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2146042 - Negative Age - Recruiting


Is it possible to have a negative value for Age of Requisition, Time to Fill and Time To Hire?


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management 


  • Yes it is possible under the specific conditions.
  • For example for Age of Requisition if:
    • the “Exclude time spent in hold status” option is enabled
    • the Start Date for the age of requisition is not set to “Date Created”. For example if it is set to “Approved Date”


  • In this case if a job requisition is set to “On Hold” status before the approved date for a period longer than the period between the approved date and the current date the age is negative.

For example:


The Age of the Requisition is calculated as (Current Date) – (Approved Date) – (period on Hold).

In this example 4 days – 18 days = -14.

This value will change and after 14 days from the “current date” will start to be positive.


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