Monday Mar 02, 2015

New IT Infrastructure Helps HR Team at National Instruments Support Global Expansion

By Tara Swords

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National Instruments (NI) is a complicated business. But a phrase from the company’s website puts the Austin, Texas–based high technology firm’s work in the simplest terms: “If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen.”

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Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Smart HR IT Brings New Insights to Age-Old HR Challenges

By Aaron Lazenby

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In the age of digital disruption, there’s plenty to distract executives from their core mission. Chief human resource officers (CHROs) are no exception; new technologies (such as big data analytics, social recruiting, and gamification) have the potential to transform the people function. But executives have to balance the adoption of new technologies with the demands of maintaining the current business.

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Employees in the Clickstream

By Bertrand Dussert

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What HR leaders can learn from the analytics best practices of e-commerce

Imagine you’ve just rolled out a new employee portal designed to help your workforce manage their careers. You’re measuring click rates, so you know that 80 percent of the workforce viewed the portal in its first two weeks. Time to pat yourself on the back for another successful HR initiative? 

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Are You Listening to Your Workforce?

By Anadi Upadhyaya

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Contrary to popular belief, listening is an incredibly complex skill to master.  Almost all relationships in life demand constant listening attention and your relationship with your workforce is no different.

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Monday Feb 16, 2015

The Joy of EX... or An Employee Centric Approach to HR

By Peter Rowley

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Just very recently someone made me aware of a really interesting role: Employee Experience Manager. Sounds great! However, what exactly does it mean? On further examination, it appears that the company is looking for someone who is “focused and fully committed to ensuring the work environment is class-leading....and is always smiling”.

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Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

What Are the Most Important Software Systems for Any Organization?

By Mike Vilimek

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One of the main advantages of Cloud solutions is the rapid availability of innovation. Cloud computing allows organizations to take advantage of upgrades at a far more frequent pace than with traditional on-premise solutions. As organizations begin moving their systems to the cloud, the question of which are the most important systems, and which areas should benefit first from the rapid innovation cloud solutions can deliver will likely be examined. 

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

For HR & Innovation Champions: 6 Tips to Unleash REAL Innovation

By Gessica Chies

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If you are thinking of a new Innovation project in your company and you really want to bring new fresh ideas that can make a difference: keep on reading… this article is for you! How to begin the ambitious journey towards Innovation?

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Monday Feb 02, 2015

Top Five Reasons to Attend Oracle HCM World 2015

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Scheduled for March 25 to 27 in Washington DC, this year’s Oracle HCM World offers valuable insights for human resources, talent management, and business leaders on how forward-thinking organizations are employing modern HR technology to transform their organizations.

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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Big Data’s Importance to HR Field Grows

By Joel Kranc - Originally posted on EBN

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HR and benefits professionals need to start using big data to move their own departments and their companies’ end goals forward. “You are not going to be a successful HR leader in 10 years if you don’t get data,” said Mike Bollinger, vice-president of HCM transformation and thought leadership with Oracle during the Human Resources Professional Association conference in Toronto this week.

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Monday Jan 26, 2015

Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 UX highlights: ‘Glance, Scan, Commit’ design philosophy at work for Hiring

By Sarah Smart - Originally posted on VoX

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As Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 gets under way, the simplified UI continues to improve the Oracle user experience. Continuing the prime directives of Release 7 and 8, Release 9 delivers even more improvements to the applications’ simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. Here’s how Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud moves the Oracle user experience forward.

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Definition of Insanity - Using the Same Performance Management Tools & Expecting a Different Result

By Peter Rowley

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I am just cheekily paraphrasing Albert Einstein who is attributed with the old adage “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. However, this is sometimes how I view Performance Management processes and frameworks. If we are to be honest with each other (as HR professionals) Performance Management processes and frameworks have been around for decades, with very little real change.

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Monday Jan 19, 2015

Big League Talent: Every Business Needs It

By Jim Lein - Originally posted on Oracle Midsize

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Well, it happened again. The Broncos fall short three years in a row in trying to win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning at the helm. Granted, during that long spell of mediocrity between the Elway and Manning eras, Broncos fans would have been ecstatic to win a division title*. But Elway’s artful acquisition of arguably the best quarterback ever set the bar higher. Much, much higher.

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

Empowering the Modern Workforce

By John Hansen - Originally posted on CIO Asia

wowToday's highly challenging business climate has made it increasingly difficult for organisations to thrive and stay ahead of the game, with constantly changing market, legislative, and industry conditions. In order to stay differentiated and maintain the long-term viability of the organisation, costs must be minimized and a unique competitive advantage created by leveraging an organisation's most valuable resource; namely, it's people.

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Monday Jan 12, 2015

Glassdoor Have Just Published Their Top 50 Employers List and You’re Not In It

By Richard Doherty

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Glassdoor.com has recently published its lists of the Top 50 employers for various locations - Employees’  Choice Awards 2015  - and it’s likely your company isn’t on the list. Should you care? 

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Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

Standard Life Uses HR Cloud To Drive People-Powered Corporate Change

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes

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UK-based insurer Standard Life has achieved cost reductions and “significantly” improved internal processes using cloud-based human capital management software, said its Chief Operating Officer Sandy Begbie. The company is growing globally, with a presence in markets from Vancouver, Canada, to Sydney, Australia, with more than 8,000 employees serving some 6 million customers.

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