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Looming HR Technology War Will Touch Thousands Of Organizations, Millions Of Employees

Looming HR Technology War Will Touch Thousands Of Organizations, Millions Of Employees

Friday, 12 October 2012, was turning point in the world of HR technology. The event was the highly anticipated initial public offering of a human resources technology firm called Workday became the biggest technology stock debut since Facebook. Workday, a Pleasanton, Calif., based-maker of Web-based human-resources software, saw it’s stock rocket up 78% in its […]

Rich HR Desserts – Day 2 & 3 of the HR Technology Conference in Chicago

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog— One of my HR colleagues who ventured to the HR Technology Conference for the first time this year frankly declared, “this is different from SHRM conferences.” When I asked in what way, he answered, “there’s no little guy here.” I reluctantly agreed and we both admitted there […]

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It’s Up To Me – Day One At The HR Technology Conference

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog–  Attending the HR Technology Conference for the fourth year in a row, I wondered if this year’s conference would have any impact on me. In the past, I’ve gone home with more ideas than I could implement in one year. The question after four years is, are there any […]

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Oracle Speaks At Taleo World, Telling The Future Of Its HR Technology

Oracle has wasted no time combining the technology gained from purchasing HR software firm Taleo into its existing employee management systems, which are used by many large companies. Speaking 12 September 2012 at the annual Taleo World conference in Chicago, Oracle executives detailed the company’s vision for its new Taleo division. Oracle bought Taleo in […]

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IBM Gets Kenexa In Another Move Into Human Resources Software Services

Technology giant IBM is purchasing human resources technology provider Kenexa in a deal valued at $1.3 billion. The deal,  announced 27 Aug. 2012, is the latest in string of acquisitions and mergers in the human resources technology realm. These mergers  have major implications for thousands of corporations, their employees and job-seekers. Kenexa, based in Wayne, Pa., […]

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Accenture Wins Australian Defense Dept. HR Contract

The Australian Department of Defense has awarded Accenture a five-year contract as the Department’s Human Resources (HR) Applications Managed Service partner, the company announced 15 February 2012. Accenture will provide strategic consulting, operations and process design, as well as application development, maintenance and support for the department of defense, including the development and integration of […]

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HR Technology Merger–Ceridian Buys Dayforce

Ceridian Corp., a major provider of workforce management software, announced 7 February 2012, that will it acquire human capital management software maker Dayforce Corp. of Toronto. Terms of the transaction were not announced, but Ceridian said in a press release that it expects deal to close in March. The deal enables Minneaplois-based Ceridian to deliver […]

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Workday Springs From Oracle’s Hostile PeopleSoft Takeover

From Business Insider: Aneel Bhusri was a top executive and board member at PeopleSoft in 2004 when Larry Ellison’s Oracle made its hostile takeover bid. After they lost a bruising 18-month battle, he and cofounder Dave Duffield quietly left the company and nursed their wounds. A few months later, they teamed up to start a […]

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Human Resources Technology Firm Bernard Hodes Group Sells Hodes iQ Software System

Human resources technology firm Bernard Hodes Group, owned by gloal advertising and marketing giant Omnicom, announced 14 Sept. 2011, that it is selling its talent acquisition software product, Hodes iQ, to Technomedia, a global provider of integrated talent and learning management solutions. The combined company will operate under the name Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the US, and Technomedia elsewhere in […]

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