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2686337 - How are Career Worksheet Roles Evaluated, Calculated and Configured?


How can we make progress with user's selected roles in a users Career Worksheet?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development Planning
  • Career Worksheet


  1. Go to Career Development > Career Worksheet
  2. Add Roles
  3. Roles shows not ready

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  • Role readiness forms need to be launched and rated competencies will determine readiness of role. However your career worksheet XML needs to be configured to the Role Readiness PM form ID and it can be configured per locale.
<each-assessment lang="en_GB">101</each-assessment>
<each-assessment lang="en_US">101</each-assessment>
  • Once Role readiness forms are launched and competencies are rated and the form is completed, Career Worksheet will start to display the % readiness of the selected role.

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  • By default, or if the following switch is set to value="off", role readiness is calculated using a score of either 1, for those competencies where a user met the expected rating, or 0, for those competencies where a user did not meet the expected rating. So if a role has 6 competencies and a user meets or exceeds the expected rating for only 2 of them, their readiness score is 33.33%, regardless of their ratings on the other competencies.
  • To switch the role readiness to a proportional calculation, add the following switch to the template.
<switch for="new-role-readiness-calculation" value="on" />
    • Note: The proportional calculation is currently only supported in the Career Worksheet and is not reflected in any Successioncalculations.


Based on the same example of a role that includes 6 expected competencies, the following table shows the different role readiness results using the default and the new calculation.

Expected Rating Employee Rating Score Using New Calculation Score Using Default Caclulation
Competency 1 4 5 100 100
Competency 2 3 2 66 0
Competency 3 4 3 75 0
Competency 4 2 2 100 100
Competency 5 2 1 50 0
Competency 6 4 2 50 0
Readiness % 73.50% 33.33%
  • Using Profiles from Job Profile Builder
    • If you have enabled Job Profile Builder and have defined job profiles, turn on the Job Profile Builder switch in the template. When it is on, the role details in the career worksheet plan come from Job Profile Builder. To turn the switch on, you can define its status as follows:
<switch for="disable-jpb-profile-in-cws" value="off"/>
  • If you are still using Job Description Manager, turn off the switch. When it is off, the information of the target job roles comes from the descriptions that you have defined in Job Description Manager. To turn the switch off, you can define the status as follows:
<switch for="disable-jpb-profile-in-cws" value="on"/>

Development Goals

  • If you include the development_goals field (which shows the number of existing development goals for each competency and a button to create a new development goal), you must have a development plan template loaded, and that template must have a competencies field. The worksheet always uses the default development plan when listing and adding goals.
  • If you want to the competency description to be displayed by default in display options, add the following switch in the careerworksheet template.
    < switch for="cws-dispoption-competency-desc" value="on"/>

Hide Count of Open Positions on Career Worksheet

  • The open position count in the Career Worksheet can be hidden if the hide-position-count parameter in the <obj-plan-template /> tag is set to "true". By default it is set to "false".

Note: the competency source - launch date and name of the form from where the competency was included - can be seen under each competency:

Form name and date Career Worksheet.jpg


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