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2253054 - Date displayed on the RMK Career site differ from the RCM start date - Recruiting


On the RMK Career site, the date displayed do not match the RCM Start date, on the same Job Requisition


  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing 
  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Look for a job on the RCM career site
  2. Look for the same job on the RMK career site
  3. Compare the RCM Posting Date to the Date field on the RMK career site.
  4. The dates are different.


The date shown on the RMK page is the Reference date. This is not the date when the job was posted in RCM.


The date displayed on job description page and  on date relevance column in the search results is the Reference date. It is set when the job is first imported in the RMK platform.

The Start Date is the RCM Posting Date in the job requisition but cannot be viewed on the RMK career site.

The Reference Date is updated every 29 days automatically by the RMK platform for external job postings. The jobs are updated to promote SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and to keep the web content fresh. It ensures that the job requisitions are also picked up as new jobs when posted to aggregators.

The case of reposted jobs :
If a recruiter takes down a posting in RCM and re-posts it at a later date, the system deactivates the job when it is unposted and then re-activates it once it is re-posted to the RMK Site.

A nightly process will check the reference dates of this reposted job and if it is older than 29 days, it will get a new date. If not, the previous reference date will be visible on the career site.

After that, the reference date will be updated again following the previously mentioned refresh rule.

The logic of this date field cannot be configured at this time but customers have already lodged a few ideas pertaining to this feature. For example :

Change the refresh of the Reference Date in RMK and Job date in RMK does not match with job posted date in RCM 

Please check these and vote for them if you would like them considered by the Product Development team. Please check the See Also section for the Full Enhancement Request process.

See Also

2233530 - Jobs available on RMK career site before the posting start date in RCM
2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products


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