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2529246 - Talent Search: Trend rating calculations


How are trend ratings calculated in Talent Search Compare section?

  • Performance **Manager view only
  • Potential **Manager view only
  • Overall Objective
  • Overall Competency


SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management

Talent Search v2

Reproducing the Issue

Succession > Talent Search > Select people > Compare > Configure Fields > Ratings Tab

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The ratings that display in the Compare section will use rating normalization instead of a round down or round up function. The rating labels that will be displayed is controlled by:

Admin Center > Succession > Matrix Grid Rating Scale.

So for example, you have ratings that are added to the system through import or calculated ratings from PM Form and the ratings contain decimal points e.g. 4.27. Talent search will find a way to fit these ratings to any of rating configured in Matrix Grid Rating Scales. Given that your rating scale in Matrix grid is a 5 point scale. A 4.27 rating will fall under 5.0 following the process of normalization instead of 4.0 when using round off or round down process.

I created a sample below to better understand how rating normalization works using a 5 point scale:

1.0 - 1.8 is equal to 1 or (Low) in Talent search.

1.8 to 2.6 is equal to 2 or (Low-Medium) in Talent search.

2.6 to 3.4 is equal to 3 or (Medium) in Talent search.

3.4 to 4.2 is equal to 4 or (Medium-High) in Talent Search.

4.2 to 5.0 is equal to 5 or (High) in Talent Search.

For the meantime, the ratings that displays here are not yet configurable as it is always nomalized as the rating sources come from different modules. This is the current design to make sure that the ratings calculated here are acuurately listed/identified to a certain scale point.

See Also

2183718 - Normalization Impacts to Performance Ratings, Reports, Dashboards - Performance Management

2220422 - Matrix Grid Reports: Normalized Ratings and Custom Weights

2258501 - Normalization : How does the system normalise ratings from one scale to another


Talent Search, Rating Normalization , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-TS , Talent Search , How To


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