While nearly every large company has an employee learning management system (LMS), often mandated by compliance regulations, many are outdated and difficult to use.

When people want to learn something in their personal lives, they go to YouTube and expect the same ease of use in their professional lives. Enter Workday Learning.

This article explains some of the features and benefits of the Workday Learning System, or Workday LMS (Workday Learning Management System), and why partnering with one of our Workday consultants can help you. So put on your thinking cap, and we’ll school you on this program!

What is Workday Learning?

Workday Learning not only empowers employees through its personalized learning information and workforce online training programs, but it also helps the organization increase workforce readiness and redefine operational effectiveness, all in the natural flow of work.

The Workday Learning module was built into Workday’s suite of applications, including Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workday Financial Management, to give customers a single system with one data source. 

This approach allows administrators to streamline their learning processes across the board, making it easier to keep organizations operating efficiently and track their total business and employee performance, no matter the size or location of your business or industry.

Understanding Workday Learning Capabilities

The Workday Learning Management System was first introduced in 2016 and was considered ahead of its time in many ways. Workday developed the solution around the idea of “learning in the flow of work,” which means bringing learning into the various stages of the employee’s career development. This means employees can learn when and where they need it, making their learning more likely to stick. 

And, in a world where workplaces are constantly changing, your LMS needs to be able to keep up with updated policies, deliver critical learning tools to a diverse workforce, and help you gain valuable insights about your organization’s compliance and Workday training needs.

Workday Learning Features

The Workday Learning Management System offers a comprehensive set of key capabilities and features, including…

Learning Management 

Your admins can create, update, and configure learning programs easily. And, they can go even further to set audience requirements, view (on-demand, required, enrollable), and manage grading requirements.

This way, administrators are in control of their own LMS and can cater to the specific needs of their employees, keeping them engaged and connected to the process through every step.

Blended Learning

You can deliver online, in-person, or hybrid courses through Workday LMS. Need to combine a mix of different types of content (i.e., video, documents, eLearning) to create blended courses? Not a problem.

As far as meeting compliance and certification requirements, you’ll be able to track it all behind the scenes, giving you real-time insights into the effectiveness of your Workday system.

Peer Learning 

Learning doesn’t have to be a one-way street. Do you know what they say about how the best way to learn something is by teaching someone else? With Workday Learning, workers can share their expertise by uploading videos and other content to communicate across the company. 

This empowers employees and enables them to stay more connected throughout the organization, creating a more satisfied workforce. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

Social Learning 

In today’s world, social media and information sharing are at the forefront of people’s lives, so sharing your Workday Learn experience with others could be beneficial in accelerating personal success and that of your organization or industry.

Watch your learning go viral with the ability for employees to rate, share, and collaborate. Of course, you’ll still have complete control over the content employees can create and share. 

Contemporary Content 

With Workday Learning, you can develop engaging and active learning content. You can insert questions or comments into videos to get feedback from the learners in real-time. Also, Workday typically comes with unlimited storage and streaming on a video platform that converts and encodes. 

Learning Campaigns 

Deliver the right content to the right people at the right time with access to all Workday data. By taking advantage of this information, you can create campaigns to assign required Workday LMS training to specific individuals and departments based on their specific needs.

Learning Insights 

If you want to know how learning is making an impact, it’s simple to measure with Workday Learning. Access to dashboards, reports, and other analytics makes it easy to identify gaps, comprehensive training opportunities, and growth areas for the future of your LMS and your organization.

Benefits of Workday Learning 

The Workday Learning Management System provides Workday customers rich content, support for various learning experiences, and data insights to enhance learning.

Now, let’s take a look at three specific benefits of the tool:

  1. Personalized LearningWorkday can recognize users and develop personalized recommendations and experiences based on various employee factors. For example, the system can recommend a video to new managers based on their current titles at the company. 
  2. Endless ExperiencesLearning doesn’t have to be a one-size-fits-all experience. Workday supports everything from short to jumbo programs, mandatory compliance, and Workday certification training. This way, a Workday system fits your organizational needs, whether you have 50,000 employees and 10 locations or 50 employees and only 1 office.
  3. Built-in InsightsWith access to data from Workday HCM and Workday Financial Management, you’ll have insights into all your learning activities. Your managers can quickly see how employees engage with and complete their development plans, helping them make better, data-based decisions to enhance employee productivity and operational effectiveness. 

Where Does the Workday Learning Center Come Into Play?

The Workday Learning Center is a crucial platform working alongside Workday Learning. It allows the Workday Education team to work directly with groups across Workday, specifically those focusing on Workday Learning.

Access to the Workday Learning Management System simplifies knowledge transfer across teams and organizations, making it easier for Workday customers to scale resources according to operational changes, improve learner engagement with specialized knowledge, and leverage learning management systems to facilitate innovation and growth over time.

Getting Started with Workday Learning 

Workday LMS combines professional development, peer learning, and required Workday HCM training sessions into one engaging experience, so workers won’t just think of it as a needed activity—they’ll want to learn.

Whether your company needs help managing third-party content, streamlining business processes, or navigating complex employee career development initiatives, our senior-level Workday consulting team can help.

A Workday consultant from Surety exceeds the basic knowledge of Workday and possesses in-demand skills and the experience needed to guide you through a successful implementation so that you can maximize the value of Workday Learning quicker and more smoothly…

Contact us today to get started!