Normally we create a replica of the standard menu and then based on the business requirement enable/disable/add/modify the functions labels etc.
But then you always have the option of creating completely a new menu which would be the case for your european BG. all depends on the person implementing and both ways are fine as far as its working..:) So don't worry much about it and go-ahead with whichever way you feel comfortable.
If you just have to exclude one or two functions/menus then using the seeded menu is easier/faster.
But if you just want to use one or two functions/menus from the seeded one, then a custom one is easier/faster.
But just make sure that some of the functions are hidden and serve a purpose, so if you're creating a custom one, you might sometimes have to include those hidden functions as well.
It all depends on what is the best for you from the maintenance point of view.
Vignesh / Sanjay,
I have created a custom "manager actions menu" that is a submenu to my manager self service responsibility and i copied the exact functions from the seeded one but when I choose the function to open the "manager actions menu" it does not show any possible actions. I have also changed the HR:profile manager actions menu to my custom menu and still nothing shows up? any suggestions?