We know 2020 has bombarded HR leaders with endless challenges, from managing the shift to remote work and dealing with workforce changes or furloughs to planning for an (eventual) safe return to work. And to ease the burden, my team has been working diligently to deliver solutions that can help.


We continue to be committed to our customers’ success: partnering with them, innovating for them, and recognizing their successes. Now more than ever, we know our customers are looking for a leader to help them define what’s next for their organizations. We are dedicated to being that leader and delivering best-in-class solutions for any HR team, across any industry, and in any region. 

Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve been up to: 

Oracle Live features New Innovations in Oracle Cloud HCM 

Last week we hosted our first Oracle Live for Fusion Cloud Applications. It was a great event filled with exciting news across our entire Applications portfolio – check out the on-demand sessions here. For Oracle Cloud HCM, we announced major new updates to our HCM suite, designed to help HR teams meet the demands of today’s evolving workplace. A few of my favorite new features are:

  • Journeys: A way to guide employees through complex tasks with a seamless and personalized step-by-step experience. This new tool will create a consumer-grade employee experience, simplify complicated processes for employees, and ultimately make work more enjoyable and productive.
  • Profile Video Introduction with Connections: Helps teams feel more connected in a virtual work environment by allowing employees to add a customized video introduction to their profile page in Oracle Connections. 

A Spotlight on Our Customer Superstars

We also had the pleasure of announcing the winners of our Cloud HCM Rubies Awards. These awards recognized nine HR superstars who have used technology to drive meaningful change within their organizations. These awards are not selected by our Oracle team – they are voted on by our customer community and their peers.

Cheers to these amazing HR professionals going above and beyond in the most challenging times! You can check out the full list of winners and their stories here

Delivering a Top HR Product of the Year

Today, we are pleased to announce that the Oracle Cloud HCM Opportunity Marketplace has been selected as one of the Top HR Products of the Year by Human Resources Executive. Opportunity Marketplace is one of our latest innovations and is designed to help employees grow their careers through internal “gigs” and short-term projects. It also helps organizations tap into the existing talent and fill short-term needs in new ways.

Thank you to the HR Executive for the vote of confidence! We will be featured at the HR Technology Conference virtual event later this month.

I couldn’t be prouder of my team for helping our customers through the obstacles of 2020. These latest innovations and recent accolades reinforce how committed we are to make work more human for HR leaders around the world. 

By Chris Leone