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Five Ideas: Human Capital Management

October 2014

This fall, Oracle executive have been hosting a unique event across the country called “The Modern HR Kitchen: Setting the Table for Success.” Top chief human resources officers, celebrated chefs and leading human capital management (HCM) experts are coming together to share ideas, tackle challenges, and create recipes for HR success.


Right now, you can learn more about these events, including who is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles’s event, taking place on November 12 and 13, 2014.

As an appetizer for the Los Angeles event, Profit is serving up five ideas from Oracle executives and other experts about the future of HCM. Here, get a taste of what it takes to successfully manage talent in a modern organization.

“Most companies—for cost as well as for cultural reasons—find better employees through opportunities found inside the company.” Reggie Bradford, senior vice president of product development at Oracle

“Adoption [of an internal social network] is sometimes a challenge. That must be driven by high-level sponsorship.” — Patrick Harper, CIO at OpenText

“You want to be able to hire an employee who is able to adapt to how things are changing. You want good communication skills in everything from short messages on Twitter or instant messaging to video, presentations, and Word documents.”—Jacob Morgan, author of The Future of Work

“If you want to drive up satisfaction in your work, feed your team a steady diet of challenge. When we asked about 1,000 people to indicate how challenged they felt in their work, and how satisfied they were, we found a near-perfect correlation. As the degree of challenge goes up, so does our satisfaction.” —Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

“CEOs must demonstrate a commitment to employees by becoming champions for HR systems that empower every employee to fully understand his or her job, how it ties into the corporate framework, what’s expected of them, what training is available, and how they can use an embedded social network to communicate, collaborate and excel.” —Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO

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