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Articles by Sarah Fister Gale

How Oracle Built up Its Human Capital Management Arsenal With Taleo Deal

July 20, 2012
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Almost six months after acquiring Taleo, Oracle is following through on plans to dominate the software-as-a-service industry.
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Putting a Dollar Value on Talent

July 9, 2012
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How a former chief financial officer is linking human capital metrics to bottom-line results.
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How to Build a Performance Management Program

June 29, 2012
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Begin by defining role-based competencies and behaviors for every employee so they know exactly what is expected of them. These competencies should include the five or six qualities that define success for every member of the organization.
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Big Brother Is Watching: Why Social Media Policies Make Good Business Sense

June 21, 2012
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Social media policies that define what employees can talk about and how employers will monitor them help organizations protect their intellectual property while giving workers a framework for online communication.
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The New HR Software Landscape

May 23, 2012
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How recent acquisitions are changing the field of HR software, and the decisions customers need to make about the future.
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Salesforce.com Buys Its Way Into HR Software

May 23, 2012
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SAP, Oracle and other HR software vendors have a surprising new competitor thanks to the acquisition of Rypple by Salesforce.com.
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SAP Gets ‘SaaSy' With SuccessFactors Acquisition

April 25, 2012
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To some observers, SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors gives the German conglomerate immediate credibility in SaaS—also called cloud computing.
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Companies Bring Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies to the Party

April 6, 2012
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More and more companies are establishing bring-your-own-device policies. Once they get past the initial security concerns, most company leaders are finding little downside to allowing employees to use their own smartphones and tablets for work.
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