Volume XVIII | Issue 5
Are We Winning the War for Talent?
The “war for talent” became a popular catchphrase about 20 years ago and is still used to refer to the battles many organizations wage in their efforts to attract, hire and retain qualified employees. In my organization, finding qualified employees is certainly one of our top business challenges.
Earlier this year, the OAUG embraced an opportunity to help our users community – hiring managers and HR professionals – locate specialized talent. Our market research, conducted in March 2018, revealed an estimated 119,000 positions in the United States that require Oracle skills and an average of 3,500 positions posted each month. The OAUG Career Center was launched in April to assist employers in targeting a pool of more than 44,000 experienced Oracle professionals to fill those positions.
83% of CI0s struggle to find tech talent. 
Employers can use the OAUG Career Center to post jobs, search resumes and review applications. Job seekers can create professional profiles, set up job agents to search open positions and apply to jobs. Additional professional development tools can help individuals with resume writing, personal branding and career planning.
The OAUG Career Center is open to member and non-member organizations. OAUG member organizations receive a 30 percent discount for job postings. There is no charge for individuals to search open positions, create profiles, apply for jobs or use the career development resources.
Please email me to provide your feedback about the OAUG Career Center. I hope you find this to be a useful resource, and I’d like to know how we can improve the information and tools it contains.
Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Apply to share your cloud experience at this virtual event by submitting an educational case study presentation proposal by May 14, 2018.
OAUG President Christine Hipp talks with Oracle Magazine about diversity in the workforce, mentoring and giving back. (More)
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The OAUG has recently launched the OAUG Career Center to assist employers in finding the right talent from a pool of more than 44,000 experienced Oracle Applications professionals. The service includes features for organizations and individuals to facilitate employment connections worldwide. The centerpiece of the OAUG Career Center is a comprehensive jobs board that allows Oracle customer organizations to post IT positions specifically requiring Oracle Applications expertise.
Visit the new OAUG Career Center now to learn more.
Your future’s bright when you rely on the OAUG to illuminate your path with educational resources, networking and opportunities to influence Oracle. Discover how OAUG members shine! And, if you’re not a member yet, you can save up to $100 when you join by May 31, 2018.
All OAUG website users have been encouraged to log in to the new system to set a new password and confirm communications preferences. Those who completed these tasks between March 15 and April 15 were eligible to win one of fifty $10 Amazon gift cards. Congratulations to the winners:
|Sandra Allen||Sebastian Anghel|
|Ajit Azariah||Mukesh K. Baldua|
|Amit Bansal||Christine Barrett|
|Ashim Basu||Shari Becker|
|Tim Boles||Prathiba Chandrababu|
|Linda Childs||Co Chu|
|Manju Chugani||Sam David|
|Daniele Drugg||Kelly Fabijanic|
|Matthew Fleishman||Howard Glanville|
|Sheila Jackson||Vivian Kaiser|
|Sankar Karuppasamy||Steve Keifer|
|Mugees Khan||Sau Ting Kok|
|Tracey Killer||Manish Kumar|
|Tami Martin||Matt McDonald|
|Tracy McMullen||Scott Mullins|
|Timothy Murphy||Lyn Myers|
|Robert Patek||Jeffrey Patt|
|Ken Pavell||Kenneth Pischke|
|Ted Roberts||Jaymi Roll|
|Marcy Silvia||Jacquelyn Small|
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|Onno van Velzen||Rob Watkins|
|Sherri Woolard||Walid Younes|
|Scott Young||Ruth Zhang|
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Thank you to all of the attendees of COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community! Download session materials from the conference and save the date for COLLABORATE 19:
Download Session Collateral
Registered attendees may access session materials now via the COLLABORATE 18 app. When viewing agenda search results, a paperclip indicates a session with materials. Within session listings, look for materials under “Collateral.” No password is required. Materials from all groups are available until tomorrow, May 11.
OAUG session materials will then be made available to all OAUG members in the Conference Paper Database.
Save the Date: COLLABORATE 19
Join us for COLLABORATE 19, April 7-11, 2019 in beautiful San Antonio, TX. Follow the excitement and join the conversation on social media using the conference hashtag, #C19TX.
The OAUG honored its 2018 distinguished contributors and community leaders during the Meeting of the Members at COLLABORATE 18.
- Oracle Ambassador
- Geographic (Geo) Certificates of Distinction
- Special Interest Group (SIG) Certificates of Distinction
- Star Presenter of the Year
- Member of the Year
Find out who won and view the slide show. (More)
If data breaches and cybersecurity attacks are topics that cause you to lose sleep, learn more in the two-part article on the OAUG Blog. Access Oracle resources that can help put your mind at ease.
- Is Your Software Vulnerable to Cybercrime? (Part 1) (More)
- Is Your Software Vulnerable to Cybercrime? (Part 2) (More)
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The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in April:
- Bharat Rampally
- Breg, Inc.
- Brian O'Neil
- Core Health & Fitness, LLC
- David Yurman
- Eaton Corporation
- Express Scripts Inc.
- FreightCar America
- Glasfloss Industries
- HERE North America ,LLC
- Kenneth Phillips
- Kenton County Airport Board
- Live Nation
- Madhu Varadaraju
- Masimo Corporation
- McLane Company
- Mollie Mackler
- Toshiba International Corporation
- United States Steel
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Texas Health Science Center
- West Virginia University
- XPO Logistics Inc
Rate and Review Oracle Products
Oracle has partnered with TrustRadius to collect feedback on Oracle products and invites members of the OAUG to share both product insights and experience as an Oracle user group member. (More)
3 Reasons You Need to Move from On-Premises EPM to EPM Cloud Today!
Join Oracle and customer ATCO for this lively discussion about how your organization can benefit from moving an on-premises EPM solution to Oracle EPM Cloud today. Why is it important to change now? Learn about the opportunities, business case for change, migration considerations, and product considerations for moving to Oracle EPM Cloud. Thank you to FEI for hosting this important webcast replay.
Free Platinum-Level Support for Fusion Cloud Applications
Oracle unveils new customer support offerings designed to help customers get more value from Oracle Fusion SaaS applications including Fusion ERP, EPM, HCM, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales and Service. (More)
OAUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for OAUG members. Members of the OAUG can attend upcoming webinars or access hundreds of recorded eLearning sessions any time through the OAUG eLearning Archive.
- The 'Wow Factor" Behind Order Management and EBS R12 at a Jewelry Retailer
Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET
Interactive Vendor Awareness Session webcasts provide information about a variety of products and services that complement Oracle Applications. If your company is interested in hosting a session, please contact JC Sandel.
OAUG Geos and SIGs offer news from Oracle and educational opportunities all year long. To find your Geo or SIG, visit the OAUG’s User Communities page. Stay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events on the Upcoming Events and Live Webinars page
- NEOAUG Presents: How Emerging Technologies are Enabling Transformation of the End-to-End Business Operating Model and Supply Chain
Friday, May 11, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET
- OAUG Cost Management SIG Presents: Blitz Reporting, Simple And Effective Reporting for the Oracle E-Business Suite (for Cost and Manufacturing Too!)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET
- Great Lakes Oracle Users Conference
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Ohio Valley OAUG Presents: Spring 2018 Meeting
Holiday Inn - West Chester, OH
Friday, May 18, 2018
- Gulf Region OAUG Presents: 2018 GROAUG Annual Conference
Doubletree Hotel, Orlando, FL
Thursday, May 24, 2018
- Gateway OAUG St. Louis Event
Ameristar Resort and Casino, St. Charles, MO
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
- Ohio Valley OAUG Presents: OVOAUG Fall 2018 Meeting
Friday, September 14, 2018
Find upcoming educational opportunities, regional and virtual networking events, and special conference events on the Conferences and Events Calendar.