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February 2014

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Human Capital Management

At February's HCM World in Las Vegas, executives gathered to discuss the intersection of human resources, talent management, and technology.

Here, find out about the big news from this year's conference, including what Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had to say in his closing keynote about the tools and technology HR leaders need now.

Also, hear from thought leaders about new trends shaking up traditional workplace models, such as flexible workspaces and "self-managed" organizations, to increase job satisfaction and performance.

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The CEO's Perfect Storm: Demographics, Data, and Devices Change Everything

"Companies that can deploy new data-storage technologies will be able to transform this data explosion and device explosion from runaway expenses to sources of enormously valuable insights and raw materials for new products and services, new and better ways of engaging with customers, and greatly enhanced abilities to anticipate what's over the horizon."
—Oracle President Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd

Good Work

"The Good Jobs Strategy begins with a different philosophy of doing business. And that philosophy is not to see employees as costs to be minimized, but rather see them as engines as growth and profit."
Zeynep Ton, a professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the author of The Good Jobs Strategy.

Zeynep Ton

Movin' On Up

"The single best way to find a job is through your network, which represents 80 percent of how individuals find work today."
—Career expert Karen Armon answering Profit readers' questions about jobs in the tech sector

Karen Armon
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Special Report: Customer Experience

Register for a customer experience journey mapping workshop near you, plus learn about using the latest CX trends—as well as big data and cloud-based technologies—to connect with customers wherever they are.

Workforce Insight

Oracle's new PeopleSoft In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring solution leverages Oracle Engineered Systems and PeopleSoft HCM applications to give organizations the ability to quickly access and analyze workforce management data. These innovative technologies provide real-time insight into labor policy rules and planned and actual labor cost data.

Going Global

WESCO International executives needed a fully integrated, end-to-end human capital management (HCM) solution that could streamline the onboarding process for employees from acquired companies, automate employee transaction approvals, provide robust performance management and success planning processes, integrate job posting information, and make employee data and reporting readily available to managers.

Scouting Talent Online

Hitachi transforms human capital management practices to embrace social sourcing.

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Simplify Integration with Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce

If your application portfolio is growing into a disparate mix of on-premises and cloud applications, you run the risk of a more complex and less secure application integration network. To help you alleviate these issues, Oracle has released the Oracle Cloud Adapter for to secure, simplify, and speed time-to-market when integrating with on-premises applications.

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Profit Magazine: February

Another Level

Skanska builds global workforce insight with cloud-based HCM system.

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