Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

Why You Need to Forget Everything You Know About Work/Life Balance

By Kate Pavao

wowSince the 1980s, Leading the Life You Want author Stewart Friedman has been thinking about how to help people have more-complete lives. He helped launch the Work/Life Integration Project at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently has more than 90,000 people enrolled in the massive open online course he teaches through Coursera called “Better Leader, Richer Life.”

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Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Smart HR IT Brings New Insights to Age-Old HR Challenges

By Aaron Lazenby


In the age of digital disruption, there’s plenty to distract executives from their core mission. Chief human resource officers (CHROs) are no exception; new technologies (such as big data analytics, social recruiting, and gamification) have the potential to transform the people function. But executives have to balance the adoption of new technologies with the demands of maintaining the current business.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Are You Listening to Your Workforce?

By Anadi Upadhyaya


Contrary to popular belief, listening is an incredibly complex skill to master.  Almost all relationships in life demand constant listening attention and your relationship with your workforce is no different.

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Definition of Insanity - Using the Same Performance Management Tools & Expecting a Different Result

By Peter Rowley


I am just cheekily paraphrasing Albert Einstein who is attributed with the old adage “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. However, this is sometimes how I view Performance Management processes and frameworks. If we are to be honest with each other (as HR professionals) Performance Management processes and frameworks have been around for decades, with very little real change.

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Monday Jan 19, 2015

Big League Talent: Every Business Needs It

By Jim Lein - Originally posted on Oracle Midsize


Well, it happened again. The Broncos fall short three years in a row in trying to win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning at the helm. Granted, during that long spell of mediocrity between the Elway and Manning eras, Broncos fans would have been ecstatic to win a division title*. But Elway’s artful acquisition of arguably the best quarterback ever set the bar higher. Much, much higher.

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

Empowering the Modern Workforce

By John Hansen - Originally posted on CIO Asia

wowToday's highly challenging business climate has made it increasingly difficult for organisations to thrive and stay ahead of the game, with constantly changing market, legislative, and industry conditions. In order to stay differentiated and maintain the long-term viability of the organisation, costs must be minimized and a unique competitive advantage created by leveraging an organisation's most valuable resource; namely, it's people.

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Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

Standard Life Uses HR Cloud To Drive People-Powered Corporate Change

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes


UK-based insurer Standard Life has achieved cost reductions and “significantly” improved internal processes using cloud-based human capital management software, said its Chief Operating Officer Sandy Begbie. The company is growing globally, with a presence in markets from Vancouver, Canada, to Sydney, Australia, with more than 8,000 employees serving some 6 million customers.

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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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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: Make HR A Real-Time Application

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes


If a company’s survival hinges on the ability of its people to execute against a well-conceived strategy, then its fate depends to a huge extent on its ability to attract, retain, and motivate the best people for the job. “Talent is at the core of success,” Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told an audience of human resources executives on November 18 at a conference in London, England.

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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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Monday Sep 08, 2014

Top 10 Trends in Workforce Management

By Anke Mogannam

wowWorkforce Management (WFM) technology is gaining attention because it is so closely linked to cost savings. surveyed 124 organizations to learn where they are getting value from their WFM solutions, the challenges they faced, and their plans for the future.

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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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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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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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Monday Jun 23, 2014

Standard Life Sees Significant ROI with Oracle HCM Cloud

By Mike Vilimek


Customer case studies are a great resource for organizations looking to make a technology decision. They give visibility into how other organizations similar to them fared after making the same technology selection. Why did they choose that solution? What benefits did they receive? What were the timelines? Etc. For me however, the best case studies are the ones that show quantifiable return on investment (ROI).

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