Why Talent? Track loans of equipment to employees
Aug20

Why Talent? Track loans of equipment to employees

It always difficult to keep track of which employees have loaned which equipment. With Talent you can register down to the serial number on the computer and you can see if they have a planned return date or if it’s already returned and available for a new loan. Loaned equipment The employees can also see their equipment from the Employee self service page. Employee self service… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Registration of employees skills and competency
Aug13

Why Talent? Registration of employees skills and competency

What skills does you employees have and what level is that skill? Do you know? You should know, how can you plan for the future if you don’t know what you have today? With Talent you can structure the skills in any way you like. Do you want it complicated with a lot of different nuances or do you want it as simple as possible – it’s your choice. Do you want 9 different levels on each skill… Continue Reading...

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Why Talent? Employee and manager self-service
Aug06

Why Talent? Employee and manager self-service

Imagine a world where employees updated their own information, and managers would have acces to see and edit some information about their subordinates. Talent gives you a self-service portal for your employees and managers. Employee self-service It’s up to you to have a culture where your employees want to edit their own information, you need to show them what’s in it for them. If… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Makes starting in a new company easier for new employees
Jul30

Why Talent? Makes starting in a new company easier for new employees

Think back to the last time you signed with a new company, remember how exited you were? If you are like me, you were probably ready to consume all the information you could find on your new employer. With the onboarding module of Talent you can make sure your new employees gets all the information they need before they start. Onboarding guide You can create guides with activities… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP!
Jul01

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP!

Today I got awarded the MVP title for 2019-2020! The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. I am so humble and proud to be awarded with the title! Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP! Today I got awarded...

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Happy FY2020!
Jun30

Happy FY2020!

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com For Microsoft this is the last day of the Fiscal Year 2019, and tomorrow starts the new fiscal year 2020. Time flies bye when you are having fun, and FY2019 has been incredible for me and I’ve summed it up: I’v learned a lot more on Talent. It’s an rapidly evolving product so staying up to date and learning all the existing stuff is hard!I… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why Talent? Gives you a tool for task management in different stages of an employment
Jun25

Why Talent? Gives you a tool for task management in different stages of an employment

You have a new employee and they are 3 months away from their first day. There are a lot of tasks that need to be done befor they join you, but how do you make sure that all the tasks are done? It’s a bad reflection on the company if the the new employee comes in their first day and f.ex. their computer isn’t ready or they don’t have access to the building. Talent helps you keep control… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why Talent? Ensure you communicate and update possible candidates for a job
Jun19

Why Talent? Ensure you communicate and update possible candidates for a job

The most annoying thing about searching for a new job is to wait for feedback, so responding to each applicant is very important and the system should help you do that. Some main areas you want to give feedback to is; Receiving the application Moving forward to the interview stageSecond interviewRejectionAcceptance of a candidate. In Attract you have several email templates which are… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Dynamics 365 for Talent October ’19 release
Jun10

Dynamics 365 for Talent October ’19 release

The releasenotes for the October ’19 release is out! A lot is to come, both in general availability (GA) and in public preview (PP). Read the full releasenotes. For those of you that doesn’t think releasenotes are that much fun, I’ve described the release for Talent specific features for you. Attract Intelligent candidate recommendations – PP April ’19 – GA October ’19 This feature…...

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Why Talent? Makes hiring the right people easier
Jun04

Why Talent? Makes hiring the right people easier

In the previous post I summarized the key features of why you should choose Talent.  It’s time for the second post “Makes hiring the right people easier”. When Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016 they got access to one of the biggest and best social networks for business. I can’t think of a better way to use the power from LinkedIn then to enhance Attract! LinkedIn logo + Dynamics 365 for… Continue...

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Why Talent? It’s part of the Microsoft echo-system!
May27

Why Talent? It’s part of the Microsoft echo-system!

In the previous post I summarized the key features of why you should choose Talent. Now we move on to the first and one of the biggest points. The echo-system that Microsoft is building is unique and one of a kind! It makes life for us consultants way better by making sure every system is talking the same “language” and seamlessly connecting several systems. So, how does this help you with… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why should you choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system?
May21

Why should you choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system?

Since I’ve started working with Talent I’ve a lot of demo’s and I’ve been involved in several sale-cases involving Talent. With that work I’ve gotten to know what triggers the HR-department and what triggers the IT-department in choosing Talent as their HR-system. In this post I’ll summarize the key features on why a company should choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system. In later…...

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Resources for Talent and where you find them
Apr23

Resources for Talent and where you find them

I often get asked where I find all the information needed to learn about Talent, so here is a list of sites, blogs and other resources you can benefit from knowing about if you want to learn more about Talent. The first thing you should do is set up a trial, and start testing the system! Blogs First I have to mention my own blog, this is where you can find a lot of the information… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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I’m done! Or am I?
Apr17

I’m done! Or am I?

In September Fredrik Sætre at Microsoft Norway challenged me to write a blog post every day for one month on Talent. I started with one every day of the week, when that month was over I saw that I had so much content and it was going so good that I just kept going. A couple of months along I found out that I couldn’t stop now and challenged myself to keep going until I was done with the whole… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests
Apr17

MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests

When you have registered the request for accommodation, you can easily accept or reject it by changing the status under details from requested. Accommodation request If you select Reasonable the request is approved. If you select Undue hardship the request is denied. When you change the status to reasonable the fields accepted by and accepted date and time is automatically set to… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Create an accommodation request
Apr16

MB6-898 Create an accommodation request

To create an accommodation request you go to Personnel management – Workers or Employees. From there you find “Accommodations” in the action pane under personal information. Accommodations for a worker/employee Now the accommodations page opens and you can create a new accommodation for the employee. To create it you select the accommodation type, you could selet a Job task which makes… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job
Apr15

MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job

To configure the physical requirements for a specific job, you first need to find the job you want to set the requirements for, you find them by searching for job, or by going to Organization administration -> Jobs -> Select the specific job, and then by going to the ADA button in the action pane and click “Setup requirements” ADA requirements on a job You then go to the page where you… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements
Apr12

MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements

The first thing you have to do to use the compliance features is to go to Personnel management -> Links -> Human resources shared parameters -> Compliance and change the setting to yes for Track information for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Human resources shared parameters – compliance When you now go to Organization administration -> Job Templates you will find ADA in the action… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent
Apr11

MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent

The fifth and last section of Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent Define templates for physical job requirementsConfigure the physical requirements for a jobCreate an accommodation requestGrant or deny work environment accommodation requests Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace
Apr10

MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace

The Leave and absence workspace contains three tabs PlansAnalyticsLinks The Plans tabs contains all leave and absence plans that you have set up. From here you can create a new plan, assign to employees and assign to contractors. You can also click in to the different plans and read more about them. Leave and absence workspace – Plans The Analytics tab contains three tabs of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off
Apr09

MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off

In personnel management you find the employee you want to view time off requests and approved time off for, then you click in worker in the action pane and “View time off”. This sends you to the Time off page where you can see all the balances, approved and not approved requests. If you have some time off requests you can approve them from this page. Time off page You can also se… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans
Apr08

MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans

Now it’s time to enroll employees in leave and absence plans. You can enroll them individually or in groups. You click “+ Assign to employees” or “+ Assign to contractors” in the action pane to enroll workers. Leave and absence plan In the page to enroll employees you can chose one or more employees from the list, or you can filter the employees by position type and/or department and… Continue...

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MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans
Apr05

MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans

You are responsible for creating the leave and absence types, you can set them up as they fit your company needs or countries special needs. Leave and absence types You then define the leave and absence plans that mach your employees and companies needs. Leave and absence plans A leave and absences plan Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Request and process time off requests
Apr04

MB6-898 Request and process time off requests

You can request time off from the Employee self service page from the Time Off balances box. Employee self service page When you click the text “Request time off” a new page on the right opens. In this page you select the leave type, date, if you have any attachments, comments and is able to see your balances. You can Save draft or submit it. If there isn’t a workflow activated your… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions
Apr03

MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions

This question I have been struggling with, I can’t seem to understand what Microsoft is asking about, so please come with feedback if you feel that I’ve misunderstood! Request time off When the employee submits his or her leave and absence request, if you have a workflow active this is sendt to HR or their manager for approval, if you don’t have a workflow the request is automatically… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process
Apr02

MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process

As an administrator you have to set up: Leave and absence typesLeave and absence plansEnroll employees and contractorsEdit enrollment for those with special plansAccrue leave and absence plansWorkflows (if that’s required) Then you have to wait until workers submits time-off requests and if you have a workflow enabled you have to approve it, if there isn’t a workflow the request is… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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User Group Summit!
Mar31

User Group Summit!

On Thursday 28th of March I held my presentation “How Microsoft Talent can Digitize a Forgotten HR Department” at the User group summit in Amsterdam. Download my presentationDownload If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me here or on LinkedIn. Next years User Group Summit will be in Barcelona 8.-12. March – will I see you there? Join the mailing list for more… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences
Mar29

MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences

The fourth area in Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Manage Leave and absences Explain the Leave and absence administration processDescribe Leave and absence transactionsRequest and process time off requestsExplore Leave types and Leave plansSet up and configure Leave and absence plansView time off requests and approved time offUse the Leave and absence workspace Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee
Mar28

MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee

When you got the result from a compensation process you can edit the amount and award and then change the status to approved, then load employee compensation. Employee results Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes
Mar27

MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes

When the compensation is set up it’s time to run the process, you can create the processes in Compensation management -> Process -> Compensation processes. Here you can create a new process or run the processes. Compensation process When you click the button “Run process” a sidebar opens where you can set some parameters. Run compensation process When you click OK, the process… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe compensation process events
Mar26

MB6-898 Describe compensation process events

The compensation process is as follows Create the compensation plansCreate the compensation processRun the processMake adjustmentsApprove resultsLoad compensation Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features
Mar25

MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features

Pay for performance is used when you want the employees to get compensation based on how the department has performed. First you should go to Organization administration -> Departments -> Related forms -> Compensation. Department compensation There you can set up the compensation for the department. The award that the employees in the department gets depends on the field “Percent of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules
Mar22

MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules

Vesting rules are used to classify variable compensation plans and is only meant to be used for reporting. The setup for vesting rules is easy with a name, description and the possibility for notes. Vesting rules In the variable compensation plans you can set a vesting rule to be able to track long turn variable compensation plans. Variable compensation plans chose vesting rule Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions
Mar21

MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions

Pay rate conversions are used to define the time period for which the compensation plan is specified. If some workers has a annual salary, they should get the same compensation as one with an hourly pay rate. The pay rate conversion is a way to calculate the compensation no matter which periode salary they have. The screenshot shows how the pay rate conversions are set up in a trial… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation
Mar20

MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation

You set up eligibility rules to define whom is eligible to get the compensation. You can set the rule to apply to labor union, location, job, function, department or job type. The eligibility rules can be set up for a fixed or variable compensation plan. Eligibility rules Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Create compensation grids
Mar19

MB6-898 Create compensation grids

In the compensation plan you click compensation structure in the action tab, there you can set the range of the compensation grids based on the information set in the fixed compensation plans. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Define reference points
Mar18

MB6-898 Define reference points

You use reference points in fixed compensation plans to make sure all your employees are in the same range of pay thus making sure of equal payment for all. Reference point setups You can set up as many steps as you like in the setup, but it regular to have minimum, midpoint and maximum. The midpoint is often the control point that indicates the average or median base pay rate for a… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Describe the range utilization matrix
Mar15

MB6-898 Describe the range utilization matrix

In each compensation plan you can register the range utilization matrix. Range utilization matrix The range utilization matrix helps you transition employees to get a raise so that they get to the control point for their jobs.  You can also use range utilization to make sure that you pay equally in the company.  For example, employees who are paid lower in their range receive higher… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Define mandatory confirmation for compensation plans
Mar14

MB6-898 Define mandatory confirmation for compensation plans

After you run a compensation process you should go through the results and do changes and recommendations where you see fit. When you are done changing you change the status for the employee to Approved. Compensation process change status When the status is approved you can load compensation on the process results page og load employee compensation in the employee results page. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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MB6-898 Review and make changes to compensation plans
Mar13

MB6-898 Review and make changes to compensation plans

There are two different compensation plans, fixed and variable. Fixed compensation plans To change the fixed compensation plans, you click on a specific plan and click edit. To change the amount you click in the action pane on compensation structure. Fixed compensation plans In compensation structure you can do changes on the levels and the amounts. Compensation… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their...

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MB6-898 Use recommendations with compensation
Mar12

MB6-898 Use recommendations with compensation

When you set up a new compensation you should set “Recommendation” to yes to be able to give recommendations. Enable recommendations When you run the process you can change the recommendations in the results and click recalculate to set the new recommendations. Results – recommendation Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plans
Mar11

MB6-898 Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plans

Examples of fixed compensation plans; Base pay raiseMerit increasePromotionDemotion Examples of variable compensation plans; Bonus paymentsPerformance awardsStock optionsGrantsOne-time awards Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 – Configure compensation information
Mar08

MB6-898 – Configure compensation information

The third part of Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Set Up and manage benefit information: Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plansUse recommendations with compensationReview and make changes to compensation plansDefine mandatory confirmation for compensation plansDescribe the range utilization matrixDefine reference pointsCreate compensation gridsDefine… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Maintain dependents and beneficiary information
Mar07

MB6-898 Maintain dependents and beneficiary information

To maintain dependents and beneficiary information you go to the personnel management workspace and find the worker you want to edit. Under the tab profile and subsection Personal information you find personal contacts. Personnel management personal contacts When you click on personal contacts you get a list of the personal contacts that’s registered on the worker (if there are any).

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MB6-898 Enroll mass workers in a benefit
Mar06

MB6-898 Enroll mass workers in a benefit

To enroll several workers in a benefit you first to to the benefit workspace and find the benefit you want to enroll workers in. In the action pane in the Benefit you click “Enroll in benefit” Enroll workers in benefit You first need to select a coverage start date and end date (which you can set to never) and then add one or more workers. To add workers you click “+ Add”. When… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Enroll a single worker in a benefit
Mar05

MB6-898 Enroll a single worker in a benefit

To enroll a singel worker in a benefit you find the person you want to enroll, there are two ways to do that: Enroll through the personnel management workspace- links – employeesEnroll through the People workspace – … (more) – Enroll in benefit Enroll through the personnel management workspace First you find the person you want to enroll in a benefit, then you click “Enroll in… Continue Reading...

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MB6-898 Process eligibility rules for workers
Mar04

MB6-898 Process eligibility rules for workers

The first thing you need to do to process eligibility rules is to create an eligibility event, when you have created that you click process in the action pane. Eligibility event page When you click process, a new tab on the left side will open. Where you can see how many workers and benefits there is to process and the dates. Process eligibility When you press ok, you start the… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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Microsoft Partner awards 2018
Mar01

Microsoft Partner awards 2018

Yesterday I attended the Microsoft Partner awards in Norway. I was nominated in the category “Driving Force/ Enthusiast 2018” With so many skilled people nominated I was totally flabbergasted to be among the three finalists! A huge thanks to Point Taken AS and Thomas Sandsør for the nomination, believing in me and pushing me forward And congratulations to Ida Bergum with a well deserved… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Define eligibility rules
Feb28

MB6-898 Define eligibility rules

Benefit eligibility is the set of rules that defines whom of your workers can receive a benefit. Before you define eligibility, you must set up the eligibility policy rule types and the policies. Benefit eligibility policy rule types define the document and query parameters that are used in specific policy rules. The rule types let you set a rule name, description, query name and… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Configure benefit elements
Feb27

MB6-898 Configure benefit elements

The benefit elements contain types, plans and options. When you set up the benefit types, you give them a name and a description. You also decide the concurrent enrollment type, they can be one or multiple enrollments per type, and set the payroll category. Benefit types setup The benefit plans you register the name of the plan, the description and the type of plan. When you register… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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