Workday HCM

Who Uses Workday HCM?

Workday HCM is designed to help CHROs of companies of all sizes and industries lead their organisations people practices in the rapidly changing world of HR.

What Is Workday HCM?

Workday HCM is a single, cloud based solution for workforce planning, analysis and execution. Our solution is used by more Fortune 500 and G2k companies to operate with agility and efficiency enabling, organizations to be ready for whatever comes next. Unlike rigid HR system or point solutions, only Workday delivers the skills-based HCM foundation and continuously innovates to enable customer success as the impact of technology, alternative work arrangements, and employee expectations evolve.

Workday HCM Details

Workday

https://www.workday.com

Founded 2003

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Workday HCM deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Workday HCM Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • HR Management
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Jobs Board
  • Onboarding
  • Pipeline Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Tagging
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Benefits Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
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  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Reward Programs
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  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Incentive Management
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  • Multi-Currency
  • Organizational Charting
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  • Performance Appraisal
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  • Real Time Analytics
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  • Job Description Management
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Workday HCM Reviews

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Overall rating

4,4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,2
Customer Service 4,2
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,2

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Vera B.
Vera B.
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/30

"Very good timesheet system"

Comments: Having so many people in the company, it is very time consuming to manage HR related things for everyone on top of having new recruits. It is easily accessible for the current employees (can't say much for the new employees). I can access and make changes at home or at the office.

Pros: I like the ease of entering time worked and the time off request policies. That system works very well for my colleagues and I am able to revise entries and easily submit it to my supervisor. Sending reminders to everyone about updating info in workday is another good feature that we utilize often. It is also nice to have the quicklinks feature as it makes things easier to find in a time crunch. The payroll feature has been useful to me as well, I like being able to go back and see past checks.

Cons: The process can be tedious. Whenever I make a change, it goes through upper management. The goals and self appraisal process were also very confusing. There were multiple steps and I didn't see why it needed to be that way. They should've just made everything available online instead of us having to upload a word document of our goals and appraisals.

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  • Reviewed on 2018/03/30
Morgan W.
Morgan W.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Human Resources, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    7/10
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  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19

"Workday for Recruitment"

Comments: Overall the experience has been ok, but if you are looking for a true ATS this is not the answer unless you make some serious tweaks to the setup.

Pros: Ability to use as ATS as well as HR database and tie candidates to employee once hired and onboarded.

Cons: Inability to see candidates on Requisitions that are assigned to other recruiters / users within Workday.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19
Nolan H.
Merch Analyst
Retail, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/10

"Workday HCM Review"

Comments: I support a team that focuses primarily on data driven tasks, and within that world its' really import to step away from the numbers and the data and focus on what my employees are excelling at individually and see what challenges they are facing. I love that the employee is the one to input their goals and results, as that holds them accountable for any challenges they are facing. The email reminders are very helpful for both me and the team I support. It's a great tool that helps us connect and drive forward!

Pros: Workday HCM has been a big part of my employee success tracking since my organization made the switch. However, with my entire division switching to a remote / work from home model, it's been imperative to keeping my employees on track with their career development. Workday makes it simple and streamlined to create monthly, quarterly & annual goals for my team, and my favourite thing about the software is when an entry is needed or overdue from them, they receive a message to their inbox (so I don't have to send a ton of reminders - nobody likes doing that). On my end, I get updates regarding completion status of performance tracking, and I really like the transparency in terms of my employees receivng a notification when I have completed their forms on my end as well.

Cons: I find it a bit difficult to access previous performance reviews, and I somehow never get there on my first try when I try to access the previous quarters or months. If there was a much more obvious option on the dashboard that would make the Workday experience even better.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/10
Verified Reviewer
Recruitment Specialist
Hospital & Health Care, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/03/18

"Half-Baked Cake"

Comments: I've used the Recruiting module for three years now, I can't help but wonder if the development team has involved an experienced recruiter when developing the module. I honestly don't think that Workday is ready to roll out to the market. If you are the decision maker consider buying this application, you really should include your recruiters' opinions.

Pros: The look and layout of the worklets are the only things I can praise about.

Cons: The business processes are too disconnected to count. The security level is so high up that a small change requires the product admin. (or whoever has the security level) to configure it at the backend. Pre-screening questionnaires must be pre-defined and pre-populated in the system - you can’t adjust the questions according to the requirements of each job at the time of Job Requisition creation. Trying to find a Job Requisition associated with a Position requires the skills of Sherlock Holmes. Recruiter receives many useless notifications and hiring managers receive many emails to a point of hysteria. Workday refreshes itself so frequently that recruiter can never leave their My Recruiting Jobs report on the screen longer than half-an-hour. Moreover, as soon as you click on any link on the My Recruiting Jobs report, any sorting/filtering will be lost. Customizing the columns of the Candidate Grid does not mean you can export it to Excel the same way you’ve arranged the columns. You can’t write comments as you read the resumes in the Candidate Grid - you have to go to individual application and write in the Activity Stream. Hiring managers can’t select and move multiple candidates at the Candidate Grid - can only move 1. You can’t use simple AND/OR with the filter feature at the Candidate Grid – can only search 1 word. When you search a specific name (i.e., Patel) in the Search Box, it spit out a list of names with no particular order; importantly, no filtering tools.

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  • Reviewed on 2019/03/18
Patrick j M.
IT Solutions Architect
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/27

"Experienced Architect Required for Success"

Comments: I have configured Workday daily, for the past 7 years. I have configured every module from payroll to benefits to recruiting and you'll be hard-pressed to find another Workday expert with as much experience as me.

Pros: Workday is the best HCM software in THE world. Nothing and I mean nothing is superior. We can argue about the competency of individual modules, especially payroll, but as a core HCM platform, no other software can compete. Anybody that says otherwise does not know what they're talking about. Anybody that complains about usability is probably not working with a quality Solutions Architect. To successfully implement and maintain this application, it is absolutely required that you employ at least one experienced, rockstar Solutions Architect. The application is expensive and is crucial that you fully leverage all of the technology that the app offers. Use its sophisticated features to optimize your HR department.

Cons: Workday knows that they have a real gem here. As a result, their attention to customer support has consistently declined as the popularity of the application has increased. Unless you're a major client oh, you're not going to get good customer support. What do I mean by a major client? I'm talking about the Google's the Facebook's the Adobe's, and even then, the support can leave something to be desired. And I'm speaking as someone who has worked at one of the aforementioned. An HR executive once told me that starting with work day was like being given the keys to a fancy new Ferrari but not even being shown how to start the car. Also, just because they work for workday doesn't mean they know what the hell they're talking about. The popularity has grown so has their staff. Obviously, some of these staff members are incompetent. I have experienced this firsthand and I assure you that it is frustrating when the so-called Workday SME is significantly less experienced than yourself. And this was at a time when I was fairly green. I have had to clean up confusingly complex convoluted implementations, after the fact. While I appreciate the job security, this is not a great way for any company to begin a relationship with their customer. We all know that a popular software can quickly be overtaken by a newer, better product. Workday is vulnerable here and somebody could exploit it.

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  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/27