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Want Happy Employees? You Gotta Work at It

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Your workforce is changing. But most businesses still don't understand how to motivate, satisfy and retain this increasingly global, diverse and, yes, demanding employee base.

That's one of the findings from a new study by SAP SE, a German software company that has invested in a number human resources-related companies over the last few years. Conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of SAP, the study shows too many companies are still stuck in the stone age when it comes to everything fro salaries, flexibility and overall abilities to keep top talent.

How to Make Top Employees Happier and More Satisfied #SXSW

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Is corporate America more concerned with attracting top employees than developing the ones they have? That's the contention of John Hagel III, a director at Deloitte Consulting  and co-chair of the Silicon Valley-based  Deloitte Center for the Edge, which tries to help senior executives make sense of emerging opportunities in business and technology. 

Hagel spoke at the 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on Friday. SXSW — which stands for South by Southwest, in case you are unfamiliar — offers a unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies. The five-day event ends tomorrow.

Workday Challenges Oracle As Yahoo Co-Founder Joins Board

Enterprise cloud application builder Workday announced third-quarter financial predictions late last night that wildly surpassed Wall Street estimates. Both Oracle and SAP must be watching this company's growth with alarm, particularly because the company just announced Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has joined its board.

Workforce Analytics Help Companies Find, Retain Employees

shutterstock_159157616.pngIn a competitive, global market, finding the right talent isn't always easy. Even when you hire qualified workers, you may not be able to retain them.

It's hard to escape the onslaught of media coverage lamenting the lack of skilled employees in today's workforce. A new report examines the effects talent management has on the abilities of organizations to compete.

Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud To Battle IBM, Salesforce, Workday #oow13

Oracle’s cloud business was always going to be one of the key points of interest at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Sure enough, there has been a lot of talk around the cloud and cloud products. Among yesterday’s noteworthy announcements were upgrades to both Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (HCM) and Oracle Talent Management Cloud (TMC).

Report: Talent Management in Age of Cloud and Social Media

Social tools and cloud computing are emerging as key strengths for talent management, while learning compliance is an Achilles heel for many organizations. Those are some of the key takeaways from a new report.

Oracle Research Shows Worker Talent Often Hidden from Companies

Companies use business intelligence to analyze key data on their hard assets, but why don't they do a better job of looking at the data they have on the people that work for them? Oracle surveyed 400 companies in UK, France, Germany and Australia to find out. 

Earth to Inge: Your Employees Don't Need You!

There was a fairly controversial post the other day written by Inge Geerdens posted on the LinkedIn "thought leader" blogs that spoke about how she is reluctant to hire forty-something professionals. She gave a bunch of specious reasons and then caved underneath the avalanche of negative responses by authoring a new post, which was just as quickly met with disdain from the public that labelled her and her posts in not so glowing terms.

Oracle Acquires SelectMinds For Social Talent Recuiting, Builds on Taleo Acquisition

Oracle is entering an agreement to acquire SelectMinds, a provider of cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management applications. 

IBM Acquires Kenexa for Social Business Boost

IBM is acquiring Kenexa, a publicly-held recruiting/talent management solution provider, in an effort to bolster its social and HR business initiatives. Kenexa offers cloud-based front office applications and consulting services.

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