When it comes to choosing the right hiring approach to meet your project or Workday staffing needs, it’s important to consider what’s most important for your organization.

Need a Workday payroll consultant who can help you manage this week’s payroll processing tasks? Can’t get the correct reports out of your Workday Financials system, and the CFO wants them…yesterday? Don’t quite understand how using Prism Analytics can enhance the functionality of your ATS? Need a Workday project manager who can handle every aspect of your Workday project and manage your internal teams at the same time?

Read on to learn how staff augmentation can help improve process efficiency and knowledge transfer across your organization, as well as where our team of senior-level Workday consultants can fit into your project plans.

The Surety Systems Advantage

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Finding the best-fit consultant for your Workday project needs can be quite the feat without the right resources and personnel in your corner…

Fortunately for you, Surety Systems doesn’t just work to meet our bottom line; our team remains committed to finding consultants whose expertise and skill sets align with your project and business goals. No bull. No bias. No breadcrumbs.

Let’s take a closer look at how our team at Surety sets itself apart from other implementation support optimization, and consulting services, offering Workday customers personalized guidance and real-time responses.

More Efficient Turnaround Times

When we say “as soon as possible,” we really mean it…

If an urgent project need arises and you need a consultant TODAY, our team will put in the work it takes to provide a top-notch consultant TODAY without skimping on the quality of the consultant.

Instead of waiting around for days or even weeks to get a response from a project manager at a traditional managed services firm, our team guarantees quick turnaround times to help you fill project needs whenever you need it and maximize your Workday investment.

Time-and-Materials Advantage

Our team at Surety Systems operates on a time-and-materials basis, meaning that you will only pay for actual hours worked, and added project management fees and unnecessary overhead costs aren’t chalked onto your bill, unlike other Workday services advisories that operate with a bench of consultants and fixed costs.

Whether you need a consultant who can bill 40 hours per week on complex Workday implementations, a Workday Financial Management expert who can cover a 20-hour integration project, or just some additional support for a few hours every week, we have the best-fit consultants for all your project needs.

Broad Range of Workday Expertise

When it comes to filling your Workday project needs, we have the right people for the job!

Workday project managers (PMs) help companies manage Workday deployment operations across business units, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) experts complete short-term optimization projects, and technical Workday analysts help drive greater functionality and higher user adoption…

You name it, we’ve got the best-fit consultants to meet your needs and help maximize your Workday investment and overall ROI in the long run.

Control Over Your Own Experience

Whether you need lower-level analyst support for niche data management tasks, a project lead to manage core Workday implementations and integrations across your organization, or a Workday expert to fill an HRIS director role during a leave of absence, we have the right team for you.

Your company. Your priorities. Our expertise. That’s the name of the game with our team of Workday consultants at Surety Systems.

Consulting Services vs Staff Augmentation

While project-based consulting and staff augmentation services do provide a similar business value for Workday customers by offering a wide range of Workday services, including project planning, design, implementation, and post-implementation support, and helping clients deliver projects in a timely manner, there are a few minor differences between the two.

Here are a few ways staff augmentation sets itself apart from run-of-the-mill consulting services…


Whether you’re on a tight budget and don’t have extra cash to spend on longer-term consulting services or your organization lacks the internal personnel needed to tackle complex projects in-house, augmenting your internal and external staff is the key to meeting your needs and requirements without breaking the bank.

Staff aug is typically seen as more of a short-term Workday investment rather than a recorded expense for companies, helping them deliver projects efficiently, expand the functionality of their systems and teams, and keep up with growth across business units and the industry as a whole with no unnecessary overhead or added costs.

Decision-Making Capabilities

Consultants provided through staff augmentation act as an extension of your internal team, meaning that instead of having to navigate the complex change management processes that come with bringing on external support staff, your company remains in control of staff roles and requirements throughout each individual project.

And, with greater control over every aspect of your project, from staffing to budget, execution plans, and more, your organization can make better decisions, free up more time to focus on other areas of your digital transformation journey and provide greater ongoing support for core Workday services.

Flexibility and Scalability

Unlike traditional consulting services, staff augmentation allows companies to bring in consultants or freelancers to work on an ad-hoc basis or for shorter-term projects, allowing for simplified contract management for both clients and consultants and reducing complexities across the board.

Workday staff aug services allow companies to leverage enhanced flexibility and scalability to fulfill temporary consulting requests more efficiently, leverage specialized skills to fill urgent roles and improve the overall project management experience for internal employees and their external support staff.

When to Use Workday Staff Augmentation Services

Finding the right opportunity to get involved with Workday staff aug

When it comes to filling project needs and bridging skills gaps across your organization, the time and cost of recruiting a full internal team can be more trouble than it’s worth.

Here are a few situations where Workday staff augmentation services can help your team find the right people for the job and keep your Workday system operating efficiently no matter what…

1) Shifting Internal Team Roles

Let’s say your company has a big project that requires an “all hands on deck” situation for your team of internal employees…

In this situation, the employees, managers, and directors typically in charge of keeping your Workday system up and running or monitoring the core functionality of your Workday modules, applications, and integrations are pulled away from their work to complete more time-sensitive project tasks. But, unfortunately for you, this leaves your Workday operations “hanging out to dry” and you with a decision to make.

The decision? Bring on a Workday staff aug consultant to handle all your day-to-day Workday maintenance tasks while your internal team focuses on the “bigger fish.”

2) Leaves of Absence

When a key employee takes a leave of absence or decides to part ways with the company, internal teams are usually left wondering how to manage their own tasks and temporarily bridge the gap while they’re gone.

Whether you need someone to fill an HRIS director position for 6 months or a Workday software analyst to meet short-term needs until you can find a more permanent replacement, Workday staff aug can meet your project needs and keep your Workday system running smoothly in the meantime.

3) Workday Implementation Support

When it comes to supporting a Workday implementation project across your organization, you not only need people with specialized skills to handle complex development or customization needs, but you also need team members who can quickly fill skill gaps when you don’t have the time to generate a large pool of options.

With Workday staff augmentation, your organization can bring in someone with a specialized skill set (i.e., DevOps engineer, Workday system analyst) to get the job done quickly and train your internal staff in the process, regardless of the duration of the contract signed.

Whether you’re implementing the complete Workday HCM suite at one time or adding Workday Payroll to your existing Workday HCM landscape, our senior-level consultants can help you outline critical Phase X implementation steps and fill the gaps left by misguided or understaffed internal teams.

Here are a few critical Workday implementation roles our consultants have filled for clients across various industry verticals:

  • Functional Workstream Leads:
    • Workday Payroll
    • Workday Reporting
    • Workday HCM
    • Workday Time Tracking
    • Workday Compensation/Advanced Comp
    • Workday Talent & Performance Management
    • Workday FIN
    • Workday Procurement
  • Technical Workstream Leads:
    • Integrations
    • Data Conversion
    • Reporting
    • Security
  • Project/Change Management Leads:
    • Project/Engagement Manager
    • Project Coordinator
    • Training Lead
    • Change Management Lead

And when Workday implementation partners don’t cover all the bases for the project at hand, our Workday consultants can cover critical work streams, advocate for client needs, and be a liason between the implementation partner and the client’s internal team. This way, the client’s needs come first, rather than their implementation partner’s priorities or bottom line.

How Can We Help?

Our experienced team of senior-level Workday consultants has the functional skills, technical Workday expertise, and real-world experience needed to lead you to success, regardless of the complexity or duration of your project needs. We’ll also stick with you to and through your initial implementation, maximizing your overall Workday investment and improving efficiency across the organization.

Getting Started with Us

Interested in learning how our team of Workday consultants can provide guidance and support for Workday customers like you at every phase of the implementation or integration process?

Contact us today to get started!