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Taking Germany (and 200 other countries) by storm with Xing

/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/xing_logo_608377.pngMost everyone will agree that LinkedIn is the undisputed champion of professional social networks, and the reach of the site and data within it is highly valuable, but not in every market.

Xing, the most-easily-described-as LinkedIn of Germany, is immensely popular in Germany, central Europe, and according to Xing, is used in over 200 countries and they boast more than 7.8 million total users.

Utilizing social profile data to speed registration processes is nothing new. We have supported this process with LinkedIn in SuccessFactors Recruiting for a while now and we are excited to announce that applicants can now log in with Xing. This means when an applicant logs in with Xing, they can pre-populate the application with the data from Xing. There are two major benefits – speed and accuracy. This means fewer drop-offs, more complete applications and the most up-to-date information.

If you are recruiting globally, especially throughout Europe, you will want to utilize this feature to help capture those candidates. To learn more, about this and other features in SuccessFactors Recruiting, you should check out one of our live demos here.

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      Hi Jeff

      this is really great news especially for clients based in the German speaking parts of Europe!

      Could you please give some more details how/where to activate the integration? Is it available for RCM or only RMK clients?

      I searched (amongst others) the SF Partner Portal (including the RCM Implementation Guide), provisioning and admin Tools of a RCM customer instance but could not find anything relevant.

      Will the integration only be available with the b1502 release or am I missing something?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Jeff Mills
      Jeff Mills
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      Michel, Yes, this is fantastic news! This feature is part of 1411 and is only available in RMK (or as part of RX) and is an opt-in feature. Professional Services may need to be engaged. Please email me at for any additional questions.