Reviewing SAP SuccessFactors Career Development and Mentoring 2H 2023 Stay Certified Information

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the New Features and Enhancements in Career Development and Mentoring for 2H 2023

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    What's New
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Minor Visual Changes in 2H 2023

Overview of the Change

SAP SuccessFactors made numerous minor visual enhancements in 2H 2023. The enhancements below are of particular note, although many less-visible enhancements have been made.

The entries below are of four visual change types:

  • Text changes (labels, error messages, or roll-over text)
  • Iconography (new or changed icons)
  • Interaction pattern (new position of interaction, new order of list, new or changed buttons)
  • Styling (design treatment, changes to themes, adopting an SAP style)

Each entry may contain one or more change types. Note that the list is not exhaustive.

We want to provide customers with a detailed list of visual changes in each release.

What's Changed

The Valid as Of date in the Technical Details table reflects the latest date.

Text Changes

Valid as of: 2023-11-17

How It Looked BeforeBefore

When an employee's mentoring participation request hasn't been approved by their manager and they choose Resend request on the program card, a confirmation message pops up, asking them to confirm the action. In the previous version, the confirmation message was a statement.

How It Looks NowAfter

In the current version, we've changed the confirmation message to a question to follow the text guidelines.

Interaction Pattern

Valid as of: 2023-11-17

How It Looked BeforeBefore

In the previous version of Mentoring, the primary button in all pages and dialogs was on the right.

How It Looks NowAfter

In the current version of Mentoring, the primary button in all pages and dialogs is on the left.

Text Changes and Interaction Pattern

Valid as of: 2023-11-17

How It Looked BeforeBefore

In the previous version of Career Explorer, a message strip about the next data refresh date and the reason why there are no recommended roles was shown at the top of the page.

How It Looks NowAfter
After

In the current version of Career Explorer, the message strip has been removed. The next data refresh date is now shown in the page description section, and a message informing users of no recommended roles is shown at the center of the page only when there are no recommended roles.

Text Changes

Valid as of: 2023-09-15

How It Looked BeforeBefore

In the previous version of the iOS and Android apps, the field showing the program start and end dates on the Mentoring Program page was called Duration.

How It Looks NowAfter

In the current version, the field is called Period.

Note

We added this entry on September 15, 2023.

Text Changes

Valid as of: 2023-11-17

How It Looked BeforeBefore
Before
Before

In the previous version, the heading of all confirmation messages in Mentoring was Confirm.

How It Looks NowAfter
After
After

In the current version, the heading has been changed to Confirmation. This change applies when you launch a mentoring program, delete a match on the Matches tab, and switch tabs without saving changes in Manage Mentoring Programs, as well as in many other scenarios.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

KM-16542

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature

Applicable to all

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

New Picker to Add Attributes in Development Goals and Mentoring in iOS and Android Mobile Apps

Overview of the Change

Users can now use a new picker to add attributes, namely, skills and competencies, in Development Goals and Mentoring in iOS and Android SAP SuccessFactors Mobile apps.

The attributes are created and managed by administrators of an organization in the Attributes Library. The picker allows people of the organization to search for and pick the required attributes from the Attributes Library in the following use cases:

  • Development Goals: If you configured the competencies field in the development goal plan template, users can use the picker to add skills and competencies to development goals. Example: Add Skills When Editing Development Goal
  • Mentoring: If you defined the competency picklist as a question category on the mentoring signup form, users can use the picker to answer questions about skills and competencies when signing up for mentoring programs. Example: Add Skills When Joining Mentoring Program

    We've built the new picker in mobile apps to achieve a harmonized user experience across all platforms.

Configuration Requirements

You've upgraded to Talent Intelligence Hub. If you don't upgrade to Talent Intelligence Hub, users can continue to use the existing picker, but they can add competencies only.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

Users have the UserGrowth PortfolioView Attributes permission.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

MOB-63261

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Development Objectives
  • Mentoring
  • Mobile Applications
Action

Info only

Enablement

Customer configured

Link to Demo

New Picker to Add Attributes in Development Goals and Mentoring in iOS and Android Mobile Apps

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

New Configuration Setting for Specifying Goal Completion Status

Overview of the Change

In Admin CenterManage Templates, we introduced a new configuration setting named Trigger Completion for the latest Goal Management.

This setting is for administrators to flag a state value that is associated to the goal completion status. As critical follow-up actions, administrators must save the template and choose the Refresh button. This is to make the setting effective and to refresh the goals that show on the Goal Management landing page and the home page.

The To Do framework on the home page automatically uses this setting to know which status to use when users are asked to mark a goal as complete.

Previously, to ensure users can properly mark their goals as complete on the home page, administrators had to set the last value for the state field to complete in the goal plan template.

Trigger Completion Setting

This feature is from Customer Community Idea 276611, Customer Community Idea 286993, and Customer Community Idea 287046. We developed this feature to help users get rid of the restriction of status ordering so that they can properly mark goal completion on the home page.

Configuration Requirements

  • The latest Goal Management is enabled.
  • Apart from Admin Center, administrators can also set trigger-completion="true" to a state value in the goal plan template to complete the configuration.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

TGM-17104

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Goal Plan Templates
  • Development Objectives
Action

Info only

Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Print Goals to PDF Output

Overview of the Change

In the latest Goal Management, users can now print their goals to the PDF output.

In one printing task, users can print up to 10 goals. Apart from basic fields in goal details, users can choose whether to include metric lookup tables and milestones. Users also get a preview of all the goals to be printed.

Printing task
Printing Goals to a PDF file

This feature is from Customer Community Idea 275801. This feature gives users ability to print goals as a PDF file, which can be viewed everywhere.

Configuration Requirements

The latest Goal Management is enabled.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

TGM-14387

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Goal Management
  • Learning Activity
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Five Career Development Configurations Removed from Configuration Center

Overview of the Change

We've removed five Career Development configurations from Configuration Center. They cannot be viewed, downloaded, or transported through Configuration Center.

The removed configurations include the following:

  • Manage Career Path
  • Import and Export Competency Mappings
  • Import and Export Learning Activity Catalogs
  • Configure Suggested Roles
  • Configure the settings for People Connection

We removed these configurations because they are legacy or not frequently used.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-22523

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Configuration Transport Center
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Recommendation Reasons Available for All Recommended Job Roles

Overview of the Change

Users can now view recommendation reasons for all recommended job roles in Career Explorer by choosing the three dots, More options, and View Recommendation Reasons on the role card. Previously, they could view the recommendation reasons for the roles in the first layer only.

Employees' previous jobs, previous job information, and employment data have a great influence on why the roles in the first layer are recommended. The roles in the second layer and onward are recommended based on the previously recommended role.

This enhancement provides additional information that helps users understand why they receive all the recommendations.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLM-383

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Career Explorer
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Link to demo

Career Recommendation Reasons in Career Explorer

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Skills Available in Career Worksheet

Overview of the Change

If you've migrated to Talent Intelligence Hub and enabled Growth Portfolio, users can now explore skills besides competencies for their current role and target roles in the Career Worksheet.

They can do the following:

  • View the skills and competencies required for a job role. The skills and competencies they need to work on are shown first, followed by the skills and competencies they've already achieved.
  • View the gap between the expected rating of a skill or competency and the self-rating they provided in Growth Portfolio in a horizontal bar chart.
    Note
    Because ratings from Growth Portfolio are normalized according to the rating scale configured in the Career Worksheet template, users may see different ratings in Growth Portfolio and Career Worksheet.
  • Create development goals for the skills and competencies they need to work on.
  • Check role readiness, calculated using self-ratings and expected ratings of skills and competencies, to see how prepared they are for a target role.
  • Use a picker to filter job roles by skills and competencies when exploring suggested roles.

Here's a screenshot of the feature:

Feature

We developed this feature to make it easy for users to manage their career development in one place.

Configuration Requirements

You've migrated to Talent Intelligence Hub and enabled Growth Portfolio.

Be aware of the following feature differences from the Career Worksheet you use before you migrate to Talent Intelligence Hub:

  • Growth Portfolio is the only source of skill and competency ratings. If you also configure forms for providing ratings, the latest rating is synced to Growth Portfolio and then shown in the Career Worksheet.
  • Behaviors aren't supported. If there are behaviors mapped to job roles, we recommend you hide behaviors by adding the following element to the Career Worksheet template: <behaviors hide="true" hide-ratings="true" use-in-readiness="false"/>.
  • The permission control for viewing certain job roles and competencies isn't supported.
  • Tags instead of competencies are used in the Manage Suggested Roles tool. The Tags are created in the Manage Talent Intelligence Hub tool and used for labeling different attributes.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-21069

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Career Worksheet
  • Suggested Development Roles
Action

Recommended

Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Development Option is Removed for Users of Latest Development Goals

Overview of the Change

If your employees use the latest version of Development Goals, they no longer see the Development entry in the main navigation menu. They need to go to Goals to use the feature.

Previously, employees who used latest Development Goals saw a menu option to go to the Development page. They could go to the page to see the legacy version of Development Goals only.

This enhancement is from a Customer Influence Idea. By removing the Development option, the user experience is more consistent and causes less confusion.

Configuration Requirements

Latest Goal Management is enabled.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-22148

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Development Objectives
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Create Custom Learning Activities in Latest Development Goals

Overview of the Change

Users can now create custom learning activities in the latest version of Development Goals to record learning items that aren't available in SAP SuccessFactors Learning. Previously, they could only add courses from SAP SuccessFactors Learning.

In a development goal plan, users can create custom learning activities in the following ways:

  • On a goal card, choose the three dots (More Actions) and Create Custom Learning.
  • On the goal details page, choose Manage LearningCreate Custom Learning.

After a custom learning activity is created, it's shown in the Custom Learning subsection of the Linked Learning section. Users can edit or remove it as necessary.

Additionally, administrators can import custom learning activities using the Import Development Goals tool.

We developed this feature to achieve feature parity with the legacy Development Goals.

Configuration Requirements

  • The latest Goal Management is enabled.

  • Transcript learning and the option for users to create custom learning are enabled in Provisioning.

  • The configuration of the learning activity template is the same as that required in the legacy Development Goals.

  • Be aware of the following feature differences:
    • The audit history of custom learning activities is not supported.

    • The link, dev_goals, and certifications fields are not supported. The percent field type is not supported.

    • The <plan-layout>, <transcript-list-layout>, and <transcript-detail-layout> elements are not used.

      The field layout in the Create Custom Learning or Edit Custom Learning dialog is determined by the sequence of field definitions in the template. There's no fancy layout for the name, description, and status fields.

      In the Custom Learning subsection, only name, description, and status fields are shown.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-21990

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Development Objectives
  • Learning Activity
Action

Recommended

Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Learning Completed in SAP SuccessFactors Learning is Synced to Development Goals

Overview of the Change

When users complete a learning course in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, the completed status is always synced to associated development goals. Previously, it required users to sign in to the Learning solution with the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite credentials to complete the course. If they signed in with the Learning sign-in credentials, the sync didn't work.

To sync other statuses, users still need to sign in with the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite credentials.

This enhancement achieves a more seamless integration between Learning and Career Development.

Configuration Requirements

You've set up integration with SAP SuccessFactors Learning and configured necessary fields and permissions in the learning activity template.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-23110

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Development Objectives
  • Learning Activities
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Reopen Mentoring Programs

Overview of the Change

Mentoring administrators can reopen a mentoring program after it is completed. When they reopen the program, its status changes to "In Progress."

Administrators - and only administrators - can reopen programs in Admin CenterManage Mentoring Programs. On the completed program card, the Delete program icon has been changed to the Delete button next to the Reopen button.

Note

Program owners cannot reopen programs.

The feature is from Customer Influence Idea 246302 and Customer Influence Idea 292846. It offers a convenient way for customers to resume a mentoring program that's been accidentally set to completed.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-22149

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Mentoring
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Create up to 200 Mentoring Activities

Overview of the Change

Mentors and mentees can now create up to 200 activities to record mentoring details. Previously, the maximum number of activities was 5.

If they have created 200 activities, the + (Add) option is no longer available on the UI.

This enhancement is from a Customer Influence Idea. The ability to create more activities increases customers' flexibility in using the Mentoring feature.

How It Looks Now

Mentee's View
Mentor's View

In the current version, the + (Add) option remains available until mentors and mentees create 200 activities.

How It Looked Before

Mentee's View
Mentor's View

In the previous version, the + (Add) option was not available when mentors and mentees had created five activities.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-22348

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Mentoring
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Add or Remove Participants After Launching Supervised Mentoring Programs

Overview of the Change

Mentoring administrators and program owners can add or remove mentors and mentees in Admin CenterManage Mentoring Programs after a supervised program is launched and initial mentors and mentees are matched.

They might need to add or remove participants, for example, when a mentor must withdraw from an ongoing program. They can remove the mentor from the program and add a replacement mentor. When added or removed, mentors and mentees receive corresponding email notifications, including the following:

  • Mentoring Invitation to Additional Mentors

  • Mentoring Invitation to Additional Mentees

  • Mentor/Mentee Removal Notification

Administrators can customize the email notifications in Admin CenterEmail Notification Templates Settings.

If Mentoring includes an integration with SAP Jam, after adding or removing mentors and mentees, administrators and program owners need to manually update group members in SAP Jam.

This enhancement is from a Customer Influence Idea. It provides customers with greater flexibility in managing supervised mentoring programs.

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

In the current version, administrators and program owners can choose the Remove participant icon to remove a mentor or mentee.

In the current version, administrators and program owners can choose the + (Add participants) icon to add mentors or mentees.

In the current version, administrators and program owners can choose the Edit mentoring availability icon to modify a mentor's availability in the mentoring program.

How It Looked Before

In the previous version, the + (Add participants) and Remove participant icons were grayed out after the launch of supervised mentoring programs. Administrators and program owners couldn't add or remove mentors and mentees.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

CDP-20328

Product

Succession and Development

Module

Career Development Planning and Mentoring

Feature
  • Mentoring
Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Supplementary Resources

The following are useful supplementary resources for the 2H 2023 release:

Stay Informed! Second Half 2023 SAP SuccessFactors Release Details. This blog post is dedicated to keeping Partners informed about the 2H 2023 Release.

SAP SuccessFactors 2H 2023 Release Highlights. Note that you might need to register to access the following content: Discover key innovations in the SAP SuccessFactors second half 2023 release.

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