In the previous blog on Talent, we went over the basics of Talent and the benefits of using the Attract feature during the hiring process. In Part 2, we’ll be covering numbers 5 through 10 on how Talent can benefit your business — specifically, onboarding and new hire HR processes. Without any more delay, let’s talk about Onboard and Core HR in Microsoft Talent.


5) Template Updates

Get your new talent excited about their role, and improve engagement before day one with personalized onboarding guides. Using our free onboarding templates, create step-by-step checklists that ensure administrative tasks, such as background checks, W-2s, and direct deposit forms, are completed on time, so you can focus on providing a memorable first-day experience. Additionally, the software gives users the capability to update content in onboarding templates, keeping up with current company initiatives and goals. And, there’s no need to fear losing any of the data or updated information because of the application’s bulk updating and auto-save features.

6) Onboarding Team and Activity Management

Just how the templates for onboarding information can be updated in bulk, the onboarding activity guides and documents can be easily updated across the board by hiring managers to match the company’s latest policies, ensuring consistency throughout the onboarding process. Consistency is also streamlined for managers and department heads to organize the necessary duties for the hiring team to assure compliance and regularity in reporting and content sharing between hiring team members.

7) Correspondence with Core HR

When it comes to hiring and onboarding, there’s always an opportunity for confusion and miscommunication between hiring managers and HR professionals. With correspondence between the Onboard application and Talent’s Core HR application, administrative checklists for onboarding can be ran-through by all persons involved in the hiring process for ultimate transparency.

Core HR

8) Configured Benefit Offers

The Core HR application presents an easy-to-use comprehensive benefits tool to fully-configure benefits at all levels of a company. This creates consistency and enhances the benefits offering process for both recruitment and retainment. Administrators putting together benefits packages can easily outline offers that conform to company requirements and policy.

9) Time Off, Absence, and Compensation Management

Different businesses in different areas often have a variety of compliance policies that need to be met when it comes to time-off requirements and necessary absence procedures, but Core HR offers boundaries to maintain such policies and requirements for all sorts of companies and areas. Administrators have the ability to not only configure how employees are awarded time off and how its prorated, but also how employees book time off and log leaves-of-absence. Additionally, compensation plans can be efficiently managed and processed for the various different levels of an organization; and, the compensation parameters can be defined for compliance in specific locations or regions.

10) Additions to Common Data Service for Apps (CDSA)

Several components of Core HR have previously been available in CDSA, but — in an attempt to give businesses more clarity when it comes to viewing people in their organization — with the most recent updates, tools like Power BI, PowerApps, and MicrosoftFlow have been integrated into Common Data Service for Apps (benefit and compensation entities, along with CDS field support, are now available in CDSA).

Over the past few years, with a variety of additions and updates, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent has consistently presented top-of-the-line services to help benefit a multitude of businesses. Whether it’s for filling positions around the office or for streamlining time-off management, your company is sure to profit from the quality tools Talent offers. Be sure to engage with us via commenting below or reach out to us here.

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