Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

7 Questions for Tony Kender, Head of Oracle HCM Sales

Originally posted on Oracle Midsize


Tony Kender, Senior Vice President, leads Oracle’s sales operations for HCM solutions in North America, including an organization dedicated to the unique needs of midsize companies.

Q: What is the most exciting thing happening with growing midsize companies and HCM solutions?

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Which Sourcing Channel is Increasing in Popularity?

By Richard Doherty


If the following recent article is anything to go by - Startup Ups the Ante for Employee Referrals – an incredible $20K referral bonus for employees - employee referral programs are certainly increasing in popularity! Given that referred employees typically perform better and are 15% less likely to quit than other types of new hires and referral programs can open up difficult to access talent pools, this makes perfect business sense.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Oracle HCM Cloud Customers Activision, National Instruments, & Newfield Exploration Company Are Honored

wowDuring an exciting event at Oracle Headquarters, Chris Leone, senior vice president, Application Development, presented Colin Schiller VP, IT PMO & IT Strategy, Activision; Wendy Cottrell, Senior HRIS Manager, National Instruments; and Blane Kingsmore, HRIS Director, Newfield Exploration Company, with an Award in Appreciation of their Outstanding Oracle HCM Cloud Advocacy.

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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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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Reducing Human Intervention from the Compensation Allocation Process

By Anadi Upadhyaya

wowCompensation is a sensitive topic for both employees and businesses, so when you talk about reducing human intervention from this process, it may not instantly generate favorable responses. But this post is not about removing human intervention, it’s about checking your readiness to reduce human intervention with the help of process automation. A well know fact is - automation doesn’t replace us, it just makes us better.

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Monday Jul 14, 2014

Oracle CIO Mark Sunday Gives an IT Perspective on HR Technology

By Mark Sunday

wowWe had a chance to sit down with Oracle CIO, Mark Sunday who is responsible for the information technology infrastructure used across the company globally. We asked Mark about his perspectives on hot topics such Cloud, Social, and IT partnering with HR.

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Friday Jul 11, 2014

Leveraging Neuroscience for Greater Workforce Insight Part 2: Support within Oracle HCM and Talent Cloud

By Mark Bennett


Previously, John Hansen introduced the SCARF(TM) model developed by Dr David Rock, and identified where indicators or influencers of status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness might manifest themselves in your HCM applications and practices. In this article, we will discuss how Oracle’s latest generation HCM and Talent Cloud can support your adoption of the SCARF(TM) model, and foster a more productive, engaged and innovative workforce.

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying an ATS

By Erik Lee


It is no surprise that the workforce landscape is constantly shifting. According to the Hay Group’s 2013 study and reports from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 37 million people, approximately 23.2% of the workplace, will be in transition within the next 4 years. In addition, millennials will make up half the workplace by 2020. With countless other statistic and reports confirming the evolution of the workforce, companies will have to adapt to the transforming face of working America.

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Monday Jul 07, 2014

The Frog at the Bottom of the Well, or: How Integration is Changing the Face of HCM

By Jeff Haynes


A very well respected Singaporean HR professional (and a true friend!) once told me a story . . .   a story of a frog sitting contently in the bottom of a well.  

The tale goes something like this:

Once there was an old frog who lived inside a deep abandoned well.  

The Frog was so happy with his home that he never came out. 

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Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Talent Management: More of the Same Just Won't Do

By Richard Doherty


The annual PWC CEO survey is a great source of macro level data and I look forward each year to the HR and Talent related insight it generates. The 2014 survey did not disappoint with some quite startling results if you’re involved in HR in some shape or form. 

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Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Payroll for the People

By Anke Mogannam


Every organization has the same goal: an error-free, efficient, and effective payroll department. But ways to accomplish this goal vary, based upon industry, an organization’s internal priorities, and culture. For some, establishing strict deadlines for when employee timesheets are turned in is important for the sake of efficiency and cost control. Such organizations may have rules that, for example, forbid cutting checks in the middle of a cycle.

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