Describing the New Features and Enhancements in the 2H 2023 Release

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the new features and enhancements in the 2H 2023 release

Introduction to Stay Certified Information

Stay Certified information refers to the content that was formerly known as the stay current information or the Delta information. Find all new features and enhancements for the release in the What's New Viewer on the SAP Help portal.

If you want more details on a topic, proceed as follows:

  1. Navigate to the SAP SuccessFactors Release Information in the SAP Help portal (https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_SUCCESSFACTORS_RELEASE_INFORMATION/)

  2. From the drop-down list to the right of the SAP SuccessFactors Release Information title, select the appropriate language.

  3. Select What’s New Viewer (English).

  4. Select the filters as required to view the topic.

  5. If the topic contains more information, select See more.

  6. Under the Related Information section, locate further details on the topic.

Deprecation of the Site Kits Setting in Career Site Builder

Overview of the change

The Site Kits page in the Global Settings section of Career Site Builder will be deleted on November 17, 2023.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentJuly 21, 2023

The deprecation milestone after which SAP stops enhancing a product or part of a product. You can continue to use the software, but you should begin planning for a time when it will no longer be available for use. We still fix high-priority bugs.

End of MaintenanceNovember 17, 2023

The deprecation milestone after which SAP does not fix bugs or deliver patches for the software. SAP continues to answer your how-to questions. We strongly encourage you to adopt an alternative method for your business scenario.

DeletedNovember 17, 2023

The deprecation milestone when a feature is no longer available for productive use. You should now be using an alternative method for your business scenario.

Deprecation Details

Site kits are a tool used to set up a brand new career site that has nothing configured. For this reason, installing site kits to an existing career site will break the site and render it useless by overwriting all existing files and configurations set up for the site. And because implementation partners, who are the primary target audience for this functionality, use alternative methods such as their own templates when implementing new career sites, we are choosing to remove this option from Career Site Builder altogether in order to prevent the accidental loss of your career site configuration.

The Global Settings section of Career Site Builder will no longer have a Site Kits tab at all, and the page will no longer exist.

Technical Details

Reference Number

RMK-31131

Product

Recruiting

Module

Candidate Sourcing

Feature

Career Site Builder

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Link to Demo 
Lifecycle

Deprecated

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Not applicable

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Horizon Visual Theme Support for Recruiting Page Headers

Overview of the change

The header title and background for a few pages in Recruiting adopt a color defined by the Horizon visual theme.

The header title for the following pages now has a white background:

  • Job Requisition Summary
  • Job Requisition Details
  • Create new job requisition flow
  • Job Profile
  • Interview Central
  • Interview Scheduling

You can no longer customize the background color of the header titles by using Theme Manager in Admin Center. However, you can change the default text color of active (selected) and inactive (unselected) tabs.

The Horizon visual theme is the latest design standard for all SAP applications. SAP SuccessFactors is adopting it so that we can deliver a user experience that's modern, engaging, and consistent.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

In the current version, the background color of the header title adopts the Horizon visual theme. You can’t customize the header text color in Theme Manager. You can change the text color of the active and inactive tabs in Admin CenterTheme ManagerPortlets.

How it Looked Before

In the previous version, the background color of the header text was defined in Theme Manager, and the text color of the active and inactive tabs were defined in Admin CenterTheme ManagerPlacemat.

Technical Details

Reference Number

WEF-125632

Product

Recruiting

Module

Job Requisition

Feature

Job Requisitions

Interview Central

Interview Scheduling

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Link to Demo 
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Minor

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

New Career Site Search

Overview of the change

The new job search functionality in Career Site Builder overhauls the career site search experience, improves location search and presentation, and improves the site administrator experience.

The new functionality offers the following improvements:

ImprovementDescription
A complete overhaul of the job search experience in the career site
  • A modern, intuitive, consumer-grade search experience.
  • Improved search results for non-English languages, including support for word stemming, word roots, and variations.
  • Customizable faceting and filtering based on your job requisition picklists and objects.
  • Customizable search results cards with full branding support.
Improved location search and presentation

  • A new purpose-built business object for hiring locations.
  • Multilocation job postings.
  • Full localization of all object properties.
  • Customized presentation formats.
  • Interstitial location properties (neighborhoods, metropolitan areas, country/regions).
  • Location name synonyms.
  • Full support for rules and the Integration Center.
  • Improved geocoding for map components.
Improved site administrator experience
  • Intuitive category management capabilities.
  • Flexible job detail layouts.
  • Enhanced job layout selection rules.

This enhancement improves the job search experience for career sites.

Configuration Requirements

The Unified Data Model doesn't require a reimplementation of Recruiting or Career Site Builder. A series of steps in Recruiting sets up the data, and is performed through the Admin Center instead of in the back-end Provisioning system. Although Career Site Builder administrators could enable the Unified Data Model on their own, an implementation partner or consultant could be better suited to review your configuration and perform any necessary updates.

Note
To ensure optimal performance and user experience, the new career site search functionality requires that your SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting and Career Site Builder systems are geographically located closely together. If your Recruiting and Career Site Builder aren't geographically colocated at this time, the feature switch is disabled. Discuss the availability options with your account team.

Prepare Recruiting data through the Admin Center:

  1. Migrate data into the Job Location generic object, so that locations match exactly between Recruiting and Career Site Builder.
  2. Run an index expansion in the Admin Center.
  3. Run geocoding in the Admin Center.
  4. Run Marketing Brand migration in the Admin Center.

Once the data has been prepared, you can enable the Unified Data Model switch. You can then complete the rest of the setup within Career Site Builder itself:

  1. Create new job layouts.
  2. Create new search results cards.
  3. Choose what fields candidates can refine their list with.
  4. Review existing category pages, and create new ones.
  5. Update the job alerts email template.

What's Changed

Turning the Unified Data Model switch on changes many search-related settings, including their physical locations in Career Site Builder.

Feature

How It Looks Now (Unified Data Model Enabled)

How It Looks Before (Unified Data Model Not Enabled)

Search

Search results now display in the form of results cards.

Search results display in the form of either search results tiles or a search grid. The results tiles only displayed limited information, and the search grid wasn’t optimized for accessibility.

 

Search results settings – the Search Results lets you specify brand for both the search form and search results, as well as enable location searches. Each job result card displays the job title on the first line, and its short location on the second line.

The Results Cards tab lets you add a third line of text, which you can customize by selecting fields from the job requisition template.

The Search Results page is now located under Layouts.

Location: LayoutsSearch Results

The Search Results page is located under Appearance, and includes a setting to use search result tiles instead of the search grid.

Location: AppearanceSearch Results

 

Search form settings – lets you configure the overall look of the search form page itself, and includes settings like background color, background image, and so on.

The tab is now labeled Search Form.

Location: AppearanceStylesGlobal Styles[Brand]Search Form

The tab name is Search.

Location: AppearanceStylesGlobal Styles[Brand]Search

 

Search settings – lets you configure the specific look of each job result card and all of its contents. Multiple sections on this page allow you to highly customize settings.

The tab is now labeled Search Experience.

Location: AppearanceStylesGlobal StylesSearch Experience

The tab name is Search.

Location: AppearanceStylesGlobal StylesSearch

Category pages

The category page editor includes a new tab, Job List, which lets you limit what displays on a category page by keyword and location. A GUI filter lets you refine the list using all objects from the job requisition template.

Existing category pages have a new tab Rule Archive, which provides you with read-only access to the rules you had for the category page before.

Career Site Builder processes legacy category rules and adds them in the Job List keyword and location fields.

Note
If your legacy category page included multiple rules, Career Site Builder combines all of them into a single rule after you enable the Unified Data Model

Category pages require setting up category rules. The rules are set up in the Rule Editor tab, where you specify simple rules for keyword, location, and a small set of fields available for the site. Administrators who are familiar with SOLR syntax could also create more complex rules in the Advanced Rules Editor tab. Neither option, however, provides access to all objects in the job requisition.

Custom job layouts

The Custom Layouts Editor includes a new tab, called Layout Rules, where you can add multiple filters to limit the scope of what appears in that particular job layout. Because this filter uses all objects from the job requisition template, you aren’t limited to just a job category for the job layout.

In addition, the ability to add multiple filters means that you can add one filter to specify the brand and another to specify locale. Since you don't need to organize your job layout by brand and locale, the option is no longer there when you create a new job layout.

The layout editor's Details tab includes two fields — Site Field Mapping and Job Field Mapping — that are required in order to limit the job layout to a specific job category.

In addition, because the layout can only be restricted by job category, job layouts have to be organized by brand and locale at the time that the layout settings are made.

Job alerts

Job alerts settings are configured in the Data Capture Form component on a landing page and allow you to specify both keyword and location. When the Unified Data Model is enabled, the Job Alerts tab gives you the ability to add additional filters using all objects from the job requisitions template.

Landing pages with existing job alerts in the data capture form display a new Rule Archive tab.

Note

New job alerts created using the Unified Data Model automatically set the frequency of the job alerts to 7 days.

The frequency for existing job alerts that are created before the Unified Data Model is enabled, however, retain the original frequency setting.

The Job Alerts tab allows you to create a filter rule based on keyword and location, and add additional filters based on the site field mapping you configured.

This image shows the Job List and Rule Archive tabs that appear in the category page editor when the Unified Data Model is enabled. In this example, the category page existed before the feature was enabled, and had a simple rule to limit the page to jobs with the word "energy" in the title.

Career Site Builder processed this simple rule after the Unified Data Model was enabled, and is using "energy" as a keyword, which includes both the title and description fields.

Technical Details

Reference Number

RMK-29877

Product

Recruiting

Module

Candidate Sourcing

Job Requisition

Feature

Career Site Builder

Job Requisitions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Customer Configured

Link to Demo 
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

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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