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2081587 - Deleting External Candidates - Recruiting


  • Is it possible to delete an external candidate as an administration action?
  • Is this candidate really deleted?
  • "Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental." 


Success Factors Recruiting Management (RCM)


  • Yes it is possible if DPCS (Data Privacy Consent Statement) 2.0 is enabled. In this case a new link will appear in admin tools under “Managing Recruiting”:

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  • The candidate will not be immediately deleted because a back-end scheduled job must run to actually delete the data (this is normally scheduled every day).
  • The candidate will not appear anymore in the Candidate searches.
  • However the candidate will still appear in ad-hoc reports and in the applications: some fields will appear as “anonymized” or “***”.
  • The customer must ask to have a configuration done in order to define which fields must be anonymized in both the candidate profile template and in the application template.


  • Use cases:
    • An external candidate wants to be deleted and make a call to the company. The administrator can quickly retrieve the profile and delete it.
  • To setup this solution, please check how to enable DPCS 2.0 (LINK TO SOLUTION)


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