Monday Apr 20, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 – We Want To Hear Your Story!

wowDo you have a story to tell about your HCM practice?  Implementations, solving business problems, modernizing your HR?  We are sure you have a valuable information and best practices to share, and our customers want to hear from you! 

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Monday Apr 13, 2015

How Can Project-Driven Organizations Get the Most Out of Their Talent?

By Romain Maillart

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When your tempo is set by the inflow of projects, it’s all about how your people perform. Project-driven organizations operate very differently from traditional organizations. Traditional businesses rely on a continuous stream of activity—think retail or utilities companies, whose leaders typically define global annual objectives that cascade down through the organization to align focus and drive company performance.

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Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Investigating Talent Analytics

By Jeff Haynes

wowThe US unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2001’s 5.5 percent. There are 11 million people looking for work, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, 5 million jobs remain unfilled because it is highly unlikely that those two unemployed external candidates for every available job will have the critical skills your company requires.

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Monday Apr 06, 2015

HCM World At-a-Glance if You Didn’t Make It

By Sunita Khatri

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“Cloud is the engine on how Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) customers operate”, that and many more thought-provoking, inspirational phrases were coined at Oracle’s 2nd Annual HCM World in March. A conference that congregated hundreds of HR professionals and Executives in various stages of their HR transformation journeys to one underlying string of thought, or rather question: “What is my business doing to transform?”

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Monday Mar 30, 2015

What is PaaS? And Why Should HR Care?

By Mike Vilimek

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Oracle recently announced the availability of a new type of Cloud offering called PaaS. It stands for Platform-as-a-Service, and allows customers to develop, run and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app. Sounds very “techy”. Why should HR care about PaaS?

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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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Monday Mar 23, 2015

How to Achieve Talent Management Excellence in Your Organization

By Madhur Chaturvedi

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Following a few key HCM best practices can help organizations attract and retain talent effectively. Talent management excellence, or the practice of successfully attracting and retaining talent, is a key priority for business leaders worldwide.

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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 Mar 16, 2015

Andy Campbell on HCM, Data Analytics and Performance Management

Originally posted on HR Tech Europe

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HR Tech Europe is less than 2 weeks away. We had a chance to catch up with Andy Campbell, HCM Strategy Director at Oracle, to get his views on what is happening in the field of HCM. Andy has years of experience and knowledge.

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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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Monday Mar 09, 2015

Recruitment Marketing 101: What Recruiters Can Learn from Marketers

By Mike Vilimek

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In 1997, Steven Hankin of McKinsey & Company coined the phrase “the war for talent.” Ever since then it’s been used extensively to describe the challenges organizations face finding and attracting top talent. There are no shortage of studies and statistics to prove the existence of these challenges. Fast forward to 2014 where Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte updates Mr. Hankin’s phrase with, “the war for talent is over, the talent won.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Edinburgh, A Place to Learn About Millennials

By Andy Campbell

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Now Edinburgh is quite a lovely city and it was really interesting to spend the weekend there recently for two unrelated but somehow associated reasons. I have visited the city a number of times and it holds a special place in my affections. My daughter studied there and had a great time. She did well, left with a good degree and got an excellent job as a result, working as a marketing graduate for a market leading CPG company. But more of that later.

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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Oracle Work Life Solutions Improve Employee Motivation and Connection

By Alison Weiss

wowA recent Gallup study found that workers who rank in the top quartile in employee engagement outperform those ranked in the bottom quartile by 22 percent in profitability and 21 percent in productivity. But with technological advances making it possible for many employees to work anytime, anywhere, the line between work and personal life is blurring—raising the risks of burnout and costly attrition.

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Monday Mar 02, 2015

New IT Infrastructure Helps HR Team at National Instruments Support Global Expansion

By Tara Swords

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National Instruments (NI) is a complicated business. But a phrase from the company’s website puts the Austin, Texas–based high technology firm’s work in the simplest terms: “If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen.”

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Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

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

By Aaron Lazenby

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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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