The Oracle Playbook for HR Excellence

The world of work is always changing—including business goals, employee expectations, the macroenvironment, and numerous other facets. But the pace of change has accelerated in recent years, making HR’s role more complex and critical than ever. Over the past two decades, Oracle’s HR team has been key to our success in navigating change and transforming the company while growing revenue and increasing our operating margin.

We’ve captured their secrets in the Oracle Playbook for HR Excellence to help you achieve similar success in your HR organization, including ensuring your talent strategy meets evolving business needs, improving the hiring and onboarding experience, and increasing employee performance and retention.

HR Excellence playbook
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Maximizing talent investments

The Oracle Playbook for HR Excellence explains how we focus on people, processes, and systems to make the right talent investments for achieving our business goals and to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in hiring, retaining, and optimizing our talent. Learn about:

  • Our framework for driving HR excellence
  • Outcomes we’ve achieved and how your HR team can realize similar benefits
  • Lessons learned from our journey to Oracle Cloud Applications and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Achieving HR excellence

Our focus on people, processes, and systems has helped us improve outcomes. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve achieved so far:


manager hours/year saved in hiring


employees/year onboarded within 24 hours of starting

Up to 20%

higher sales attainment

Up to 40%

reduction in attrition


of open roles filled internally


reduction in HR-related support tickets

“Oracle Cloud gives our HR team and business leaders a holistic view of employees’ skills and capabilities, aspirations, and gaps that helps us ensure they’re aligned, motivated, and engaged in meeting our evolving business needs and serving our customers.”

Joyce Westerdahl, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Oracle

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How Oracle Streamlined Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding

Improving the experience for applicants and managers

Hiring is a significant investment, so we’re always looking for how we can accelerate the process of finding the right talent and getting them fully integrated.

  • Maximize business value

    We partner with our customers to ensure they maximize the value of their investments and achieve their goals.

  • Learn from peers

    See how people like you are using Oracle Cloud Applications and Infrastructure to achieve their goals.