SilkRoad Recruiting vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SilkRoad Recruiting
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SilkRoad offers OpenHire, a recruiting and ATS system. It offers recruiting access through social media channels, data security, and EEO compliance for mid-sized to large businesses. It is a component of SilkRoad’s Lifesuite product line.N/A
Workday HCM
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
SilkRoad RecruitingWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SilkRoad RecruitingWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SilkRoad RecruitingWorkday Human Capital Management
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
6.8
14 Ratings
16% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.214 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.714 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.812 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.813 Ratings8.440 Ratings
Customized Application Form5.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.213 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Candidate Search8.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.014 Ratings7.940 Ratings
Collaboration8.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates5.714 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions3.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts4.714 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Reporting4.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
96 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.588 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.887 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.759 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
80 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.743 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
74 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
25 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.525 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
SilkRoad Recruiting
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
40 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.837 Ratings
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User Ratings
SilkRoad RecruitingWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
6.2
(30 ratings)
8.8
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(12 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SilkRoad RecruitingWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
SilkRoad
I think OpenHire is best for a small company (max about 2500 employees). The more employees you have the more HR people you should have and this can get expensive. I know most larger companies are using more advanced systems as well (Workday). During the selection process be sure to determine how many OpenHire users you would need. Ask whether your managers will be willing to work in the system as well or whether HR would have to own the entire process. If you are EEOC compliant, make sure you ask about diversity posting, APP tracking of applicants, and reporting needs. If you require an onboarding tool, SilkRoad offers RedCarpet. I found it to be very complex and hiring managers refused to use it. If you require an onboarding tool, definitely look into it. The demo may look great but there were a lot of implementation steps done to make it work and it just didn't fit our company culture. So make sure it fits yours.
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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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Pros
SilkRoad
  • The ease of use when it comes to create requisitions from a hiring managers side of things is definitely a positive. It's very much user intuitive and the specifications can be completely customized as to what a company would like to appear within said requisition.
  • Candidate correspondence is an absolute breeze as you can custom load templates into the system that can be edited at any time through an administrator in your company instead of having to go through a technical support team on the other side of things.
  • Overall, it's a pretty no muss no fuss system to use as there's not a great layer of complication about it and like most things, spaced practice and consistent exposure to it tend to iron out those rough edges. From an administration standpoint, adding in locations and hiring managers is incredibly simplistic along with reporting functionality.
  • Candidate folders have come a long way in the system and are much more user friendly at this point than when I began using the system some four years ago. It's very easy to shift candidate profiles between folders and edit on the fly.
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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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Cons
SilkRoad
  • OpenHire's user roles can create issues depending on how your company's hiring process flows. For example, at one company, the hiring managers were extremely involved in screening candidates yet the system seems very geared towards use of centralized recruiters who distribute candidates. The lack of ability to customize roles and security to match our managers' needs created additional burden on HR as well as frustration from hiring managers.
  • I experienced several problems uploading documents to accompany a candidate's offer. There was a limit on the number, size and type of attachments that could be included, and there was no alternative (as vetted with OpenHire) besides sending a separate correspondence to the candidate. I found this to appear unprofessional to the candidate as well as creating an extra step in the process for HR/recruiting.
  • The requisition process had a few issues which created inefficiencies in the process. Firstly, for times when you need to post a role confidentially outside of your standard process, there was no way to designate the req as 'confidential'. Instead, you had to use the 'executive' status which created issues (ie: inaccurate data in reporting). Secondly, OpenHire was unable to upload the company directory of emails in the requisition approver fields so rather than being able to select from a drop-down or using a 'smart' field, you had to type each approver's email out manually thus increasing the potential for error and delay in the process.
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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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Likelihood to Renew
SilkRoad
It was a great solution for the company in all aspects, especially the cost. The company was not in a position to afford a solution such as Oracle PeopleSoft. The only reason we did not renew OpenHire was we got acquired by a much larger organization and started utilizing the tools that the parent company had available
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Workday
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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Usability
SilkRoad
It's not a bad system to use, there just seems to be so much click through to get one task achieved. Once you know all the little routes and pieces it gets easier.
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Workday
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability
SilkRoad
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Workday
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
SilkRoad
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Workday
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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Support Rating
SilkRoad
The support for Silkroad is awful. I know they are working on it and it seems to be slightly better but it's still not great. I have had multiple cases I have never heard from them on, others I have had to follow-up multiple times and one that took a year
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Workday
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training
SilkRoad
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Workday
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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Online Training
SilkRoad
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Workday
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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Implementation Rating
SilkRoad
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Workday
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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Alternatives Considered
SilkRoad
NeoGov is a more simple system but just being able to require specific documents has been a huge time saver for us. Other elements in NeoGov aren't as robust but still it saves me a lot of time compared to OpenHire.
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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
SilkRoad
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Workday
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system. Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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Return on Investment
SilkRoad
  • The cost was very high
  • It made managers more involved in the process
  • It got managers involved earlier than they had been in the past
  • It forced managers to stay involved in their recruiting and not just wait for HR to hire someone
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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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