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2855353 - Cannot Forward Internal Candidate Due to Privacy Options - Recruiting Management


When the Recruiter forwards an Application Profile of an Internal Candidate, s/he receives a message saying that the operation cannot be performed due to the candidate data privacy regardless the fact the internal privacy options is disabled.


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Reproducing the Issue

Since the candidate privacy option is not visible in the Candidate Profile or the Application Profile, it won't be possible to follow certain steps to reproduce the issue, but if you can see the candidate information, you may be inside the candidate privacy pool.


When an external candidate creates the Candidate Profile, s/he chooses the privacy flag, if the external privacy options is enabled, then if the candidate is converted from external to internal, the privacy flag is transferred as well, despite if the privacy options is disabled for internal candidates.


This reported behavior has been defined as expected by Product Management team, therefore any improvements and changes would require an enhancement request. All enhancement requests are reviewed by our Product Management team and, if successful, are developed and implemented in a future product release. Please, refer to the next article for more information: 2090228.

If it's important to forward the candidate, an alternative would be to send an adhoc email to ask this candidate to apply to the other job. You can do that via the application page through the 'Contact Candidate' button. Also, it won't be possible to change the privacy flag.

See Also

2773171 - Change the share flag of the candidate - Recruiting Management

2213656 - Candidate Privacy options - Recruiting Management

2090228 - How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products


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