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Evergreen requisitions have been a hot topic with recruiters since SAP SuccessFactors released the beta version in Q4 2019. Let's dive in and explore this feature in more detail and whether it would work for your organization.

What is an Evergreen Requisition?

An evergreen requisition is used for a position that you always have a need to fill - a position that is high volume and used all over your organization. Maybe it’s a nurse, a cook, or a retail clerk. Evergreen requisitions are always posted and are a way to manage candidate volume for a specific type of position (without a specified location). Another example of when to use this functionality may be a company internship program where students need to apply early and are then matched up with a specific job. Evergreen requisitions are simply a way to maintain a pipeline of applicants for critical, hard to fill, or high-volume jobs.

In SuccessFactors, once the evergreen functionality is configured, a toggle switch on the requisition can be activated to mark it as an evergreen requisition. Once that has been done, other requisitions can be linked and become child requisitions. Candidates apply to the evergreen job posted on the career site and can then be forwarded to the child requisition(s) when those jobs need to be filled.

SAP SuccessFactors Evergreen Requisition

Using an evergreen requisition is not a new practice in theory. Many organizations have created workarounds by posting a “dummy” requisition for their high-volume positions, so why enable this functionality now?

Benefits of Using an Evergreen Requisition

The benefits we see are the ability to link child requisitions, which group your jobs together making them easier to manage. Also, multiple hiring managers can be given access to the evergreen requisition to view candidate profiles. Those candidates can then be forwarded when it’s time to begin the full recruitment process. In addition, evergreen requisitions and their children are reportable which is extremely helpful for recruiters and managers with a high volume of jobs.

Are Evergreen Requisitions Right For Us?

Each organization will need to determine if this feature matches their current needs, but for many who have created a workaround to meet specific recruiting processes, the evergreen functionality is a big win. This is a feature to watch as the functionality is still in beta (as of this blog post). We'll continue to monitor future releases and provide updates as necessary.

Still have questions on whether you should adopt this functionality? Reach out to us to discuss whether this update would be suitable for your organization!