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Human Capital Management

Want to get more out of your workforce? First you have to understand your corporate culture, says Profit Editor in Chief Aaron Lazenby.

"Corporate culture provides a powerful lens through which to view digital disruption," he writes in the February issue of the magazine. "Understanding your organization's culture allows you to see how your team works together to solve problems—and resolve conflict. It means understanding what you should and shouldn't spend money on. It means knowing what excites your workforce and what makes them restless."

In this special report, hear from Oracle Chief Human Resources Officer Joyce Westerdahl and Wendy Cottrell, global HRIS manager, National Instruments, who both discuss the cultural aspects of the technology projects they have overseen. Plus, discover what will be happening at Oracle HCM World this March, and more.

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How to Achieve Talent Management Excellence in Your Organization

"Following a few best practices in human resource management can give HR teams the capabilities they need to effectively attract and retain talent," says Madhur Chaturvedi, a director on the Oracle Insight team.

Madhur Chaturvedi

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

"To achieve operational excellence and maximize the revenue generated per employee, project-driven organizations need to build a dedicated HR strategy that strikes the right balance between the project's revenue potential and the level of resources and time invested," says Romain Maillart, a senior director on the Oracle Insight team.

Romain Maillart

Personal Best

"The more policies and programs you create for flexibility for family and medical leave, and for investing in the health and welfare of people, the more you're going to be able to attract and retain workers," says Leading the Life You Want author Stewart Friedman.

Stewart Friedman
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Cloud Culture

New IT infrastructure helps the human resources team at National Instruments support a global expansion.

Winning the Future

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd shares his thoughts on the ever-evolving digital landscape— and the vision it takes to stay ahead.

Datawatch: The Big Data Crystal Ball

Managers can look forward to a big year for big data in 2015.

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Highlights from Oracle’s blog on

  • How Your Organization Can Avoid An IT Integration Debacle

    We asked Oracle Senior Vice President of Development Amit Zavery to discuss the challenges of integrating cloud and mobile technologies, and what business leaders should consider before green-lighting an integration project.

  • For Business Growth, Shake Off Stale Notions Of Customer Service

    The good news from a recent study is that most companies no longer considered customer service as a back-office support function, as only 11% reported that serving customers is primarily or solely the responsibility of the customer service department. But many companies still didn't understand the value of customer service in the pre-purchase process.

  • Oracle's Talent Hunt: Hiring and Inspiring World-Class Engineers

    As Oracle accelerates its move into all layers of the cloud-computing business—software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service—that blended approach of engineering hardware and software together is the animating force behind Oracle's unique approach.

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Oracle President Thomas Kurian on Customer Experience

Oracle's Thomas Kurian, newly appointed president of product development, discusses technology, today's empowered consumer, and how a modern customer experience is transforming the way businesses must interact and engage with their customers.

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Oracle HCM World

Don't miss Oracle's signature human resources event in Washington, D.C. from March 25–27, 2015. Oracle HCM World is where human resources, talent management, and business leaders come together to hear from industry influencers, share best practices, and learn how forward-thinking organizations are employing modern HR to transform their organizations.

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Cloud Culture

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Profit February: Cloud Culture

IT helps the human resources team at National Instruments support global expansion.

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