Friday Jan 31, 2014

The Power of Flat: How Organizations without Managers Succeed in the Real World

By Minda Zetlin - Originally posted on Profit

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It’s the kind of small inefficiency found in every business. One group of supply chain employees collects, breaks down, and disposes of wooden palettes—while another purchases palettes. But to simplify processes and cut costs, management from a large cosmetics company invited all employees to join a leaderless work group. Reusing the palettes was 1 of 500 changes the group identified—and it saved the company US$150 million per year.

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Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Blackrock Moves to Oracle HCM in Less Than Five Months

Originally featured in Constellation's Research Report: The Untold Stories behind the Traction in Oracle Fusion HCM Adoption.

This well-known name in the investment industry, with over 10,000 employees and over 2,000 contractors, operates in over 30 countries. The executive management of the firm wanted to apply a traditional financial portfolio approach to the HCM field and it was clear that the existing Oracle E-Business Suite HCM implementation would not be able to satisfy that philosophy. 

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Monday Jan 27, 2014

Oracle HCM Product Spotlight: Workforce Reputation - Part 1

By Mark Bennett

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The 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, 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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Friday Jan 24, 2014

Cognitive HR: How Cognition Can Change the Way HR Works

By Affif Siddique

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I studied a little about Cognitive Computing back in my engineering college days and then forgot all about it until I heard it again during my interactions with the technology gurus at IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and started reading the buzz IBM created around Watson and Apple around SIRI (A technology developed by SRI International and DARPA). 


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Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

7 Steps To Cut Recruiting Costs & Drive Exceptional Business Results

By Steve Viarengo - Originally posted on Oracle for Midsize Companies

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In good times, trimming operational costs is an ongoing goal. In tough times, it’s a necessity. In both good times and bad, however, recruiting occurs. Growth increases headcount in good times, and opportunistic or replacement hiring occurs in slow business cycles. By employing creative recruiting strategies in tandem with the latest technology developments, you can reduce recruiting costs while driving exceptional business results.

Here are some critical areas to focus on.

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Monday Jan 20, 2014

How Mobile & Social Increase the Value of HR Technology

By Mike Vilimek

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A key finding from CedarCrestone’s 2013 – 2014 HR Systems Survey was that improving the user experience is an important way to improve user adoption. It makes sense really. If a system provides an easy, modern, and engaging user experience, chances are more people will use it. Contrary, if a system provides a frustrating, complex and outdated user experience, people will simply avoid using it.

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Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

Analysts Continue to Show Love for Oracle HCM

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Recently, multiple analyst reports have been released showing strong support and praise for Oracle HCM solution offerings.

Obviously, we on the Oracle HCM team like to sing the praises of our own solutions, but we prefer when others, analysts and customers, do the singing for us. Below are just some of the recent reports we are particularly proud of and some highlights of what each had to say.


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Sunday Jan 12, 2014

The Customer Within: How 'Employee Experience' Is HR's Competitive Differentiator

By Aaron Lazenby - Originally posted on Forbes

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Much has been made about a major power shift in the marketplace away from brands and the products they create and toward savvy social customers whose choices and opinions can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line.

This shift to the power of the individual is also transforming the relationship between workers and employers.

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Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

Companies Around the World are Using Oracle HCM Cloud to Transform HR and Build a Better Workforce

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Modern HR technology is enabling innovative organizations to unite global employees around common strategies and goals. With Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud as a strategic HR technology platform, the world’s most competitive businesses are benefiting from the strength of core HR, talent management, analytics and social solutions. 

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Monday Jan 06, 2014

Making your Move to the Cloud

By Steve Viarengo - Originally posted on Oracle for Midsize Companies

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In business software today, Cloud based solutions are all the rage. While Cloud based business applications, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), have been around for more than a decade, there have never been more options for customers. There are solutions in the Cloud for almost any area of business need, from CRM to HCM to Supply Chain. 

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