By using Workday, companies, both large and small, can protect their most valuable resource —their people. Workday brings best-in-class finance and HR applications into one powerful system. Their complete solution can seamlessly connect your financial and people data, which provides the insights and agility to make the right moves and make them with confidence. The cloud-based software provides recruiting and talent management, time tracking, workforce planning, and payroll and benefits management.
The important thing to know about Workday is that the companies who initially deploy any Workday suite of products, must do so through a Workday Services Partner or Workday’s own Professional Services. So, while Workday digitally streamlines HR operations, the platform’s ultimate success still lies in cultivating relationships with people. In the end, communication is key.
Currently, the Workday ecosystem is a candidate-driven market. The overarching problem is there aren’t enough Workday certified consultant resources among the existing talent pools to meet that demand. While we may have a host of companies eager to start the Workday implementation process, we’re consistently short on candidates.
There’s a limited pool of candidates with the required skill set for the Workday implementation process and therefore, they can and will drive the market. Ultimately, every candidate finds themselves entertaining multiple offers.
When we examine our existing talent pool, we often find a wealth of candidates that have the technical know-how to install and configure various applications for clients. And while there may be plenty of people who have done Workday implementations, the demand is higher for those candidates with active certifications.
As Workday’s only global staffing partner in North America and the EU, we work with consultants with prior Workday certifications to facilitate “update training” to reactivate their certifications to a current, active status. We can also provide a process to support the training of resources with prior Workday experience and support them through Workday certification training. We hold their certifications and make them available to partners as needed.
By partnering with Workday and putting this certification process in place, we expand that talent pool making more Workday certified resources available.
The keys to the retention of certified Workday contractors are clear communication, advocating for proper compensation, and keeping a finger on the pulse of clients and contractors.
In a candidate-driven market, Workday HCM has a limited pool of talent resources. But by certifying our contractors, we have bridged the gap. Moreover, by fostering relationships and openly communicating with our contractors, we have been able to keep the wheel in motion for our partners interested in Workday implementation.
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