Workday goes live today at Waterloo

Monday, January 7, 2019

After 18 months of efforts by more than 40 staff from both Human Resources and Information Systems & Technology, employees at Waterloo will now have access to the new HR system, Workday.

The University of Waterloo is one of the first higher education institutions in Canada to launch Workday, an advanced system that makes HR processes easier and more efficient. Workday reduces paper forms and automating a number of processes, including booking absence and vacation, tracking overtime hours, updating personal and banking information and more.

“We’re so pleased to be able to offer employees enhanced HR services with Workday,” said Kenton Needham, Executive Director, Human Resources. “Throughout implementation, campus engagement and the client experience were top priorities. Not only were HR and IST involved, but we gathered feedback from staff and faculty across campus beginning at the RFP stage through to the final build of the system.”

“In 2019, we’ll continue to work with campus to make improvements to ensure Workday and HR services are meeting the needs of employees at the University.”

How to get started with Workday

You can find login instructions and a “getting started checklist” on the Workday website. Going through the checklist will help you familiarize yourself with the new system, which is very user friendly. Workday user guides and instructions for downloading the Workday mobile app are also available on the site.

Workday Support Centre

Any questions about using Workday can be directed to the Workday Support Centre.