Managing Your Talent with Dynamics 365
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Published by Michael Springer, on Monday, November 20, 2017

With Dynamics 365, Microsoft has promised a modular, end-to-end, integrated and secure business applications solution and the recent release of the Dynamics Talent module is a brilliant addition to this.

Comprised of three modules or “workloads”, Dynamics 365 for Talent strives to be an employee-centric solution that combines the full spectrum of HR functions and brings them together in a meaningful way to all the stakeholders in the process-- most notably the prospective or current employee.

The flexible pricing model allows organizations to dip their toes in the water and experience even one component, such as the LinkedIn-integrated Attract module, without converting the entire Human Capital Management process at once.

A closer look at the Attract component illustrates the optimized experience for both the hiring organization and potential employee.

The organization can find the right people for its team by streamlining collaboration with its recruiters. Office 365 integration eliminates disconnected e-mail conversations and document sharing with centralized candidate profiles that provide the insights needed to make smart hiring decisions.

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Dynamics 365 CRM,Dynamics 365 for Talent

Since nearly every professional has a LinkedIn account, the best talent is within arm’s reach. Recruiters will no longer have to switch between an internal system and an external website to harness the networking and recruiting power of LinkedIn. Using one powerful system, they can communicate with potential hires through LinkedIn’s InMail and schedule interviews using Office 365 to send calendar invites and track invitation responses. The recruiter can look at calendar availability of the Interview team right within Dynamics 365. The interviewers will get notified automatically via email and the candidate will also be updated.

Candidates can quickly apply for open roles, learn about the company culture, and showcase their talents with an easily accessible portal that provides guidance and transparency every step of the hiring lifecycle. The Attract module provides a streamlined interview process with configurable hiring stages and activities. HR professionals can also employ assessments to streamline short-listing candidates by gauging skillsets, personality, and cultural fit.

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Hiring team members can log in to Dynamics 365 to submit their feedback in real time and list strengths and weaknesses of the candidate. Once an offer is sent and accepted from the system, the onboarding process can begin.

Step-by-step checklists that ensure administrative tasks, like background checks, W2s and direct deposit forms are completed on-time, so you can focus on a positive first day experience. Personalized onboarding guides help you get the new talent excited about their role and improve engagement from before day one.

You can ensure new employees stay focused on impactful priorities with clearly defined roles, responsibilities, and objectives. The onboarding component offers a centralized location where company information, training resources, organization charts, and tips to navigate different departments can reside.

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Another impressive feature related to the LinkedIn integrated experience is the embedded profile that identifies connections within the organization that share similar traits (i.e. went to same school, know the same people, etc.). This capability ensures the new hire makes the right cross-functional connections as quickly as possible with easily accessible, detailed contact information. You can also personalize the experience with items such as campus maps, local attraction and restaurant guides, and transportation options if they’re relocating.

Speaking recently at eXtremeCRM, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Dynamics 365 CTO Mike Ehrenberg stressed the importance of the Dynamics 365 for Talent solution's architectural model, which is composed of the core HCM system, these modular apps for specific workloads like Talent and Onboard, and an "Insights" engine, as a model for how Microsoft believes it can make inroads at companies that may have a core Microsoft investment today, but aren't ready to invest in a traditional CRM or ERP replacement project.

In summary, Dynamics 365 is no longer only a combination of two applications for financial operations and customer relationship management. The vision by Microsoft to create a cloud-based, integrated, modular business management application platform is coming to fruition and the Talent component is a great example of how this strategy is succeeding.

Categories: Dynamics 365,Dynamics 365 for Talent,CRM,dynamics crm,Dynamics

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