Why interview when you can Facebook stalk?

Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using Facebook as a professional tool,” commented one. “That was never its intention! … Does it give employers a potential view into people’s somewhat personal lives? Yes! But truly what does that prove?” Like it or not, Facebook and other sites like it are…

Oracle acquires Eloqua, a leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software

Oracle recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eloqua, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOQ), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software for $23.50 per share or approximately $871 million, net of Eloqua’s cash. Eloqua’s modern marketing cloud delivers best-in-class capabilities to ensure every component of marketing works harder and more efficiently to drive revenue. The combination of Oracle and Eloqua is expected to create a comprehensive Customer Experience Cloud offering to help companies transform the way they market, sell, support and serve their…

Power Your Bottom Line

Imagine the impact of working at just 33% capacity. According to Gallup® research, that’s exactly what happens to companies that are in the dark when it comes to the importance of employee engagement. The impact of a disengaged workforce can be staggering when it comes to productivity and profitability. In fact, new research shows that as many as 67% of your employees may be less than fully engaged — and the average company loses $2,246 per disengaged employee every year. Engaged employees are not only 57% more effective; they’re also…

Workday Unveils Big Data Analytics For HR and Finance

Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today unveiled its plans for Workday Big Data Analytics. The new application is expected to provide pre-packaged analytics that enable customers to combine Workday data with third-party data sources of any type, including big data, all delivered in the cloud. Tightly unified with the entire Workday suite of enterprise cloud applications, Workday Big Data Analytics will empower human resources and finance organizations to make more informed business decisions based on a holistic view of worker and financial information…

Adecco Group, announced the launch of Pontoon

Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in HR services, announced the launch of Pontoon, Adecco’s unified global contingent workforce solutions (CWS) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) organization. Pontoon is the 2012 combination of Adecco Group’s Beeline Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Adecco Solutions business lines into an independent global CWS and RPO organization, providing true workforce acquisition and management solutions through both contingent and permanent industry expertise. Recognizing the trend of increasing demand for workforce planning and talent management across the globe, Adecco strategically combined forces of these two companies to…

The working of workday

Workday’s scrums work on different timelines,  while one team is working on the next update, a product management team is planning the second update in line and a product strategist is focusing on two updates ahead. “These groups are working well into the future,” says Bhusri, who says he is passionate about new and innovative ideas. “I create sparks within our development and strategy organizations and then let our really talented people go out and do it.” The cloud-based approach also lifts responsibility for the software’s performance from the customer’s…

IBM Completes Acquisition of Kenexa

ARMONK, N.Y. – 04 Dec 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Kenexa. Kenexa bolsters IBM’s leadership in helping clients embrace social business capabilities while gaining actionable insights from the enormous streams of information generated from social networks every day. The net purchase price is approximately $1.3 billion. Kenexa, a leading provider of recruiting and talent management solutions, brings a unique combination of Cloud-based technology and consulting services that integrates both people and processes, providing solutions to engage a smarter, more effective workforce across their…

Aon Hewitt Survey – Employer Health Strategies That Are Helping Workers Improve their Health and Wellness

For the second straight year, Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company surveyed more than 2,800 employees and their dependents covered by employer health plans to determine their perspectives, behaviors and attitudes towards health and wellness. According to The Consumer Health Mindset survey, an overwhelming majority of consumers (87 percent) say their health is good, and less than one quarter (23 percent) say they are overweight or obese. Yet, more than half (53 percent)…