SAP SuccessFactors 1H 2023 What’s New in Career Development

SAP has announced the latest updates and changes for SuccessFactors for the first half of 2023.

Preview release is on April 28 with the production release is scheduled for June 2. 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.

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For your convenience, we’ve summarized the highlights of what’s new for 1H 2023 Career Development below.

Career Development

There are a few universal updates for Career Development that are reviewed below.

Career Worksheet – General Availability

Career Development Configurations Available in Configuration Center

You can now view, download, and transport Career Development configurations using Configuration Center.

Configuration Center

New Action Available in Action Search

On a career worksheet, View my current role in Career Worksheet action is now available for use in the global search box. Users can enter the exact text of the action or select from suggested actions to navigate to the Career Worksheet page.

Current Role Action

The new action takes users directly to a selected page and eliminates multiple steps to get there.

Career Worksheet Data in Story Reports Now Limited to Target Population

The Career Worksheet data that users can view in Story reports, including current and target roles, is now limited to their target population.

Changed Permission for Users to Show Target Roles in People Profile

Now a user only needs View permission (User Permissions>Employee Data>Preferred Next Move) in order to select the Make public in Live Profile checkbox in Career Worksheet to show target roles in People Profile.

Previously, View and Edit permissions were required. Now a user can select the option to show a role in Career Worksheet. The role then appears in the Career Goals block in People Profile.

Link to Career Goal Block

Mentoring – General Availability – Universal

Approvals for Mentoring Requests on the Latest Home Page

In an open enrollment or unsupervised mentoring program, Mentors can now accept or decline the mentoring requests sent by mentees in the Approvals section on the latest home page.

Accept or Decline Mentoring Requests

View More Recommended Mentors

When a user signs up for a mentoring program as a mentee, they can now view up to 100 recommended mentors. Previously, only 10 mentors were recommended.

While signing up and choosing Show Recommended Mentors, now there will be two rows of recommended mentor cards with the View More link below the cards.

Recommended Mentors

Customize Mentoring Email Notifications

For any customized program type created with text replacement for a Mentoring programs, email notifications for a specific program type may be customized in Email Notification Templates Settings as well.

Customize Mentoring Emails

Approvals for Mentoring Requests on the Latest Home Page in iOS and Android Mobile Apps

SAP SuccessFactors Mobile users can now search for mentors from a recommended mentoring program they haven’t joined in Opportunity Marketplace. Previously, they had to join the program first.

When a user wants to invite someone they found to be their mentor, choose Submit Request on the Mentor or Bookmarks page. They will be prompted with a message guiding them to join the program first.

Mobile Message when Joining

After joining the program, users can submit a mentoring request to their preferred mentor directly on the page.

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