Workday Tips & Tricks: Preferred names displayed in Workday

Searching for an employee in Workday?

You may have noticed a change in employee records over the past week. By popular request, if an employee has a preferred name in the system, the preferred name is now displayed instead of the legal name.

You can search for an individual using their legal or preferred name; however, their Workday profile will now display their preferred name. Member lists, such as supervisory organization, and reports where legal name is not a required field, will also display preferred name.

Please note, for preferred names converted from legacy, names with more than 8 letters may have dropped letters. Please review your preferred name and correct as needed. Directions can be found in the Modify Personal Information Reference Guide.