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2807762 - Mass Initiate Onboarding - Recruiting Management


The ability to initiate onboarding for multiple applications associate to a Job Requisitino in one go, this would significantly improve user experience by allowing processing of applications in mass. No need to navigate from application to application to initiate Onboarding.

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management



  • Onboarding feature turned ON
  • Onboarding feature permission (configured in the Application Profile template for single stage and in the Job Requisition template for multi-stage) 
  • Onboarding Initiate permission for the logged in user in RBP (Onboarding Initiate Permission under Manage Permission Roles -> Recruiting Permission)


Once prerequisites are met, you should be able to see the Initiate Onboarding permission in the candidate summary:

Note: Once you have the Onboarding Initiation Status column in the Candidate Summary, it is not possible to hide it via Display options.

Initiate onboarding button for candidates that are not in Hired state (where onboarding feature is permissionned)


Initiate onboarding when candidates are Hired 


Filter options for Initiate Onboarding status

Filter Initiate Onboarding.png

Note the order of these statuses cannot be changed.

See Also

Recruiting Management - Initiating Onboarding of Candidates


KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-APP , Applicants and Job Applications , Product Enhancement


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions