacity for Sun Life to focus on further enhancing the employee journey.

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