Summarizing the Benefits and Functionality of SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the benefits and functionality of SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

Introduction to the Course

Downloading the Course Files

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: Recruiter Experience Academy

Welcome to the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: Recruiter Experience Academy.

Discover how the learning objectives in this course map to the learning journey of SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: Recruiter Experience Academy.

Learn about the core features and tools in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting.

SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite

The SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) suite focuses on strategy and results.

  • Align: Get people working on the right things

    • Goals

    • Performance

    • Workforce Planning

  • Optimize: Find the right people and make them great

    • Recruiting

    • Onboarding

    • Compensation

    • Learning

    • Succession

  • Accelerate: Run the business better

    • Jam

    • Analytics

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

In this course, the focus is on the Applicant Tracking System, the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management solution.

Talent Acquisition Key Statistics

There has been innovation across talent acquisition.

Intelligent Enterprise

SAP SuccessFactors puts people at the heart of intelligent enterprise transformation.

SAP SuccessFactors: Intelligently Transforming

SAP SuccessFactors intelligently transforms your workforce experience.

The Causes of Ineffective Recruiting

The causes of ineffective recruiting include the following:

  • Disparate tools

  • Inability to convey employer brand

  • Companies lack adequate means of connection with candidates

  • Lack of integration with other talent processes

  • Reactive recruiting practices and talent shortages

How is Recruiting Delivered?

Recruiting is delivered across source, candidate experience, and recruiter experience.

Recruiting Process

The Recruiting process contains key steps from requisition creation to requisition approval:

  1. Requisition creation and approval

  2. Job posting and sourcing

  3. Candidate application

  4. Candidate selection management

  5. Offer management

Recruiting Trends

The following list outlines the recruiting trends that you should be aware of, as presented by blogger, Jessica Miller-Merrell:

  1. Candidate Relationship Management

  2. Retirement of Reactive Recruiting

  3. Thinking Long Term

  4. Analytics for Everyone

  5. Smart Mobile


Trend 1: Candidate Relationship Management

Build the relationship with a candidate before they even apply for the position by ensuring that the relationship meets the following aspects:

  • Targeted

  • Long Term

  • Personalized

  • Ongoing

Trend 2: The Retirement Of Reactive Recruiting

Instead of being reactive to leadership decisions, be proactive by becoming familiar with strategy and building your HR strategy accordingly. The following list outlines some of the current trends on the market:

  • Average time to fill is 58.1 days

  • Boomers are finally retiring

  • More competition for knowledge workers

  • Improvements in technology

Trend 3: Thinking Long Term

Build a program (for example, university or training) that will teach current employees specific skills instead of looking for people with these very specific skills outside of the company by focusing on the following factors:

  • Development

  • Growth

  • Culture fit over skill

Trend 4: Analytics for Everyone

Company leaders speak the language of analytics. When considering the importance of analytics for everyone, the following actions are advised:

  • Do not use analytics only to perform back analysis, but also use numbers to forecast.

  • Use numbers when discussing and planning the recruiting strategy with company leaders.

Trend 5: Smart Mobile

Ensure that your company follows current mobile trends, such as the following:

  • Apps – your company app that can be connected to the career site

  • Responsive – pages are properly displayed on different devices

  • On the go – be able to access information anywhere

  • Sourcing– use different candidate sources, for example, career site, Twitter, and so on.

  • SMS– text the candidate to remind them of the date and time of the interview

  • Social Broadcasting– stay connected with your candidates via social media

Key Differentiators

The following list outlines the key differentiators in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management:

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting:
Single platform to attract, engage, and select candidates and measure results.
Recruiting Marketing:
Complete multi-channel program to attract and nurture candidates and measure results.
Patented SEO:
Ability to capture millions of new candidates through search engine optimization (SEO).
Data Privacy:

Primarily driven by DACH/EMEA standards, but applies globally.

Pure SAAS:
No need to manage upgrades and/or different versions; four releases per year for innovation.
Define teams through flexible permission models by role through team recruiting.
Multistage application:
All candidates complete selected fields when applying; additional information is requested from candidates who successfully pass screening.
One complete Recruiting product:
Focused investment on SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting (through diffused investment between Fusion, iRecruit, Taleo).
Customer focus:
Support as you like it, VIP, community, and client strategy.
Competency-based interview feedback

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