More Workday workshops scheduled to meet demand

WorkCyte workshops fill up fast, so more seats and opportunities are being added to help familiarize employees with the university-wide Workday software system they'll use for finance, human resources and payroll transactions.

"We've moved to rooms that hold 200 instead of 100, because of the number of people attending," said Kristen Constant, interim vice president and chief information officer. "We've more than doubled the number of workshops to make sure campus feels ready and has exposure to Workday before formal hands-on training begins in Spring 2019."

Eight workshops are scheduled through November, most of them focused on Workday's human capital management functions -- from general processes like employee onboarding to specific processes such as job changes or compensation.

More than 80 sessions are planned in the months leading up to hands-on training, which begins in April. The informational workshops -- conducted by Iowa State personnel leading WorkCyte efforts in specific areas -- cover 18 functional and technical topics and include live demonstrations.

"The demonstrations are specific to Iowa State's processes," Constant said. "We're using scenarios that are realistic for people using Workday, covering all aspects of the WorkCyte program."

Workshop descriptions and details are available on the WorkCyte website (choose the "Events" menu). Registration is required through Learn@ISU. The WorkCyte team also will do presentations for units and groups on request.


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