What’s HCM? What does this term stand for? It’s the first question that comes into your mind if you haven’t come across HR related stuff before. Then you ask your interlocutor or pretend you know and search in Google later. Unfortunately, uncle G isn’t helpful with first results as it shows the heart disease. After scrolling down, you find that HCM in this context stands for Human Capital Management. And context is the word you should keep in mind if you tie your future with Workday. Workday? As everything nowadays – there needs to be a system to help people achieve their business goals. 

So how does the HCM journey with Workday start? I would say – quite interesting. Workday is a big system and you need to go for a training to be allowed to use it as the person that will be configuring it. And guess what? For the training you will go to Amsterdam or London! If you haven’t visited these cities yet – it’s a good opportunity to lick the city culture. However – don’t expect to have a plenty of time – remember that the basic reason you are is to learn about Workday… 

Workday training lasts for 10 days and I would say it’s really intensive. And by that I don’t mean difficult. Just a lot of cool stuff around building organisations in the system that will be useful in

your future day-to-day work. You will learn to build the supervisory organisations structure, assign cost centres and locations to it or to provide your workers with correct compensation depending on their eligibility for it. And all of these is covered with proper security so that one worker won’t see another’s worker salary unless… you want to change it and allow it ;). There’s also reporting part in Workday that allows users to use already existing reports or create your custom ones for your requirements. Doesn’t that sound like fun? 

As you should already suspect – I’ve started my journey with Workday recently and I’m really enjoying it. The system is well-thought and created by very talented people with use of the newest technologies. It’s hosted in the cloud and you get all the benefits of modern architecture. What do I like the most from it? Maybe it’s the trivial answer but it’s just the search functionality… Why? Because it’s like Google search – you can use prefixes to look for specific objects, type words in different sequence or even type parts of words in different sequence. Just an example for you to feel it – if you want to look for task that will allow you to add new rules for you workers to be allowed to get some allowance as part of their compensation you can type: “comp ru cr” and the first result will be: “Create Compensation Eligibility Rule”. Isn’t that great and fast way for getting to what you need? 

That’s Workday in the nutshell… well having in mind how big the system is –  it’s the nutshell of the nutshell :) If you are finding this interesting and would like to start your journey with Workday – the best thing you can do is to apply for a job in Kainos and become HCM Workday Consultant. You can find our job offer here (link).