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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Monday Dec 08, 2014

Boom & Bust HR

By Richard Doherty

wowEconomies move in cycles from growth to recession and back to growth again. Depending upon where you’re sitting and what your economy is looking like you’ll be subject to either boom or bust HR. Boom & bust HR? Let me illustrate what boom & bust HR is by referencing a great new report from PWC Saratoga.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

Old School Tools And Techniques Can't Win Today's Talent War

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes

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Think about the talent contests that are so popular on TV these days. They’re entertaining, but they bear no resemblance to the way the world really works. In those shows, individuals vie for the privilege of winning over an elite panel of experts. In the real world, organizations are vying for talent that’s all too scarce and growing scarcer. Why?

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Monday Nov 24, 2014

You Just Don’t Get Millennials, Do You?

By Richard Doherty

wowRecently I have had the opportunity to interact with Masters Students from Edinburgh Business School and the London School of Economics (LSE). All of the students are latish Millennials, mostly born in the early 90’s I would guess. I’ve met with or presented to 50 or 60 of the students, so my sample size is small but I still feel I’ve been able to gain some insight that I would like to share with you.

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Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

Motivating Workers in Tough Times

By Aaron Green

wowIt’s no secret that keeping employees motivated is one of the primary keys to business success. It’s something the most effective business leaders are always aware of and they act quickly if an issue starts to emerge. When times are good, the economy is positive, and business is prospering, it’s not such a task to keep people motivated. But when the economy is difficult or the business is challenged financially, it becomes a significantly more serious issue.

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Wednesday Nov 05, 2014

Why HR Needs to Think Like the CMO

By Janie Smith - Originally posted on HC Online

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The long-running discussion about HR’s need to have a seat at the table is one Aaron Green has always found interesting. The vice president of human capital management at Oracle said that HR had always had that seat. “At the heart of it, organisations are made up of people and HR is instrumental in that. But it's often been ignored and not because of a lack of understanding, it's a lack of marketing on the HR officer's part.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

The New HR: Accountable, Measurable, Analytical

By Aaron Green

wowThe past decade has seen HR professionals charged with delivering ROI back to the business. With HR traditionally viewed as the softer, subjective area of an enterprise, companies need to change their approach to human resources to gain the benefits of real ROI from HR.  The ones which take a more measurable, numbers-based approach to HR are the ones which experience successful business transformation in today’s competitive environment. 

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Monday Oct 27, 2014

HR and IT Partnership: Observations from a Veteran CIO

By Rick O'Herron - Originally posted on NetSuite Magazine

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Companies looking to differentiate themselves are turning to HR technology as it becomes clear that attracting and retaining skilled talent is key to providing superior employee experiences. Technology companies are delivering HR systems that make it easier to find and onboard the best employees and retain them by providing more streamlined and engaging experiences.  

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Can HR be an Agent of Change?

By Anu Kurian - Originally posted on people matters

wowAaron Green, VP HCM Strategy-Oracle, talks about how HR adopts change and if embracing cloud has simplified HR functions.Technology has changed the way we deal with our personal lives. From Facebook to Whatsapp to Reachout in China, we manage our personal lives in a very digital world and that means there is a shift in demand from the GenY or the millennial workforce. 

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Monday Oct 20, 2014

Oracle Employee Experience Journey Mapping at OOW

By Hajer Mabrouk

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We are very excited to let you know that the first Employee Experience journey mapping workshop took place at OOW this year!!! We had 27 attendees participate in this dynamic workshop. They embraced the concept immediately and walked in the shoes of an employee to map their journey, identify the moment that matters, and focus on employee needs to build a better experience. 

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Monday Oct 06, 2014

Do You Understand What Makes Your Workforce Tick?

By Richard Doherty

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If I was to tell you that over half of your employees would give up higher pay for the opportunity to learn new skills would you be surprised? According to the 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index, 57% of the workforce is more interested in gaining new skills than getting more money. I’m sure that’s given many of you food for thought. Spend less money on pay rises, spend more money on skilling your workforce. 

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Monday Sep 22, 2014

Are You Working with Robots?

By Anadi Upadhyaya

wowThis post is not about robotics but about the humans who are prisoners of patterned thinking which blinds them from leveraging the next big idea. Let’s start with a timeless tale which is very well connected to people from different walks of life.

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