Oracle HCM World 2015: Driving Employee Engagement through Positive Work-Life Balance Programs

What keeps CEOs awake at night? People and…Sustainability. According to a new report from The Conference Board, Human Capital and Sustainability are both among the top five concerns for global CEOs in 2015. Leaders are constantly challenged to find great talent and keep it; and this year, for the first time, social and environmental sustainability is a high priority. Winners value their employees thoughtfully, much as they value customers. They’ll leverage the best emerging technology and trends for their work-life balance programs and a more engaged workforce.

These were some of the key themes discussed at Oracle’s HCM World 2015 Conference, where I participated recently.

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The Bi-annual Company On-site, Off-site: A Newbie’s perspective

On a hot and humid morning four weeks ago, the WeSpire team traversed Boston’s financial district and arrived at a sleek granite building. In a cushy corporate conference room, the whole team fit around a large table. Welcome to our bi-annual company on-site/off-site, a chance for us to review our performance so far in 2014, share rest-of-year plans… and have a little bit of fun. For a new intern such as myself, I wasn’t sure what it would mean, but I was excited. Continue reading

What if Every Company had 100% Employee Engagement?

This question, and other “What If” aspirational, inspiring questions wove through the conversations of over 2,500 marketing, communications, and sustainability professionals who met earlier this month at the Sustainable Brands ‘14 (SB’14) conference. Sustainability employee engagement was a key topic in the Organizational Development & Intrapreneurship track, but also was highlighted in several other tracks including Leadership & Strategy, Stakeholder Insights & Influences, and Brand Positioning & Communications. Continue reading