Dynamics 365 for Talent Even Stronger with Addition of Attract and Onboard Apps

More than 25,000 people descended upon Orlando, Florida, for this week’s Ignite conference, and as usual, there were lots of announcements about product and innovation.

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics 365 is getting smarter and more customizable with AI enhancements and modular apps designed for specific business processes. Last month I talked about Dynamics 365 for Talent, and now we are pleased to announce that it’s even better. Two new modular apps will be available as part of Dynamics 365 for Talent later this year: Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract and Dynamics 365 for Talent: Onboard.

Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract

Integrates data from Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn to help identify qualified candidates and track applicants for positions. The app is designed to profile the most qualified candidates for your company and role, gain insights into the hiring pool, and improve the return-on-investment (ROI) of the hiring process.

Find, interview, and hire the right people

  • Quickly find the talented people you need and deliver more engaging candidate experiences with native integration to LinkedIn and streamlined, collaborative experiences across candidates, recruiters, hiring managers, and interviewers.
  • Simplify candidate evaluation with visibility into LinkedIn profiles throughout the hiring process
  • Improve communication with native integration to LinkedIn InMail and mobile feedback capabilities
  • Streamline interviews using Office 365 to coordinate calendars and set appointments

Dynamics 365 for Talent: Onboard

An onboarding app to help human resources (HR) train new hires and personalize the onboarding process.

Set up new hires for success

  • Help new employees hit the ground running while feeling impactful and connected throughout those first few critical months.
  • Increase productivity by identifying critical contacts and sharing resources and relevant documents
  • Personalize the pre-boarding and onboarding experience with customizable onboarding guides
  • Monitor onboarding success with real-time dashboards

Dynamics 365 for Talent begins to take full advantage of integration with LinkedIn, and is startlingly easy to use. We were able to deploy it within 21 days, and our teams were able benefit immediately. It closes a key gap in the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and will help us empower our employees around the world to be better informed, more connected, and more productive.
Eric Reading
Executive Vice President, Chemonics International Inc.

These two new modular apps join with three other apps: Engage, Learn and Optimize, to round out the D365 for Talent offering. The Human Capital Management (HCM) application is cloud-based and utilizes Microsoft Common Data Services. The Talent application can be licensed as a stand-alone solution or part of the larger Unified Operations Dynamics 365 Plan. Let us know if we can answer questions about D365 for Talent today!

Best regards,

Robbie Morrison
Chief Solution Strategist, SBS Group

About Robbie
Robbie Morrison has spent nearly 20 years helping customers build and deploy elegant technology and business solutions.  From start-ups to enterprise-class organizations worldwide, his knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem and Robbie-2017products helps SBS Group customers maximize ROI on technology investments.

Today, Robbie serves SBS Group customers in his role as Chief Solution Strategist where he provides thought leadership and manages the development of B2B solutions.  Robbie received his MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business.


July 4th Holiday Checklist: Parties, Patriots and … PTO Requests?

If your company is anything like ours, weeks with vacation days in the middle (such as July 4th) are recipes for employees to take vacation days and extend their weekend. I can imagine the nightmare that this can be for approving managers and the HR Department, with questions like “Do we have enough coverage in this department?” “Did my employee request PTO far enough advance?” Without an efficient system in place to manage paid time off requests, there can be lots of confusion and errors made regarding which employees will be here an4th_julyd which will not.

Luckily, at SBS Group, we use SharePoint to manage our paid time off requests which makes it simple for both the employee and the approving manager to get the task completed. SharePoint allows the manager to easily view who has already requested days off so that they can be sure efficient employee coverage is in place. With just a click, you can easily see when the request was made, the description of the PTO request, and whether or not it has been approved. The system also has automated email notifications that occur as each step of the process is completed from the initial request to approval.

Don’t let time off requests get you stressed during holiday weeks, or any week of the year for that matter, start using a system that works! SBS Group can even help you get this system implemented in just 4 weeks with our low-cost, fixed-fee ‘Up in 4 for Microsoft SharePoint’ program. Fill out the form below for more details around all that’s included in this promotion. You can even have this up and running for Labor Day!

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