Sep 19, 2012

Salesforce launches @Rypple as and partnership with Workday #DF12

In the huge Dreamforce user conference by Salesforce here are some interesting updates in the HR tech sector.

You might remember that I reviewed Rypple on this blog which was acquired by Salesforce later. Well now Salesforce in its quest to become a total cloud and social ERP solution announced the launch of and a partnership with the hot cloud based HRMS vendor, Workday. helps companies deliver performance in three key areas:
  • Alignment — Today’s workplace is more fragmented than ever. We work remotely and virtually and have people spread across the globe. At the same time, the pace of business is accelerating, placing a premium on getting the right information to the right people as quickly and efficiently as possible. In fact, a recent study by Savo Group found that 40 percent of businesses suffer from poor alignment of messaging, sales tools, and seller skills. With, teams can manage in real-time, drive alignment with social goals, and solicit and receive ongoing feedback and coaching.
  • Motivation — A recent study from Market Tools found that 76 percent of workers are unsatisfied with the amount of recognition they receive at work, while 77 percent said they would work harder if their efforts were better recognized. With, enterprises can create a culture of meaningful recognition at work. Now people can recognize colleagues with custom badges that reflect company culture and values. The recognition a person receives becomes part of their social profile in Salesforce, allowing people to build their reputation and colleagues to identify experts.
  • Performance — Performance reviews are among the most hated processes in business. A study by Reuters found that 80 percent of workers are dissatisfied with their performance reviews and would like to see them better reflect their real work. enables painless, productive reviews that actually improve performance by capturing all the achievements, recognition, and feedback a person receives and calibrate performance across teams. employee social profiles reflect their expertise, goals and performance right inside Chatter, helping them build their Profile in Salesforce

Interesting times ahead for Social HR :)