SAP Strengthens, Customizes SuccessFactors Internal Marketplace

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SAP rolled out a new internal-marketplace solution that delivers customized recommendations to help fuel workers’ personal growth and increase organizational agility.

Backed by a capabilities framework – which defines the skills, knowledge and behaviors an organization requires to succeed – the SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace goes beyond traditional skills-based matching to consider an individual’s interests, workstyles and experience, then uses the information to recommend mentorships, learning and networking opportunities as well as short-term assignments and gigs.

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SAP said the Marketplace provides individual workers with “the agency” to pursue internal opportunities that align with their values and interests, and the business’s strategic needs. At the same time, it offers managers and leaders increased visibility and better understanding of the strengths and capabilities of their people and teams.

“Preparing for the jobs of the future requires organizations to rethink how they approach learning, internal mobility and upskilling in a way that is informed by data and puts the needs of individuals at the center,” said Meg Bear, SuccessFactors’ chief product officer. “By empowering people to celebrate their individuality, from their skills to aspirations, we can elevate their strengths, build dynamic teams and transform the human experience at work.”

‘Bring Their Whole Selves to Work’

The SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace is built around the center of capabilities, a centralized framework embedded throughout SuccessFactors suite. The center of capabilities uses machine learning to create an adaptable talent profile that shapes and refines a digital picture of an individual’s “whole self.” That includes skills, competencies, strengths, styles and expertise, as well as motivations, work styles, aspirations and interests. It continuously updates an individual’s preferences for development to ensure its recommendations reflect their current interests and goals.

The Opportunity Marketplace and the center of capabilities will be generally available as part of the 2H 2021 release of SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, SAP said.

In April, SuccessFactors launched features to help employees return to the office after months of remote work. In addition, its 2021 first half release included tools to optimize workforce planning and improve the employee experience.

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