How to Schedule Employees More Efficiently in Workday
Workday also offers basic employee scheduling functionality to its customers, but to support the need for robust, dynamic scheduling, the company has integrated and partnered with Humanity, the leader in cloud-based shift scheduling for the enterprise. This partnership enables Workday customers to leverage the power and flexibility of cloud-based, mobile-first shift scheduling, while ensuring key employee information is tightly synced—without double data entry.
Workday + Humanity: The next level of workforce management
The key added value of the Workday + Humanity partnership is a single system of record for employee data. This way, double data entry and data checks across multiple sources are virtually eliminated, and shift-based schedules can be built strategically, based on employees’ availability, skills, and certifications. Managers can not only ensure full shift coverage, but also build skill-based schedules and assign the right staff member to the right location. This functionality is particularly valuable for line managers and supervisors managing hybrid teams— remote workers, part-time employees, and full-time staff—as it gives them the opportunity to maximize productivity by ensuring that scheduled team members have complementary skills.
Since Humanity is cloud-based and mobile-first, the latest scheduling information is available in real-time for both scheduling administrators and employees on the device of their choice—desktop or mobile. Resolving last-minute unexpected absences or scheduling conflicts is seamless—managers can instantly notify employees via the Humanity app, SMS, or email—while staff members can arrange shift trades independently, without managers having to track replacements down. This is particularly important for industries like retail, healthcare, and hospitality where dramatic demand fluctuations are a regular occurrence.
Humanity also supports demand-based scheduling, allowing managers to leverage business metrics, such as foot traffic, sales forecasts, and ticket volume, to automatically fill open shifts. This grants managers better control over labor costs while sidestepping over- and understaffing, and ensures top service for their customers.
Humanity’s acclaimed shift scheduling platform also simplifies labor law compliance. Managers can set up custom scheduling rules based on government regulations, while the app can automatically warn them about a myriad of scheduling requirements, such as mandatory breaks, overtime, minimum required breaks between shifts, and more.
With Humanity, Workday customers can fully optimize the staff scheduling process, from accelerating the schedule creation to exporting accurate timesheets for payroll. Making rosters has never been simpler… or more powerful.
Employee Scheduling with Workday just got smarter... with Humanity
Mobile-first platform voted Best Employee Scheduling on G2 Crowd
Enterprise-level security with a single system of records
Robust shift scheduling based on demand and forecasting
Two-way Workday integration (no more double data entry)