This article is the general overview of the most important improvements for release v.9
Start installing: Summer 2017 [Expected: August/September]
In addition to the new and improved functionalities and bug fixes, we have also worked on improving the security of our application. We have done this by following the Salesforce security guidelines and secure software development best practices.
The improvements that have been made have effect on different components within our app. For the full list of components and test cases please visit this article, which can guide you in your testing efforts. Most of these components are only accessible by System Administrators. We have performed extensive testing from our side but do advise you to specifically test custom configuration and connections with third parties and API’s, since we are not able to test any custom configuration and connections.
Due to the security improvements, we strongly advise you to have your org upgraded to Release 9 as soon as possible.
1.1 Lightning Ready
We continued working on making Connexys Resource Manager ready for Salesforce Lightning. To read more on Salesforce Lightning, visit: Salesforce lightning campaign
3.1 Hard criteria with levels
Please be aware that this will become available when all customers are upgraded to Release 9.
3.2 Questionnaire: logic possibilities enhanced
Logic between certain questions can now be added to more than one answer per question. Read this article for more information about questionnaires and adding logic to questions. [TRS-2586]
3.3 Questionnaire: objects that can be used enhanced
Questionnaires can now be used on all objects, including custom objects, with an extra URL parameter. This is further explained in the article Questionnaires [TRS-2709]
3.4 Email clean up schedule
A new application setting (Email cleanup duration, which can be found in the Connexys Setup -> Application settings -> System) is available in which you can determine the number of days emails are kept in the database. The default value is 365 days. [TRS-2861]
3.5 Publish on job boards
The screen that appears when publishing a vacancy to a jobboard via Mimir (by using the button "Publish on job boards") is changed. You will see this change if the vacancy is published to some available job boards, but not to all. Two tables will then be shown with on top the table with existing job adverts on job boards and below the table that shows the job boards the vacancy has not yet been published to. This also allows you to update a certain posting without updating all active postings. To do so, first select the posting you want to update and then click on the button ''Update selected job boards''. [TRS-2785]
3.6 Proposal portal: multiple documents
Besides the CV or Generated CV, it is now also possible to use other documents in the Proposal Portal, including custom documents. [TRS-2802]
3.7 Proposal portal: account on step page
On the step page both the job name and account name are now displayed when proposing a candidate via the Proposal portal in the "Proposal page for" field. [TRS-3066]
3.8 Proposal portal: sorting proposals
The proposals (job applications) in the proposal portal will be sorted first by the display order of the workflow status the job application is in and will then show the most recent proposal within that status on top. Previously the oldest proposal was shown on top. [TRS-3067]
3.9 Workflow activities and sharing
A new application setting is available, Save activities in job application, to make sure workflow activities like workflow step emails are saved on the Job application and not on the Candidate (if the setting is enabled). This is useful when you use sharing on the Job application object to make sure activities of a job application are not visible for users who have access to the Candidate but not to the Job application. [TRS-2893]
3.10 Account: Customer & Supplier
It is now possible to use one account as a Customer and as a Supplier, regardless of the account record type. There are two new fields on the Account object: Is_customer__c and Is_supplier__c. If Is_supplier__c is checked on the account, it will be seen as a Supplier. The account is therefore shown on the Distribute to suppliers screen. If Is_customer__c is checked the account will be seen as a Customer and is shown in the Job wizard in the account look up field. If both fields are checked for one account, it is seen as both a Supplier and Customer. The account is shown in the Job wizard in the account look up field and on the Distribute to suppliers screen. [TRS-2592]
3.11 Textkernel Candidate Search: Optimization of indexing
The candidate indexing schedule for Textkernel Search has been optimized. The schedule will now run every half hour and index a maximum of 1250 candidates every half hour. [TRS-3213]
3.12 Generate CV: Modal work experience/education improved
The modal where you can add and edit the work experience and education for the Generated CV has been improved and is now draggable, so you can see the information underneath. [TRS-2700]
3.13 Generate CV: Add hard criteria to a Generated CV
Hard criteria can now be added to the Generated CV, including skill levels (if they are enabled). To have the hard criteria section appear on the Generate CV page, the application setting 'CV Generator Layout' needs to include the option HardCriteria. [TRS-2774]
3.14 Textkernel Search: Hard criteria with levels
The new hard criteria with levels can also be used in Textkernel Search (both Candidate and Job search). There is some setup needed which can partly only be done by Connexys. Furthermore, new facets will only show values if candidates with values for these new facets have been reindexed. [TRS-2782]
3.15 Generate CV: Save generated CV to all job applications of candidate
When proposing one candidate for multiple job applications (to different hiring managers), it is now possible to save the created Generated CV for all job applications. You only need to create the CV once and click on "Save CV to all". It will then skip the job applications of this candidate and move on to the next candidate/job application for which a Generated CV has not yet been created or chosen. [TRS-2960]
3.16 New Candidate Wizard
A new Candidate Wizard is available, which is a Lightning component. The wizard can be enabled for both the edit mode as well as the new mode. The new wizard offers CV parsing in the edit mode, to update the candidate CV and automatically fill out the corresponding fields. After parsing, you will see which fields have different values and are able to undo this if necessary. To enable the new Candidate Wizard, the "Edit" and "New" button action should be set to override the default action with the cxsCandidateWizardLightning visualforce page. You need to this in the Salesforce Setup on the Candidate object. To use the Lightning wizard, your user profile needs to have Create and Edit object permission on the Hard Criteria object. [TRS-3011]
With the new Candidate Wizard you will also receive a notification when creating a new candidate that already exists. Before definitively saving, and thus overwriting the already existing candidate, you will be notified of the changes that were made and can then decide if you want to overwrite the existing record. [TRS-3151]
3.17 Anonymization: Agreement renewal page
The agreement renewal doesn't automatically renew itself anymore. The candidate needs to click on a button to keep their data for the predefined amount of time. A new label has been created for this button: cxsrec__Renew. On top of the button text is shown which uses the label cxsrec__renewButtonExplained.[TRS-3369]
Styling can be added for the cxsAgreementRenewal page. Two application settings have been added for this: Top HTML of Agreement Renewal page and Bottom HTML of Agreement Renewal page. These settings can be found under Anonymize. [TRS-3116]
3.18 Step screen Proposal Portal
A new application setting, Hide proposal portal section on step page, has been added to hide the Proposal Portal section on the Step page. The section contains the following fields: Introduction text language; Recruiter that presents the candidates; Introduction text. If you hide the section, the default value will be used. If, for some reason, one of the fields has no default value, the section will be displayed even if the application setting is true. [TRS-3226]
3.19 Maintain the picklist translation table
In the Advanced setup section of the Setup Overview page (Connexys Setup) there is now an option to maintain the picklist translation table. A special page, Maintain Picklist Translation Table, has been created where you can see the translation details, empty and update the table. For Textkernel Search candidates and jobs are saved to an index. For picklist fields, Textkernel Search needs the translation of all picklist values. To enable the indexing of translations of picklist fields, we have to save the picklist fields with their translations to the database. This page allows you to delete all existing translations in the database and to re-enter them into the database. This needs to be done each time you change the set of picklist values in a field that is indexed at Textkernel Search. Also after translating of these picklist values, you need to do this. [TRS-3300]
3.20 Deleting candidate
The possibility to delete a candidate form the left block menu has been removed. Instead the regular delete button of Salesforce on the candidate needs to be used. [TRS-3370]
3.21 Account name visible on Generate CV page
The account name is shown next to the job application name on the Generate CV page if the application setting Display organization name is enabled. It will show the name of the organization that is linked to the position displayed in the heading for the job application on the Generate CV page. [TRS-3448]
3.22 Generate CV
Richt Text fields can be added to the CV Generator. [TRS-3542]
3.23 Hard criteria on Proposal Portal
Hard criteria can be shown on the Proposal Portal. You can set this up via Application settings --> Proposal Portal --> Detail layout. Three options have been added, in correspondence with the three possible displays of hard criteria: HardCriteriaList; HardCriteriaTable; HardCriteriaMatrix. With the setting Hide levels in Proposal Portal, you can hide all levels on the proposal portal. To use a criterium in the CV generator and Proposal Portal the hard criteria type must have the checkbox Show on CV generator checked. [TRS-3238]
3.25 HTML encoded
The values of hidden fields in the following fieldsets are now HTML encoded: cxsJob_alert_registration__c.hiddenDivFields and cxsJob_application__c.hiddenDivFields. SEO's that read data from this need to take this into account. Furthermore, it is no longer possible to use HTML in the header title of the iFrame form: <h1 class="cxsPageTitle">. This might also affect HTML in the following labels: Register_for, Apply_for, Open_Application. [TRS-3316]
Each of our customers reporting a bug via Connexys Support, always receives updates on fixes for that bug via Connexys Support.
|TRS-2674||Dutch - English translations have been improved|
|TRS-2699||Applicant Tracking: rating adjustment effected a correct sorting|
|TRS-2700||Generate CV: layout issue on the pop-up solved|
|TRS-2703||Choosing a group step in the Workflow tab and then going back caused an error|
|TRS-2706||It should not be possible to perform the step "Propose with Generate CV" without going to Generate CV even though as per setup "Generated CV required" is set to true|
|Proposal portal: the date of birth is displayed in a correct date format|
|TRS-2778||Multiposter IGB: error when deleting Job advert.|
|TRS-2796||Google Map on Candidate overview works fine again when not using a visualforce page|
|TRS-2805||Multiposter IGB: When posting without a start and/or end date it will not provide a date|
|TRS-2843||Workflow status when performing a step without transition is correctly saved|
|TRS-2911||Error in showing numbers in Gen CV fixed|
|TRS-2913||Values of custom picklists for Education & Work experience are shown correctly in the Generated CV|
|TRS-2922||Validation rule candidate wizard is shown correctly|
|TRS-2935||Available documents is correctly filled|
|TRS-2939||Translation of picklist fields on the trsPortalPosition page are shown correct|
|TRS-2983||Topics that will be anonymized are now also shown on the anonymize page|
|TRS-3010||The filter "applyBool=false" in Connexys Candidate Search is fixed|
|TRS-3017||Trim added on CV Generator setting|
|TRS-3046||Text in custom text field in fieldset Talentpool View is displayed correctly|
|TRS-3069||Label translation Textkernel settings fixed|
|TRS-3070||Enters are now correctly on forms and Questionnaires|
|TRS-3093||Picklist values in Manager Portal are no longer shown twice|
|TRS-3122||Errors on the step page when a mandatory field is left empty are displayed correctly|
|TRS-3133||Display of & on Gen CV page is fixed|
|TRS-3135||Only allowed candidates are now shown in the Manager Portal|
|TRS-3139||Company information and Compensation & benefits are correctly displayed in Manager Portal|
|TRS-3220||Correct language is displayed in the preview Proposal Portal|
|TRS-3225||Personality match is correctly translated in Proposal Portal|
|TRS-3287||Validation error in Job wizard is displayed correctly|
|TRS-3475||Facet Candidate record type correctly displayed in Textkernel search|
|TRS-3483||External job alert only sends out externally published jobs|
|TRS-3607||Uploaded CV can be downloaded and viewed via the Proposal portal|
Until finalizing the release itself, this article is an indication to help anticipate better on our upcoming release, and are not yet the final release notes.
When a release will be towards finalization, we will announce this to all our customers via email.
When later upgrading a customer's org with the new release, we will inform that customer individually.
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