OAUG eNews

May 2018


President's Corner

Are We Winning the War for Talent?

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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. [1]

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.

[1] https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cio-jury-83-of-cios-struggle-to-find-tech-talent/

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

Cloud Week Call for Presentations Through May 14

GEN 3247 Cloud Week Banner OAUG18 01The OAUG will host a new, eLearning educational event covering all Oracle Cloud Applications, including ERP (Finance and HCM), Marketing, Sales, Service Desk, Talent and more.

Apply to share your cloud experience at this virtual event by submitting an educational case study presentation proposal by May 14, 2018.

In the News

OAUG President Christine Hipp talks with Oracle Magazine about diversity in the workforce, mentoring and giving back. (More)

Print, Digital or Both?

Insight 2018AvailableOAUG Insight magazine is now available in a print and digital version. Indicate your preference for receiving the next edition of the magazine (July 2018):

  • Click the Log in box at the top right on oaug.org.
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Everyone may preview the spring 2018 digital edition.

The OAUG Launches New Career Center

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.

OAUG Membership Illuminates Your Path 

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.

50 Lucky People Connected, Confirmed and Won!

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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
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Tim Boles Prathiba Chandrababu
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Take a moment to keep your account up to date, change your password or set your communications preferences. Learn more.

Thank You for Attending COLLABORATE 18!

C18 ThanksThank 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.

Salute to Outstanding Contributors

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)

Secure Your Enterprise Software Investment

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)

Subscribe to the OAUG blog to select categories of interest, receive news and announcements, post comments, share via social media and view related and popular posts.

Welcome New Members
The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in April: 

  • Bharat Rampally
  • Breg, Inc.
  • Brian O'Neil
  • Core Health & Fitness, LLC
  • Datavail
  • 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
  • Radboudumc
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • United States Steel
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • West Virginia University
  • XPO Logistics Inc
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Oracle News

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

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OAUG eLearning

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.

Vendor Awareness Sessions

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.

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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 pageStay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events on the Upcoming Events and Live Webinars page

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