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2692076 - Onboarding Initiated Event - Recruiting Management


When initiating Onboarding for a candidate some parameters are mandatory from the Onboarding perspective.

In this article we present the parameters requested by Onboarding in order to initiate the Onboarding process for release 1808.

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Currently applicationID, jobReqID, candidateId and offerApprovalId are passed to Onboarding from RCM.

Now we have new parameters requested by Onboarding module to initiate the process in this integration:

  • primaryEmail
  • startDate
  • HiringManager
  • company

RCM validates these (only new) params for the availability and based on the availability the Initiate Onboarding process should succeed. We have two possible scenarios here:

  • If the Initiate Onboarding is success, then Success message as "Onboarding process for <<candidate name>> has been initiated." will be displayed.
  • RCM when validating for these parameters, if any of the field value is missing or null, then RCM will display the Onboarding Status message dialog stating:

Unable to initiate onboarding process. 
Reason: Values for the following fields are not mapped or missing.
Start Date Field -

{not mapped}

Hiring Manager Field

{ref ID = jobStartDate}

Company Field

{ref ID = division}

Primary Email Field

{ref ID = EmailID}

See below two examples:




Onboarding Initiated Event, Ready to Hire, new parameters, verification, Recruiting Management, RCM, Onboarding, Candidates, initiate Onboarding , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , Product Enhancement


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