A Preferred Name (sometimes known as a chosen name, or a nickname) by which an employee wishes to be identified that is different from a person’s legal name. A person’s name an is extremely important part of a person's identity and shows them respect by using the first name they prefer to use over their legal name.
In Image 17, we delivered a new Names Format table that allows to easily configure and define the layout for Names. The Name Format Table can be defined by country as different countries have different name formats.
Navigation > Setup HCM > Foundation Tables > Personal > Name Format Types
Add Preferred First Name Type to the Name Format and Display Name Configuration.
Employees can update their Name via Self Service > Personal Details – Names tile
Christelle Davidson (employee) updates her preferred first name to Christy
Employee’s Preferred First Name displays in Employee and Manager Self Service pages - example Org Chart/Company Directory
Preferred First Name displays for the Manger in Manager Self Service (example – My Team Page)
HR Administrators can search by an employee’s Preferred First Name in Job Data.
Check out next weeks blog to see how to configure Preferred First Name in Job Data.