Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Preview Is Here!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent takes a holistic approach to attracting, onboarding, and growing your talent.

We announced our new human capital management solution as a new way to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape in Scott Guthrie’s blog and showcased it at Microsoft Business Forward event in May. Today we are excited to announce that Dynamics 365 for Talent– a collection of cloud services empowering more connected, engaging and intelligent talent experiences – is now available for technical preview.

Connect the dots between the talent you have, the people you need to meet strategic goals, and top candidates in the market to ensure you always have the best person for the job.



Reimagine your hiring experience

Delivering customer success and outcomes begins with empowered, skilled and engaged employees. Today’s job market is highly competitive and talent shortages exist in virtually every industry. Organizations must compete for the best candidates, and making a competitive offer is no longer enough to land top talent. Candidates want to understand the company culture, vision and mission. And most importantly, they are assessing if your company is the right fit for them. You can no longer land world-class talent without providing a streamlined and compelling hiring experience. Dynamics 365 for Talent empowers organizations of all sizes to connect digitally and professionally with candidates from first contact to offer acceptance and throughout their employee journey.


Chemonics is very excited about Dynamics 365 Talent. It begins to take full advantage of integration with LinkedIn, and is startlingly easy to use. We were able to deploy it within 21 days, and our teams were able benefit immediately. It closes a key gap in the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and will help us empower our employees around the world to be better informed, more connected, and more productive.

-Eric Reading, Executive Vice President, Chemonics International Inc.


Our solution helps organizations shape the candidate impression, simplify the interview scheduling, and increase transparency between the candidate, recruiters and the hiring team.

Often the biggest challenge in the hiring process is coordinating schedules and conducting impactful interviews. Scheduling candidates for interviews – whatever interview style you follow – is cumbersome, and more challenging as schedules change in real time. Dynamics 365 for Talent is integrated with Office 365 to enable hiring managers to quickly set up the right interview team and interact with both the candidate and hiring team’s availability. In addition, integration with Skype provides a more efficient and cost-effective way to conduct interviews with candidates in any location. Mobile experiences ensure that interviewers can rapidly share feedback to shorten the time to fill roles.



Keep candidates engaged

Showcasing your corporate culture and creating a good first impression is key to attracting the right candidates. Today, you must provide a transparent and compelling experience to keep candidates engaged and excited throughout the hiring process. A candidate’s recruiting experience is often a major factor when deciding to accept an offer and join a company. With Dynamics 365 for Talent candidates stay in the loop with a personalized guide that shows their application status, allows submission of interview availability, and provides transparency across the entire hiring process. Candidates now have one reliable place to track their job application.


Set employees up for success

Many new hires show up to work their first day excited and ready to make an impact. Only to find that nothing is ready for them. They quickly become disengaged as the don’t have the right tools, information and connections to hit the ground running. Dynamics 365 for Talent helps you create step-by-step onboarding guides for new employees that help them feel welcome and keep them engaged, even before their first day. Let new employees know what to expect on their first day by giving them clear activities to tackle, and providing contacts or any other resources they may need.


“It was really well thought out, it made me feel like [my manager] put some time into [my onboarding].”

-Emily, Microsoft PowerApps intern


Give employees a plan for their first few weeks to help them get up to speed and become impactful quickly. Create connections for your new employee by sharing who is on their team, and key contacts (such as a mentor), that will help them navigate their new job. With Dynamics 365 for Talent you can easily provide personalized onboarding that sets new hires up for success, while saving time and driving consistency with onboarding templates for different job functions or employee types.



Empower Employees and Managers

Microsoft has reimagined traditional human resource experiences to put people at the center of digital transformation. Strategic HR is dependent upon your team having the time to focus on new initiatives and programs that align to business goals. Empower your employees to take full control of their administrative tasks, like requesting vacation and manage their direct deposit. Managers have a single place to gather insight and take actions for their team. Everything from compensation, competency and leave can be managed for a team in a single place while gaining insights from embedded Power BI reports. Your people get the tools they need to succeed, and you get the people analytics required to simplify processes, facilitate agility and optimize HR programs.



From transactional to strategic HR

When managers and employees take an active role in HR administration, your HR team can focus on building a culture of empowerment and driving strategic change. All human resource workloads are more easily managed from a centralized location, through optimized experiences. Through the creation of comprehensive workflow checklists, HR can now execute on their strategic plans and optimize HR processes in a way that keeps everyone in the know and on task. Now HR can focus on programs that align to strategic business goals such as culture building, competitive benefits and compensation packages and leadership development.



One Solution—Integrated and Extensible

Dynamics 365 for Talent helps you attract, empower and optimize your people, along with key integrations to Office 365, best of breed service providers, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and LinkedIn. Dynamics 365 for Talent leverages the common data services platform with built-in extension points for Microsoft Flow, Power BI, and Power Apps.

Key integrations to support the overall business:*

  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition
  • Background screening
  • Global payroll providers
  • ATS providers

*available at or shortly after general availability

Dynamics 365 for Talent is available for preview now.