Workday has risen to become one of the top applicant tracking systems for enterprise employers.

However, If you’re one of these many Workday clients (like Walmart, McKesson, Target) you’ll need to customize your Workday career/job pages to really make them sing.

Enter: Job page overlays (aka CSS overlays). It’s a solution you can integrate with Workday or just about any applicant tracking system.

What is a Job Page/CSS Overlay?

A job page overlay is a custom design layer you put over your applicant tracking system-generated job pages to create new, more attractive job pages for candidates to view.

Workday job page overlay

Why use Job Page/CSS Overlays?

It’s simple, you want job pages that attract, engage, and convert candidates/job seekers.

The more information and data you can give candidates the better chances that they make the decision to apply or not (on the spot).

Job page/CSS overlays give you the ability to add:

  • Branding
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Recommended jobs
  • Location data
  • Salary data
  • Recruiting widgets

All candidates are influenced by the core design concept of “contrast”. That’s why before-and-afters are so effective in advertising!

The “Before” Workday Job Page

Here’s how an “out of the box” Workday client’s job page might look:

Workday ATS Job Page Default

You can instead add an “overlay” to your Workday ATS job pages with some custom software development and design.

Some call this a CSS overlay for Workday (CSS = Cascading Style Sheet in web design speak).

5 Workday Job Pages “After” Customization/Overlays (2020)


boeing workday css overlay


expedia workday css overlay


fidelity workday job page overlay

Land O’Lakes

land o lakes workday css overlay

Discover Financial Services

discover workday css overlay

Workday Job Pages “After” Customization/Overlays (2019)

Here are 5 examples of awesome Workday job page overlays:


Workday ATS Job Page Overlay - Phillips


Workday ATS Job Page Overlays - McAfee


Workday ATS Job Page Overlay - AstraZeneca


Workday ATS Job Page Overlay - Paypal

Booz Allen Hamilton

Workday ATS Job Page Overlay - Booz Allen Hamilton

3 Options for Adding Overlays to your Workday Job Pages

Workday customers need to do custom front-end software development (CSS-oriented) to get most of the “rich content” on your job pages.

If you don’t have internal developers and designers to customize Workday, another alternative is to use a job description marketing platform like Ongig. A third alternative is that you could hire a marketing/ad agency.

If you like the concept of “ATS Overlays for Job Pages’, we also wrote these 3 articles:

And for tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples.

Why I Wrote This

Ongig helps employers have more control over their job pages with Career Site Builder. Employers can add AI job search, video, pictures, ratings and reviews, recommended jobs, maps and much more to any job page! Please request a demo of Ongig if you want help transforming your Workday job pages.

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