The approach of recruiting and hiring in western companies and Japanese companies shows significant differences. While western companies in general issue vacancies via external or internal advertising instruments and start the hiring process from that point, Japanese companies tend to hire almost 100% of their new comers once a year on a special date (usually April 1st for university graduates).
These new comers are directly hired from the university or
school, so that additional functionality for handling with school
information was required.
The user parameter for the Japanese user group must be maintained to use the new functionality (UGR = '22').
Customizing is required to
- maintain the school code in the corresponding table
- do not enter a school code but only a school name -> the school
code field will become an output field
Whereas before release 4.0A the educational institute/location was entered as text in infotype 22, there is now the additional option to maintain the institute with a school code in the school information table. This maintenance is mandatory if you want to run applicant reports RPAPL001 and RPAPL005 with a selection for school information.
Furthermore, there is the possibility to store faculty information for the applicant/employee. Those entries must be maintained in the corresponding table.
The changes in infotype Education (0022) do not only apply to applicant's master data, but also for employees' master data.
You have the possibility to set up a school dependent screen. Please refer to Determine screen modification . This could be required,for example, if you don't want to display the faculty in the case you maintain senior high schools.