SAP Successfactors Talent: A Complete Guide to Configuration, Administration, and Best Practices
Traynor, Susan, Wellens, Michael A., Krishnamoorthy, Venki
Take an in-depth look at SAP SuccessFactors talent modules with this complete guide to configuration, administration, and best practices. The book follows a logical progression of SAP SuccessFactors modules that should be configured to complete a comprehensive talent management solution. The authors walk you through fully functional simple implementations in the primary chapters for each module before diving into advanced topics in subsequent chapters.
After a brief introduction the next two chapters jump into the Talent Profile and Job Profile Builder. These chapters lay the structures and data that will be utilized across the remaining chapters which detail each module. The following eight chapters walk you through building, administering, and using a goal plan in the Goal Management module as well as performance forms in the Performance Management module. The book also expands on performance topics with the 360 form and continuous performance management in two additional chapters. We then dive into configuring the calibration tool and how to set up calibration sessions in the next two chapters.
After that, you will explore the development module in three more chapters by learning to configure and use development plans, career worksheets, and mentoring. Finally, the book examines succession management, covering topics such as configuring, administering, and using the 9-box, the Talent Review form, nominations, succession org charts, talent pools, and succession presentations. The authors then sum up with a review of what you learned and final conclusions.
Within each topic, the book touches on the integration points with other modules as well as internationalization. The authors also provide recommendations and insights from real world experience. Having finished the book, you will have an understanding of what comprises a complete SAP SuccessFactors talent management solution and how to configure, administer, and use each module within it.
What You Will Learn
- Develop custom talent profile portlets
- Integrate Job Profile Builder with SAP SuccessFactors talent modules
- Set up security, group goals, and team goals in goals management with sample XML
- Configure and launch performance forms including rating scales and route maps
- Administrate the calibration module using best practices
- Display and update relevant talent data in a succession org chart
Who This Book Is For
Implementation partners and customers who are project managers, configuration specialists, analysts, or system administrators.
Susan Traynor is an SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professional with more than 21 years of progressive experience in SAP HCM and SuccessFactors implementations. You can follow her on LinkedIn.
Michael A. Wellens, M.S. is a certified SAP SuccessFactors consultant with over 15 years of human resources information systems implementation experience. He has successfully launched a variety of core HR and talent management solutions across a variety of fortune 500 companies around the world. You can follow him on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @mike_wellens.
Venki Krishnamoorthy is an SAP SuccessFactors consultant. Venki has over 15 years of experience as a functional lead, project manager, and program manager in HCM transformation projects. Venki has completed over 35 full lifecycle implementations of SuccessFactors projects across multiple modules. You can follow Venki on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @venki_sap.