Ideas for Human Resources

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Employee Variable Compensation Enrolment form (HRMCompVarEnrollEmpl) does not support the addition of custom fields. Please add this functionality to the form. Thank you 

(HRMCompVarAwardEmpl doesn't either, therefore it could be enhanced as well)

Title field length is needed to be extended to at least 65 characters.

Many HR departments want to track a large number of absence reasons (Sickness, maternity leave, doctor appointments, training, etc.), this means HR administrators have to enroll workers individually for any single open plan. Ability to enroll workers in all open Leave plans in one go would be very beneficial to improve hiring process in big organisations.
Also a new parameter it's required to define which balances are shown to the employee in ESS. Some companies may want to show Holiday balances to their employees and keep other absences balances for HR and Managers records only. (For example, Sickness and other unplanned absences balances)

In most companies, managers can request or assign employees to positions that are under their report only. I'm suggesting a new parameter to control this process and restrict managers to see and assign all the positions that are open in the system at the time they are using manager self service. This restriction will help managers to see clearly how many open positions they can assign and also to protect open positions that belong to other business areas (potential security breach)



1. This is an example of "Request new employee" process where the manager can select any open position from the dropdown list. The manager may not have any open position under their report however she can still select any open position across the organization breaking the position hierarchy.

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2. Current parameter "View open positions" is very useful because shows to the managers how many open positions they have on the dashboard however this parameter doesn't restrict the access to other open positions when they request a new employee.

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3. Suggested new parameter "Assign open positions". This parameter will allow organisations to set up if managers can assign positions to "Direct reports only", "Extended reports", "Both", "None" or "All" (current behaviour) 

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Please add the workers current department to the HcmWorkerAction Transfer workflow conditions. This will help with workflow routing when a worker transfer between departments. 

Allow manager/HR to update absence

Status: New
by GarethEJones on ‎07-25-2017 03:20 PM

Frequently a manager/HR may need to update an absence request for an employee (e.g. when they phone in sick).  The solution should provide functionality for a manager/HR to update an employee's absence plan, and for conditionality to exist within a workflow for this to be auto-approved. 

Include fields for training/courses costs

Status: New
by music727 on ‎10-27-2017 03:59 AM

Add a field to capture cost of training and report on it.

Integrate with online training platforms

Status: New
by music727 ‎01-22-2018 06:47 AM - edited ‎01-22-2018 06:48 AM

Add integration with online training platforms such as so that all course reporting will happen in Dynamics 365 for Talent.

Integrate Talent with Microsoft StaffHub

Status: New
by on ‎10-13-2017 07:46 AM

This has been posted under Attract but relates to HR


by Apostolis


Integrate Talent with Microsoft StaffHub for:

  1. Shift planning
  2. Team collaboration
  3. Time-Off requests
  4. Actions
  5. Publications and File Handling



Succession planning

Status: New
by KimIrisStrebel on ‎06-19-2017 05:40 AM

Is there any plan to create something for succession planning? That's an important task which almost every customer is demandig for.

Available Loaned equipment

Status: New
by MaleneOverbye on ‎07-26-2017 04:25 PM

It could be great if already loaned equipment disappeared from the Loan item list when assigning an item to a worker in the same way that occupied positions disappear from the position assignments.

HR view of absence

Status: New
by GarethEJones on ‎07-25-2017 03:06 PM

The solution would benefit from allowing HR to drill down into an employee's absence transactions and see what has been requested/approved and the amount outstanding.

Ability to Copy Goal

Status: New
by Matej ‎04-20-2018 08:59 AM - edited ‎04-20-2018 09:05 AM

It would be useful if workers could create copies of their goals if they wish to use the same goal or just amend it slightly. This is useful because not every goal will be used as a template for worker to use.

Yahoo! email addresses in Attract for candidates

Status: New
by Hitendra ‎04-15-2018 08:47 PM - edited ‎04-15-2018 08:49 PM

Sorry - wrong posting here - reposted under Attract




We should offer more email options for the candidate portal experience in Attract.


Currently, the personal email accounts include only Google and Hotmail (Microsoft). It'd be good to allow Yahoo! as well at a minimum.


Going a step further, we should allow any email provider actually, as it is quite easy to enable email account verification.





Track data in days instad of hours

Status: New
by music727 on ‎10-20-2017 01:48 AM

Add "working day" definiion to the system (i.e. working day = 7.5 hours) so users could add absence, holidays and other information in days/half-days rather than hours. This is very important for EU users.


At the moment, when employees are asking for 3 weeks of holidays, they have to add 7.5 hours in each line (15 lines) instead of just specifying "from" and "to" dates.


We can leverage the integration with linkedin with skill sets which you can endorse people for on their profiles on linkedin and integrate this into individuals profiles and skill sets in Talent

Restrict view of absence plan categories

Status: New
by GarethEJones on ‎07-25-2017 03:10 PM

The absence solution could be made stronger by enabling HR to restrict the view of certain absence plan categories to security roles.  For example, some clients may not want to show all sickness category information to all users.

Additions to employee self service

Status: New
by on ‎10-13-2017 07:42 AM

This has been entered in Attract but relates to HR


by IsabelleSmeekes


Two things I think would be valueable to add to Employee Self service:


1. Enable employees to edit their Tasks list by adding and marking topics or activties with alerts in which they might need support etc.


2. Possibly integrating with powerBi and Office365 to create productiity dashboards. This can be something like what we have here at Microsoft in MyAnalytics - this relates nicely to performance goals and skills.



Support Welsh language

Status: New
by TomElliott ‎07-11-2017 09:29 AM - edited ‎07-11-2017 09:30 AM

Welsh is a language which is supported as a Windows/Office language pack, but not currently available in Dynamics 365. Public sector organisations in Wales have a duty to not treat Welsh less favourably than English. They are unable to meet this duty within the current language offering.

This was originally posted by GarethEJones under Attract. Moving to HR team.