Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Recruiting Goes Social: How to Turn Connections—Yours and Your Employees’— into Quality Recruits: Part 1

written by: Stephanie Lepow

The cloud isn’t the only technology innovation to change the way we work—consider social. If you’re a recruiter, you know that social has changed the game. So how do you make it work for you?

It’s not just about the sheer volume of people on social media, it’s about the fact that by using smart social outreach, you can more easily zero in quality talent, in less time and for less money than you’d spend using traditional channels. Rather than hunting for the needle in the haystack that is the ideal recruit, top candidates will come to you.

Sound too good to be true? Let’s take a look at one way to make this work:

Tap the goldmine of your employees’ social networks
LinkedIn is traditionally thought of as the work network but don’t discount Facebook or other networks when it comes to finding great talent through your employees. Your employees are connected to a lot of people online and that can quickly fill your talent coffers.  
If you have 2,000 employees with an average of 100 social connections each and those connections have an additional 100 connections each, 20 million people could potentially see your job posting—for free.   Even if only a fraction share and view your post, you still have incredible reach.

When you start with your employees, you also have an automatic filter in place. Your employees know your company culture and they want to protect their professional reputation. Compare this to a job board where anyone can apply—giving you piles of irrelevant resumes to sort through.

In Survey.com research commissioned by SelectMinds, referrals were found to be the top choice for external sourcing for quality, speed and cost.

To maximize employee referrals, create an easy and automated program so you can match the right positions with the right employees (rather than blasting your entire workforce with every opening),  create targeted campaigns, track who brings in the best referrals, and make it simple for employees to share jobs, identify and recommend qualified connections, and see the results of their efforts.


See how you can put an employee referral program into action:

1)    Join us for two eye-opening sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2013:

Leverage Select Minds to Feel the Power of Oracle Talent Management Applications
Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Palace Hotel - Presidio

The Game-Changing Potential of Social Sourcing
Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Palace Hotel – Presidio
See full session descriptions as well as other Wednesday sessions on talent management in the cloud here.


2)    See our social sourcing demo this October 7-9 at HR Technology 2013 in Las Vegas: Visit us at booth 711

3)    Learn more about modern HR in the cloud at HCM World, February 4-6, 2014 in Las Vegas

Plus, watch this blog for Part 2: How to Turn Fans and Followers into Potential Recruits.

Monday Sep 23, 2013

Empower Modern Business in the Cloud at Oracle Open World 2013

SaaS. Software as a service. Cloud applications. What do they mean to you?  What do they mean to your business?
Not all clouds are created equal and it is important to know what your cloud provider has to offer and what cloud capabilities you need.   Will it be able to support your business needs?


As a line of business executive, here are a few key things to remember:


1)    To empower the business, cloud applications must work together
This is important for several reasons:
-    A complete and integrated cloud application is necessary for business managers to visualize information through a consolidated lens. Wouldn’t it be better if you could more easily share data appropriately across departments, make better decisions and align with the overall business strategy?


2)    Business managers require anytime, anywhere access
-    In today’s world of social and mobile, cloud is the backbone that enables new levels of interconnectivity and real time access for business, your brand and responding to the pulse of your customers.


3)     Where your data is located and who has access to it may surprise you.
-  Needless to say, security is the top concern with organizations considering moving their business critical applications to the cloud. This is an area where adequate research should be done and any potential cloud provider should be evaluated.
- It is important to understand what security services your cloud provider will provide and what regulatory and compliance mandates they adhere to.  Different lines of business will have different requirements depending on their industry, geography and customer base.

Want to know more about Oracle’s Strategy for SaaS in the cloud? Be sure to check out these sessions:

 General Session 9549: Oracle Fusion Applications—Overview, Strategy, and Roadmap
Christopher Leone, Oracle    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Monday  September 23rd,  Moscone West - 2006/2008      

General Session 9540: Empowering Modern Business in the Cloud
Steven Miranda, Oracle    3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Tuesday,September 24th , Moscone West - 2006/2008     

CON 9558: Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle Cloud
Mervyn Lally, Land O Lakes Inc.
Krishnan Rajan, Oracle    10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Wednesday, September 25th,  Moscone West - 3022   

For More Information on Oracle Cloud Sessions at Open World, click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tuesday Mar 12, 2013

Transform your HR organization with Oracle's Cloud

People are your best asset. How would you rate your HR organization? Learn how Oracle’s Cloud helped these customers take HR to a whole new level. Check out the video.

 Want more on Oracle Cloud? Check out a CloudWorld event near you. For more information, click here.

Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Social, Customer Experience, and the Cloud

Oracle held its second CloudWorld event in Los Angeles yesterday. Social permeated throughout sessions the entire day touching on customer experience (CX), sales performance, and service and support optimization.[Read More]

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

Social Networks & the Cloud

It’s no secret that millions of people are connected to the Internet. And it also probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of those people are connected on social networking sites.  Social networks have become an excellent platform for sharing and communication that reflects real world relationships and they play a major part in the everyday lives of many people. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and hundreds of others have transformed the way we interact and communicate with one another.

Social networks are becoming more than just an online gathering of friends. They are becoming a destination for ideation, e-commerce, and marketing. But it doesn’t just stop there. Some organizations are utilizing social networks internally, integrated with their business applications and processes and the possibility of social media and cloud integration is compelling.

Forrester alone estimates enterprise cloud computing to grow to over $240 billion by 2020. It’s hard to find any current IT project today that is NOT considering cloud-based deployments. Security and quality of service concerns are no longer at the forefront; rather, it’s about focusing on the right mix of capabilities for the business. Cloud vs. On-Premise? Policies & governance models? Social in the cloud? Cloud’s increasing sophistication, security in applications, mobility, transaction processing and social capabilities make it an attractive way to manage information. And Oracle offers all of this through the Oracle Cloud and Oracle Social Network.

Oracle Social Network is a secure private network that provides a broad range of social tools designed to capture and preserve information flowing between people, enterprise applications, and business processes. By connecting you with your most critical applications, Oracle Social Network provides contextual, real-time communication within and across enterprises. With Oracle Social Network, you and your teams have the tools you need to collaborate quickly and efficiently, while leveraging the organization’s collective expertise to make informed decisions and drive business forward.


Oracle Social Network is available as part of a portfolio of application and platform services within the Oracle Cloud. Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. Oracle Social Network is pre-integrated with the Fusion CRM Cloud Service and the Fusion HCM Cloud Service within the Oracle Cloud. Learn more how you can use Oracle Social Network to revolutionize how you create, understand, and achieve true value through enterprise social networking. And be sure to check out the follow sessions here at Oracle OpenWorld, where can learn more about Oracle Cloud and Oracle Social Network.

  • Tuesday, Oct 2 – Oracle WebCenter’s Cloud Strategy: From Social and Platform Services to Mashups, 1:15pm - 2:15pm, Moscone West – 3001 
  • Wednesday, Oct 3 – Oracle Social Network: Your Strategy for Socially Enabled Oracle Fusion Applications, 11:45am - 12:45pm, Moscone West – 3002/3004

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