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Enterprise Update: Workday

The importance of having the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for your company couldn’t be clearer. While these systems are highly advanced, they need talented technology experts and project solutions to support their ever-changing needs, implementations, or upgrades. Today, we will focus on Workday hiring trends and the R2 release.

At Planet Technology, a Workday global staffing partner, we have seen an increase in the number of independent consultants coming to us as a Workday Staffing Partner in order to activate their certification and receive the latest training. The Workday market from a customer demand perspective is looking for actively certified resources that have the skill sets to help them optimize and enhance their existing Workday deployment. Many of these customers have been live on Workday for several years and are now looking to implement additional functionality that Workday continues to update over the last several years. We have noticed Workday Adaptive Planning, Prism Analytics, and Extend are of particular interest in the conversations we are having, along with rolling adoptions of additional domains within their respective suites.

Key findings in Workday include:

Top five Workday job titles placed over the past year were:

  • Workday Production Services
  • Workday HCM Administrators
  • Workday Adaptive Planning Consultants
  • Workday Integrations Consultants
  • Workday Payroll Leads

A quick survey of our network revealed some insight into the newest areas that Workday customers want to learn about the most. 68% said Workday Adaptive Planning, followed by 18% interested in learning about Extend, 13% said Peakon, and lastly, 3% Scout.

98% of all Workday placements over the past year were remote, while 2% were in office.

92% of placements were contract, 2% were contract-to-hire, and 5% were direct hire.

A quick survey of our network revealed some insight into what candidates are saying are the top 4 reasons Workday Professionals are motivated to go independent. 43% said they feel overworked and prioritize work/life balance, 36% said seeking better compensation, 11% because they were unhappy with their company culture.

Workday’s Upcoming Release Schedule:

Workday’s R2 2023 release came out this September. The 2024 release dates will be as follows:

  • Workday 2024 Release 1: February 3, 2024
  • Workday 2024 Release 2: August 3, 2024

It’s important to stay vigilant and plan ahead. Be sure to reach out to Planet Technology if you need help planning your next release!

In the dynamic realm of Workday, certified professionals fuel transformative releases, optimizations, and enhancements. Companies looking to maximize and extend features such as Adaptive, Prism Analytics, and Extend, should consider utilizing these certified consultants.

Christine Belmonte, Executive Vice President Planet Technology

About Planet Technology

Planet Technology, part of The Planet Group, is an award-winning Technology search and staffing firm. Our Enterprise Systems practice has the technology experts and consultants for your projects including Workday, ERP, SAP, Oracle, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Cloud, EHR and LIMS. We help systems integrators and end users find the right people for the right projects – every time. We recruit full Enterprise teams to help companies upgrade systems or expedite projects. Whether you are hiring for a specific role or need a team to accomplish a project, Planet Technology is your single source solution to fulfill your Enterprise System talent needs.

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