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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Inspecht HR Futures Conference - Feb. 26th 2009 - Melb. Australia

The Inspecht HR Futures Conference is a 1 day event on 26 February 2009 in Melbourne Australia. This will bring together speakers covering all areas of HR, Recruiting and Technology to discuss how social media, innovation, culture and technology empower, attract, engage and evolve employees.

I will be sitting on a Panel called: Future of Recruiting - This session will bring together Thomas Shaw CEO of Recruitment Directory, Riges Younan CEO of 2Vouch, Geoff Jennings Director & Founder of Online Recruitment and David Talamelli Principal Recruiter from Oracle Corporation.

Each panel member will have three minutes to give you their vision of recruitment in the future followed by an interactive questions and answer session. During the questions session you can explore topics from the day or the panelists views on the future of recruiting.

Michael Specht has put together a great list of speakers and panelists. I look forward to hearing their thoughts and ideas on the world of Recruitment.

A quick overview of the day is:

Time Session Speaker
8:30 AM Arrival & Registration with Tea and Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction Michael Specht
9:10 AM Keynote - Thoughts from TED 2009 Stephen Collins
10:10 AM Implementation of Enterprise 2.0 and its Value in Organisations Sean Lew
10:50 AM Morning tea
11:10 AM TBD
11:50 AM Web 2.0 in recruitment Thomas Shaw
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Case study on informal learning Jasmin Tragas
2:15 PM Legal issues to consider for Web 2.0 Michael Park
3:00 PM Afternoon Tea
3:15 PM Reframing Professional Development with Enterprise 2.0 Anne Bartlett-Bragg
4:00 PM Panel: Branding & Social Media and its impact on HR Stephen Collins, Sean Lew, Jasmin Tragas, Anne Bartlett-Bragg
4:30 PM Panel: Future of Recruiting Thomas Shaw, Riges Younan, David Talamelli, Geoff Jennings
5:15 PM A few closing remarks Michael Specht
5:30 PM Informal networking

Details of the Conference and information can be found at

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Geographical Boundaries do not Restrict our Long Distance Relationships… Rajendra Prasad

Yesterday, I was speaking from Hyderabad (India) to three Hiring Managers – one in the US , one in the UK and one in the Philippines about their individual recruiting requirements. Soon after that, I went on a call with one of my colleagues from Noida (India), discussing a few critical requirements and later on had a call from my manager from Bangalore (India) inquiring on the status of some new joinees.

This is just a glimpse at a small segment of the typical work day at Oracle.

I imagine this is how many global organizations work today. Long, long gone are the days when all your colleagues are just a whistle away from your cubicle….When there was the personal touch to all your conversations. The team dynamics, of course have changed.

Or has it really changed?

As I don’t feel the change.

Even though I work in a global team and many of my colleagues are in different locations, I feel more of being a part of the team that has stood next to me all through. I have so many connect calls, one-on-one discussions, regular team meetings & outings, fun activities…. that it is impossible to think that I am a stand alone working remotely.

I have never felt this bonding with the rest of the team in my earlier organizations, not to this level. Then what’s different at Oracle?

I attribute this connected feeling with the rest of my team spread across the globe – to the people involved. Here at Oracle I believe it’s PEOPLE are the determining factor.

Geographical boundaries do not restrict our long distance relationships…..!!!

We talk to each other, we inspire each other, we commit mistakes together, we share our successes and our failures – but help ourselves to rise and finish the marathon. We are all a part of the family…we are ORACLE.

The author of this article has been with Oracle India Recruitment Team for the past two & half years and can be contacted on

Monday, November 24, 2008

Create your own Luck – by Prashant Singh

Hello folks, I am one of the Recruiters for Oracle based out of Bangalore office.

We often get to hear how someone got lucky to get a job or was lucky to be promoted, etc… While some people think they just got lucky in life and that’s that, I honestly think you tend to create your own luck in both your work and personal life.

To reach our goals, the secret to success is within us, what do I mean by this?
I think that this means that by using the Laws of Nature you create your own reality - Good or Bad. Good thoughts and actions create good outcomes and vice versa. The Positive energy created from within us influences each one of us to move towards success. It’s the feeling that we create in our day-to-day life, at work, at home or anywhere else.

People create their own luck by doing the things that puts them in a position to succeed. For example – by having a LinkedIn account, messaging on Twitter, submit their resume’s in recruitment portals, being involved in the IT Community, etc… it is more likely you will get noticed and called up “out of the blue” by a Recruiter. While some people think getting a call like this is lucky, it is not luck at all but really the work that someone does to make themselves get noticed and be found by Recruiters.

In short, you can create you own luck by getting things done at the right place and at the right time.

Earlier this year at our Recruitment Kickoff in India I heard other success stories, thoughts and the passion for recruitment from members of our Recruitment Team. So many of our colleagues here at Oracle share a passion for recruitment and have the zeal to innovate – I think we are creating our own luck through our great teamwork and dedication. If you are interested in “creating your own luck” contact us, we may have that next career role you are looking for.

The author of this article has been with Oracle India Recruitment Team for the past two years and can be contacted on

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oracle at the Australian Corporate Games

The Australian Corporate Games are being held this weekend in Melbourne and Oracle has again shown its sporting drive and enthusiasm with 150+ participants being entered this year by Oracle. Special Thanks to Oracle AU for providing the support for us to get involved in this event each year.

This year I competed in the 5km run on Saturday morning and the Men's Basketball held on Saturday night. It was a great chance to get out, stay fit and have a run. It is also a great chance to compete and play with colleagues from our greater Oracle Team - we have had people from every business line involved and we really come together as "One Red Team".

We have some gifted athletes here at Oracle - congratulations to Kate on finishing 3rd in her division in the running event. I have included a few photos of Oracle's Men's and Mixed Basketball Teams. We had a great time playing and look forward to doing it all again next year.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Coming Soon: New Blog Contributing Writers...Oracle India

For regular readers you may have noticed the title of this blog has changed to "Oracle Asia Pacific Recruitment Blog" recently.

Oracle has a global team of Recruiters who help identify and bring talented people into the organisation. Our APAC Recruitment Team covers operations across the region including Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Philippines and India as well as many other countries.

We are looking forward to new contributing editorials from members of our India Team (thanks Sreejith, Deepak and Prashant for offering your commentary) on our Recruitment Blog.

Below is a picture of our Oracle Recruitment Team in India.

and a brief overview of Oracle in India:

More than twenty years ago, before India became recognized as the dynamic force in information technology that is known to be today, Oracle was one of the first multinational software companies to set up operations in India.

This early commitment to the country marked Oracle's vision for India as both a domestic market and a center for research and development. The company became the first multinational company to establish core software development operations in India to support its global product development strategy and to address the needs of the local market.

Today Oracle has offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad and sales and marketing offices across six Indian cities. We look forward to hearing more from our team in India.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Life at Oracle....A View from our Graduates

What a fantastic Blog that has been created by some of our 2008 APAC Graduates. The link to the blog is:

A quick overview from the Oracle Reds Blog:

"Oracle Reds are existing Graduates in the Oracle Graduate Development Program whose role is to interface, inform and inspire undergraduates in our previous universities about Oracle and the Oracle Graduate Development Program.

We want to create a platform for us to be highly open, sincere, honest about our experiences in Oracle.

We want to help you in making an informed decision before joining.

We hope that through this blog, you can have a taste of our exciting lives in Oracle!"

It is great to see a different perspective on life at Oracle and it is great to see such enthusiasm, innovation and passion coming from our Graduates. With people leading by example as our Graduates are I believe Oracle is truly in good hands for the future.

I hope this you enjoy reading about the experiences our 2008 Graduates are experiencing here.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Strive to do what You Enjoy

I read an interesting Blog entry today from Kate Carruthers in Australia.

The title of the Blog is : " Why work in IT? 17,500 jobs slashed at BT, Sun and Yahoo!

I think during downturns in the economy reporters tend to report all the "doom and gloom" stories as it grabs the headlines and it can be easy to get swept up in the headlines.

While there are number of companies announcing lay-offs and redunancies there are still a number of companies that are hiring which tends to go unnoticed during these tough financial times.

In IT there are some great people and companies who really make innovative solutions and it can be very satisfying to be involved in that.

I think the reason for people to go into IT or stay in IT is not just about job security or salary, but people should aim to do something they enjoy and love (if they want to be accountants - go for it, but if coding is what someone enjoys they should strive for that). Your career can be your ticket to do the things you want to do and while you may not get there straight away, I think it is a good idea to spend your days doing the things you enjoy if possible.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gen Y......The New Workforce

Today I read an interesting article from the website. The link to the article is:

"Trends in Gen Y Workers, Research Reveals seventy percent of recent college graduates leave their jobs within two years of being hired, according to a survey exploring the working and job searching habits of so-called Generation Y.

**43% of Gen Y are not in the career they expected to be in after college, either because they couldn't find a job, or another opportunity presented itself

**60% are currently looking for another job or career, despite the fact that 57% indicated that they are also happy at their current job.

**74% of recent graduates are in a career that aligns with their college major"

The thing that I notice in these figures is that in today's workforce, while many people are happy in their current roles they are open to exploring opportunities else where if a new role matches an individuals career plans or addresses some need they are looking to fill. Being happy in a role or company does not automatically mean a person will stay there indefinitely. I find this is not unique to just Gen Y, but this happens with most people in the IT profession at all levels.

When I talk to candidates, I think it is important to work out first what a candidate wants to do and then we can see what the 'best fit' opportunity may be. If you are going to move from a role you are happy in, it needs to be for the right reasons, so if you are talking to us let's work out what you are looking for and see if we can find that fit whether it is career advancement, work/life balance, travel, etc......

I think this is quite an interesting subject (from the perspective of a Gen X'er), if you are looking for information on the different traits, motivations, drivers, etc... of the different generations (Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y), there are a few good books and articles out there by local Australian Bernard Salt and also by Kevin Wheeler who is based in the US which would certainly be worth looking up or having a look for at your local book store.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Oracle Graduate Program Hiring for January 2009

At Oracle, you make the difference

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company. With annual revenues of more than $US 18 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services.

Oracle Graduate Program - Oracle Australia

The Oracle Australia Graduate Development Program is a 2-year program. We are seeking Graduates for Australia's Graduate Program starting in January 2009.

The Oracle Australia Graduate Development Program is a 2-year program consisting of orientation, formal training, project rotations in the core lines of business, and finally job placement. The formal training is a combination of structured development programs on soft skills and functional competencies via various delivery formats. The three phases of this program are as follows:

Phase-I (2-months)

Phase-II (10-months)
Project Rotations

Phase-III (12-months)
Role Readiness

Roles are available in: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra

You Add Value and Build Your Career:
The 'Quality of Job' we are offering can be judged by the kind of competencies that you get to develop during the course of your career at Oracle. We will develop your competencies pertaining to your job. There are five well-defined levels for each of the competencies. Your Career grows as you grow on these levels. And interestingly, you very well know the competencies you need to focus on in order to grow in the given role.

As You Master the competencies in the course of your career, you grow in your specialisation. There are five different levels of these competencies that are well defined in terms of behavioral indicators so that you can explore and realize your true potential.

After 2-years of training and development, you will be assigned to one of a range of roles that include Sales (Account Management/Pre-sales), Consulting, Marketing, OracleDirect, Support, or Channels and Alliances.

How to Apply:
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