Zach Thomas: “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology”
By Kathryn Perry-Oracle on Jul 25, 2014
How far flung are the people with whom you work? It’s pretty rare in our
global workplace to find a team with all members sharing the same
location. In this new environment, the talent pool can literally be the
whole world, but of course that scenario comes with its own set of
challenges, according to Oracle’s Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM
The challenges include: How to unify employees? How to attract the best new talent? How to manage the organization’s culture, values, and goals? How to stay compliant with laws and practices in various countries? And how to cultivate high performing teams?
“At the heart of the process is technology — specifically, consumer-designed, intuitive tools available in the cloud and accessible through a gamut of devices,” says Thomas in an article published by Talent Management Magazine entitled “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology.”
Here are the seven tenets, minus the intelligent discourse for each that Thomas includes:
- Find, recruit and hire the best talent no matter the location.
- Know each employee like he or she works right next to you.
- Empower social collaboration.
- Prioritize great performance.
- Streamline global payroll.
- Deliver compensation and rewards equitably and competitively.
- Make security and compliance central to HR processes.
Organizations can follow these seven principles to effectively manage
global workplaces, and as a result, says Thomas, give them “a
competitive advantage by helping pull in the best talent, increase
retention, streamline organizational processes, stimulate productive
collaboration and avoid legal snafus.”
Read the full article.