OracleNext Podcast | July 2, 2018

Solving the Right HR Problems

By: Roland Smart


In this episode of OracleNext you'll hear from Rob Preston, who expands on his recent Forbes article "How To Solve The Right Problems With Your New HR System." The story is based on a series of interviews that Rob conducted with Wade Larson, the chief human resources officer at Wagstaff—a company that designs, manufactures, sells, and services industrial direct chill casting equipment for the global aluminum industry.

In this episode Rob explores:

  • The critical importance of reviewing HR processes that may be based on out-of-date requirements.
  • How to approach the rollout of a cloud-based HR solution.
  • How HR data has allowed Wagstaff to gain efficiencies and focus more resources on innovation.

ROLAND SMART is a product oriented marketing leader who serves as a vice-president in the Oracle corporate marketing group. During his tenure he has led several modernization initiatives related to The Oracle Technology Network, social programs, and content/inbound programs. His previous experience includes early roles at a number of startups including Involver which was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Smart speaks at industry events such as the ad:tech, Modern Marketing Experience, The Social Media Optimization Conference, SXSW, and co-hosts The Marketing Agility Podcast. He's written for such industry publications as Forbes and iMedia. His acclaimed book The Agile Marketer: Turning Customer Experience Into Your Competitive Advantage was published in 2016 by Wiley.



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