As of April 9, 2021, SAP has released the documentation for the H1 2021 release. The preview release will be April 16 and the move to production will be May 21st. You can view the full set of documentation in the What’s New Viewer here. For full details on the release cycle, check out the SAP SuccessFactors official product updates blog here. New to the release process? For tips on how to manage a release, check out our blog here.
For your convenience, we’ve summarized the highlights of 2 legacy items that will require your attention if there are still used in your current SAP SuccessFactors implementation and 6 features for 2021 Recruiting.
Migration of Legacy Quickcard to Latest Quickcard
If you are using this feature for recruiting. You will need to move to the latest quickcard, the legacy Quickcard will be retired/deleted as of May 21st. Transition to the latest quick card will help to maintain consistency with the SAP SuccessFactors Quickcard. Additionally, the latest Quickcard improves user experience with the updated user experience.
Deprecation of Legacy Picklists Management
The legacy Picklist Management tool reached end of maintenance on December 31, 2018 and will be retired/deleted on November 18, 2021.
Support for Posting Jobs to Twitter and Jobvite from Job Postings is Deleted
The ability for posting jobs to Twitter and Jobvite from Job Postings is deleted as of May 21, 2021.
SSL Certificate Renewal Reminders for Career Sites
After a nice long and relaxing weekend. You come back to the office Monday morning and your career site is down because the SSL certificate has expired and now as you struggle to get the career site back up and running again your stress level is at it’s peak again. Well hopefully you will never experience these feelings again with this new feature.
SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting now proactively reminds organizations when their career site’s SSL certificate needs to be renewed.
To avoid career sites from becoming unreachable due to an expired SSL certificate, Career Site Builder offers two reminder methods: A pop-up dialog that appears when logging in to Career Site Builder, as well as the ability to enable email reminders for admin users.
Content Security Policy for Career Sites
Career Site Builder has introduced the Content Security Policy setting, which enables an HTTP header to automatically disallow external domains and only allow the browser to render resources from your domain. This will protect your career site against cross-site scripting attacks.
The content security policy is designed to guard against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks through the use of a Content-Security-Policy HTTP response header that lets you control the resources allowed to load for a web page. The headers are used in career site pages owned by the organization.
Enhanced External Password Policy Configuration
The enhancement includes increasing the minimum password length and limiting the lock-out threshold. The enhanced external password policy impacts:
- External candidates creating an account for the first time.
- Existing external candidates trying to change their passwords. For example, password reset and forgot password.
- Agency users trying to change their passwords.
Ability to Edit Existing Category Page Names in Career Site Builder
Career Site Builder administrators can now edit category names directly, without having to contact Professional Services, an implementation partner, or SAP Support.
In the previous version, the Name field became readonly after the category page was created and saved. Changing a category name was performed in the backend Command Center tool by Professional Services, an implementation partner, or SAP Support.
New Job Status Available in Job Postings Table
You can now see a new job status, Invalid Fields, in the job postings table when the job board’s system sends back error messages because of one or more incorrectly populated fields while posting a job.
See this great article for useful information on how to prepare for a SAP SuccessFactors Regular Release.