What is action reason framework?

What are the key goals of any Digital HR transformation?

  1. Understand the employee data
  2. Having an easy and maintainable way of keeping the data up to date
  3. Using this information to answer key questions about your workforce
  4. Moving from reactive decision making to proactive data driven decision making!

One of the most important aspect of maintaining data

The key of storing data on any system to make it readable! There are various relational database concepts that come into play on how the data is stored, organized and retrieved.

A typical employee lifecycle is that an employee joins and organization, gets a promotion, changes reporting manager, changes departments and eventually either retires from the company or leaves the company to join a different company.

What are actions and reasons?

All these employee lifecycle changes are nothing but ACTIONS and each of these actions will occur due to a REASON. For example:

  • Harry is a new employee who is HIRED into Hogwarts Inc due to ORGANIZATION GROWTH
  • Harry will grow from being a Analyst into Team Lead because he gets a PROMOTION
  • Harry LEAVES Hogwarts Inc because he gets a BETTER OPPORTUNITY at a different company

How does Dynamics 365 Human Resources support this framework?

There are 2 categories of actions and reasons on Dynamics 365 Human Resources that help you keep track of employee data:

  1. Employee related actions and reasons
    • Hire
    • Promotion
    • Demotion
    • Termination
  2. Position related actions and reasons
    • Creating a new position
    • Manager change
    • Department change
    • Retire a position

Is that it?

Well, the actual power of actions and reasons is unleashed🐱‍🏍 when it is combined with the approach of storing historical data using effective dates. Read my next blog post to know more!

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