Oracle Talent Management Cloud Review

Oracle Corp.
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Talent Mngmt Cloud
Oracle Corp.
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400,000+
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Talent Mngmt Cloud At A Glance

Good: Automated prescreening, embedded analytics, robust customer support.
Bad: Time-consuming processes, limited search functionality.
Bottom Line: Versatile talent management solution that helps companies find, nurture and support the development of their employees.

Product Overview

Oracle Talent Management Cloud is a robust talent management software solution that helps a human resources team better attract, engage and motivate top talent. The solution has applications and platform services designed for enterprises and midsize companies.

Collectively, its capabilities cover all of the critical milestones in the personnel lifecycle: sourcing and recruiting, learning and development, compensation, succession and talent review, and performance and goal management.

In addition, Oracle Talent Management Cloud includes social networking tools that allow companies with social sourcing capabilities to tap into internal social networks and rich staff networks to improve employee engagement and information sharing.

Embedded and integrated analytics are also incorporated into the platform to support sound data-driven decision making.

Features

Oracle Talent Management Cloud has several modules that support flexible, workflow-driven talent management. We’ve featured the key ones below:

Recruiting – The recruiting feature allows organizations to build a more intelligent recruitment plan. Users can pull statistics of high-performing candidates to develop profiles that use multi-tiered assessments and criteria screening to make sure the most qualified applications reach the employers’ desk. Consumer-like experiences ensure top candidates receive a positive impression of a recruiter’s brand. 

Performance management – This tool allows for point-in-time evaluation of employee performance. With embedded analytics, a user-friendly interface and a template-driven setup, users can configure the performance workflow to match their company’s practices. Managers can bring in informal kudos from co-workers to round out evaluations, as well as view worker ratings in the performance document, side by side.

Learning – This module gives users a 360-degree solution for tracking, managing and reporting on all forms of informal and formal learning. With complete control of the user interface, companies can create a truly unique user experience. End users get convenient access to learning resources via virtual, classroom, on-the-job and online training, along with self-reported training, social learning and assessments.

Goal management – Organizations can manage, track, and set individual and company-wide goals, then sync them with the entire talent management process through this module. Business leaders begin by sharing high-level goals. Then, managers and personnel can collaborate to identify, choose and execute goals that align with the company’s direction. The product also supports ongoing conversations about employee performance and tracks their career development by fostering goal-related missions with actionable tasks.

Workforce Reputation Manager (WRM) –  WRM is a proprietary application designed to assist companies in monitoring, tracking and establishing staff members’ social media policy compliance, while simultaneously offering recruiters and HR additional insights into the social reputation of candidates. The application tracks both public, external networks like Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as internal data to ensure personnel are complying with corporate social media policies.

  • Compensation Management?
  • Learning Management?
  • Onboarding?
  • People Analytics?
  • Performance Tracking?
  • Recruiting Management?
  • Social Integration?
  • Succession Planning?

Target Market

Oracle Talent Management Cloud is intended for midsize-to-large companies in a wide range of industries. Here are some of its customers:

  • Western Union
  • Pearson
  • Santo Grao
  • Standard Life
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Skanska
  • Cricket
  • Swedbank AB
  • Kovaion Consulting India Pvt., Ltd.
  • Baylor Scott and White Health

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Implementation/Integration

Oracle Corporation offers the following deployment options for its Talent Management Cloud solution:

Public cloud – With the public cloud option, applications are accessible by the general public and provided on a subscription basis, with no need to purchase additional support or licenses. The services are hosted by Oracle business partners or Oracle over the internet.

Private cloud – The private cloud deployment includes managed services of both hardware and applications that are available internally, covered by a firewall and hosted by Oracle business partners or Oracle over the web. Oracle conducts patching, monitoring, upgrades, security and system management services.

On-premise – On-premise implementation includes software licenses, support and hardware that clients purchase and host at one or more of their sites. Customers are responsible for the management, patching, upgrades and security.

Hybrid – With the hybrid option, clients can maintain their existing legacy software on-premise and purchase applications that are hosted in the public or private cloud.

Customer Service & Support

Oracle Corporation offers a range of support services. First, Oracle Premier Support includes 24/7 issue prevention, tech support and access to product upgrades. Customers also get a Lifetime Support Policy that allows them to upgrade whenever they’re ready. Second, Advanced Customer Service Support is ideal for complex environments, such as IT clusters in big organizations. Third, the My Oracle Support portal enables users to send requests for tech support, communicate with other Oracle Cloud customers and download application updates.

Pricing

Oracle Corporation offers three pricing tiers for Oracle Talent Management Cloud:

  1. Talent Acquisition – This option costs $5 per user, per month and requires a minimum of 1,000 users.
  2. Learning – This option costs $2 per user, per month and requires a minimum of 1,000 users, plus adoption of one of the following applications: Talent Management Base, Global Human Resources, Performance Management or Goal Management.
  3. Talent Management – This tier costs $8 per user, per month and requires a minimum of 1,000 users.

The tiers and pricing for midsize companies are as follows:

  1. Talent Acquisition for Midsize – This option costs $3 per user, per month and requires a minimum of 100 users.
  2. Talent Management for Midsize – This tier costs $1.50 per user, per month and requires a minimum of 100 users.

All tiers come with different sets of features.

For additional pricing information, contact the vendor directly.

Shortcomings

Some users have reported specific processes take up a lot of their time – i.e., they require too many clicks, rather than a single-click step.

Also, people have said the search function isn’t effective. In several cases, it didn’t take them back to a previous, expected screen.

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About

Oracle Corporation manufactures, sells and hosts platform services, infrastructure-as-a-service solutions and software-as-a-service (SaaS) application suites for IT environments worldwide. It was co-founded by Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Miner in 1977.

Since its inception, the company has made continuous efforts to remove the complexity from IT by designing software and hardware that work in harmony – both in the data center and in the cloud.

Today, Oracle offers enterprise resource planning, talent and human capital management, project portfolio management, business analytics, procurement and customer experience software, as well as risk and compliance, governance and financial management applications. In addition, it licenses the Oracle Database for manipulation, retrieval and storage of data.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Oracle Corporation serves over 400,000 customers in more than 175 countries.

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