Our Story

We make work life better

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We’re shaping the future of work

Today’s workforce looks nothing like the past. It’s borderless, always on and ever-changing. We call this the boundless workforce and we built Dayforce to help organisations thrive in this new reality. With AI-powered innovation and a seamless end-to-end experience, our platform helps organisations around the globe manage millions of employees every day, from recruitment and onboarding to payroll to career development and beyond.

We put your people first

Our purpose is to make work life better - for our customers, their employees and our own teams at Dayforce. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s the “why” for all of us at Dayforce. We bring this to life through our commitment to help organisation around the world operate with confidence, realise their workforce potential and unlock more value.
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Driven by our values

Our values are at the heart of our culture and embodied by everyone in our organisation.
Customer focus

Dayforce customers are at the centre of everything we do. We’re driven to deliver quantifiable value through actionable insights.

Shared ambition

At Dayforce, our team wins, learns and grows together. We’re individually and collectively accountable and empowered.


Dayforce is a big, global company with the heart of a startup. We embrace innovation and change.


Dayforce has a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging to ensure our employees reach their full potential and our team reflects the diversity of our customers.


At Dayforce, we believe preparation leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to confidence and confidence leads to optimism. Our optimism drives our customers’ continued success.


Dayforce employees are open, honest and respectful in every interaction.

Awards and Recognition

Don’t just take our word for it

We’ve been recognised for our outstanding products and our corporate culture.

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index Award Badge Canada’s Best Employers for 2023 by Forbes Award Badge MSCI AA ESG Rating Award Badge Computer World Best Places to Work in IT 2023 Award Badge Buyers Guide 2023 Domestic Payroll Award Badge Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice 2021 Software Advice Front Runners 2023 Software Advice Most Recommended Software Advice Best customer Support 2023 Capterra Shortlist 2023 Capterra Best Value 2023 Capterra Best Ease of Use 2023 GetApp Category Leaders 2023 G2 Users Love Us Award Badge G2 Leader Spring 2023 Award Badge G2 Highest User Adoption 2023 Award Badge G2 Best Meets requirements Mid Market Fall 2023 SoftwareReviews Gold Medal 2023 Award SoftwareReviews Top Rated 2023 Badge SoftwareReview Champion 2023 Award Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud HCM Suites Badge Award

We’re committed to building a better future

"As a promise-driven, purpose-led company, we believe in acting responsibly, operating sustainably and contributing to the greater good."

David Ossip

Chair and CEO

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Empower your workforce, operate with confidence and unlock more value. 

We’re focused on making a real difference

As a purpose-driven company, we believe in acting responsibly, operating sustainably and driving positive impact for our people, our communities and our planet.
1 Dayforce 2023 ESG Report
  • 50%

    of our board members are women or people of colour

  • 50%

    of our employees are women

  • $5M+

    in donations to families in need

  • 40+%

    increase in employee volunteering and giving in one year 1 

  • 100%

    renewable electricity across global operations

  • 96%

    reduction in emissions since 2021 1

Want To Know More?

Frequently asked questions

How long has Dayforce been in business? 

We’ve been in business for more than 30 years. Our company, first named Ceridian, was founded in 1992. In 2012, Ceridian acquired Dayforce, a cloud human capital management (HCM) solution. Shortly after the acquisition, Dayforce founder David Ossip was named CEO of Ceridian. Fast forward to 2024 and the Ceridian brand has evolved into Dayforce, connecting our entire community under one name, one powerful platform and one purpose. 

How many customers does Dayforce have? 

Dayforce is trusted by thousands of organisations and used by millions people around the globe. We serve some of the largest and most recognisable brands in the world. Our customer community includes Accenture, Bankstown Sports Club, Barnes & Noble, Blue Man Group, City of Columbus, Costa Coffee, Danone North America, Denver Broncos, Harris Farm Markets, Harley Davidson, Henkel, Marshall Health, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee County, Orica, OTG Management, PureGym, Spirit AeroSystems, Trident Seafoods, Virtus Health, Whitbread and more. 

Where does Dayforce do business? 

Dayforce is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and Minneapolis, Minnesota, with operations around the world. Our employees are dispersed throughout the globe, allowing us to provide more localised services and solutions to our customers and reflecting our commitment to a diverse and borderless workforce. 

Why should I choose Dayforce as my people platform? 

Dayforce elevates your people operations. As an innovative global people platform that sets a new industry standard, only Dayforce infuses simplicity into every aspect of HR, enabling organisations to realise their full people potential, operate anywhere with confidence and unlock greater efficiency as they shape their workforce for today and tomorrow. 

Let us show you what Dayforce can do.

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