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Recruiting Posting – A platform to market your jobs with SAP

Knowing that SAP SuccessFactors is among the leading technologies offering Human Capital Management (HCM) software solutions using Software as a Service (SaaS) model has created its own space today.

Recruiting is one of the part in SuccessFactors which helps the customers to ‘Attract’, ‘Engage’ and ‘Select’ the best talent match for their open positions. In process to find the best talent match across the globe from different sources, advertising of open jobs is very much essential on different job boards, Universities and social media platform. Recruiting Posting (RP) is a platform which helps the customer to market/post their open positions around 4000 job boards, School & Universities.

After Successfully implemented Recruiting Positing (RP) solution, I am happy to share my experience and some of lessons learned. It would be helpful for the other professional on some of the most important aspects during the RP implementation.

Brief History and Overview on RP:

  • SAP acquisition in 2015
  • Previously known as Multiposting, now named as ‘Recruiting Posting (RP)’
  • World leading job posting aggregator
  • Around 4000 channels (Job boards, Universities, social networks etc.)
  • Well integrated solution with SuccessFactors Recruitment Management (RCM) and Recruitment Marketing (RMK)

 

Traditional Approach V/S SAP’s Approach

 

Some other vendors available for job board posting:

  • eQuest
  • Solique
  • Broadbean
  • Recruiting Posting 

Start with Recruiting Posting (RP)

Being SAP SuccessFactors professional, you might aware that earlier Recruiting Positing (RP) solution is implemented by SAP only, but now it’s possible to be implement by Certified partner consultant. But still we need to coordination with SAP for few services and configuration changes.

Pre-requisite to know before start with RP:

  • Active RCM and RMK instance in Scope along with RP license
  • Job distribution sheet need to be filled by customer to understand the Job boards in scope
  • Client should have the license agreement with paid job boards

Steps to start RP configurations:

  • Enable the recruiting posting from provisioning
  • Update Recruiting Posting Base URL in Provisioning (Refer Imp Guide OR KBA note 2686521)
  • Setup RBP Permissions in Admin Center. Permissions can be set up as below (example),
  • Raise the incident with SAP to provision your system with recruiting posting (you need to share the data center information along with the company id)
  • Once provision is done, you can access the RP dashboard via ‘Admin Center -> Manage Recruiting Posting’.

Posting Profiles: Posting Profile is a job posting entity to be associated to one or several RCM users. One recruiter can have any number of different Posting Profiles. Posting Profiles allow to post a job on behalf of an organization / office / agency, or however you decide to name this Posting Profile entity.

NOTE: It is mandatory to have Posting Profiles into a group because a group is not able to post jobs. Posting Profile are able to post jobs.

Users to Posting Profile Association: Associate a user RCM to a Posting Profile RP. On the left list, the synchronized Recruiting users are displayed. Recruiting users are granted with RBP permission will be synchronized during the daily user synchronization in Recruiting Posting system (Job run daily @ 05.00 GMT).

Job Board Market Place: Place to search and add the available job boards in RP. If Job Boards are not available on the Job Board Market Place, integration requests can be made through the customer’s interface. Note that each customer is limited to 10 requests per civil year.

My Job Boards: Added job boards from job board market place will reflect here. To make a Job board operational, you need to follow the below 3 steps:

  • Adding or modifying Job Board configurations
  • Associating Posting Profiles to the Job Board
  • Adding or modifying contracts

NOTE: Associate Posting Profiles to Job Board is MANDATORY

My School Job Boards: Added universities/school’s boards from job board market place will reflect here. To post the job on school job board, posting profile should be associated.

Job Field Mapping: You can automate the filling of your job posting fields based on the Job Requisition fields values. To make this mapping operational, it is mandatory to grant the admin and recruiter users with the “OData API Job Requisition Export” permission in Admin Center/RBP.

Also, you should first make sure that in the instance’s Job Requisition template, there are relevant fields which can host the values requested into the job posting fields of Recruiting Posting.

Steps to post the job using RP – ‘Time for Posting’

  • Go to RCM Job Requisition list
  • Select actions and choose “Job Postings”

  • Make sure that the status is “Posted” for at least “External Posting” Or set posting dates for at least “External Posting” then go to “Post Job”
  • Start your job posting in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Posting with “Post and Manage Jobs” button

  • Select the posting profile to post your job with

  • See credits availability among your associated posting profiles

  • First check that common fields and company profile information are filled

  • Then fill specific fields for each job board

  • Fields in error are highlighted and Expected format instructions are displayed

  • Review your posting information and click on submit button at bottom right corner

  • Once click on submit button, Recruiter (Recruiting user) is redirected to the “Job Posting” page
  • Go again to “Post & Manage Jobs”
  • Access the Job Posting dashboard to follow up the posting

Recruiting Posting – Implementation Learning

  • In Test Environment – Job post status always be ‘pending’. Means actual job posting will be in PROD environment only.
  • You will not be able to access the RP dashboard until the provision is not done by SAP
  • We (being partner consultant) cannot add the default value for fields on RP screen. Need to raise incident with SAP and they will setup in backend.
  • What’s not possible:
  • Hide the fields on RP screen
  • Customize the fields under RP screen (Common & Job boards fields)
  • Add the instruction text with fields
  • Error 404: Can be experience during job posting if issue with RCM side and data will not sync proper from RCM to RP.
  • Mapping for location field (Object type – Multiple Location) RCM to RP is not possible.
  • If customer has two vendors for job posting (example: RP & Broadbean), then both can be use in parallel if Job boards are ready to accept two feeds from different vendors.
  • Most Important: you might need to coordinate with Job boards for credentials to integrate job boards with RP

Understanding some of these essential topics will assist better in the preparation to kick start a Recruiting Posting implementation with confidence.

It would be helpful for others who are working or look forward to start work on Recruiting Posting. Please share this post to help other SuccessFactors Consultants.

I have shared my experience to put all the pointers together and hope you like this post. I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below and share your experiences of your leanings and recommendations……. Happy Learning ?

 

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      Author's profile photo APOORWA DUTT
      APOORWA DUTT

      Very Informative blog. Thanks for sharing here.

      Good Job Kapil

       

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thanks Apoorwa. .

      Author's profile photo Rama Rana
      Rama Rana

      Helpful and Informative...such blogs indeed helps us to move through situations. Keep it up Kapil!

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thank Rama for your kind words.

      Author's profile photo VISHAL GUPTA
      VISHAL GUPTA

      Great content. Very Informative Blog. Thanks for sharing Kapil!!

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thanks Vishal

      Author's profile photo Shalini Pachauri
      Shalini Pachauri

      Hi Kapil,

      Great blog. Very detailed and helpful.

      Keep it up.

      Regards,

      Shalini

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thank you Shalini.

       

      Author's profile photo vageesh Tiwari
      vageesh Tiwari

      Great Blog Kapil!

      Keep on with the good work, I’m eager to see your next posts!

      Best Regards,

      Vageesh

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thank you Vageesh.

       

      Author's profile photo zeba zahoor
      zeba zahoor

      Very detailed and helpful blog

      Thanks for sharing with us Kapil

      Regards,

      Zeba

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thanks Zeba.

       

      Author's profile photo Vandana Tyagi
      Vandana Tyagi

      Hi Kapil,

       

      Thanks for writing this blog, very detailed and informative!! Really appreciate your efforts!!

      Regards

      Vandana

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Vandana.

      Author's profile photo Richa Gupta
      Richa Gupta

      Very well explained Kapil. Keep it up.

      Regards,

      Richa

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thank you Richa.

       

      Author's profile photo Haripriya Vyas
      Haripriya Vyas

      excellent Blog Kapil.

      Thanks for sharing .

       

      BR,

      Haripriya

      Author's profile photo Rohit Sharma
      Rohit Sharma

      Very informative blog Kapil.....Keep up the good work....

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Rohit.

      Author's profile photo Jyothi Kommuri
      Jyothi Kommuri

      Hi Kapil,

      Very informative, thank you for sharing!

      I have a question, who can implement RP? Does the implementation partner have to be certified or it's the consultant that needs to be certified in RP?

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thank you Jyothi.

      My response on your query: Partner consultant can implement the RP. Generally RP solution will go along with RCM or RMK, consultant should be certified in anyone or both as per the module in scope. There is no separate certification for RP.

      Hope it helps. Best Regards - Kapil

      Author's profile photo prashant priyadarshi
      prashant priyadarshi

      Very much informative . Thanks for sharing this Kapil..

       

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Prashant.

      Author's profile photo Akash Anbasti
      Akash Anbasti

      Much needed blog for Recruiting Posting, very informative.

       

      Thank you Kapil.

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Akash.

       

      Author's profile photo Heena Pruthi
      Heena Pruthi

      Very helpful blog with detailed information. Clearly explained the process of recruiting posting.

      Thanks for sharing Kapil

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Heena.

      Author's profile photo Lalit Singh
      Lalit Singh

      Very detailed and informative blog on Recruiting Posting. Keep it up

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Lalit.

      Author's profile photo Karan Bahl
      Karan Bahl

      Hi Kapil,

       

      Very well explained and depicted in a step by step way. Will be very helpful in achieving this task without much hassles!

      Keep it up and keep sharing your knowledge!

       

      Regards,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
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      Thanks Karan.

       

      Author's profile photo Aastha Malik
      Aastha Malik

      Great write-up Kapil !!

      Thanks for sharing the detailed info around Recruiting Posting.

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Aastha.

      Author's profile photo Allwyn Dias
      Allwyn Dias

      Hi Kapil,

      Hope you are doing Good!

      Thank you for writing and sharing the first ever blog on Recruiting Posting, It’s very much concise and step by step guide for all of us.

      Keep up the Good Work and Happy Learning ?

      Regards
      Allwyn

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Allwyn for the valuable feedback.

      Author's profile photo Shashank Shekhar
      Shashank Shekhar

      Aloha Kapil,

       

      Thanks for such an informative blog! Goes without saying - It is very helpful.

      Have a question, rather functionality feasibility and wondering if you can put some light on it- How do we set up Broadbean Job aggregator in SuccessFactors system post introduction of Recruiting Posting? Is there any constraint?

      Cheers!

      Shashank

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shashank,

       

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Eventually I did not get the chance to work on Broadbean job aggregator setup, but what I knew about broadbean, this vendor has the standard integration with SuccessFactors. But customer must have agreement/license with Broadbean in order to integrate with SF.

      Hopefully will get chance to work on this and will be happy to share the knowledge with others.

      Thanks,
      Kapil

      Author's profile photo Haripriya Vyas
      Haripriya Vyas

      This is so helpful Kapil.

       

      Thanks for sharing detail.

      Regards,

      Haripriya

      Author's profile photo Kapil Sharma
      Kapil Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Haripriya for the inputs.

      Author's profile photo Rajesh Arumugam
      Rajesh Arumugam

      Hi Kapil,

      Great writing. Worth a read !

      I have a question on reports pertaining to source. When the jobs are posted via RP and if a candidate applies, how the system captures the Source & Candidate Source information.

      Is it possible to create reports on the job portals used via RP ?

      Looking forward for your response. Thank you !

      Author's profile photo Shikha Bhatnagar
      Shikha Bhatnagar

      HI Kapil,

       

      Thanks for sharing such an informative blog. This will be really helpful for those implementing Recruiting Posting for first time.

      Keep the good work.

       

      Thanks,

      Shikha Bhatnagar

      Author's profile photo Pradeep Kumar Katikere Ningappa .
      Pradeep Kumar Katikere Ningappa .

      Hi Kapil,

      How to request job board integration via Job Board Market Place - Recruiting Posting ?

      https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2719508

      ******

      Above details tell how to request for new Job Board . But ISV partner is not an multiposting user in his demo instance . From the ISV partner stand point of view how can they raise the request to become Job Board member ?