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2081595 - Recruiting Roles - Recruiting Management


  • What are the roles of a Job Requisition responsible for?
  • How can I repurpose these roles?


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Recruiting Roles

  • Recruiter [R]
  • Approver [V]
  • Sourcer [S]
  • Hiring Manager [G] ([GM = Hiring Manager's Manager)
  • Super User [J]
  • Recruiting Coordinator [T]

Purpose of Roles

  • The quick answer is "what ever you want". The  roles can have different responsibilities and they are defined by the configuration of the Job requisition template.

For example:

  • The Hiring Manager has the ability to change the name of the job requisition, but the Recruiter can't
  • The HR coordinator is the only one that can set the maximum salary for this Job opening and everyone else can view this information except for the Recruiter.
  • Roles can even be renamed and repurposed to your needs.

What is a common practice when a client would like to repurpose one or all of the roles?

  • Some clients prefer to have one central user to be able to view and edit ALL fields with in a job requisition. For this to occur, this central user must be assigned to a role in EVERY job requisition. It just so happens that this role has the ability to write to any of the fields. Clients have asked for Successfactors to change the name of the role and ensure that any time a job requisition is created this role is only assigned to one person.
  • One caveat to this is that upon creation of the job requisition, the creators must be instructed to manually assign this role to the designated central user. There is one additional option to help facilitate this.
  • Each of the roles can be assigned to a dynamic user group. In this case, the admin would create a dynamic user group that only contains 1 user and then Successfactors will associate this group to that role. This way the only choice the users have to fill this role is that one user that belongs into that dynamic group.


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