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SAP SuccessFactors Q4 Release Overview: Recruiting Marketing and Recruiting Management

Jan 17, 2019 8:09:00 AM / by Estephanos Mekbib posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, Employee Central, Recruiting Marketing, HR, Performance and Goals

Recruiting Marketing is a module I have grown to cherish and admire. It is the first project I ever worked on with Whitaker Taylor, and it has linked me back to my web development days. As we move forward into the new year, we look back and see the enhancements and updates in Recruiting Marketing and Recruiting Management SAP SuccessFactors has submitted as part of their Q4 2018 product release.

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SAP JAM: Collaborative Tool: Integrations and Innovations

Dec 27, 2018 8:47:00 AM / by Sean Flores posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, HR, Performance and Goals

What is SAP JAM Collaboration? Simply put, this is a social networking solution designed for many purposes including creating blogs, sharing images and documentation, assigning learning tasks, and even scheduling meetings and other events. Given this information, we may ask, “Why is SAP JAM right for us?”

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Optimize Your Recruiting Process with SuccessFactors Recruiting Posting

Dec 20, 2018 2:06:28 PM / by Ryan Flynn posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, Recruiting Marketing, HR

Are you familiar with all that SuccessFactors has to offer in the Recruiting bundle? Did you know that in recent years SuccessFactors has come out with a new module called Recruiting Posting to help ease the job posting process when using multiple job boards? Recruiting is a billion-dollar business with the bulk of that money being spent outside the recruiting technology – on talent sourcing, agencies, etc.

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SuccessFactors: What's New This Quarter? Q4 2018

Dec 6, 2018 4:59:31 PM / by Sean Flores posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, Employee Central, SAP HCM, HR, Performance and Goals

As we inch closer to 2019, we are pleased to announce there will be no shortage of useful and beneficial updates and releases to the SAP SuccessFactors Suite. 

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SAP SuccessFactors Technical Innovations: Artificial Intelligence Implications in the HR Workspace

Nov 22, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Estephanos Mekbib posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, HR, Performance and Goals

The evolution of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence has influenced numerous sectors of the business industry starting from the implementation of chatbots, robots, and virtual assistants to even threatening to replace the most elite consultants. But instead of being fearful, it is up to businesses and SuccessFactors HR professionals to modify Artificial Intelligence for maximum satisfaction user opportunities.

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SuccessFactors: Career Development Planning Features

Nov 15, 2018 2:18:50 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, Performance and Goals

As part of the ever-evolving professional growth cycle, we monitor how our organizations and teams develop and in what ways this development happens. From a professional stance, there are many vague and general ways to encapsulate this development, but none directly impact other areas of professional growth. SuccessFactors Career Development Planning (CDP) creates more dynamic measures which impact internal and external business growth, compensation, and even learning management.

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Five Signs of an Inefficient SAP HCM Payroll Process

Nov 8, 2018 10:04:00 AM / by Jamaal Gillison posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, SAP HCM, Payroll, Performance and Goals, CPM

Performing SAP HCM Payroll is a multi-step process which can span the duration of a regular eight hour working day. There are many steps involved in the standard payroll process, not including any custom reports that can be used for data validation or uploads. With the many steps involved in payroll, it is easy to fall into the trap of using inefficient methods to finish payroll. Understandably, the priority is to get your employees paid on time, but certain methods can prove to be inefficient over time.

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SuccessFactors Performance Management Features: Ask for Feedback vs. Get Feedback

Nov 1, 2018 10:43:09 AM / by Sean Flores posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, Performance and Goals, CPM

SuccessFactors Performance Management is an ever-growing, advanced cloud-based module designed to improve all facets of the performance process, from goal setting to coaching. The module is a vast, but very user-friendly tool which include some features that help streamline the annual and/or mid-year review process, some development processes, and managing collaborative sessions, via utilization of the ‘Ask for Feedback’ and ‘Get Feedback’ features. These features usher in a more comprehensive, and even more user-friendly experience.

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What's New with SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0?

Oct 25, 2018 12:28:00 PM / by Jessica Meinhardt posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, onboarding, SAP HCM, Performance and Goals, CPM

From previous SAP announcements, we knew that the overall goal of the updated Onboarding module was to simplify. Using the existing Employee Central interface, the users (both new hire and administrator) would see an experience mimicking the familiarities of EC. As of recent, we have now learned that Onboarding will be sharing MDF Objects and EC Entities. This will support the effort it can currently take to complete mapping between Recruiting → Onboarding → Employee Central.

Now that Onboarding will be built off the core structure of Employee Central, those implementing and updating will have the benefit of using the new ‘Recruit to Hire’ tool, which will simplify what used to be an effort-intense process.

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Four Ways to Ensure Success in Your Next SuccessFactors Performance Process

Oct 18, 2018 2:31:00 PM / by Lewis Strickland posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, SAP HCM, Performance and Goals, CPM

Whether you are planning to have discussions about your upcoming performance process or have already started the conversations, chances are it has been almost a year since the last process was kicked off. With so many other initiatives and major projects between performance cycles, it is easy for the preparation from the previous performance and goals cycle to feel like a distant memory.

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