Beginning today, employees have an opportunity to learn more about Workday at one of five Lunch & Learn sessions this month. During the Lunch & Learns, employees will be able to chat with Workday subject-matter experts and engage in a Q&A dialogue. All Lunch & Learn sessions will be held from 12:15-1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. 

Lunch & Learn dates and topics 

  • Nov. 1:    Employee and Manager Self Service Functionality and Demos  
  • Nov. 9: Workday Learning  
  • Nov. 16: Recruiting and Student Employment  
  • Nov. 28: Travel and Expenses  
  • Nov. 30: Time Tracking  

Visit the Upcoming Events section of the Workday website for all the details. 

Workday Road Show frequently asked questions 

In October, the Workday project team hosted three Road Shows, giving employees the opportunity to chat with Workday subject-matter experts, ask questions and learn more about the new system that will launch in January.  

Q: Will there be full process demos for each Workday functionality? 

A: No. Not all Workday functions will include a video demo. We will have demos for Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service plus video support to get started within the Workday system and for tasks related to time tracking and hiring. 

There will be comprehensive training to guide employees through the processes they need to know. Training will include mostly digital job aids and webinars and instructor-led training for targeted audiences. Every employee will receive the training they need. Stay tuned for more Workday training information as it becomes available. 

Q: Will there be task notifications and updates available in Workday? Is there a setting to have Workday notifications sent to employees’ Outlook email?  

A: In Workday, employees will receive notifications, pending actions and task reminders directly in the system in the Workday inbox and not via Outlook email. Depending on an employee’s role and job responsibilities, employees will be encouraged to check their Workday inbox regularly to view their pending actions. Workday is an inclusive system, so employees will have to check only one system, which will drastically minimize the amount of email employees receive. 

Q: After Workday launches, will there be tech support available for employees who have questions?  

A: Yes, after Workday has launched, employees will be able to submit a help-desk ticket through the Service Desk Portal and have it tagged as Workday so it can be addressed quickly and routed to a Workday expert. During and after the Workday launch in early January, there will be targeted Workday knowledge-based articles and more tech-support presence to help employees through the transition. This will include assistance from the Workday project team, functional leads and the Workday implementation vendor. More information will be coming about the resources that will be available to support employees during and after the Workday launch.  

Road Show recording 

For employees who were unable to attend Oct. 27’s Road Show, a recording can be found here. Employees can also visit the videos and demos folder in the Workday Transformation Team to see the Road Show recording and time stamps in the Workday Road Show contents document. 

Got Workday questions? 

Employees can submit Workday questions using this form. Questions and answers will be incorporated into future Workday communications and be used to further inform training materials.