This week on the HR Happy Hour ShowSteve Boese and I talked with Gretchen Alarcon, Vice President of Oracle HCM Strategy for Oracle, for an interesting and fun conversation about some of the most important challenges facing the modern HR leader and the organization as we head into 2014.  We discuss how advances in HCM technologies are helping organizations to meet those challenges and offer some ideas about some of the most intriguing HR and workplace technologies.

Additionally, Gretchen gave us a preview of the upcoming and inaugural Oracle HCM World event to be held February 4-6, 2014 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. At Oracle HCM World, there will be over 100 sessions featuring HR leaders, industry experts, and recognized thought leaders sharing their insights and experiences – all designed to help attendees improve emplopyee enagement, to provide new strategies for talent attraction, development, and retention, and to support professional networking and knowledge sharing.

You can listent to the show on the show page here, or using the widget player below. Addtionally for you smartphone addicts, you can get the show on Apple’s iTunes or for Android devices, using an app called Stitcher Radio. In both cases just search for “HR Happy Hour” to download the show and to subscribe to the podcast.

It was a fun and enlightening conversation with Gretchen.  Many thanks to her and the Oracle HCM team for joining us this week.

Note: This is the final show of 2013 – thanks as always for listening and Happy Holidays and we will see you in 2014!