SAP Names HSBC This Year’s Klaus Tschira Human Resources Innovation Award Winner

LONDON — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced leading international bank HSBC Holdings plc as the 2019 recipient of the Klaus Tschira Human Resources Innovation Award for digitally transforming its HR offering to serve its workforce of 275,000 people more effectively.

Along with the award, SAP will make a €10,000 donation to the National Autistic Society, the United Kingdom’s leading charity for autistic people and their families, on behalf of HSBC.

“HSBC has made its employees the focus of its digital HR transformation,” said Greg Tomb, president, SAP SuccessFactors. “The inclusion of differently-abled, neuro-diverse people is a shared vision of both HSBC and SAP. Our own Autism at Work program builds a culture of inclusion by recognizing the unique skills and contributions of autistic colleagues, and we are honored to make this donation to the National Autistic Society.”

As part of its mission to deliver the innovative financial products and services that its 39 million customers worldwide expect, HSBC understands it must digitally transform its own organization – including HR. With the help of the cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, HSBC can more effectively manage its employee experience, from compensation and career development to succession planning.

As a global organization, HSBC is tasked with scaling its HR transformation across 275,000 employees and contractors across 65 countries. Since HSBC first began its digital HR transformation project in 2015, it has been able to:

  • Streamline and simplify its HR infrastructure, processes and services
  • Provide HR professionals and managers a single platform to access people data in real time
  • Enable employee feedback to be shared and received with ease
  • Deliver improved HR search functionality
  • Reduce the number of technical integrations reliant on HR data by 40 percent
  • Reduce people policies by 30 percent, making them more accessible and relevant

The Klaus Tschira HR Innovation Award commemorates SAP cofounder Klaus Tschira’s vision to help organizations unleash the full potential of their employees. It is awarded annually to a customer of SAP SuccessFactors solutions who exemplifies a unique and innovative implementation of HR technology.

“Over the past several years, HSBC has been focused on setting the foundation for future growth, innovation and change,” said Alex Lowen; general manager and head; Group Performance, Reward, People Analytics and HR Transformation; HSBC Group. “As we continue on this journey, we’re committed to further leveraging next-generation technologies in HR to support employee engagement, learning and well-being. I would like to thank SAP SuccessFactors for its generous donation to the National Autistic Society, a charity that works to improve the lives of autistic people and their families.”

Since 1962, the National Autistic Society has been the United Kingdom’s leading charity campaigning for autistic people’s rights and providing support and advice to autistic people and their families. The organization’s goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. About 70,000 autistic people, their families and friends are able to receive support through its helplines.

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