What's New for May '20

The following release resources are available within Online Help:

Safe Harbor Statement: Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other documents or public statements are not currently GENERALLY available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Cornerstone OnDemand applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.

The following new features and enhancements are available for the May '20 release:

Careers Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Auto-Upgrade to Development Plans Redesign with the August 2020 Release Yes

Cornerstone’s legacy Development Plan module is scheduled for deprecation with the August ’20 Release. Once deprecated, access to legacy Development Plans will no longer be available in client portals and all clients remaining on the legacy Development Plans module will be automatically upgraded to the Development Plans redesigned module. The Development Plans redesign has a full set of preferences to configure the user experience by Organizational Unit. During the auto-upgrade all preferences set in legacy plans will populate in the new preferences.

Check-Ins - Follow-Ups Yes

With this enhancement, Check-Ins meeting participants can now use the meetings and topics page to create follow-up action items for a specific meeting.

Check-Ins - Home Page Customization Yes With this enhancement, Check-Ins administrators can customize the look of the Check-Ins home page to accommodate an organization's brand and culture.
Check-Ins - Individual Notes Yes With this enhancement, the meetings and topics page now provides a place for individual notes for all participants in the meeting, ensuring that everyone's voice is heard. Individual notes can only be changed or deleted by the original writer and a View History link is available for all individual notes.
Check-Ins Template – Checking in During Difficult Times Yes

With this enhancement, Check-Ins provides a new "Checking in during difficult times" template. Organizations can use this template as a "best practices" guide to help build trust and facilitate effective one-on-one discussions during difficult circumstances.

This feature is not available for UAT.

Reporting Fields - Check-Ins Yes

With this enhancement, the fields available in the "Check-In Participant" field grouping are updated to be consistent with the fields available in the "Check-In Last Modified By" and "Check-In Creator" field groupings as follows:

  • The Check-In Modifier alias is renamed to Check-In Last Modified By - This clarifies that the reported user will always be the last person who edited the Check-In. All other fields in this group remain unchanged.
  • All User fields included in the Check-In Participant field grouping will be removed, except for User Full Name and User ID - This prevents unintended reporting on Check-In participants by someone other than the manager. With this change, the fields available in the "Check-In Participant" field grouping are consistent with the fields available in the "Check-In Last Modified By" and "Check-In Creator" field groupings.

This enhancement was originally released with the April 3, 2020 patch.

Reporting Fields - Development Plans Yes

As released with the 6 March 2020 patch release, Development Plan exception reports are available.

This functionality was released with the 6 March 2020 patch release.

Content Anytime Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Leadership and Management Subscription Refresh Yes

Create stronger managers across your organization with leadership and management training focused on motivating and engaging employees in the modern workplace. With this subscription teach managers how to rally their employees around a shared vision, make high stakes decisions in the moment, cultivate a positive, outcomes-oriented culture, and develop the systems needed to effectively manage team priorities.

Modern Compliance Subscription Refresh Yes

Ensure compliance and minimize risk across your organization with content designed to target real behavior change and eliminate bias, harassment, injuries, data breaches, and more. With this subscription fulfill General HR Compliance legal requirements while helping employees recognize, examine, and address the behaviors that lead to breaches in safety, privacy, and ethics.

Professional Skills Subscription Refresh Yes

Build stronger communicators, strategic thinkers, and higher functioning teams across the organization with professional skills content focused on the business savvy skills that every employee needs. With this subscription teach employees how to communicate effectively—both internally and with customers—work well in teams, stay productive, and manage their own career development.

Remote Work Essentials Subscription (New) Yes

The current crisis has dramatically shifted the way people work and the skills required to appropriately cope and manage remote teams. This new subscription provides content to help your employees adjust to working from home and manage their overall well-being. Topics include remote work best practices, communication tools, mental health, productivity, and leadership during times of change. The Remote Work Essentials subscription includes 730 courses in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Core/General Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Banner Core Data Inbound Integration Available in Edge Marketplace

Cornerstone integrates with the Ellucian Banner platform to provide a seamless process for creating and updating users and OUs in Cornerstone. Banner will remain the system of record for User and OU data. This API based integration provides an automated data sync to simplify data management and eliminate duplicate data entry.

This functionality was released with the 6 March 2020 patch.

Bulk API (User & OU) Available in Edge Marketplace With this enhancement, a new Bulk API is available for user and organizational unit (OU) loads. Bulk APIs provide organizations the ability to leverage a highly scalable and resilient framework to create and update data in Cornerstone via APIs.
Cornerstone Mobile App Removal from App Stores  

The Cornerstone Mobile app will be removed from the Apple App and Google Play stores on April 30, 2020. The app will be deprecated in August 2020 and will no longer function for users if opened following its deprecation in August.

Data Exporter - Deprecation of XML Manifest With the October '20 Release & Addition of JSON Manifest for Non-Core Objects Yes With this release, Cornerstone is adding a JSON manifest for non-core objects in advance of the upcoming deprecation of the XML manifest in the October ’20 Release. The XML manifest will be provided alongside the JSON manifest until the October '20 release, at which point the XML manifest will be deprecated for both core and non-core objects.
Data Exporter - Addition of NDJSON and JSON Output Formats Yes With this enhancement, organizations that use Data Exporter now have the ability to request NDJSON and JSON as output options.
Deprecation of Custom Reports with the February '21 Release   Cornerstone will be deprecating the legacy reporting solution "Custom Reports" with the February ’21 Release. With Reporting 2.0, users can execute the same business reporting operations as they've done in Custom Reports in addition to Reporting 2.0's rich suite of new features and functionality.
Deprecation of Learning Loads on Data Load Wizard (DLW) With the February '21 Release   Ability to perform learning data loads using Data Load Wizard will be deprecated with and end-of-life in the Feb 2021 Release. DLW is a legacy data load tool which was built on older technology, is accessed using an older user interface (UI), and experiences slow performance and limited load type support.
eCare Redirect to Support Central Yes In Q1 of 2019, Cornerstone introduced Support Central, which provides both an information resource as well as case management. With the May ’20 Release, we will be updating the eCare link to Support Central. Please follow these instructions to access Support Central.
Edge Import - Learning Loads (Early Adopter) Yes

With the 6 March 2020 patch release, Edge Import is available to organizations as an Early Adopter for loading Learning Management System (LMS) historical data.

The following functionality is new with the May’20 Release:

  • Validation Updates
  • Capacity Control (available post-release)

Edge Import Learning Loads were released with the 6 March 2020 patch.

jQuery Library Upgrade Yes

With this release, Stage and Pilot environments are being auto-upgraded from jQuery 1.7 to jQuery 3.4. This auto-upgrade will occur in Production environments with the August 2020 release, allowing organizations three additional months to prepare.

If an organization is ready to self-upgrade prior to August, they have the option to do so in Production. A toggle will be available on the jQuery Validation Tool page with the May 2020 Release.

Kronos Workforce Ready Core Data Inbound Integration Available in Edge Marketplace

Cornerstone integrates with Kronos Workforce Ready (WFR) to provide a seamless process for creating and updating users and OUs in Cornerstone. This is achieved through an automated data sync which simplifies data management and eliminates redundant work. With this integration, Kronos WFR remains the system of record for user and OU data.

This integration was released with the 6 March 2020 patch. Support for custom fields was added with the 3 April 2020 patch.

May '20 Language Pack Updates Yes

New updates to Cornerstone Language Packs are available with the May ’20 Release. Please visit the May '20 Language Pack Updates posting in the Success Center to review the full list of changes.

Please also visit the March 6, 2020 Patch Localization Update posting in the Success Center to review translation updates to Check-Ins, as well as other updates related to Arabic, French (France), German, Portuguese (Brazil), Bahasa (Malaysia), and Hebrew that were delivered in the March 6 patch.

New "Copy Down Scheduled" Email Trigger Yes

With this enhancement, a new "Copy Down Scheduled" email trigger is now available. When enabled, this email is triggered when a copy down is scheduled in the environment in which the email is enabled. This email must be configured and enabled in each environment in which an organization wants to receive notifications when copy downs are scheduled. For example, if a copy down is scheduled in Pilot from Production, the email is only triggered if the email is configured in Pilot. This email trigger ignores deadbox settings.

This functionality is not available at the start of UAT.

Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) Optimizations Yes

With this enhancement, two optimizations improve performance in the Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW).

  • Optimize Learning Object "transcript_curricula" - This functionality will be released with the 5 June 2020 post-release patch.
  • Optimize Cornerstone HR Object "forms2-submissions" - This functionality will be released in a post-release patch. It is not available during UAT.
Reporting 2.0 - Calculated Fields Yes, in a post-release patch As part of a post release patch for the May '20 release, calculated fields can be created in Reporting 2.0. The calculated fields user interface (UI) in Reporting 2.0 offers a cleaner, simplified look. Additional calculation functions have been added, and every function includes use examples.
Reporting 2.0 - General Availability Yes

With the May '20 release, Reporting 2.0 is Generally Available (GA). Clients no longer need to self-enable Reporting 2.0 in their portals as it will be on by default, making it easier to take advantage of all the functionality that Reporting 2.0 provides.

Auto-enablement only applies to portals that have not enabled Reporting 2.0. Portals that have already enabled Reporting 2.0 should not be impacted by the auto-enablement.

Reporting 2.0 - Usability Enhancements Yes

Reporting 2.0 usability enhancements were released as part of the 6 March 2020 Patch Release and the 3 April 2020 Patch Release:

  • Custom Reports Migration Enhancements
  • Load Times Reduced
  • Report Viewer Filter Expanded by Default
RTDW Updates to Reporting API, RDW, and Data Exporter Yes

Impacting only clients using Reporting API, Replicated Data Warehouse (RDW), and Data Exporter, the Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) categories may be impacted, deprecated, or break applications, scripts, or functionalities that are based on earlier versions of RTDW objects.

Documentation that describes RTDW views and fields used in Custom Reports are updated and available in the RTDW Documentation for Reporting API, RDW, and Data Exporter Community. Join and follow the community to be notified of new posts.

This functionality was available in Stage portals as of 21 April 2020.

STS Authentication End-of-Life to Occur with the February '21 Release  

Cornerstone's custom authentication framework, Session Token Service (STS), was deprecated in February 2020 and will be fully retired and unavailable in February 2021. During the deprecation phase, Cornerstone will no longer support STS. The STS endpoint will still be available during the deprecation phase, but Cornerstone will no longer address any defects or enhance this endpoint. Any requests to the endpoint will fail starting February 2021, when STS is fully retired.

Organizations will need to modify their code for existing integrations that use Cornerstone's API and switch to OAuth 2.0 from STS by February 2021.

Workday Core Data Inbound Integration Enhancement Yes

With this enhancement, the Workday Core Data Inbound Integration now includes a validation check on the Settings page when configuring the integration in Edge. The administrator is alerted if the value entered for any of the fields below is invalid:

  • Workday Tenant URL
  • Integration System User Username
  • Integration System User Password

Cornerstone HR Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Point-in-Time Export: Add Additional Fields Yes

Ten new fields have been added to the Point-In-Time Headcount report. These new fields will automatically appear in the Point-In-Time Headcount export:

  • Original Hire Date
  • User Status
  • Last Hire Date
  • Activation Date
  • Deactivation Date
  • Time Zone
  • Allow Reconciliation
  • Required (Training) Approvals
  • Display Language
  • Is Rehired Employee

This functionality was available with the 6 March 2020 patch.

Secure User Custom Fields Yes to CHR clients only. With this release, newly created short text, scrolling text, date, and numeric user custom fields can be configured as secure fields, by using a new “Secure” checkbox on the Custom Field Administration page. Secure custom fields will function like Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (SPII) fields and can be maintained and viewed if the administrator’s IP is part of the IP whitelist.

Learning Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Back-end Optimizations to Learning Searches   Beginning in Q2 of 2020, Cornerstone will begin backend optimizations to improve Learning searches. No changes to Learning search features should be observed by administrators or end users. Search queries and results are expected to match the existing experience.
Cornerstone Learn - Background Processing for Course Downloads (iOS) App update required With this enhancement, when downloading training in the iOS version of the Cornerstone Learn app, learners can put the Learn app in the background of their device and the download will continue processing until complete. Note: This functionality was already available for the Android version of the app.
Cornerstone Learn - Device Registration App update required

With the March 20, 2020 patch, iOS users can register mobile devices and generate a device key as an alternative authentication method for logging into the Learn app.

A Forget Me link has also been added to the App Settings page, allowing users to de-register their account from their mobile device.

Cornerstone Learn - Offline Course Deletion for Android App update required

With this enhancement, learners using the Cornerstone Learn app offline can delete previously downloaded courses. This enhancement was made available for iOS on December 6 2019, and will be available for Android with the February 2020 release.

Cornerstone Learn - Playlists App update required

With this enhancement, users of the Cornerstone Learn app can interact with playlists in the following ways:

  • Search for and filter by playlists via Learning Search
  • Follow playlists
  • Access playlists via a new carousel on Learner Home in the app
  • Consume training within playlists
  • Launch external content from within playlists in the app
  • View playlist metrics
  • Share playlists with other users

These enhancements will be made available for both the Android version and the iOS version of the Cornerstone Learn app with the May release. These enhancements are not available during UAT.

Cornerstone Learn - Training Description Enhancements App update required

With this enhancement, the following updates have been made to the Cornerstone Learn app:

  • A Description section has been added to the Training Details page
  • The full training description displays for training items on the Training Details page
  • HTML, such as formatted text, links, images, and more display in the training description
  • The training description on the approvals list will display four lines of plain text

This enhancement is not available during UAT.

Cornerstone Learn - Training Image Displayed for Training Approvals App update required With this enhancement, if a thumbnail image does not exist in the Course Catalog for a training item, the image set via Default Training Image Preferences for the training type will be used as the thumbnail image for the training item on the Cornerstone Learn Approvals tab instead of a stock image. If the user taps the thumbnail image for a training item, they are navigated to the Training Details page for the training.
Cornerstone Learn - Training Push Notifications Yes

With this enhancement, five training push notifications have been enabled for both the Android and iOS versions of the Cornerstone Learn app, along with deeplinking capabilities which take the user to the relevant application area upon tapping the notification banner. The following push notifications are included in this enhancement:

  • Training is Assigned
  • Training is Due
  • Training is Approved
  • Training is Denied
  • Training is Requested (Note: This push notification is sent to the training approver for training that has been requested and requires approval.)

This enhancement is not available during UAT.

Cornerstone Learn - Supported Devices  

Cornerstone supports the native mobile application in the three most recent versions of Android and the two most recent versions of iOS. In order to use the Cornerstone Learn app for the portal, administrators users' devices must use one of the three most recent versions of Android or one of the two most recent versions of iOS.

Curriculum Versioning Enhancements Auto-Upgraded with the October '20 Release  

With the February 2020 release, numerous curriculum versioning enhancements were made available via self-activation in Production portals.

With the October 2020 release, all portals that have not manually activated these curriculum versioning enhancements will be auto-upgraded. It is strongly recommended that your organization test these enhancements in Stage prior to manual activation or the auto-upgrade in October 2020.

Delete Courses in Create Tool Yes

With this enhancement, users with access to the Create Tool can delete courses they have created and courses created by others users at their organization within the Create Tool. When a Create Tool course is deleted, the course is removed from the Create Tool and is no longer available. Upon deletion, courses published to the Learning Management System (LMS) are immediately marked as Inactive. Users who have the deleted course on their transcript can no longer access the course once it has been deleted from the Create Tool and made inactive.

This enhancement is not available during UAT.

Deprecation of Legacy Learning Details Page with the October '20 Release  

In 2019, a redesigned Learning Details page was made available as an Early Adopter project, and has continued to evolve toward feature parity with the legacy version of the Learning Details page. With the October 2020 release, the legacy version of the Learning Details page, previously referred to as "Training Details" or "LO Details," will be deprecated for training types which are supported by the redesigned Learning Details page, including:

  • Curricula
  • External Content
  • Materials
  • Online Courses
  • Tests
  • Videos
  • Events & Sessions

During the August 2020 release, administrators can opt out of using the new page in their learning portals and continue to use the legacy page, but with the October 2020 release, this option will be removed and all portals will be automatically upgraded to the new Learning Details page for all supported training types.

Deprecation of the Proxy Enrollment API with the February '21 Release  

Cornerstone’s legacy Proxy Enrollment API, available as part of Cornerstone API, is scheduled for deprecation. It is being replaced by the new Learning Assignment API. The Proxy Enrollment API end-of-life is targeted to occur with the Feb 2021 Release.

ILT Session Becomes Available Email - Calendar Option Yes

With this enhancement, via the Email Management page, calendar options can be configured for ILT Session Becomes Available emails, allowing instructors to add the calendar invitation for the session directly to their calendar.

Learner Home- Subjects Banner Toggle Yes

On the Learner Home page, a Subjects banner displays to users, prompting them to add subjects they are interested in so Learner Home can recommend relevant training to them in the future. The Subjects banner displays over any custom banners configured for the Learner Home page, and prior to this enhancement, the Subjects banner continued to display over the custom banners until the user either added subjects or dismissed the Subjects banner using the X icon.

As of the March 6, 2020 patch, administrators can deactivate the Subjects banner by division via the Learner Home Preferences page. The Subjects banner will be enabled by default, but if the banner is deactivated by an administrator, it will no longer display on the Learner Home page for users within the selected divisions. If an administrator later enables the Subjects banner again, it will display to users unless the user has already dismissed the banner or added subjects.

Learning Details Redesign (Early Adopter) Enhancements Yes

In 2019, a redesigned Learning Details page was released as an Early Adopter enhancement. With the May 2020 release, the Learning Details page is still in an Early Adopter status, and the following additional enhancements have been made to this feature:

  • Display Currently Registered/Max Available Space (released with the March 6 patch)
  • Display Locator Number and Year (released with the March 6 patch) - Note: The visibility of the Locator Number is dependent on an ILT Preferences setting, which controls Session ID and Locator Number visibility.
  • Strikethrough Logic for Pricing (released with the April 3 patch)
  • Learning Details Preferences (Targeted for the June 5 patch)
    • Ability to control data display
    • Page enablement (existing functionality)
  • One Waitlist Per Person Per Event
  • Improved Workflow for prework, postwork, and prerequisites
  • View Prerequisites primary action improved (targeted for a post-release patch)
  • Enhanced Visual Design (targeted for a post-release patch)
  • Enhanced Curriculum Contents (targeted for a post-release patch)
Localizing the Create Tool Yes

Prior to this enhancement, the Create Tool was only available in English (US).

With this enhancement, the Create Tool displays to users in their own display language if the user's display language is one of the following supported languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Japanese
Machine Learning Preferences Enablement on CDG4 Swimlane Yes

Prior to this enhancement, the Machine Learning Preferences page was not available for secure swimlane organizations due to security concerns.

As of the March 6, 2020 patch, a limited version of the Machine Learning Preferences page is now enabled for CDG4 organizations. Of the two existing options on the Machine Learning Preferences page, including Content Filtering and Cross-Portal Content Recommendations, only the Content Filtering option is available for CDG4 organizations. The Cross-Portal Content Recommendations option remains permanently disabled and unavailable to CDG4 organizations due to security concerns.

New Email Tag - Link to Instructor Request Page Yes

With this enhancement, a new INSTRUCTOR.REQUEST.LINK email tag is available for Request Instructor emails. This tag displays as a link in the email which navigates the instructor to the request page for the specific session, allowing the instructor to quickly respond. This tag is SSO-enabled but is also usable by organizations not using SSO.

New Email Tag - Withdraw from Session Yes

With this enhancement, a new WITHDRAW.SESSION.LINK email tag is available for ILT Session Register emails. The WITHDRAW.SESSION.LINK tag is SSO enabled but is also available for non-sso enabled portals. This tag displays as a link in the email, and if the user clicks the link, they are navigated to the Cancel Registration page of the selected event. The learner then only needs to select a reason for their withdrawal. This new tag allows administrators to save their users time and deliver a better ILT user experience.

Reporting Fields - Learning Yes

With the May 2020 release, the following enhancements have been made to Learning reporting:

  • New certification fields are available in Reporting 2.0 (released with the March 6 patch)
  • New Archived from Transcript? (Curriculum) field is available in Reporting 2.0 (released with the March 6 patch)
  • A Past Due Aging filter is available in learning reports that utilize this field

  • The Completed SCOs % field has been renamed as Course Progress %
Set an End Date for Dynamic Assignments Yes

With this enhancement, during the creation process, administrators can configure an end date for a dynamic learning assignment. After the dynamic learning assignment is submitted, it will process according to the specified frequency until the end date is reached. When the assignment reaches its end date, it stops processing automatically and will not process again.

"Subscriptions" Field Added to the Course Catalog and Course Console Yes

Cornerstone's Content Delivery connectors enable a seamless integration between content providers and Cornerstone's learning management system (LMS). Using Content Delivery connectors, courses are automatically streamlined to the Course Catalog.

In February 2020, Cornerstone upgraded Content Anytime to utilize Content Delivery connectors with automated synchronization technology. In addition, both the Coursera for Business and edX for Business integrations use Content Delivery connectors.

In the Course Catalog and Course Console, each content integration is represented by a subscription, which is a collection of courses bundled for a specific provider or mutual content purpose.

With the May 2020 release, the following enhancements have been made:

  • A new Subscriptions field displays for training in the Course Catalog and in Course Console for learning administrators
  • When a user launches an AICC, SCORM, or Online Content course, the content source is visible

Training Launch Enhancements Yes

With this enhancement, when a learner views training from any browsing page and the training does not require approval, the Launch option will display as the primary action available for the training. If approval is required for a training item, the user will see the Request option, but then after the training is approved, the Launch option will be the next available action. Removing the Register option from the training access workflow helps users obtain training faster and more efficiently. In addition, when a learner launches training from any page, the page from which they accessed the training does NOT redirect to the learning transcript. The page from which the user accessed the training remains open, allowing them to continue browsing training without interruption.

"Waitlist Expired" and "Exempt" Statuses Will Not Increase Event Regnum Yes

With this enhancement, if a user is in a Waitlist Expired or an Exempt status for a session, the registration number of the event will NOT increase, provided there is no further user action required for the event, and the user will not be prompted to retake another session of the same event.

Performance Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Currencies Redesign Yes With this enhancement, the new Manage Currency Types page provides administrators with a single point-of-access to manage currency types for your organization.
Matrixed Co-Planners in Succession Tasks Yes With this enhancement, the administrator or the assessor can delegate a co-planner to specific assessee’s within Employee Relationship and Assessor tasks, which provides flexibility and control when involving co-planners.
Reporting Fields - Performance Reviews Yes

As released with the 6 March 2020 patch release, Performance Review exception reports are available.

This functionality was released with the 6 March 2020 patch release.

Recruiting Features

Feature Name Feature Automatically Enabled? Description
Candidate Messaging & SMS (Pilot)   Available to Pilot Program Participants Only The Candidate Messaging feature allows recruiters to converse with candidates directly inside Cornerstone Recruiting through an instant messaging-style interface. Candidates will be notified of unread messages via email and SMS (where available and possible) and can respond directly to recruiters using a link in the notification.
Deprecation of Manage Applicants with the February '21 Release   Yes

With the May '20 release, in Stage environments, when the Applicants count is selected from all applicable pages, which includes Manage Requisitions, Hiring Dashboard, and Review Applicants, users will be redirected to a filtered view of the Manage Candidates page specific to the relevant requisition instead of Manage Applicants.

With the February ’21 release:

  • The Manage Applicants page will be deprecated and will be removed in all environments.
  • The redirects to Manage Candidates instead of Manage Applicants will be automatically enabled in Production and Pilot environments.
  • Defects related to Manage Applicants will no longer be supported.
Deprecation of Suggested Referrals and New Submissions Pages with the August '20 Release   Yes

With the May '20 release, along with the auto-enablement of Manage Candidates in Production and Pilot environments, when New Submissions or Suggested Referrals are selected from the Manage Requisition, Hiring Dashboard, Recruiting Dashboard, or Recruiting Manager Dashboard pages, users will be redirected to a filtered view of the Manage Candidates page instead of the New Submissions or Suggested Referrals pages. Support for defects related to the Suggested Referrals and New Submission pages will also stop at this time. This redirect is already available today in Stage portals.

With the August ’20 release, the deprecation will be complete with the removal of the New Submissions and Suggested Referrals pages in all environments.

Hiring Manager Experience - Request Candidate Feedback Enhancements   Yes

With the May '20 release, the following enhancements are made to the Request Candidate Feedback functionality:

  • A Welcome Page is added
  • A user's name and Position Organizational Unit (OU) now displays in search results when looking for users to add to a feedback request
  • The feedback user interface (UI) is optimized (available at a later date during UAT)
Manage Candidates Auto-Enabled in Production   Yes With the May '20 release, Manage Candidates will be auto-enabled in Production and Pilot environments. The option to enable via Feature Activation Preferences will also be removed as it will no longer be needed. Manage Candidates was previously auto-enabled in Stage environments with the February ’20 Release.
pymetrics Talent Management and Screening Integration   Available in Edge Marketplace

The pymetrics Talent Management and Screening integration helps organizations make well-informed hiring decisions—all within the convenience and seamlessness of the Cornerstone recruitment and talent management system you already use. The assessments use data science to predict a candidate's job fit and future performance, rather than only focusing on the skills a candidate has already attained based on their resume.

pymetrics assessments can be included in the application workflow and can also be sent manually by the recruiter outside of the job application.

This functionality was released with the 6 March 2020 patch release.

Simplified Recruiting Experience in Manage Candidates Assign Forms Yes

As part of the 6 March 2020 patch release, the ability to assign forms in Manage Candidates was released to Stage portals.

As part of the May '20 release, this functionality is now available in Production and Pilot portals.

Assign Integrations Yes

Integrations can now be assigned to candidates on Manage Candidates.

This functionality was released to Stage portals as part of the 21 February 2020 patch release and to Production and Pilot portals as part of the 6 March 2020 patch release.

Invite to Events Yes

As part of the 6 March 2020 patch release, the ability to invite candidates to events in Manage Candidates was released to Stage portals.

As part of the May '20 release, this functionality is now available in Production and Pilot portals.

Manage Flags in Applicant Carousel Yes With this enhancement, you can now manage flags for one candidate at a time on the applicant carousel.
New Submissions Yes

As part of the February '20 release, when clicking the link in the New Submissions column on the Manage Requisitions page in Stage portals, recruiters were redirected to a filtered view of Manage Candidates that showed only the suggested referrals or new submissions from the selected requisition.

As part of the May '20 release, the redirect to Manage Candidates is now released to Production and Pilot portals.

Request Reference Letters Yes

As part of the 3 April 2020 patch release, the ability to request reference letters was released to Stage portals.

As part of the May '20 release, this functionality is now available in Production and Pilot portals.

Suggested Referrals Yes

As part of the February '20 release, when clicking the link in the Referrals column on the Manage Requisitions page in Stage portals, recruiters were redirected to a filtered view of Manage Candidates that showed only the suggested referrals or new submissions from the selected requisition.

As part of the May '20 release, the redirect to Manage Candidates is now released to Production and Pilot portals.

Tag Support on Thank You Step   Yes With this enhancement, USER.GUID and JOB.REQUISITION.ID tags can be added to custom Thank You pages on application workflows so that recruiters can use the data gathered from the tracking pixel to connect hired candidates to the data that is tracked.