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2948707 - EC: Difference between SeniorityDate and HireDate in Employment Details


  • What is the difference between SeniorityDate and HireDate in Employment Details as date is same for both the fields when employee is hired in the system.
  • If employee has served x number of years in the company and left the company. After 1 year he/she comes back what is seniority date?


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  • Employment Details


  • Hire date is a system generated date and it should not be manually changed. It's the first job info record with hire event's start date
  • Hire date is also used for integration purposes. So it's a much more fundamental and important field
  • There are other fields in Employment Details including Seniority Date that can be changed. These date fields like Seniority Date can change as per company's policy
  • For example, there may be a policy that the seniority date will start once the Employee completes probation of 6 months. In this case the Hire Date is will remain as employee's Hire Date, however Seniority Date can be updated to Hire Date + 6 months

See Also

2487332 - Why is Seniority Start Date Defaulted From Rehire Date


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