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A fully functioning system that is aligned to your business needs can provide vital data that adds value to the operational management and strategic direction of your organisation.  Over time, your business requirements and processes may change and the original SuccessFactors configuration may no longer be optimal; or perhaps SuccessFactors has not been continuously upgraded through new release management to drive efficiency and optimise the system to support HR strategy, policies and processes.  Whatever the cause; you may be running...

Since its inception within the corporation, the HR function has continued to evolve and to structure itself. From a "staff management" service to an administrative role, it has become a true strategic partner, taking more and more part in decision-making alongside the Directorate senior management team. Our systems are shifting, and our businesses are constantly evolving with the pace of digitalization. For a young HR graduate, there are a number of questions that need to be asked: What will tomorrow's HR...

As you may already know, this year SuccessFactors has announced their quarterly releases and updates to be moved to twice year broken into halves. This makes releases bigger with more changes and functionality updates. We understand that they can be long and hard to digest so that is why our consultants make things easier for you. During each release, they highlight the most important updates. Recently SuccessFactors shared the first half of 2020 SuccessFactors release, so our consultants jumped right on...

Several weeks ago, HR Path went live with Onboarding 2.0 for one of our Canadian customers. As part of our Onboarding 2.0 blog series, we have done a Q&A with our Onboarding 2.0 lead consultant, Ganesh Gujar. In this blog article, learn about the new Onboarding 2.0 differentiators and features, personal experience from the implementation, and advice for those considering implementing. Read below to find out more.   What is the main difference that you see between Onboarding 1.0 and Onboarding 2.0? The...

As you know, an enterprise HR Platform can be complex and requires advanced knowledge and skills to manage and maintain it. As one of the top platforms, SuccessFactors consist of various modules which serve different purposes for the HR function. To keep running everything smoothly every successful HR organization requires support to a certain extend. Quality support is not only keeping the lights on, it’s making sure your system supports your business processes and provides your employees with the best experience....

Interview Ludovic FOURNIER BiHRdy Engagement Manager at HR Path       When it comes to HR management, we often hear the term "HR analytics" or "people analytics" or "workforce analytics". How to define these concepts? HR analytics concerns all data specific to HR (including data relating to employees).  By "people analytics", we mean the analysis of all information concerning people connected with the company (employees, customers, etc.). “Workforce analytics" considers the entire workforce (employees, temporary workers, service providers, chatbots, analysis of automated processes, etc.) often through...

Interview Edvige PELLEGRINI Associate Partner HR Path     What does the expression “Symmetry of Attention" mean? It’s means that the quality of the relationship between a company and its customers is symmetrical to the quality of the relationship between the same company and its employees. More simply, a "happy customer" implies "a happy employee". This principle places the employee at the center of the company's attention.   To which extent can the employee and the customer be understood in the same way? For a customer, we will look...

Please note: the Dates and functionality mentioned are not SAP official statements. Please refer to ONB2.0 Jam page  for the latest updates on timelines and functionality. Exactly a year ago we wrote an article on the roadmap of SuccessFactors onboarding and the anticipated move to the BizX platform. The platform almost all modules of SuccessFactors are based on which have common data values and seamless integration. We shared information on the timelines, functionality and implementation/upgrade advice. As that was a year ago AND...

As people seek greater clarity on the risks they can expect to face and how to best minimize them.  Here are some guidelines on preventive measures that may be taken in the workplace:   Before an outbreak Disinfecting the workplace regularly. Maintaining good indoor ventilation. Making sure that employees, suppliers and customers are aware of the employer’s plans in the event of an outbreak. Ensuring sufficient supplies of appropriate masks, alcohol wipes, gloves, paper towels, thermometers, disinfectants, etc. If employees are required...

When companies implement a new Human Capital Management (HCM) system, they may realize they’ve taken on more than expected. While it is very easy to understand the value of having a full-scale best-in-market HCM solution, there are several pitfalls during an implementation. These will lead to higher costs and a greater resource effort than necessary. To avoid these, you need to know what to look out for. Here are some key pitfalls to guard against while undertaking a SuccessFactors Implementation: 1. Alignment of Implementation and...

HR Path is excited to announce our blog series on SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0. As you are probably already aware, SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0 is a very popular subject in the SAP world and many have questions on its capabilities and when they should implement it. So, what is Onboarding 2.0? It is SAP SuccessFactors next-generation Onboarding solution: One Platform, One Approach that is built upon their existing solution. This sets the stage for future capabilities giving customers the robust onboarding solution...

What is it?​ SAP SuccessFactors is upgrading administrative tools for picklist management and migrating legacy picklists to the Picklist Center. This migration will leverage SAP SuccessFactors Metadata Framework (MDF) and provide a simplified approach to picklists.     What you need to know on migrations Over the coming months of 2019, all legacy picklists will be migrated to the new framework in batches of customers and Data Centers based on their implementation complexity. ​ Eligible customers are notified 30 days prior to their scheduled migration through...

When you invested in your HR system, you were likely seeking a product that would make processes manageable while being easy to use across the organization. A system that is functional and intuitive is one that employees value, embrace and, ultimately, use. Any good system has periodic updates, and when these happen, it is important to verify that all parts continue to work as intended. In addition, users need to know what changes in appearance or functionality to expect. Testing ensures...

By Christophe Faucher, Associate Partner HR Path   Payroll Outsourcing - More than just a cost-cutting measure, a true business project Payroll outsourcing is becoming more and more attractive to companies, but are they embarking on this project for the right reasons? Are they aware of the real benefits of this type of project? Since payroll is a vital human resources mission, it is important to identify the impact that outsourcing can have on the company and to define a suitable methodology. However,...

Interview Renaud CHALMIN Head of People & Change Practice HR Path     What is “the adoption”? The adoption concept is part of a company’s digital innovation project and goes beyond change management. Adoption is the concrete result of an effective coaching process that ultimately leads to the efficient use of new technologies by users, but also to the proper understanding and integration of new practices and processes. In this context, a new market around   Digital Adoption platforms (DAP) makes it possible to offer support to users...

Time capture could be a semi manual or semi automated process in your company and possibly spread through multiple systems, making the whole process inefficient and tedious. Key reasons why companies choose to revamp their time capture and attendance management solutions are for the following purposes: Standardize time capture methodology across the organization Reduce time capture errors Apply time related rules consistently without prejudice Reduce Time Management costs by providing employees with the ability to view scheduled, time off balances Increase...

Things you need to know about SAP SuccessFactors 2020 updates As you know, SAP SuccessFactors has quarterly released that occur four times a year. It's going to change. SuccessFactors launches are scheduled to take place twice a year from mid-2020. This frequency of disclosure will not slow down the number of innovations you expected, but will allow your business to understand, test and adopt opt-in new functions. 2020 Release Dates -The target release dates are 15 May 2020, and 20 November 2020 and...

HR Path participated once again in the annual ASUG HR & Payroll Canada event. This was their 10th year of the conference. As a volunteer, I had the privilege of helping to organize 8 of these events and in so many great places across Canada, such as Halifax, Lake Louise, Calgary, Ottawa and Niagara. ASUG HR & Payroll Conference brings together many Canadian and U.S. companies across all industries as a community of professionals leveraging SAP SuccessFactors HR solutions, whether...

Whether it is a work tool or a hobby, the Internet is an integral part of our daily life - until it becomes indispensable. At least that is the impression we have, depending on how we use it. Here are some ways to learn how to manage your connection and potentially reduce it, in order to find yourself. According to a study by Dr. Alton NYU Professor, 40% of users in the US see in their behaviors a form of dependence on the connection,...

The employer brand of a company represents "all the possible imaging problems a company could face regarding current or potential employees' views". So, when the brand image is positive, it will attract more talented candidates which contributes to the development of the company as these ones feel more engaged and acknowledge the values conveyed by the company.    The employer brand, a win-win for employees and employers Candidates are more likely to apply for a job in a business when they have a good working environment. On the other hand, a positive employer mark will motivate employees...