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SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release: Loved the 80’s but glad it’s 2014 and here is why with Employee Central

The 80s have called… and they want their old-school HR user experience back! Back in the 80’s, HR transactions were overly complicated, tedious, and fraught with red tape. What should have been simple procedures (like requesting payroll advances, adjusting deductions or even a simple address change) required filling out forms in triplicate and routing them through interoffice mail to the HR department. It would take over two weeks before (what could have been a straightforward process) was completed – about how long it took my permed hair to relax.

Well, with Employee Central, you can ditch the 80’s HR user experience along with the shoulder pads and big hair!

What’s New with Employee Central?
Since the February release of Employee Central, companies can empower their employees to make changes and updates themselves, freeing up managers’ time to focus on more strategic initiatives.  Even better, the system has built-in protective audit measures in place to ensure that nothing goes awry.

We’ve added more self-service functionality for qualified employees like, easier access to pay-advances and an ability to make changes to deductions. This frees up time for HR managers and brings employees peace of mind for knowing that these transactions have been completed.

Employees can view information such as recurring deductions and manage changes.

Badges and Rewards
Along with more self-service functionality, the February 2014 release comes with something fun for the Employee Profile page. Badges can be added to employee profile pages to show recognition, work anniversaries, work clubs, and hobbies – the list goes on!  If your company culture is a little more creative, custom badges can be produced. Anyone in for a Hello Kitty badge?

  Global HR Solutions at their Finest
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we’re the LEADERS in globalization and localization!  Our amazing staff of 200+ country area experts stay on top of country and regional changes to keep SuccessFactors Employee Central seamlessly compliant. We’ve added 10 new countries in this new release, bringing our total number of dedicated country versions to 68!

  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Serbia

Here is the comprehensive list of countries

Employee Central Payroll is not forgotten in this release, our team of experts added Argentina and South Korea to the growing list of country support raising our country count for EC Payroll to 27! Here is the comprehensive list of countries

Lastly, we make it very easy for Employee Central Customers to meet legal compliance with enhancements to the Upgrade Center.  The Upgrade Center will automatically display legal changes relevant to the customer based on their country.

Customers can now obtain legal changes in Employee Central via the Upgrade Center.  Legal changes such as background info, guidelines for manual actions are all displayed here.  Additional Information is simply a click away.

Our team is very excited about all the new features and enhancements  we’ve made to Employee Central and EC Payroll.

We will be presenting and engaging in active discussions about Employee Central in Orlando, Florida at HR 2014. I hope to catch up with many of you while in Orlando. 

In conclusion, here’s a picture of me with big hair & shoulder pads. I’m so glad the 80’s are over, aren’t you?

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
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      Well, Eva,... I for one, think you looked great with shoulder pads and big hair, and.... You were on a beach, what's not to like?

      MOre seriously, it is great to see the roadmap unfolding. Thank you for the HR2014 preview....

      Author's profile photo Eva Woo
      Eva Woo
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      thanks chiara,

      yes the roadmap is definitely something to be excited about! eva