SAP HCM - Simulation report doesn't show Inserts for Employee objects


I configured a synchronization project using the default HCM Employees project template in read only access. When I run the simulation report I can see that (employee) synchronization step is run with processing steps is 1999 (does this mean that there are 1999 employee objects?).

However in the processed objects section of the report I don't see any Employee with Insert method.

Will this create employees in One Identity, or do I need to edit any parameter in Designer for this to create employees. HR Profile is active with Value "1".

The use case is that we read from SAP HCM and on-board employees and create them as Person/Employee in One Identity.

Any pointers will be appreciated. Thank you.

screenshot of report for reference: