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2513460 - Position Card: Enable Add Candidate on adding external successor in SOC v12


  • Create new external candidate via position card nomination page
  • Previously, for Succession Org Chart v12 and Position Tile view you could only search for existing external candidates,if Recruiting module is enabled, to nominate as successors. Now in b1708, you can also create new external candidates directly within the position card nomination dialog


SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management b1708


Why is it important?

Gives more flexibility in adding external successors by the succession planners themselves; no need to first access the Recruiting tool to create the candidate.


  • The external candidate features is only available if you also have Recruiting configured and the associated recruiting permissions assigned to your succession planner roles.
  • The succession planning user needs to have permission to create candidates in the Recruiting module. For instructions, please refer to KBA 2144762.    


If succession planner knows an external person who would fit well as successor to the position, but that external person is not yet officially a candidate then now succession planner can create a new candidate profile for that person and by creating a candidate profile in Recruiting (from the succession dialogs), this external person can immediately be added into the succession plan and is visible to all succession planners and managers who have access to this position.

See Also

2144762 - Add Candidate - Recruiting Management


  • add candidate
  • external successor
  • add external candidate
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