Changing how leave balances display in ESS

Every so often working with Talent I’ll stumble on a parameter that either I haven’t noticed before, or that’s been recently added. I had that experience today with a drop down under Human resource parameters > Leave and absence. It was marked ‘Balance calculation’ and seemed to have defaulted to ‘Balance as of today’. The … Read more

Personnel actions – what and why

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, but a combination of life in general and more exciting things to do keep getting in the way. What’s finally nudged me in to it is working with a customer this week who were already using Talent before we got involved. They had a number of … Read more

Directing users to ESS in D365FO

So you’re using Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to run the projects and finance bit of your business, and Dynamics 365 for Talent is underpinning your HR function.  Your employees are going to the employee self service (ESS) workspace in Talent to book leave, update their details, and take part in performance reviews, but … Read more

Why is that address changes prompt always 0?

A confession… I’m at Unleash this week and I wasn’t organised enough to cheat and write today’s post in advance, so today’s tip is super quick. And it might also be being written on a Monday night in a hotel bar, with the assistance of beer. Ok. We’re all friends here, right? In Talent, in … Read more

How to do quick and dirty ad hoc reporting in Talent

TL:DR – the Excel add-in combined with Power Query is the ad hoc reporting tool you’ve been looking for. And it’s free. One of my favourite things about Talent is the analytics dashboards that are published in most of the workspaces. No sooner have you entered your first worker records than these great visuals start … Read more