Job alerts now available in Workday

Employees can now receive notifications when campus positions they may be interested in are posted online. A Workday system upgrade added the internal job alert feature earlier this month, a capability available only to external job candidates until now.

Iowa State transitioned its hiring system from PeopleAdmin to Workday this summer. Brooke Dykstra, a talent acquisition consultant in university human resources, said the system's new feature allows employees to create job alerts and receive notifications when positions that match are posted.

"This is a convenient, time-saving feature for ISU employees looking for either new positions or promotional opportunities," Dykstra said. "They no longer need to look at the careers site on a daily basis. Instead, positions that match their interests can be emailed to them directly when they are posted."

Find your fit

Job alerts can be set up and saved using the search mechanism on Workday's "Find Jobs" site, which is available through the "Career" icon on employee Workday homepages. From there, faculty and staff can enter keywords in the search field and narrow the field with specifics such as job category, full/part-time appointments and hiring unit. Users can edit and delete job alerts and set up preferences for daily or weekly email notifications.

A WorkCyte job aid is available to walk users through the process of setting up a job alert. There is no limit to the number of alerts employees may create.

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