Customized profile information

As part of designing the HR processes, you can customize the way HR profile information is processed. Keep in mind that some of the fields that display are referenced from the User [sys_user] table.

If you have the sn_hr_core.admin role, you can customize HR profile information.

Extend profile information

You can collect more profile information in a separate table. For example, you can create a Dependents table that extends the HR Profile [hr_profile] table.

Because profile information is sensitive and confidential, the system administrator cannot view it. For more information, see HR profile and HR case security.

Associate profiles with user records

An HR profile record must be associated with the employee record in the User [sys_user] table, to ensure that both employee records can be accessed conveniently. During the creation of an HR profile record, you can select the user record to associate with the profile.

Certain fields are displayed in both the user and HR profile records, but they are in only one of the tables, User [sys_user] or HR Profile [hr_profile]. The following fields are in the User [sys_user] table.

  • Prefix [introduction]
  • First name [first_name]
  • Middle name [middle_name]
  • Last name [last_name]
  • Manager [manager]
  • Department [department]
  • Location [location]

The Home phone [home_phone] field is in the HR Profile [hr_profile] table.

The following table describes the other fields that are synchronized by the Synchronize fields to hr_profile business rule.

Table 1. Fields synchronized using the business rule
HR profile [hr_profile] field User [sys_user] field Notes
Position [position] Title [title] Position in the HR profile is a referenced field. The HR profile could not be updated message appears:
  • When the title is updated in the User form
  • A position record with the same value does not exist
Home address [address] Street [street]
Country [country] Country code [country] Although the field names are the same, these fields are of different types. In the HR profile, [country] is a reference field. In the user record, [country] is a choice list. The country code displays in the User form instead of the country name when the country selected in the HR profile is not in the choice list.
Work email [work_email] Email [email] The HR profile contains both personal and work email fields, while the user record only contains the work email.
Work phone [work_phone]

Work mobile [work_mobile]

Business phone [phone]

Mobile phone [mobile_phone]

The HR profile contains a personal mobile number field as well as the work mobile phone. The user record only contains one mobile phone number field.
Note: The User form must be configured to show address, country, email, work phone, and mobile phone fields.