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Top 3 FAQs – Performance Management

10/05/2018
Top 3 FAQs - Performance Management

Here are three of the most frequently asked questions about Performance Management in Workday. Want to see more? Browse the complete FAQ. Performance Management has its own category.

1Q: Is performance management included in Workday?

A: Yes, all entities will conduct performance management in Workday.

2Q: Will the performance management calendar change due to the implementation of Workday?

A: No, the performance management calendar will not change. The Health System will follow a fiscal year calendar cycle and the Academic Division will follow a calendar year cycle (School of Medicine and Advancement will continue to operate on a fiscal calendar).

3Q: Who can give feedback? This used to be strictly for managers.

A: Faculty, staff, and team members can request feedback from anyone at the University on themselves. Managers can request feedback from others on their direct reports.


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Top 3 FAQs – Onboarding

10/04/2018
Top 3 FAQs - Onboarding

Here are three of the most frequently asked questions about the onboarding process in Workday. Want to see more? Browse the complete FAQ. You’ll find more Onboarding FAQs under “Recruiting, Hiring, & Onboarding.”

You can also check out a short video on the overall recruiting process in Workday, hosted by Sue Simpkins, in our recent blog post.

1Q: Is there an onboarding checklist customized for new hires?

A: Yes. New hires will receive automated notifications (checklist items) via Workday. There will also be a hard copy checklist version available for reference.

2Q: Can some aspects of onboarding be customized?

A: Onboarding is customized based on entity (Academic Division, Medical Center and UPG) and on large employee types that span multiple departments (i.e., variations are provided for faculty, students, temps, contingent workers, transfers, etc.).

3Q: Does a new hire have the ability to log in before their start date?

A: Yes, new hires will first log in to Workday as applicants. Once hired, they will gain access to the employee sections of Workday. For security purposes, there will be a limit on how far ahead of their start date they will be able to gain that access.


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[Video] "Sue Says!" – Applying for a Job at UVA

09/28/2018
Sue Says!

 

Sue explains just how easy applying through Workday can be – Boom!

Applying online through legacy systems like Jobs@ has always been cumbersome, with lots of manual data entry required that duplicates the information contained in your resume. Workday makes this time-consuming step unnecessary. Watch the video to learn more:

Did you miss any of Sue's informative videos this month? Be sure to check our "Getting Ready for Workday" page for an archive of "Sue Says" videos and much more. And don't miss your last chance to win a prize in our Virtual Scavenger Hunt! Questions will be published on Monday, October 1. 

Wondering “Hoo's Sue?” You can learn more about our resident HR guru here


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[Video] Workday Wednesday – Recruiting and Training

09/26/2018
Workday Wednesday

 

Check out the latest videos on Workday essentials!

Recruiting

  • Overview of the new process
  • The recruiting dashboard
  • Reviewing candidates
  • The offer and hiring process

 

 

Workday Training

  • Instructor-led courses (classroom and web-based)
  • Open labs
  • Job aids
  • Concept aids
  • Visual aids
  • eLearning/on-demand videos
  • Workday training website

 

 

Did you miss any?

Since the beginning of September, we've published videos on a variety of important Workday topics. Visit our "Getting Ready for Workday" page to catch up on any essentials you may have missed.


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Workday Training – Laying the Groundwork for a Smooth Transition

09/25/2018
Workday Training – Laying the Groundwork for a Smooth Transition

As we move toward rolling out the Workday platform, the Ufirst Project Training Team is keenly aware of the need to provide guidance and training to all end users so they can move forward confidently when we go live in January.  

"Just-in-time" Training

Beginning with HR groups across Grounds, the training team has been providing high level training and getting feedback to help build effective tools to help all users – both leading up to and following the Workday launch and stabilization period. Training is being delivered on a "just-in-time" basis – giving users what they need when they need it – rather than overloading people with too much information too early. This type of delivery is ideal because retention is enhanced when learning is close to when the information will actually be used for day-to-day work.

Because usability is a critical factor, we worked with award-winning digital marketing agency BarkleyREI to optimize the organization and navigation of the training website, giving us a solid foundation on which to build.

Training icons

Some of the tools and training that will be available:

  • Job aids – visual guides that will help end users complete specific tasks 
  • Video demonstrations – task-based screencasts that show processes, step-by-step
  • Course outlines and scripts – for demonstrations, open labs, hands-on, streaming, and web-based training
  • Problem/solution activities for end users (these may also translate to FAQs in the future)
  • Help text within Workday – Where the addition of simple context could help new users, we’re adding pop-up help text, as well as linking to materials and resources to deliver assistance where needed
  • Workday and process glossary – It’s best when we’re all speaking the same language
  • Reports crosswalk – a helpful guide, defining which future-state reports will replace current processes 
  • Because Workday has become the platform of choice among a growing number of universities, we’ve incorporated a number of FAQs from institutions that have recently rolled out Workday, leveraging what they’ve already learned
  • Problem-based training has begun for the Inquiry team 

So, what’s next? 

The training website will be made available and training sessions will begin in earnest throughout the University starting at the end of October. Specific training dates and locations will be published shortly, once approved by the leadership team. Our goal is to have all areas across Grounds fully up to speed prior to go-live, confident in using the Workday platform and knowing where to find help when it’s needed.

Quote from Will Davis, Training Co-Lead, Ufirst

 

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[Video] "Sue Says!" – Learning

09/21/2018
Sue Says!

 

Sue is excited about Workday Learning – and you should be, too.

The Learning app will be a convenient, central resource for both management and individuals. Whether it’s for onboarding, gaining basic skills, career advancement, or compliance, you’ll have just one destination – and it’s accessible from your desktop or on-the-go. Watch the video to learn more:

Check back each Friday this month. We’ll publish a new video every week of Sue Simpkins sharing her insights regarding one of her favorite Workday features. And be on the lookout for your chance to win weekly prizes in our Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Wondering “Hoo's Sue?” You can learn more about our resident HR guru here


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Top FAQs – Delegation and Learning

09/20/2018
Top FAQs - Delegation and Learning

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Delegation and the Workday Learning app. Want to see more? Browse the complete FAQ. You’ll find more Delegation FAQs under “Manager Essentials” and “Learning (LMS)” has its own category.

You can also check out videos on these topics in our recent blog post.

Delegation

1Q: What is delegation?

A: Delegation is the ability to reassign certain tasks and approvals in Workday to another qualified individual. This can simply be for efficiency, or to cover manager responsibilities when they are out of the office.

2Q: Who can serve as a delegate?

A: Preferably, another manager in the same school/unit, as they will be familiar with the roles and responsibilities. When appropriate, and after consultation with the HR Business Partner (HRBP), non-managers may be set up as delegates. HRBPs are working with school and unit leadership to determine local policies for delegation.

3Q: Can delegates assign a delegated task to someone else?

A: No, delegates cannot subsequently delegate to another person, nor do delegated tasks automatically cascade to a direct report or colleague.


Learning

1Q: What kinds of training will be available at go-live – online, classroom?

A: At go-live, Workday will offer all courses available in Oracle and Netlearning today. This includes classroom and online courses.

2Q: How will mandatory compliance training be maintained, tracked, and delivered?

A: Compliance training will be automatically assigned. Owners of the content will have the ability to run reports to understand completion rates. Learners will receive notifications if they have not completed training by the deadline.

3Q: Can modules be assigned for large groups, faculty, and trainees?

A: Managers and learning admins can assign trainings to large groups via the learning groups and campaign functionality in Workday. Learners can be grouped and assigned to trainings by job profile, department, etc.


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[Video] Workday Wednesday – Delegation and Learning

09/19/2018
Workday Wednesday

 

Check out the latest videos on Workday essentials!

Delegation

  • What is delegation?
  • Types of delegation
  • Delegable tasks
  • Who can be a delegate?
  • How to manage delegations in Workday

 

 

Learning

  • Features and terminology
  • Navigating the Learning application
  • Reports

 

 

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Each Wednesday this month, we'll share more videos covering other important Workday topics. Visit our "Getting Ready for Workday" page for more essential information, plus upcoming chances to win prizes in our virtual scavenger hunt!


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[Video] "Sue Says!" – Retroactive Time Sheets

09/14/2018
Sue Says!

 

Another reason to love Workday

Have you ever forgotten to submit your time before the deadline, or perhaps were absent when it was due? Workday makes the process for submitting a retroactive time sheet easy (Academic Division and UPG). Watch this video to learn more:

Check back each Friday this month. We’ll publish a new video every week of Sue Simpkins sharing her insights regarding one of her favorite Workday features. And be on the lookout for your chance to win weekly prizes in our Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Wondering “Hoo's Sue?” You can learn more about our resident HR guru here


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Top 5 FAQs – Time and Absence

09/13/2018
Top 5 FAQs – Time and Absence

Here are five of the most frequently asked questions about managing time and absence in Workday. Want to see more? Browse the complete FAQ. You’ll find more Time and Absence FAQs under “Workday Essentials.”

You can also check out videos on how to use the time and absence applications within Workday in our recent blog post.

1Q: What is the difference between the "Time and Absence" and "Absence" apps in Workday?

A: The "Time and Absence" app is used for non-exempt staff who track their hours worked, as well as PTO. The "Absence" app is used by exempt staff who only need to track PTO. Medical Center and UPG team members will continue to use Kronos for time tracking.

2Q: Will the absence calendar show paid holidays?

A: Yes.

3Q: Can managers see a calendar with time off requests for all direct reports, or some sort of overlap report?

A: Yes, managers can review team time off by week in the Team Time application.

4Q: Why is the Medical Center retaining the Kronos system?

A: Kronos provides advanced scheduling and reporting capabilities that Workday does not yet offer. Because these capabilities are essential to Medical Center operations, Kronos will be maintained, but it is linked to Workday so that data can be shared.

5Q: Can an employee see their leave balance when requesting time off?

A: Yes. Workday also has an "as of" date feature that allows you to view a future-dated leave balance. This is very handy when trying to plan a vacation and you need to know if enough leave will be available.


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