Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent

Important

This topic applies to Dynamics 365 for Talent (pre-release), Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition, and Dynamics 365 for Operations.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent streamlines many routine recordkeeping tasks and automates a number of processes related to staffing your organization.These processes include employee retention, benefits administration, training, performance reviews, and change management. It also provides a framework for human resources staff to manage areas of oversight.

You can use Talent to complete these tasks:

  • Administer organizational structures.
  • Maintain comprehensive worker information from hire to retire.
  • Define and administer benefit plans, enroll workers, assign dependent coverage, and designate beneficiaries.
  • Establish and monitor absence policies.
  • Implement and track profile-based time management and generate pay information to export to a payroll system.
  • Manage worker competencies.
  • Review performance and implement worker goals.
  • Set up, deliver, and analyze training courses that include agendas, sessions, and tracks.
Note

Dynamics 365 for Talent is closely related to Human resources in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. The same functionality may appear in both products. As a result, in topics that are primarily related Human resources, the product name will be Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition; in topics that are primarily related to Talent, the product name will be Dynamics 365 for Talent. Topics that are written for one product may apply to the same functionality in a related product.

Develop a strategy for managing your human resources

As you work with Talent, you'll decide how to structure your organization, using elements, such as departments, jobs, and positions. These are among the foundational elements that you'll configure. Individual employees are assigned to positions which are associated with jobs.

Retain and motivate employees

You can set up plans to effectively and equitably manage compensation, as well as manage items, such as computers or phones, that your organization lends to its employees. You can create fixed and variable compensation plans, as well as define rules that apply the compensation plan to meet the criteria for that plan.

Develop and train employees

To help your employees reach their career objectives while delivering critical business needs you can set up goals, create performance reviews and track feedback To help employees develop needed skills, you can also set up instructors, course types, courses, course descriptions, agendas, tracks, and sessions before you assign an instructor to a course, or register someone for a course. Instructors must already exist as workers, applicants, or contacts.

Create and maintain benefits

In addition to compensating your staff with wages, salaries, and bonuses, you can develop benefit programs such as health insurance and retirement plans. You can also manage benefits such as loan programs, in which your company lends items, such as computers or phones, to its employees.

Maintain workplace safety and compliance

Talent can help you maintain a safe work environment that’s in compliance with applicable laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and immigration and naturalization laws, among others. For example, you can manage the physical requirements for specific jobs, as well as track requests for accommodations that can help your organization optimize the skills of its workforce.

Gather information using questionnaires

You can design and administer questionnaires to gather information that’s used for a variety of purposes. The Questionnaire feature lets you design and create questionnaires. When a questionnaire is ready, you distribute it broadly or to a specific set of respondents to complete. After the respondents provide their answers, you can review and analyze the results.