Thursday Mar 26, 2015

Redefining Social: Get Your Head Out of Your Apps!

By Christine Mellon

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Although shamelessly pilfered from a current Denver road sign on distracted driving, this is a perfect directive to start a timely conversation around “social” and HR. Like much of the world, the HR discipline has succumbed to the siren call of internet-bred social tools and sites. We have come to define “social” exclusively as the world of online apps and platforms.

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Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

The Big Reveal: HR In The Age Of Transparency

By Bertrand Dussert

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What are the communication channels that deliver the biggest payoffs when recruiting top talent today? Don’t count on the messaging that employers publish on their websites. According to research by CEB, an advisory company that specializes in transforming enterprise performance, that channel makes up only 20% of a candidate’s decision to apply. What accounts for the mysterious other 80%?

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Monday Jan 19, 2015

Big League Talent: Every Business Needs It

By Jim Lein - Originally posted on Oracle Midsize

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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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Monday Dec 08, 2014

Boom & Bust HR

By Richard Doherty

wowEconomies move in cycles from growth to recession and back to growth again. Depending upon where you’re sitting and what your economy is looking like you’ll be subject to either boom or bust HR. Boom & bust HR? Let me illustrate what boom & bust HR is by referencing a great new report from PWC Saratoga.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

Old School Tools And Techniques Can't Win Today's Talent War

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes

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Think about the talent contests that are so popular on TV these days. They’re entertaining, but they bear no resemblance to the way the world really works. In those shows, individuals vie for the privilege of winning over an elite panel of experts. In the real world, organizations are vying for talent that’s all too scarce and growing scarcer. Why?

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Monday Dec 01, 2014

Social Sourcing AKA Warm Recruiting

By Edie Ukwuoma

wowHere’s a scenario: Jim refers his former classmate for a job at his workplace.  He knows that his reputation is at stake, so of all the people he can refer, he ensures this classmate is one that will succeed and make him look good.  The referral bonus doesn’t hurt either.  Jim has many such friends connected to him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Friday Oct 24, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Need to Reinvent Your Recruitment Process

By Gessica Chies

wowLooking at the new waves of change in the way people are approaching the job marketplace, let’s summarize here the reasons why you should re-consider your Recruitment process and make it evolve, using the new challenges as opportunities.

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Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

People Shopping: Social HR and Recruiting

By Mike Stiles - Originally posted on Oracle Social Spotlight

wow“We have an opening.  I’d better start looking for somebody.” If those words ever ran through your head, you confirmed you’re already behind the 8-ball when it comes to social HR and social recruitingToday, you should ALWAYS be scouting and courting talent. It’s a perpetual process, and because it is, social is at the forefront of it.

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Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

Social Sourcing: Dive Into New Talent Pools

By Janie Smith - Originally posted on HC Online

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As an HR professional, it’s one thing to promote your organisation to an existing “customer base” of potential job candidates – but how do you go about attracting a whole new base? Social sourcing is the key, according to Oracle vice president of human capital management, Aaron Green.

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Friday Sep 05, 2014

Why More (Cloud Applications) Really Is Better

By Deborah Hamilton

wowIt doesn’t matter that I’ve done it a dozen times before. I am still amazed at how easy it is to submit a claim for out-of-network expenses through my health insurance provider. I log onto their web site, enter information from the physician’s statement, hit submit, and the money is in my bank account three days later.

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

12 Steps to Building an Effective Talent Pipeline

By Niraj Kaushik - Originally posted on people matters

wowOrganizations need to define, attract, and develop the right mix of critical talent to support and grow their businesses. To ensure a flow of the right talent for these roles over time, the best practice is for organizations to build critical-talent pipelines.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Which Sourcing Channel is Increasing in Popularity?

By Richard Doherty

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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 09, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying an ATS

By Erik Lee

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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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Friday Jun 13, 2014

Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Q&A with the National Marrow Donor Program

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At this year’s Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) Global conference, we had the opportunity to sit down with Oracle HCM Cloud customers for a short Q&A. We got to hear about what brought them to the OHUG conference, some of the benefits they are receiving from their Oracle HCM Cloud solutions, and advice they would give other businesses looking to move to the cloud. 

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Monday May 05, 2014

Should Recruiters Have Marketing Experience?

By Mike Vilimek

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The term ‘Recruitment Marketing’ has been generating a lot of buzz in recruitment circles for quite some time now. Contrary to what many recruitment technology vendors may say, Recruitment Marketing is not a product or feature, but rather an increasingly critical competency of a successful recruiting organization. 

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