Leading HR professionals in Karachi gained critical insight into how to leverage technology to improve overall employee engagement and performance during Oracle’s recent ‘Modern HR for Modern Business’ event.
In addition to equipping organizations with information on the latest technology innovations in this area, the event provided a range of presentations and panel discussions. A key area of focus was how accessible leaders and strong company values benefit the organization and are determining factors for an employee’s success or failure within the company.
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Another hot topic was the impact of the millennial workforce, not just in Pakistan but also globally. Discussion centered on the need to give them the same digital experiences they are accustomed to receiving as consumers, and how to attract and retain them in today’s fiercely competitive global market. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion co-hosted by Keystone, a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. The session, which included local HR professionals, focused on the challenges faced by HR practitioners in the areas of sourcing, retaining and evaluating talent.
“We have been working with Oracle to provide best-in-class HR solutions to organizations in Pakistan for some time. We help customers create highly effective and modern HR departments and give them the ability to drive positive business outcomes through their HR functions,” said Ahsen Javed, CEO at Keystone. “It’s very encouraging to hear that HR professionals are looking towards technology to help acquire and retain talent to provide their organizations with a competitive edge. With the recent additions to the Oracle HCM Cloud portfolio and growing interest in the cloud shown by organizations in Pakistan, we are confident that we can help local businesses to quickly benefit from ready-to-use solutions with minimum go-to-market time.”
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Trends around employee engagement were discussed, as was how modern, digital HR solutions can help organizations remain relevant and sought-after employers through their ability to provide valuable insight to business leaders around monitoring employee performance and alignment to strategic organizational goals.
End user views
A number of customers also spoke about the benefits they are gaining from modernizing their HR processes with Oracle HCM Cloud.
Established in 1980 as an apparel manufacturer, Soorty Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. became a focused denim manufacturer in the mid-90s and is currently one of the largest vertically integrated denim manufacturers in Pakistan. Soorty also has a production facility in Bangladesh, a research center in the Netherlands and a product development division in Turkey.
Asad Soorty, Director at Soorty Enterprises said:
“Soorty is growing at the rate of more than 10 percent annually and is expanding globally as well. To support this growth and achieve quality output from our human assets, we wanted an HCM solution that would help us know our talent better, take good care of them and keep them engaged. Due to its strong end-to-end talent acquisition capability, ease-of-use and effective performance management system, we chose Oracle’s Talent Acquisition Cloud for Midsize to help us adopt industry best practices and support our growth.”
Mitsubishi Corporation is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry, including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, and daily living essentials. Mitsubishi has a presence in 90 countries including Pakistan. In line with its global direction, Mitsubishi Pakistan planned to expand to other business areas and there was a need to hire new employees and to know and manage their existing talent better.
Sana Mesia, Head of HR, Mitsubishi Corporation, Karachi said:
“Entering new businesses requires a workforce to engage in strategic business development and ideation while optimizing transactional solutions via automation. This way HR can maximize the manpower for focused areas of work. We needed an HR solution that could help us connect with our employees and management teams for all HR functions and to source the appropriate talent for each business. Oracle Talent Management Cloud helped us align our HR processes with end-to-end Talent Acquisition and social sourcing capabilities as well as providing us ways to manage performance of our employees efficiently.”
HR for Midsize companies
The event also focused on the HR solutions for midsize business and how organizations in Pakistan can extract the benefits from the world’s leading HR solutions at a fraction of a cost.
Asim Khusro, Managing Director at Oracle Pakistan and SAGE West commented:
“Oracle HCM Cloud for Midsize Companies is an ideal choice for many organizations in Pakistan who want to attract and retain the best talent in today’s fiercely competitive market. These midsize organizations face the same challenges as large enterprises. With the latest version of HCM Cloud, Oracle continues to help organizations of all sizes to drive digital transformation by creating highly effective and modern HR departments. As a result, Oracle HCM Cloud gives organizations the ability to drive positive business outcomes through their HR functions.”
The event was produced by IDG Enterprise.