Oracle HCM Cloud 20D HCM Connections feature overview

Hi community,

Last weekend our internal Oracle HCM Cloud POD was updated to the latest 20D version.
I was eager to see new functionality that was announced early this year. I am talking about HCM Connections.
I assume that the HCM Connections feature will replace directory and person spotlight features eventually. But for now, this is an initial release.

Below is the description I found on Oracle web resources:
https://www.oracle.com/human-capital-management/hr/

Directory and networking
Integrate your employee directory and organization chart with personal employee profile pages, making it easier to find your peers and foster cross-functional collaboration.

LinkedIn profile import
Give employees an easy way to enhance their personal profile by quickly importing their LinkedIn profile information.

My Team
Enable managers to easily access information about their teams’ background, interests, skills, and aspirations, from any device.

Unfortunately, there is still no information about how to configure this feature and Oracle promises update documentation as soon as possible.
However, I managed to enable it! Below is a short animation to give an idea of how it looks like.

The main advantage I found as of now is that the HCM Connections feature uses a department tree to be able to render organization structure based both on supervisor hierarchy and department hierarchy.

Looking forward to getting the official documentation on how to configure the ability to import LinkedIn profile information.

I hope it is helpful.

Kind regards,
Volodymyr

Building Oracle HCM Cloud outbound integration scenarios based on OCI resources

In the last couple of years, we have seen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is getting a reputation for reliability and becoming a key player in the cloud market.
A few months ago I also cleared Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Certified Architect Professional and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Certified Architect Associate certifications.

It’s now time to get hands dirty with OCI services. I have my personal free OCI account and the idea was to use only free resources to try to build a practical solution.

Well, recently I have been asked for the possible ways how to synchronize downstream or co-existent applications with the HR data that are maintained in the Oracle HCM Cloud system in real time. It depends on detailed requirements but in general, there is a solution that allows polling HR events (referential data updates as well as employment transactions). I am talking about the Atom feeds feature. You can review my blog where I have explained the Atom feeds feature in details.

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