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5 Misconceptions About Global HR Implementation

Posted by Anshoom Jain on Jan 4, 2017 11:50:17 AM

You have operations in multiple countries with multiple subsidiaries serving a global client base and you are starting an initiative of implementing a global HR system such as Oracle Cloud HCM.

What are some of the misconceptions people have when embarking upon such a journey?

Having just implemented Oracle Cloud for our own global HR team, I wanted to share a few misconceptions and otherwise suggested approaches.

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Topics: .HR, .IT, Oracle HR Cloud, Global HR Implementation

5 Ways SharePoint Can Help Your Human Resources Team Run More Efficiently

Posted by Christopher Barton on Jun 7, 2016 7:07:00 AM

If your organization has an Office365 subscription then you already own SharePoint – a powerful and collaboration-empowering technology which can be used to un-burden Human Resources and other departments in numerous ways. 

SharePoint’s low cost and productivity-boosting benefits make it the most affordable option available to consolidate business functionality that’s often inefficiently spread across many business systems.

How can SharePoint help you in Human Resources? Here is a list of 5 common and easily-implemented ways HR departments use SharePoint today to help their teams run more efficiently and provide more value to their organizations.

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Topics: SharePoint Collaboration, .HR, .IT

Can Project Management be Crowd Sourced?

Posted by Anshoom Jain on Apr 14, 2016 6:40:13 PM

*This blog post was updated on January 3, 2017 due to additional content.

One would hardly believe that Project Management can be crowd sourced. After all Project Management is all about associating a resource to a task, and tracking & communicating the progress, whereas in crowd sourcing the resources may not even be known, let alone project managers having any control over them.

That is where the differences end because ultimately the project manager controls the outcome. Furthermore, leveraging the concepts of social media, communication is instantaneously available to all stakeholders. 

Welcome to the world of “Crowd Management” – Crowd Sourced Project Management for Cloud implementations.

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Topics: HCM, ERP, Project Management, .HR, Organizational Change Management, .IT, Cloud Implementations, Crowd Sourcing

Once Upon A Time- Top 3 HR Insights of 2015

Posted by Emtec Blog Team on Dec 29, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Once upon a time (12months ago) we were approaching January 1, 2015. It sure is hard to imagine the year is already almost over. With another year almost past, we decided to look back through each of our Blog Insights from 2015.

Below are the Top 3 HR blog posts of the 2015 calendar year- based off of what seemed to resonate the most, with our insightful subscribers and viewers.

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Topics: HCM, .HR, Modern HR, Top Blogs of 2015

Choosing the Right Partner to Modernize your HCM System

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Dec 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The new year is almost here, and it’s a good time to start your research if you are thinking about modernizing HR processes or upgrading your enterprise HCM systems. The average HR software system in large companies today is 5-7 years old.  If that seems pretty new to you, think about this: smartphones have only been around for 9 years! Technology changes fast, and the decision to upgrade all too often can be very slow. As a result, HR organizations are running inefficiently, resources are overburdened, and employees are disengaged (whether you know it or not).

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Topics: HCM, .HR

Proposed Overtime Regulations: Now About the Exempt Test

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Dec 1, 2015 7:15:00 AM

In relation to my recent blog post, "Proposed Overtime Regulations," I have received numerous emails, calls, and even a blog comment about the Exempt Test.

Before I preface the answer, if you have not yet had a chance to check out the above mentioned post, here is an easy way to access it:

In a recent statement by a spokesperson for the Department of Labor (DOL), it was announced that they will not release their final ruling on the revision of which workers are and are not eligible for overtime until late 2016.

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Topics: .HR, Proposed Overtime Regulations

5 Essential Performance Metrics for Modern HR

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Nov 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Performance metrics are a cost effective way of looking at the strengths and weaknesses of a company, giving you visibility into the areas that need improvement. The applications for metrics in human resources departments are endless, so spending time on the right ones is key. Here are five essential performance metrics for modern HR:

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Topics: .HR, Modern HR

3 Ways to offer Flexibility in the Workplace

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Nov 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

When looking at modern HR Trends, the one that comes to the forefront as the biggest and most important is a flexible workplace. Whether it's a large business or a small one, employers need to realize their competition is offering perks to help recruiting efforts and to motivate employees. Flexibility is one of the most requested trends. But what exactly do employees want when they say they want flexibility?

Here are 3 emerging trends:

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Topics: .HR

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Modernize Your HCM System

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Nov 5, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Many companies are still using out-of-date, disjointed processes for managing their human capital needs. They are trying to smoothly onboard employees, manage employee data, enable manager self-service, correctly pay employees and complete performance reviews in a timely manner all while using HR technology that is behind the times.

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Topics: HCM, .HR

Top Questions to ask when Evaluating your HR System

Posted by Emtec HCM Team on Oct 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM


Much like any process, human resources systems need to be evaluated and updated to stay up to date with the latest in HR best practices and trends. An out-of-date software system can lead to a degraded user experience, decreased hiring of qualified talent, and an inability to generate meaningful analytics.

What should you be evaluating when it comes to your HR tools?

We have good news! We’ve created a list of the top questions to ask when evaluating your current HR system.

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Topics: HCM, .HR, Modern HR

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