Microsoft and SAP have announced a new partnership that will integrate Microsoft 365 Copilot into SAP SuccessFactors solutions for job recruitment. The integration will allow businesses to use Copilot to automate tasks related to job recruitment, such as writing job postings, screening resumes, and conducting interviews.
SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human resource management system that helps organizations attract, develop, and retain talent. The integration will enable recruiters and hiring managers to leverage the power of Microsoft 365 Copilot to streamline and enhance their hiring processes. For example, they can use Copilot to:
- Write job descriptions based on the skills and qualifications required for the role.
- Generate personalized messages to candidates based on their resumes and profiles.
- Create interview questions and feedback forms based on the job requirements and best practices.
- Summarize candidate profiles and compare them with other applicants.
- Draft offer letters and contracts based on company policies and legal guidelines.
SAP announced the partnership in a press release, stating that the Copilot integration will also include access to Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service and Viva Learning. By adding the AI to SuccessFactors, the company says businesses will streamline their recruitment process by removing repetitive tasks:
“SAP will leverage the Azure OpenAI Service API and data from SAP SuccessFactors solutions to create compelling and highly targeted job descriptions. Through an integration between the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution and Microsoft 365, people leaders will be able to fine-tune job descriptions using Copilot in Microsoft Word with additional content and checks to detect bias. The final job descriptions will then be published in SAP SuccessFactors solutions to complete the workflow, without people leaders having to leave their normal flow of work. SAP will also leverage the Azure OpenAI Service API to offer prompts to interviewers within Microsoft Teams with suggested questions based on a candidate's resume, the job description and similar jobs.”
It is not just recruitment teams that will benefit from Microsoft 365 Copilot in SuccessFactors. SAP and Microsoft say job candidates will also get a boost from the generative AI integration. People searching for jobs can leverage Copilot on SuccessFactors in the following ways:
- Write resumes and cover letters based on the job description and their experience.
- Prepare for interviews by getting suggestions on how to answer common questions and showcase their strengths.
- Negotiate salary and benefits by getting insights on the market rates and company culture.
- Accept or decline offers by getting guidance on how to communicate their decision.
Microsoft 365 Copilot is Now Available in Early Access
Earlier this month, Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program opened. However, it is an invitation-only preview that customers must also pay for. Announced in March, Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with the data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn natural language prompts into actions and outputs. It combines an integration of OpenAI's GPT-4 with Microsoft's own Bing Chat and Microsoft Graph.
With Microsoft 365 Copilot, the major Office apps on Microsoft's productivity stack have natural language AI capabilities. Specifically, Microsoft introduced Word Copilot, Excel Copilot, PowerPoint Copilot, Teams Copilot, and Viva Copilot. There was also an announcement to launch the new Business Chat, which brings the Bing Chat chatbot into Microsoft 365.