SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core

Activation of SAP Best Practices content via the SAP Upgrade Center – January 2018

2018 starts with good news for the SAP SuccessFactors community: SAP Best Practices content can now be consumed via the Upgrade Center. With this new consumption model, it is possible to deploy SAP Best Practices in a very flexible manner and to speed up the SAP Best Practices implementation time. In the following, I would like to dive a bit deeper into what the Upgrade Center is and how you …

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The SAP SucccesFactors roadmap – my takings!

SAP has revised the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite Product Road Maps – the 13th of September 2017 they published a short overview containing “only” 187 PowerPoint slides. It now also includes the planned Q2 2018 innovations. The SAP SuccessFactors community has experienced a great deal of discussion her among discussions where a great deal of commentators think that all answers and solutions to issues are equal to WorkDay. I am …

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Deploy country specific SuccessFactors configuration with a few mouse clicks, free of charge!

It is obvious that one of the main driving forces behind the move to cloud is a need for standardization. SuccessFactors has always been fulfilling that need with implementation content and workbooks. But many organizations wanted to go even one step further. They asked for small increments of modular deployable content, available when they need it. That is exactly what we now offer via a new activation offering with SAP Best …

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SuccessFactors: Importance of documenting and defining a naming convention for SuccessFactors Business Rules

This blog is co-authored by Gobinder Sandhu  (https://people.sap.com/gobi.sandhu) and Stéphanie Bourgault-Mongeau (https://people.sap.com/stephanie.bourgault) Overview Business rules in SuccessFactors make it possible to implement client-specific system behaviors and functionalities in SuccessFactors Employee Central, in MDF Object used in other SuccessFactors Modules and in Custom MDF Object. Business rules are simply great (and can be highly fun to implement!) allowing the system to become highly flexible to meet very specific client, industry or country needs …

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Improving calibration talent review sessions: 4 best practices based on group decision-making research

Calibration talent reviews involve multiple managers and organizational stakeholders coming together to discuss and evaluate employee contributions as a group. They are frequently used to guide performance assessments, compensation decisions, or succession management processes. Calibration sessions are, in essence, an exercise in group decision-making. Rather than relying on a single manager’s perspective, they leverage the power of team based decision making to improve the accuracy of organizational decisions. There are …

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Selling SAP SuccessFactors – same as selling On-premise or?

I passed my Master Thesis this summer which was related to the Go-to-Market for the SAP SuccessFactors, the Thesis included data collected from current SAP SuccessFactors Partners and their approach to selling the SAP SuccessFactors product in a fierce competition environment. Promised to deliver an executive summary to the participants – This will be included in this blog. Sorry for the delay to the participants, I owe you a beer …

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Data Is Informing Our Hiring: What You Need To Know

I was thinking about how much information each of us produces every day, just by using the internet, after running my name through Google and Bing, as I do every morning. As someone who is involved in optimizing brand’s hiring funnels, and creating tools that help each and every company hire that perfect employee faster, having that information about incoming candidates has proven invaluable. Every organization could benefit from understanding …

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Automate Employee Data Changes Using Off Cycle Event Batch in SuccessFactors Employee Central

This blog entry is authored Stéphanie Bourgault-Mongeau (https://people.sap.com/stephanie.bourgault) and reviewed by Gobinder Sandhu  (https://people.sap.com/gobi.sandhu) Overview The Off Cycle Event Batch (commonly called OEB by friend and mentor Gobinder Sandhu) allows SuccessFactors to automatically update the Job Information portlet, Employment Details, Employee Time or Work Order portlet without user intervention. The idea is simple, auto run a customized logic in the background for recurring transactions that always results in the same outputs, …

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Employees don’t hate performance reviews; they hate lousy performance review processes

If you type the term “employees hate performance reviews” into Google, 1,290,000 results populate in return with titles like “Yay, It’s Time for My Performance Review! (Said No One Ever)” (NPR, 2016), and “Study Finds that Basically Every Single Person Hates Performance Reviews” (The Wall Street Journal, 2010). The wave of survey data condemning performance reviews might reasonably lead one to believe that people hate having their performance evaluated. But such a …

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A conference, cupcakes, and a sprinkle of serendipity.

Last week I was at the HR Tech Europe Conference. A mighty fine event, although I spent most of it in a meeting room. I did escape for 20 minutes to present with Simon Bouchez on our new Work Connect solution, Business Beyond Bias, and the cool mobile stuff we are doing with Apple. As always, these events are an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and customers old and …

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