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


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


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


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


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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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Banishing the Unicorn

By Christine Mellon

wowWith organizational appetites for technology upgrades growing, the HR function is more frequently finding itself in the long sought position of selecting new human capital tools that will elevate talent and facilitate the achievement of business objectives.  This brings an unprecedented opportunity for HR to display strategic capabilities and dispel historic perceptions of a lack of business acumen.

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Monday Sep 15, 2014

How Modern is HR, Really?

By Richard Doherty

wowAs a technology and solution provider, it is Oracle’s responsibility to respond to emerging technology and market trends, to predict the future needs of our customers and design solutions that capitalise on the trends to deliver on those future needs. As with any new technology or solution there will be early adopters, the early majority, laggards and so on. 

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Friday Sep 12, 2014

Two Pressing Priorities for HR Executives: Social and Analytics

By Cara Capretta & Bertrand Dussert

wowIt’s not news: Social media usage worldwide has grown at a dizzying pace. Smart CHROs know that the social media phenomenon is not a trend that organizations other than their own have to contend with—it’s an essential business reality that permeates the entire business. How is it, then, that in a recent Argyle survey of top HR executives, 62 percent say they are not using social and collaboration software at work?

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Wednesday Sep 10, 2014

How Oracle’s Mark Hurd Uses Human Resources to Drive Revenue

By Joseph Stark - Originally posted on

wowMark Hurd, president of the software production giant Oracle, recently shared his views on how human resources can drive company revenue. The workplace is changing rapidly, and CEOs and their HR departments are having trouble adapting.

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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

While You’re On Holiday, Would You Like to Have Your Work Emails Automatically Deleted?

By Richard Doherty

wowDaimler’s recent decision to give employees the option to have all email received while on holiday automatically deleted (see story here) has generated lots of healthy discussion and debate with many for and against such a policy. Personally, I think the key take away from this initiative is the fact that it is an option.

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Monday Aug 25, 2014

Employee Engagement? Focus on the Employee Experience

By Richard Doherty

wowWe work in truly service centric economies, where organisations must focus on taking care of customers and employees. According to the new Gallup State of the American Workplace report, when organisations “successfully engage their customers and their employees, they experience a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes compared to an organisation with neither engaged employees nor engaged customers.”

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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Is Social Media The Vital Skill You Aren’t Tracking?

By Mark Bennett - Originally featured in Talent Management Excellence

wowThe ever-increasing presence of the workforce on social media presents opportunities as well as risks for organizations. While on the one hand, we read about social media embarrassments happening to organizations, on the other we see that social media activities by workers and candidates can enhance a company’s brand and provide insight into what individuals are, or can become, influencers in the social media sphere.

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