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Alight Solutions Supports PZ Cussons with Workday Deployment

Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) solution goes live across the business to support global people strategy

London, United Kingdom Nov 15, 2022 |

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Alight, Inc., a leading cloud-based human capital technology and services provider, and Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced they have successfully deployed Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) at international consumer goods group, PZ Cussons.

PZ Cussons is a FTSE250 listed manufacturer and brand building business with trusted and well-loved household brands in hygiene, baby and beauty categories including Carex, Imperial Leather, Original Source, Cussons Baby, Sanctuary Spa, St. Tropez, Morning Fresh and Premier.

The organisation has just under 3,000 people across operations in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The business needed to build up its global HCM capabilities to drive greater efficiency and insights across its international workforce and enable its ambitious employee retention and acquisition goals.

With Workday, PZ Cussons will benefit from:

  • A unified system to help the organisation make faster decisions and gain greater operational visibility
  • An advanced acquisition process throughout all stages of the recruiting process, from workforce planning and onboarding, to building more diverse teams
  • A harmonised employee experience across the organisation and real-time insights from merging transactional and analytical data in one system

Alight was selected as PZ Cussons’ partner based on its extensive capabilities and longstanding expertise in Workday deployments. Alight’s dedicated team of consultants worked jointly with PZ Cussons to ensure a strong understanding of the business's corporate, departmental, geographic, and technological needs. This was key in enabling Alight to effectively guide PZ Cussons through the implementation process and arrive at a solution that met the group’s specific requirements.

Phase one of the platform deployment, which went live in February 2022, delivered core HCM capabilities, including benefits, onboarding, time tracking, recruiting, and absence. Phase two is delivering further capabilities to allow the business to monitor talent, reinforce a learning culture and support advanced compensation.


Comments on the News

“Workday sits at the heart of our People Transformation. We are on a mission to continuously improve our internal processes in a quest to drive our talent acquisition and retention strategy, along with improved efficiency, to support our business growth plans,” said Julian Sykes, Group Talent Director, PZ Cussons. “Our HR system was the first step on this path and the successful implementation has set a high benchmark for subsequent initiatives.”

“Agility is crucial in today’s rapidly changing business world. Rolling out Workday HCM enables PZ Cussons to delve deep into its workforce and really understand how and where people work and the skills they possess. This will help the company to develop its people strategy to deliver on both its current goals and prepare for the future,” said Rich Bye, Vice President Workforce & Payroll Strategy at Workday.

“For global organisations in the consumer goods and industry, such as PZ Cussons, having insights through a singular HR system across the entire company is vital. The investment in its people to ensure they feel valued and understood ensures PZ Cussons remains well placed to adapt its people strategy to support, attract, and retain employees,” said Doug Haddow, UK Presales Lead, Alight.