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The purpose of this page is to explain the MDF Talent Pools UI and how to configure it. 


As part of the b1705 SuccessFactors release, the MDF Talent Pools UI was redesigned and now it is aligned with Fiori standards. The new UI also introduces filtering and sorting options for Talent Pools and Nominations, also allowing the customer to configure their own specific criteria. In addition, it also includes Performance enhancements, like lazy loading of Talent Pools, which removes the previously recommended maximum number of Talent Pools.

Talent Pools list

When entering the Talent Pools page, the list of Talent pools will be displayed. In this page, you can take several actions, such as:

  • Sort the list by Talent Pool Name or by Owner;
  • Filter the list based on Talent Pool attributes;
  • Add a new Talent Pool;
  • Show and Edit an existing Talent Pool;
  • Delete an existing Talent Pool;
  • Click on the Talent Pool to view and manage its nominations. 

Viewing Nominations

When clicking on the Talent Pool name, the nominations of the Talent Pool will be displayed. By default, it is sorted by Readiness, but you can choose to sort by Name or Readiness, Ascending or Descending, by clicking on the Column Header. Starting b1911, the Nominations area of Talent Pool has Improved including a number of filter options and customization. For more information about b1911 release enhancements for Talent Pools, see KBA: 2856829

On this page, you can: 

aName and Username search: Allows the user to search for the userID, username or name. It will search (first, middle, last) names as long as fields are configured searchable/visible in Permissions (RBP).
bCollapse/Expand Headers: Allows users to display or collapse the filters and user search fields.

Pin/Unpin Header: This will pin the filter/header area. Applicable for narrow window or to provide navigation preference.

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Adapt Filters: Allow users to select/deselect filters. Selected filters are shown on this page. To see the unselected filters, you need to click "More filters" at the bottom. All filters shown here are configured through Manage Talent Pool field settings in Admin Center.

eDefine column properties: This enables the user where to position fields and set visibility of fields/columns in the Talent Pool Nominations area.
fShow and Edit Talent Pool: Change and view Talent Pool data, this includes switching "Enable readiness" values, code or effective status. Only visible to Users with "View Current" / "View history" permission for Talent Pools under miscellaneous permissions in RBP. Edit permission for users with "Insert" / "Correct" / "Delete" miscellaneous permissions under the same object.
gAdd nominations: This option will only show to users with "Add/edit/delete Talent Pool nominations" under "View Talent Pool nominations" in RBP > Succession Planners section.
hActions column: Delete and edit nominations, only available for users with "Add/edit/delete Talent Pool nominations" in RBP > Succession Planners section.

Compare Nominees: It opens Talent Card to allow users to compare nominations based on the fields visible in Talent Card. Fields in Talent Card can be configured through Admin Center > Presentations > Manage Talent Card > Succession Talent Card

jNominee Filters: Designed for Talent Pools with huge number of nominations to allow users easily filter nominees based on available criteria configured through Manage Talent Pool field settings in Admin Center and Adapt Filters.

Nomination History: It displays any action made to the end-user such as which nominee was added to a pool at which time by whom; and has been changed by whom/when. Thus, customers can benefit from transparency in the process of talent pool management. This has been introduced starting b2005 release to allow different roles including Manager, HRBP and Head of Talent Management which is also working together to manage and develop nominees in the Talent Pool, it is necessary to offer a tracing mechanism that can provide the overview of nomination history from talent pool perspective.  Previously, there is a lack of a tracing mechanism to show the nomination history.

lStatus Column: Shows the status of nomination in a Talent Pool Available statuses are: Pending, Change Pending, Deletion Pending, and Approved. Below Is the Nomination workflow.

Approve/Reject: This option will only show if the user has Approve/Reject Talent Pool nominations in RBP > Succession Planners. Users can do mass select to approve/reject nominations. Shown below is the nomination workflow for Talent Pools:

Add Talent Pools

To add Talent Pools, you should go to the initial Talent Pools page and click on the "plus" icon on the top-right corner of the page. 

Show, Edit and Delete Talent Pool

To show, edit or delete a Talent Pool, click on the 3-dot menu in the respective Talent Pool tile and select the appropriate option. 

Related Content

Bridge KBA: 3025210

Related Documents

Implementation Guide - Managing Talent Pool Nominations

Related SAP KBAs

2376933 - MDF Talent Pools: Application Error when accessing the Talent Pools page

2550306 - "Error Data" message when opening an MDF Talent Pool

2739905 - Unable To Delete MDF Talent Pools Through The UI

2235102 - MDF Talent Pools: Creating pool gives “Object does not Exist Or No Permission” error

2291480 - How to Localize Labels in MDF Talent Pools and MDF Positions

2738034 - Changes made in MDF are not reflected in Talent Pools