Like employee filters, employee segments are a way to create a subset of employees. In fact, employee segments are set up by linking them to an employee filter (but not always).
To navigate to the Employee Segments page, click Employee > Setup > Employee Segment.
So, what is the difference between the two? The key difference lies in the purpose of the two concepts.
Employee filters are narrowly focused and are used for targeting policy or communication towards a subset of employees or for filtering tabular results.
In contrast, employee segments are globally applied to the entire application. When a certain employee segment is active, the entire application works as though only the subset of employees exists. Any page, report, or search will show only the employees that belong to the active employee segment. This feature is particularly handy in large organizations where administrators need to work with different batches or sections of employees (e.g. payroll processing).
While employee segments are usually well-defined based on an employee filter, you can also create employee segments that consists of a list of randomly selected employees that may not have anything common between them.
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Use employee segments to quickly apply an employee shortlist throughout the application without having to apply filters in each page.