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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Monday Aug 11, 2014

Re-Thinking HR and HR Technology

By Richard Doherty

wowThese are exciting times for HR and HR technology. The continuing rise of the Cloud for HR applications and the many benefits that the Cloud brings, are encouraging many organisations to rethink their HR technology strategies.

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Monday Jul 21, 2014

HR and Finance Agree? – Has The World Come To An End?

By Mike Bollinger & Alex Anvari


HR and finance executives agree on many people and performance-related issues according to a survey of HR and finance executives by Towers Watson and Forbes InsightThe top areas of joint activity, according to the survey were, setting annual budgets for reward programs (cited by 46 percent of finance and 62 percent of HR), determining changes to reward programs (43 percent finance and 42 percent HR), and setting reward strategy...

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Friday Jul 18, 2014

CHROs: If You're Not Planning Beyond 2015, You're Already Falling Behind

By Bertrand Dussert - Originally Posted on Forbes

wowThe June 8 edition of the U.K’s Telegraph newspaper reported that for the first time ever a supercomputer has passed the Turing Test for artificial intelligence, a measure of a device’s ability display human intelligence. It did so by fooling more than 30 percent of the humans interacting with it that it was a 13-year-old boy. This is an important milestone in computing and a sign of things to come for CHROs who have struggled to leverage technology and automation to manage...

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Monday Jun 30, 2014

HR Professionals Encouraged to Embrace New Technology at SHRM 2014 Conference

By Lynne White


For thousands of HR professionals the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition is a must for training and development on fundamental HR topics, emerging HR trends and discovery of new products, services and solutions. With over 200 sessions, recertification credit opportunities, the world’s largest HR marketplace, inspirational speakers, entertainment and networking, this conference hits it out of the park.

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