Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

Why You Need to Forget Everything You Know About Work/Life Balance

By Kate Pavao

wowSince the 1980s, Leading the Life You Want author Stewart Friedman has been thinking about how to help people have more-complete lives. He helped launch the Work/Life Integration Project at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently has more than 90,000 people enrolled in the massive open online course he teaches through Coursera called “Better Leader, Richer Life.”

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Monday Mar 09, 2015

Recruitment Marketing 101: What Recruiters Can Learn from Marketers

By Mike Vilimek

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In 1997, Steven Hankin of McKinsey & Company coined the phrase “the war for talent.” Ever since then it’s been used extensively to describe the challenges organizations face finding and attracting top talent. There are no shortage of studies and statistics to prove the existence of these challenges. Fast forward to 2014 where Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte updates Mr. Hankin’s phrase with, “the war for talent is over, the talent won.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Edinburgh, A Place to Learn About Millennials

By Andy Campbell

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Now Edinburgh is quite a lovely city and it was really interesting to spend the weekend there recently for two unrelated but somehow associated reasons. I have visited the city a number of times and it holds a special place in my affections. My daughter studied there and had a great time. She did well, left with a good degree and got an excellent job as a result, working as a marketing graduate for a market leading CPG company. But more of that later.

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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Oracle Work Life Solutions Improve Employee Motivation and Connection

By Alison Weiss

wowA recent Gallup study found that workers who rank in the top quartile in employee engagement outperform those ranked in the bottom quartile by 22 percent in profitability and 21 percent in productivity. But with technological advances making it possible for many employees to work anytime, anywhere, the line between work and personal life is blurring—raising the risks of burnout and costly attrition.

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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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