Bringing Down the HR Silo Walls

Software behemoth Oracle is now embracing open collaboration and breaking down silos within HR teams.

The company recently added new features, including machine learning capabilities, to its Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud. Announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, they make it easier for employees to collaborate and build their careers.

One area where the upgraded HCM Cloud is looking to make a difference is in finding the right candidates.

HR leaders are spending more time looking for the right candidates. Oracle HCM Cloud is streamlining recruitment and onboarding processes to cut down manhours.

LinkedIn customers can now import information directly from their LinkedIn profile into Oracle HCM Cloud. This helps employees find new career opportunities. For employers, they gain insights they need to encourage more internal mobility. Moreover, with Recruiter System Connect, customers can now connect Oracle’s recruiting solutions with LinkedIn Recruiter.

Oracle is also making it easier to meet new employee expectations.

Oracle Connections makes it easier for employees to collaborate across the organization. They can share skills, interests, successful projects, and more. It also provides a new consumer-like experience to the employee directory.

Meanwhile, the updated HCM Experience Design Studio helps HR teams quickly and easily design comprehensive business processes and workflows, as well as create customer-defined defaulting and validation logic. For example, customers can use conditional defaulting to automatically set full- or part-time status based on work hours, without the need for IT support.

“At Oracle, we’re building on our culture of innovation to give our customers more of what they want and need. They want access to the latest technology tools and the ability to compete with agility while delivering a seamless experience for their workforce. And with Oracle, they can,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president of development, Oracle HCM Cloud.

Other enhancements include an improved Oracle Digital Assistant. It chats back, suggesting next steps based on the context of employee conversations. Employees can also access onboarding tasks, goals, and performance evaluations, and manager self-service actions.

Core HR processes are also simplified and streamlined in the Oracle HCM Cloud to become event-driven. For example, when an employee gets married, they have to change their name, address, tax forms, etc. With Event-Based Processes, the system simplifies the process for employees by aggregating all necessary steps and automating mundane tasks.

New self-service capabilities improve ease-of-use for position management. This is important for position-run organizations in higher education, healthcare, and public sector industries where HR needs to set up automatic rules and position progressions when managing headcount.