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2253054 - RMK job Date is different from RCM job Posting Date - Recruiting


For the same job requisition, the RCM Posting Date is not the same date shown on the RMK career site.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing 
  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management 
  • Command Center (RMK Backend)

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 with the Date field on the RMK career site.
  4. The dates will be 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 Reference Date is the Date shown on the RMK career site. (date job token on job description page and date relevance column in the search results). The Start Date is the RCM Posting Date. This date cannot be viewed on the RMK career site.

It should be noted that the Reference Date is updated every 29 days automatically by the RMK platform for external job postings. The jobs are updated to help promote SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to help keep the web content fresh and to ensure they 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 in RCM. A nightly job runs which will catch these jobs with older reference dates which were reactivated that day and update them.
After that, the reference date will be updated again following the previously mentioned refresh rule.

Please note 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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