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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Monday Jan 05, 2015

Tap into Business & HR Benefits of Gamification

By Peter Rowley

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Have you ever considered how Gamification can up your game from a business and HR perspective? As I was cycling to and from work over the last couple of days I had good reason to think more about Gamification. Recently, I set myself the target of increasing my cycling days and lessen my reliance on rail or car. What had ignited that change in behaviour in me?

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

The 7 Secrets of a Successful & Social Change Management Strategy

By Gessica Chies & Silvia Leati

wowChanging people’s habits is always a tricky deal. You think you are a flexible person, open-minded, ready to change to get the best results, right? Then try this little experiment: when you go home tonight, to your wife/husband, try to exchange side of the bed… almost impossible to sleep as usual!*

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Monday Dec 15, 2014

Is Your HR Strategy Ready for the Digital Natives?

By Andy Campbell - Originally posted on diginomica

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Over the next decade a new generation will start to enter the workforce. Hyper-connected, entrepreneurial, but lacking the corporate loyalty of their predecessors, the Digital Natives (aka Generation Z) could be HR’s worst nightmare. But with the right people strategy and the appropriate tools, they could also be the key to shaping a successful future for the business.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

3 Ways HR Leaders Can Add a Competitive Edge

Originally posted on Inside HR

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HR leaders need to focus on three key areas in connecting business with HR strategy and driving commercial outcomes, according to Oracle. The first is a focus on ‘what we’re spending’ and linking workforce performance and individual and team performance with how workforce plans address growth or change in the organisation, said Aaron Green, VP HCM strategy at Oracle.

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