Internal job applications will be easier with Workday

Job portal changes

The website where Iowa State lists employment opportunities and takes applications is transitioning from PeopleAdmin to Workday. Check out the key dates to know.

Workday will make it easier for Iowa State employees to apply for jobs at the university.

When the new platform for human resources, finances and payroll launches July 1, Iowa State faculty and staff no longer will need to use the external website to apply for ISU positions. They will apply through Workday, which will be more convenient and quicker, interim vice president for university human resources Kristi Darr said in a memo to employees this week.

"We are tremendously excited about the upcoming launch of Workday and the many benefits and efficiencies it will provide for the university, including this improvement in the employee careers/talent acquisition area," Darr said.

Employees can build a career profile in Workday that includes their work experience and education, along with any licensing and certifications. That information will automatically transfer to the job application when an employee applies for a different position at Iowa State. The system also will track application status and history.

The internal application system won't give employees preference over external candidates or provide information not available to the public. Employees will continue to receive the same consideration for open positions as external applicants, except in the rare case of internal-only postings.

Employees can access the career site by searching for "find jobs" in the search bar on the upper left of any Workday page or by entering the career application from the homepage.

Other candidates will continue to apply with the external site, including ISU undergraduate and graduate students as well as temporary and seasonal employees.