The Unified Data Model introduces job location objects and standard marketing brand objects for Recruiting. These objects are Recruiting-specific and have been built to support Career Site Builder features.
The new Location Generic Object is an extension to the location data stored in the SAP SuccessFactors suite. Previously, the Location Foundation Object was used to store location data in the job requisition. However, because the Location Foundation Object was built for HRIS-specific features, certain limitations prohibited the location data from being fully used in recruiting-specific features and scenarios.
The Job Location Generic Object now provides customers with the ability to host recruiting-specific location data which can be fully localized and improve the candidate search experience in Career Site Builder. The Job Location object also fully supports multi-location posting.
Though not required, the Job Location Generic Object can be mapped to the Location Foundation Object if the Location foundation data is needed for transitioning/hiring of candidates. This provides full flexibility in the creation and maintenance of recruiting-specific location data.
When configuring the Job Requisition, is important to understand whether a customer will be using any of the Career Site Builder features (home page search features, the Google Maps component, job page layouts, and/or category pages) so that their environment is enabled with the Unified Data Model.
Overview of the Unified Data Model Location Objects
The following objects are standard and can be found in the Configure Object Definitions admin tool:
- Marketing Brand Generic Object (GO)
A standard Marketing Brand Generic Object is available in Configure Object Definitions; however, the brand data must still be configured in Manage Career Site Builder.
To help existing customers transition from the Brand field they are currently using (custom object, picklist, etc), a new Brand Migration job is available in Admin Center → Scheduled Job Manager.
- Job Location Generic Object (GO)
The Job Location GO (JobLocation) offers much more flexibility in creating Career Site Builder- friendly data for various locations in different countries. This new location object provides structured location data on the job requisition to facilitate new Career Site Builder search features, including a card view of search results, faceted search by using the Google Map component, and posting a job to multiple locations for candidates to find on the career site.
- The Job Location object can be mapped to the Location Foundation Object (but it is not required).
- The Job Location object uses the new Job Location Long Format to format the location address data correctly for each individual country.
- This location object fully supports multi-location posting.
- The Job Location object hosts the following fields within the object definition:
Job Location Object: Field Definition
Field Comment Location Code Location Name FO Location The Location Foundation Object can be mapped directly to the Location Generic Object. Job Location Long Format An address format for the location information of a country/region displayed for the job requisition when a candidate searches for or opens the job requisition. Note that only one Job Location Long Format is allowed for a country/region. If no address format is created, a default format is displayed as the location information of a posted job. Thus, a Job Location Long Format enables address representation per country/region format standards. The Job Location Long Format address is displayed in multiple lines as part of the job requisition details. Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 Address 4 Subdivision/Neighborhood City Metropolitan Area County/Region State/Province The State/Province field is associated with the State/Province Generic Object to have a parent-child relationship between county and state. Flexible/Sales region This field could be used to host something other than Sales Region, if the customer does not need it. ZIP/Postal Code Location Search Synonyms Similar names of the locations to search for jobs. Latitude Career Site Builder uses Latitude and Longitude coordinates from the Google Map component to display pinned locations of the jobs on a map. Longitude Career Site Builder uses Latitude and Longitude coordinates from the Google Map component to display pinned locations of the jobs on a map. Override Coordinates Set the value to Yes to manually provide coordinates to show a specific and accurate location of the posted job on the map. Override Latitude Override Longitude Effective Start Date
- Job Location Long Format (GO)
The Job Location Long Format controls the address formatting of the Job Location data for each country. The Long Format is considered the formal/standard address. Only one format is allowed per country. If you do not configure this object for each country, it defaults to the following address formatting:Code snippetExpand
[address1]<br/> [address2]<br/> [city],[state_name][postal_code]<br/> [country_name]<br/>
- Job Location Short Format (GO)
The Job Location Short Format offers full control over how location data is displayed within the job posting on the Career Site. Due to local requirements or business needs, some regions may require specific location data to be displayed in the job posting.
The Job Location Short Format can be selected for the Job Location(s) in the Job Requisition, allowing users to control which format should be used to display location data in the job posting for the individual requisition.
For example, the following fields can be utilized in the Job Location Short Format to help improve job searches:
- Job location synonyms (for example: Manhattan, Financial District, Bronx for NYC)
- Flexible sales region (for example: New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut for NYC)
- Metropolitan Area/Market
- Manual configuration of location Latitude/Longitude for the Google Maps component in Career Site Builder
You also can select any of the following attributes to display them as part of the Job Location Short Format:
- State/Province (The State/Province field is associated with the State/Province Generic Object to have a parent-child relationship between county and state.)
- Flexible/Sales Region
- ZIP/Postal Code
- Location Search Synonyms (Similar names of the locations to search for jobs.)
- Override Coordinates
- Override Latitude
- Override Longitude
For example, when posting jobs in New York City (NYC), if you want to display the neighborhood, you can configure the Job Location Short Format as follows:
This is how it would appear in Career Site Builder’s search results:
- State/Province Generic Object (GO)
The State/Province object stores the ISO country codes and state codes associated with them are configured in the Recruiting_Country_States.text file.
The existing state/province data is migrated to the State/Province Generic object using the State Province Go Migration Job.