Renaming "Current Employer" Field on Employer Relationship Type
How it is: Currently the (Employer of/Employer is) relationship type includes an optional data field called “Current Employer”. Use cases where contacts have multiple employers suggest that this field can be put to more accurate use with a little renaming.
How it should be:
- Suggestion to change the phrasing of the “Current Employer” field in the Relationship section of contact records in CiviCRM to “Primary Employer”. As the field’s name in the Database is “employer_id”, it is fair to assume this change to not be too disruptive. This would allow for users to have multiple employers and separation, if necessary, between employers.
- It would also not be amiss to have a help icon on the field that users can toggle to get a clearer understanding of the field and its intended use.
If the suggested changes are made, Tokens, Import and Export functionality will likely be affected by the syntax changes and will need to be visited accordingly.