Korn Ferry and Workday Partner to Offer Organizational Consulting and Expertise to Japanese Organizations

October 18, 2023 – Korn Ferry (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Office Managing Director: Junichi Takinami), a global organizational consulting firm, and Workday, Inc (Minato-ku, Tokyo; President Japan: Takumi Masai), a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for Human Resources and Finance, today announced that they have established an advisory partnership agreement in Japan.

The partnership, which will initially focus on organizations in Japan, is expected to expand globally through a formal, worldwide agreement between the two companies.

With this regional partnership agreement, Korn Ferry becomes the first Workday Advisory Partner* in the Japanese market. By combining Korn Ferry's extensive knowledge in the organizational consulting domain with Workday's technology, the two companies will provide consistent support from strategic design of HR and organizational systems that are aligned to enable actual HR operations.

As business competition continues to intensify and the need to improve corporate competitiveness becomes more urgent, traditional HR management alone will face challenges in today’s business environment. An increasing number of Japanese companies are seeking new HR management approaches such as visualization of HR information, enhancement of HR development, and transition to a job-based HR management system. Workday and Korn Ferry are collaborating to provide more extensive and comprehensive support to Japanese companies facing these challenges.

Through this new partnership agreement, the two companies will promote strategic planning focused on HR consulting and the implementation of HR transformation. Korn Ferry offerings will now be enabled through the Workday platform to meet general and unique human resource needs.

The value expected to be created by the partnership includes integrated support from planning to execution of HR strategies, an easier and more realistic shift to job-based human capital management and strengthening the support system for companies seeking global human resources.

The partnership will also enable the integration of insights into daily human capital decisions, utilizing Korn Ferry’s talent platform consisting of best-in-class job profiles, organizational insights that spans compensation, skills, and applications that enable talent processes and programs.

“We are very pleased to be able to welcome Korn Ferry, a long-established expert in organizational consulting, as Workday’s first advisory partner in Japan,” said Takumi Masai, President of Workday Japan. “Workday has supported a great many customers with its HR solutions, and we believe our close partnership with Korn Ferry will enable us to support even more Japanese companies with their HR transformation projects.”

“We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into an advisory partnership with Workday in Japan. Workday is a leading provider of enterprise applications in the areas of finance and human resources using state-of-the-art technology,” Junichi Takinami, Office Managing Director, Korn Ferry Japan. “This partnership will allow us to combine Korn Ferry's experience in people and organization consulting solutions and problem solving in the global and Japanese markets with Workday's applications. We are confident that this will enable our clients to better identify and resolve their increasingly complex people and organizational challenges in a more actionable manner.”

*Advisory Partners are responsible for providing expert assistance to help companies maximize business value through the strategic and effective use of Workday enterprise cloud applications.

About Workday

Workday, Inc. is a provider of financial and human resources enterprise applications that help customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Its applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics are built around artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers around the world shape the future of how they work. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide across a wide range of industries, from mid-size companies to more than 50% of the Fortune 500, rely on Workday. For more information about Workday, visit workday.com.

English website: http://www.workday.com/

Japanese website: http://www.workday.com/jp/

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

Website: https://www.kornferry.com/ja

For customer inquiries regarding this matter, please contact:

Korn Ferry Japan

Tel: 03-6267-3330 / E-mail: Infojapan@kornferry.com

Workday Japan

Tel: 03-4572-1200 / E-mail: contact.japan@workday.com

Media inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to:

Kiyofumi Matsuda, Marketing Manager, Korn Ferry Japan

Tel: 070 3193 6371 (cell phone)/E-mail: kiyofumi.matsuda@kornferry.com

Public Relations Office, NEXT PR, Workday Japan

Tel: 03-4405-9537 / E-mail: WorkdayPR@next-pr.co.jp

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Dan Gugler