Workday launches cloud-based tool for recruiters

Steps up competition against SAP and Oracle in the cloud

Workday is using the cloud to help company recruiters keep track of promising candidates. The company is looking to do away with the "patchwork of point solutions, spreadsheets, and emails”" that bedevils the traditional applicant tracking process

The company claimed the application should help those in HR manage the process of finding and selecting candidates for roles within their organisations.
Workday Recruiting has been developed to help recruiters target both internal and external candidates. The tool keeps track of and run analysis on everyone in the talent pipeline, allowing HR to move the process forward within the cloud.

Given the growing demand for flexible working, the product has been designed to work primarily on mobile devices.

The cloud service pits itself against Oracle’s Taleo, PeopleFluent, Cornerstone OnDemand's Recruiting Cloud and SAP’s SuccessFactors. Around 70 companies have already started to work with the service including Equifax, McKee Foods, and Noble Drilling Services. 

The service forms part of an update to the overarching platform, Workday 22, which also includes new HR and finance features to allow firms gain visibility to manage talent, customer accounts, spend, and expenses.

Leighanne Levensaler, vice president of human capital management products at Workday said the product was “unlike anything in the market”.

“It was built to benefit every person involved in the hiring process. Whether it's an applicant on the bus, a manager at their desk, or an executive in the boardroom, the application enables candidates and hiring teams to take action no matter where they are," she said.

She added that integration with the firm’s core HCM software would allow its customers to get rid of other vendor’s point solutions.

Workday Recruiting comes at an additional cost to customers, although at the time of writing, it has not said how much.

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