Additional information that is important for understanding foundation objects/generic objects include foundation object/generic object labels, tokens, and integration.
Foundation Objects/Generic Object Labels
To learn how the labels for foundation object/generic object fields are derived, refer to the Implementation Guide: Implementing HR Master Data Sync for Foundation Object and Generic Object Fields in Recruiting Management. Inform your customers that any label changes are platform-wide and will not just impact Recruiting Management.
All the foundation object/generic object fields defined on the job requisition template and offer template are available to be used as tokens; no configuration is necessary. In the case of foundation objects/generic objects in Employee Central and non-Employee Central instances, the primary use case for using foundation objects/generic objects is to allow for the reuse of data defined in MDF for Recruiting. Without Employee Central enabled, the other modules, including the Employee Profile/People Profile, do not use foundation object/generic object values, such as Division and Department. On a non-Employee Central instance, these field values will still be derived from the user data file.
Refer to the Implementation Guide for additional information on all integrations: Implementing HR Master Data Sync for Foundation Object and Generic Object Fields in Recruiting Management. Some considerations for integrations include the following:
For Recruiting Marketing integration, the foundation object/generic object field types can be mapped to STRING type fields. The field mapping page, Admin Center → Setup Recruiting Marketing Job Field Mapping Configuration, supports mapping foundation object/generic object fields.
The Employee Central Integration has also been enhanced to support mapping for foundation object/generic object fields.
For Onboarding integration, it is required to use Business Rules.
For Position Management integration, it is now possible to map foundation object/generic object fields on the Position Object to the fields on the requisition.
It is possible to migrate data from older picklist values to the foundation object/generic object field types using Business Rules.