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2416185 - How to prevent Hire/Rehire when multiple required Job Relationship Types have not been added


When hiring or rehiring an employee, there is no validation/error message provided when multiple specific Job Relationships have not been added during the Hire/Rehire process.

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To prevent Hire/Rehire where specific Job Relationships have not been defined in the Job Relationships portlet/block during the Hire/Rehire process you must use a Business Rule.


Please note that the below rule is designed to trigger when 2 specific Job Relationships have not been added to the Job Relationships portlet during the Hire/Rehire process - Matrix Manager & Additional Manager

You must create 1 rule for each Job Relationship to be able to check each row in Job Relationships.

When the system processes onSave rules on Data Grid portlets or portlets that can have multiple rows(e.g. NationalID, Email Address, Phone Number, etc.), processes one rule at a time to the rule execution. Therefore, if we maintain multiple "IF" conditions(one for each JobRel) in a single rule, the system will check other rows of the same entity that would cause the rule to fail.

  • Base Object - Employee Information (which will only trigger during Hire/Rehire wizards)
  • Rule Trigger - Set as "onSave" in the Job Information element
  • Rule Example:



  • Please note: This rule works only in new hire scenario and will not work when created with job relationships base object in existing employees job relationship section.
  • This is currently a known gap and customers are advised to raise an enhancement request, if the similar rule is needed for the businesses.

Workaround: Use onSave rule on job relationships raising an "Warning" message which reminds users to ensure that an HR manager exists at the time of saving job relationships.

See Also

 2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products


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