This is the fourth installment in our series to help you understand and work effectively in Workday.
New terminology can be confusing. There are a number of terms used in Workday that have particular meanings – or meanings that matter in the context of the platform. Here’s a quick list of recruiting terms you may encounter in Workday.
Provides management structure and hierarchy for University workers. Each Supervisory Org is associated with one of two Staffing Models: Job Management (JM) or Position Management (PM).
Used to manage job types that exceed 1:1 ratio; multiple persons can occupy a job in job management (e.g., temp workers, student workers, faculty wage, etc.).
Used to manage positions with a 1:1 ratio; only one person can occupy each position in position management (e.g., benefited staff, benefited faculty, physicians, etc.).
A position that is essential to the department’s function.
Job Step > Justification
The reason why the position is needed (e.g., replacing a retiree’s position, defining a new position that is within budget, etc.).
A group of potential candidates kept in reserve for when an appropriate job becomes available.
A classification for employees based upon employee type (e.g., faculty, staff, students, contingent workers, etc.).
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*The concept of “job” vs. “position” is covered in more detail in the Recruiting Essentials for Managers course (link below).
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Missed our earlier “Workday Words” posts?