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What’s Brewing in the Learning and Development Space?

by Rahul Sinha, 17 Nov, 2016

“One of the principles of the future employee will be shifting from being a “knowledge worker” to being a “learning worker” – Jacob Morgan, “The Future of Work.”

Learning in the workplace is a constantly evolving space. Today, every organization aspires to be a “Learning” organization giving significant emphasis on “self-learning”. A robust, technology-driven and flexible learning platform that enables continuous learning Continue Reading

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Build the Workforce of Tomorrow using SAP SuccessFactors Succession Planning

By Sarayu Raghavan, 29 Sep, 2016 

Succession planning is one of the most powerful tools to retain the best talent yet it is often overlooked. A survey by SAP/SuccessFactors states that 63% of organizations do not have succession planning i.e. their business is running on high risk due to lack of proper succession plan.

Succession planning is a complex process which involves tracking performance, training, and development, and also ensuring that potential candidates have the required skills and competencies. This could be one of the reasons many organizations don’t implement it. However, most organizations that implement succession plans primarily focus on the top positions. This approach is short-sighted and may not give the desired benefit. Continue Reading

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Best Practices to Manage SuccessFactors Role Based Permissions

by Purnima Pandey & Sarayu Raghavan, 19 Sep, 2016

Ever imagined a situation wherein one employee could view the salary of another? Or worse still, if they could see the ratings of one another? Sounds alarming right! Data privacy and security are vital areas for HCM customers. As an HR practitioner, how do you ensure the privacy of data in your HCM suite? How to ensure that the right person has the right access to the right data?

All of these challenges support the need of choosing an HCM suite with robust permission settings- a Role Based Permissions (RBP) framework, like the one in SAP SuccessFactors. The RBP framework for SuccessFactors is not much different from the authorization concept in SAP.

What is RBP?

Role Based Permissions (RBP) manage the permissions in the SuccessFactors suite. Continue Reading