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2079433 - About the fields in Job Information that document the employee’s start date and length in service on a specific job or position - Employee Central

Symptom

  • From b1402 there are new fields in Job Information that document the employee’s start date and length in service on a specific Job or Position. 
  • This kb article describes how it is enabled and points to note.
  • How do I enable the new fields in Job Information that document the employee’s start date and length in service on a specific Job or Position and what points should be considered?

Environment

  • Employee Central

Resolution

  • From b1402 there are new fields in Job Information that document the employee’s start date and length in service on a specific Job or Position. 
  • Once enabled this is what the fields look like:

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  • The new fields require xml changes to enable them, so you will need to raise a case and CCOR request to Customer Success.
  • Note if the customer is not using Position Management, the Job specific fields can just be used within Job Information. So you do not have to be using Position Management. Anyone using Position Management can utilise all 4 fields if they wish.
  • I will describe the Job fields below but the same points apply to the Position equivalents.
  • As soon as you make changes for the field “Job Classification” then the Job Entry Date and then the Time In Job is calculated automatically (after saving the change).
  • By default for existing employee records both fields are not filled in and will only change when the job next changes. However there is a server job with the name “Initialize job entry date and position entry date in job info”, which can be run and Customer Success can do this for you. This job sets the field “Job Entry Date” for all existing employee records and with this date set, the 'Time in Job' is also then calculated automatically. If there was never a job change, the Hire Date is taken. This server job should only need to be run once because this will bring history up to date and after that as job data changes the fields will change.
  • Reporting – 'Job Entry Date' is reportable, but  'Time in Job' values are not saved to the database and not therefore available in Analytics. Date in Job/Position are persistent fields thus also available in reporting. Time in Job/Position are derived from those dates and the effective date hence transient fields. 
  • The labels for foreign translations for these fields have been translated in b1402 into the standard Succession Data Model and are available for Customer Success should you need foreign labels.
  • Note initially the time on the ‘Time In Job’ was not stopping for Terminated users. However this will addressed in a patch to b1402 and within release b1405 and now stops on Job Termination(ECT-24429).

Keywords

KBA , sf employee central , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions