Last fall we introduced Workday Student Recruiting, the first application as part of Workday Student. We’ve worked closely with colleges and universities to design this offering and have developed a deep understanding of the pressures they face to get student recruiting right.
In the book “College Unbound,” author Jeff Selingo observes that if online dating sites can “help two people fall in love based on a short questionnaire, we should be able to design a better method for matching students with colleges.” Selingo’s observation highlights one of the biggest challenges that higher institutions face today: recruiting the right students.
Since we announced plans to develop Workday Student last fall, we've teamed with nine universities to build this end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle management solution. We knew of the challenges institutions and their students face before we started this work, and we've seen first-hand how older administrative systems fall short of addressing them. Of most concern in our society on the topic of higher education is that too many students, after spending large amounts of money and time on their college experiences, have difficulty finding meaningful employment upon graduation.
Today we announced Workday Student Recruiting, following a year of close collaboration with nine customer design partners from a variety of colleges and universities. It is so important for higher-education institutions to get recruiting right. In this video, I talk a little bit about why it's critical, and what happens when they get it wrong. I wrap that up with a tour of the application.
Workday's Liz Dietz discusses the disconnect between education and occupation, the rise of a new learning model called competency-based education, and how Workday intends to support new approaches to learning with Workday Student.