Oracle unveils new HR solution, upgrade to boost hiring, retention

Database and cloud infrastructure giant Oracle unveiled a new solution and an upgrade to an existing HR tool at this week’s Oracle CloudWorld event in Las Vegas. Both show the importance of cloud computing’s role in hiring and retaining valuable talent

First, Oracle debuted its new talent acquisition solution, Oracle Recruiting Booster. It boasts more capabilities and features than the current Oracle Fusion Cloud Recruiting tool, the company says. Recruiting Booster offers two-way messaging, hiring event promotion and support, interview management features and more, per company claims. 

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“Candidates seeking new opportunities want a simple, easy-to-use, and engaging recruiting process that meets them where they are and doesn’t drag out,” said Nagaraj Nadendla, senior vice president of product development for Oracle Cloud HCM in a news release. 

The software company also announced a set of specialized HR solutions for the healthcare industry. Also part of Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM, these new tools aim to help healthcare organizations grow their staff’s skills, address burnout and cut costs—all in the effort of delivering better patient care.

“The better we can support these workers and enable them to succeed, the better care and service they can provide to people all over the world,” said Chris Leone, executive vice president of Applications Development, Oracle Cloud HCM, in a news release.  

Leone continued, “We can help these organizations address their most complex staffing challenges by automating administrative tasks so workers can stay focused on better patient outcomes.” 

The healthcare-focused solution will reside inside Oracle’s current HCM offering. 


Global workforce management solution provider Beeline acquired Utmost, an extended workforce solutions company that focuses on the small to medium-sized business markets. Utmost clients now will be able to use Beeline’s workforce management tools to view, in real-time and in the aggregate, critical data on employee and non-employee workforces by location and reporting structure. “The future of work is powered by technology that unlocks the potential of every worker, regardless of classification,” said Doug Leeby, Beeline’s CEO in a news release. “The Utmost acquisition is particularly exciting in that it complements and accelerates our strategic roadmap and delivers clever and unique solutions to our customers on day one.”

New product

Learning and development platform provider Cornerstone OnDemand announced a new platform that adds people experiences, AI and an open architecture to its L&D portfolio. Called Cornerstone TXP, the platform aims to provide employees with a personalized, end-to-end experience for development, such as learning and skill building via a “holistic people growth experience.” It also offers new growth opportunities, including a marketplace of careers, communities of practice and mentorship programs. “We believe we’re at an inflection point and the traditional HR technology landscape is ripe for reinvention,” Cornerstone CEO Himanshu Palsule said in a news release. “We’ve created a whole new blueprint for the way talent leaders can champion transformation in their organizations and inspire their people to grow and thrive in harmony with business objectives.” 

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People Moves

Talent lifecycle manager Beamery named Katie Obi as its new chief people officer. In her new role, she will support the HR tech vendor’s next phase of growth. Before joining Beamery, Obi was chief people and transformation officer for Rizing, an SAP consulting firm. She will oversee Beamery’s people functions as well as help the company achieve new global business strategies. “Beamery is positively disrupting the talent management market and is being recognized as both a company to watch and a great one to work for,” Obi said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to playing a key role in shaping Beamery’s own future of work.” 

Talent intelligence provider Eightfold AI has hired Darren Burton as its first chief people officer. Burton joins the company’s senior leadership team and will report to Ashutosh Garg, Eightfold AI’s CEO and co-founder. “It’s my belief that the path to resilience and sustainability is through creating a values-based culture that is equitable and inclusive,” Burton said in a news release. “I could not pass up the opportunity to do so at Eightfold AI, working directly with its incredible network of customers, partners and employees to shape the future of how organizations engage their talent.” Burton has more than two decades of experience as a strategic advisor, executive and talent leader for such firms as DuPont, Campbell Soup Company, IBM and Raytheon. Most recently, he was the CPO of KPMG. 

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Phil Albinus
Phil Albinus is the former HR Tech Editor for HRE. He has been covering personal and business technology for 25 years and has served as editor and executive editor for a number of financial services, trading technology and employee benefits titles. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and lives in the Hudson Valley with his audiologist wife and three adult children.