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It’s Vegas time: Whats happening in talent acquisition at SuccessConnect

Back in June, we kicked off the theme of Transformation at SuccessConnect in Berlin. We continue that trend in Las Vegas next month. SuccessConnect will demonstrate great customer stories, best practices and our product roadmap to help you in your own transformation journey.

As times, user behavior, devices and interaction points are continually changing we see a major impact on candidates, new hires, recruiters and employees. This change dictates how people want to engage and communicate from the application to finding a new hire’s desk. As Steve Hunt says, “Humans thrive at change, under the right circumstances.” We are here to help create those circumstances to help you be efficient while meeting company objectives.

In Recruiting, transformation comes in the form of divorcing the hiring process from the requisition and the application, while marrying the recruiter and candidate experiences together. By doing this, you can quickly dissect what is truly important in your recruiting process to get at the best experience, all while making your recruiters and sourcers extremely efficient. Recruiting skillsets are transforming, just as technology is changing. Improving the candidate experience through content and design, and engagement tactics to nurture candidates, are critical components to taking the next steps to meet your company’s strategy and goals.

Onboarding is also affected by transformation. Whereas tactical onboarding is already established in most companies these days, the strategic use of onboarding can maximize its success even more. Even for leading organizations, most onboarding activities rather focus on compliance and administrative automation only—e.g. getting that new hire paperwork taken care of and making sure all mandatory training is completed. We believe that a comprehensive approach is needed that ensures retention, engagement and productivity not only with hiring new employees, but with every other step of the employee lifecycle, from new hires entering the company to employees moving to new roles and even to employees moving on outside of the organization.

The move away from manual processes and even beyond simple automation of tasks to creating unified processes and leveraging data and insights to prompt smart decision making and actions, intelligence that drives personalized, relevant and engaging experiences, and much more cross-boarding activities as part of employee lifecycle management. Cross effects with the transformation in other HR areas like diversification, digitalization, usage of machine learning and mobile…just to name a few. There are many areas where transformation is impacting talent acquisition now and in the future.

Get to know some of our concrete and planned future product vision concepts to support your transformation in talent acquisition. Don’t miss these sessions:

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: Road Map and Direction – 13 September 10:15
Join us for this session with product managers for the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution. These experts will share their vision, and they’ll talk in detail about its direction for the future. We will discuss topics such as candidate relationship management, rules in recruiting and the job analyzer.


SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding: Road Map and Direction – 13 September 11:30
Join us for this session with product managers for the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding solution. These experts will share their vision for SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding in 2018 and beyond, and they’ll talk in detail about the future direction of the solution. Discussion topics will include the new features in the latest release and our privacy, accessibility and mobile functionality.


 Overview: SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting – 12 September 11:30

In today’s candidate-centric environment, organizations need to be more adaptive and deliver the candidate experience that today’s job seekers demand. In this session we will cover how you can create a candidate experience that helps you build talent pipelines and improve your candidate flow. We will cover how to think differently, and the role that the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution can play.

Overview: SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding – 12 September 13:45

There has been a lot of talk about Onboarding recently. In this session we’ll show how the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding solution provides a comprehensive option to onboard and activate new hires and internal transfers so that they’re productive as quickly as possible. We’ll dive into the experience before day one and show how customers engage with new hires early on, making them feel welcome and prepared to make an effective contribution from their very first day. Additionally, we will cover Onboarding 2.0 and what is to come in the future of onboarding. 

CRM: Demystifying the Buzz and Changing the Recruiting Conversation – 12 September 16:15
Buzzwords abound in recruitment, and one of these is candidate relationship management (CRM). However, in this session we are going to cover what CRM really means and how it impacts your business. You will hear from customers on the impact of CRM and best practices and how to avoid pitfalls. Product management will share what is happening in the market and what we are doing to help you solve the challenges of building candidate relationships.

Building a Next-Level Candidate Experience with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting – 12 September 15:00
More than ever, employers are focusing on candidate experience. The need not only to attract the right talent but also to convert the right talent is mission-critical to ensuring success in your business goals. Hear firsthand from recruiting clients who are making candidate experience mission-critical using the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution.

Social Onboarding with SAP Jam – 13 September 09:00
They say it takes a village to raise a child. In onboarding it takes an organization to create a successful employee. A critical step toward success is collaboration and socialization to empower new employees with the successful skills and tools to help them perform their best. Learn how new hires can engage with one another, work together on onboarding activities, and receive assistance from experts in other departments, such as HR, payroll, facilities, and IT. You will hear from customers on how they use SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding and other solutions in the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite to create an onboarding process that is user friendly and easy. From design to implementation, learn about the triumphs and tribulations of successful onboarding to help employees get productive faster and increase retention.

But wait – there is so much more. Roundtable sessions will give practical and valuable insight into topics that are top of mind for business leaders today. These solution adoption roundtables are small interactive sessions designed to enable collaboration and best-practice sharing on designated topics between current customers and SAP product experts. These sessions are facilitated by the Customer Adoption team and other subject matter experts on SAP SuccessFactors solutions. Sessions are 45 minutes in length, limited to 20 participants and is on a first come, first served basis. It is open to current customers only. Walk away from these discussions with actionable insights.

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0: Migration and Planning – 13 September 13:45

Join our solution experts for an open, roundtable discussion about the next-generation SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding solution. Talk with experts and peers about strategies for the migration vs. reimplementation topic, as well as other issues related to planning for the changes slated for the onboarding product in the next year. Walk away from this discussion with actionable insights.

Mass Recruiting: Leveraging Technology to Improve Recruiter Efficiency – 12 September 15:00
Join this roundtable to discuss mass hiring and how to leverage the tools that are available today to ensure the automation of administrative activities so recruiters can focus on engagement and relationship management. Walk away from this discussion with actionable insights.

CRM in Recruiting: How to Effectively Build Talent Pipelines – 13 September 13:45
Join our solution experts for an open, roundtable discussion on our CRMs. This discussion will include how CRMs can be utilized in a recruiting setting to yield strong proactive results through the building of talent pipelines and a targeted digital marketing approach. Walk away from this discussion with actionable insights.

Career Site Builder: First Impressions Matter – 12 September 13:45

Join our solution experts for an open, roundtable discussion about branding and first impressions of your career sites. What are you doing to ensure your candidates’ first touch point and experience are positive? How are you ensuring that the overall experience is engaging for a multigenerational workforce? Walk away from this discussion with actionable insights.

 Recruiting and Onboarding Meetup – 13 September 11:30
Join your peers who are using or investigating SAP SuccessFactors solutions for casual networking and conversation. Take this opportunity to make connections based on your common challenges, interests, and goals in a relaxed environment. There will also be SAP SuccessFactors solution experts in attendance to answer your most burning questions. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Come and join us in Las Vegas! Take the great opportunity to connect with experts and peers, gain new insights and get inspired for your HR transformation. We also welcome the opportunity to hear from you and answer your questions, and we look forward to learning about your strategies, challenges and stories. Check out the event agenda and session catalog for more information.


Did you know SAP SuccessFactors was recognized as a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites and the 2018 IDC MarketScape for Integrated Talent Management? Access the reports and learn why here. SAP SuccessFactors solutions, including SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, are available for digital discovery and purchase online, anywhere, anytime – in only a few clicks – at





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