As of October 9, 2020, SAP has released their documentation for the H2 2020 release. You can view the full set of documentation in the What’s New Viewer here. As a reminder, preview release will be October 16 and production will be released November 20th. For full details on the release cycle, check out the SAP SuccessFactors official product updates blog here. For tips on how to manage a release, check out or blog here. For your convenience, we’ve summarized the highlights of what’s new for 2020 within Recruiting (RCM/RMK) below!
Email Verification with One-Time Password for New Candidate Account
This new functionality will request the candidate to enter a one-time password sent via email (provided by candidate). Once candidate enter the one-time password on the Create account page then candidate will be able to continue with account creation process. This new feature also prevents the exposure of existing candidates’ email addresses to attackers and keeps your candidate accounts secure. It also provides an improved email verification experience for the candidate.
** Please note that this is an opt-out feature meaning that you will need to disable this functionality if you or your client do not want to use this feature.
If your company enables the “Use email as external applicant user ID” functionality, the following will occur:
- External candidate provides an email address when creating an account.
- SAP SuccessFactors generates and sends a one-time password (OTP) to the provided email address.
- External candidate inputs the one-time password to continue the account creation process.
OData Support for Position Generic Object on Job Requisition and Job Offer
You can now create and update a job requisition for multiple positions using the Job Requisition OData API. You can also create and update a job offer for a position using the Job Offer OData API.
The Job Requisition and Job Offer OData APIs now support business rules with Position.
Filter by Brand in Recruiting Advanced Analytics
Using Advance Analytics, you can filter and drill down by specific brand.
Add to Talent Pool from Inline Resume Viewer
Recruiters can now add candidates to talent pools via the Inline Resume Viewer in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, where recruiters could see details about the candidates’ background and interests.
Logo Component for Career Site Custom Headers
There is now a way to add a logo to a custom header for your career site pages in its own logo component rather than the Image component, so that you can specify logos that are optimized to display in desktop and mobile display settings.
There are two ways to add a logo into a header: Using the regular logo tab for headers, and the new method of adding a logo component in a custom header. This allows the use of different sizes logos for custom headers for different display settings, such as desktop and mobile.
Career Site Meta Images for Social Media Posts
Meta images can now be added using Career Site Builder to associate them with your career site in social media posts.
Third-party sites, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Microsoft Teams, allow you to associate an image when you post a link and information for your career site. Meta Image setting is located in Appearance Styles -> Global Styles -> (Brand) -> Main, this will allow to specify one image per brand. Each available brand can have separate meta image; otherwise Career Site Builder uses the meta image specified on default brand.
Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics in All Career Site Pages
Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics IDs can now be used in all career site pages, including those that are administered in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, such as the Job Application, Candidate Profile, Login, and Create an Account pages.
To enable the settings, navigate to Settings -> Site Configuration in Career Site Builder.
SEO Settings in Career Site Builder
By default, Career Site Builder generates a Top Jobs page that lists links to search results pages based on the most frequently searched terms. You can now refine your search-engine optimization settings and have better control over how you present jobs in your career site. In addition, you can demote specific terms to display at the end of the result set, or prevent search engines from indexing the auto-generated pages created by the Top Jobs page as well as the Top Jobs page itself. These settings now can be controlled by Career Site Builder administrators
- Terms to Demote – terms you include in this field are automatically demoted to the end of the result set.
- Terms to Avoid – when you add terms in this field, Career Site Builder adds a noindex value to prevent search engines from indexing them, and also suppresses them from being part of the Top Jobs results.
- Noindex Top Jobs – Career Site Builder adds a noindex value to these auto-generated pages, as well as to the Top Jobs page itself.
See this great article for useful information on how to prepare for a SAP SuccessFactors Regular Release.