Power to the people: Transitioning from tactical to strategic HR execution with Oracle Cloud HCM

October 12, 2021 | 3 minute read
Tom Petruccione
Oracle Cloud HCM Pre-Sales Architect
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HCM (Human Capital Management) is a red-hot space for Alithya at a time when many industries are struggling through an unprecedented competitive hiring and talent retention landscape. As a trusted Oracle partner, we are poised to emerge from the pandemic and support organizations of all shapes and sizes who are in search of a complete human resources (HR) solution to improve decision-making.. Meet Oracle Cloud HCM.


A new era for HR

Today’s most successful companies recognize the important role that HR departments play in the pursuit and achievement of an organization’s people goals. However, as digital transformation projects begin to resurface across a myriad of sectors, approximately 75% of organizations remain mired in the tactical basics of human resources, still engaged in manual processes focused on traditional HR issues. In fact, many HR departments are still being relegated to developing policies, finding people, onboarding them, and getting them paid. With a focus on tactical functions, valuable strategic input in areas including talent management strategies, succession planning, and brand imaging in the marketplace never make it to the table.

The current hiring landscape has many companies realizing that basic recruitment practices can no longer sustain the long-term goals of an organization. Successful recruitment must go above and beyond simple compensation and career sites must be developed as attractive and enticing storefronts that appeal to the most talented candidates. However, while awareness is spiking, the execution of transitions to more strategic levels of HCM still lags behind. 


Equipping HR teams

For HR departments to successfully transition to the strategic conversation, they need to be equipped with automated systems that will allow them to step out of the day-to-day tactical processes and into more value-added activities. The most effective path to achieving that goal is to implement enterprise-wide systems and tools, like the powerful Oracle suite and its Oracle Cloud HCM component. Oracle Cloud HCM fits like a glove into the entire Oracle suite of ERP, CRM, and EPM solutions and enables seamless integration, as opposed to bolting a variety of different products that don’t work together. Alithya clients who opt for Oracle Cloud HCM typically have an Oracle footprint already in their organization and they embrace the value-added prospect of having a single vendor for a comprehensive suite of solutions.

Oracle Cloud HCM facilitates an organization’s ability to get a handle on its entire workforce. For companies currently buried in a world of spreadsheets and manual processes, the solution can provide their HR departments with the powerful tools of an automated recruitment system to enhance, simplify, and improve the entire hiring process. The solution also extends across the aisle to employees, where manual processes such as completing forms can be transitioned to automated processes in an employee self-service space on any device. Oracle Cloud HCM also helps companies replace manual touchpoints with automated processes throughout their workflow engines through Oracle Journeys, freeing up personnel to work on strategic initiatives and helping the organization be more efficient. It is a powerful solution that creates a seat at the table for strategic conversations, emphasizing HR’s role in revenue generation through talent acquisition and upskilling an existing workforce.


Laying the groundwork for the future

‘People’ fuel the HR vehicle, and that vehicle drives succession planning, career sites, branding, candidate experiences, retention numbers, and the search for top candidates in a competitive space. At the end of the day, people want to work for organizations that are hip, current, and progressive, and who work with consumer-grade technology. Alithya and Oracle Cloud HCM can get you there.


Discover Oracle Cloud HCM

Natively built for the cloud, Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM is a complete solution connecting every human resource process from hire to retire. This provides a consistent experience across devices, enables one source of truth for HR data to improve decision-making, and empowers you with market-leading innovation to address your needs today and into the future.

Learn how you can make that possible at https://www.oracle.com/hcm.

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Tom Petruccione

Oracle Cloud HCM Pre-Sales Architect

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