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How to engage with your remote employees through SAP SuccessFactors

People make your business which is why employee engagement has been one of the top priorities for many organizations lately. However, in today’s uncertain times, it can be a challenge for leaders to connect with their employees. Connecting is not just a matter of giving employees the right tools to perform their work from home and providing them with trust and flexibility. To foster business growth and maximize employee retention, it is important that leaders actively pursue employee engagement. But the question is how? How do you engage your employees? Are there tools that can support employee engagement?

“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.”


SAP SuccessFactors (SF) is a world-leading provider of cloud Human Experience Management (HXM) – the new people-focused term for Human Capital Management (HCM). With the HXM suite, you can provide employees with experiences that recognize their individual value and consistently motivate and engage them to achieve peak performance levels.

SAP SF HXM offers a variety of modules that support your business in putting your people first while managing and engaging your employees, even remotely. The mechanisms offered include a variety of engagement channels that create a “digital open door”. With this open door, even in difficult times such as COVID-19, your organization can improve engagement for your internal, external, new, and contingent workers.

With SAP SF HXM, your employees are the focal point of your business. Engaging with them from day one is the best way to create the workforce you need. SAP HXM focuses on their experience, making sure they feel connected while building trust. It may seem like a big investment, but it is well worth it because the best-run businesses run on human experience. SAP HXM offers a wide range of tools to help you analyze your business and close experience gaps. They provide your employees with simpler, more enjoyable work environments, and support your employees in agile and remote working.

“Now is the time for us to look after the people who work for us.
When a company steps up at a time like this, it builds loyalty, commitment, and long-lasting teams.”

A more concrete example of continuous employee engagement is, for example, the SF Onboarding and Performance & Goals module. Onboarding supports organizations in transforming their newly hired employees into more engaged and effective employees, while Performance & Goals helps align your existing employees’ goals with the company’s goals through ongoing feedback and coaching. Especially when managing many employees, SAP SF contributes to engagement and adds value to your business.

Mobile App

Some studies have announced that SAP SF Mobile has extended the reach of HCM and brings HR closer to people. Therefore, the SAP SF Mobile App is a great tool to enhance employee engagement while your employees are working from home, but also to optimize workforce productivity.

Below are five ways to improve employee engagement with SAP SF Mobile.

1. The SAP SF mobile app allows your employees to confidently access data and processes (using Fingerprint Authentication).
2. Continuous Performance and Goal Management provides improved user experience for both managers and employees, allowing them to easily manage activities, goals, and achievements.
3. The Mobile App provides employees with updates on the latest developments and other news between them and their colleagues.
4. Within the Mobile App, employees can easily approve & decline time off requests, employee data changes, recruiting requisitions, and many more.
5. Instantly connect with your employees in your organization through calls, text, or direct email.


In addition to SAP’s proprietary wide range of compatible tools, there are several other tools, such as Qualtrics and Virtual Learning Services that can be integrated with SAP to help you understand the key drivers of employee engagement. However, in addition to driving employee engagement, SAP SF has many global benefits, such as complete management of your digital system, matching leading HR practices, and simplifying HR processes.

At HR Path, we can support you with all aspects of your HR organization, making sure you are up to date with the newest and greatest technology. Interested in learning more? Contact us here and we can connect you with an expert.

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