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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: This Week in ASUG’s HR Community

As I’m sure you have seen, read, or experienced, the Pokémon craze is back with a vengeance in the form of Pokémon Go. Although the series has annual releases, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company haven’t been able to capture the mania that swept the nation almost 20 years ago – until now. The augmented reality app merges geolocation with the Internet of Things to hide these virtual monsters in the real world. Like HR, technology alone isn’t enough: it’s how it interacts with the real world and the people around us that determines success. So, whether you want to become the next Pokémon Master or can’t tell the difference between a Charmander and a Pikachu, ASUG’s HR Community has you covered.

Answered! Compliance Reporting in Employee Central – The Pokémon Go app starts with a message: “Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.” Compliance is critical, as people have fallen off of cliffs, found dead bodies, and found themselves locked in cemeteries. In our HR community, a compliance discussion that has been awaiting response has finally been answered! Beware of cliffs as you head over to read the response.

Answered! Document Management with SAP® SuccessFactors SuiteLuke Marson comes to the rescue in this document management discussion. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where tiny computers can log our every encounter like a Pokédex (or did I just describe a smart phone?), so the HR community delivers on coming up with strategies for your HR activities.

HR Compensation Special Interest Group Town Hall – Pokémon Go, despite being popular, didn’t have the smoothest launch. Server issues and freezing plagued some players’ experiences; so as a community, feedback was given to the developers and workarounds were discussed amongst avid Pokémon trainers. We know that HR solutions are also never perfect, so we invite you to come together and discuss SAP SuccessFactors compensation in this Executive Review and Town Hall.

SuccessConnect 2016 – “Pokéstops” and “Pokémon Gyms” tied to real-world landmarks are bringing hordes of people together to meet and play, joined by a common interest. This August, come find some Pokéstops in Las Vegas at the SuccessConnect 2016 conference. Not only is there a ton of content from SAP and partners, rumor has it that some exciting stuff from ASUG will be there. Hurry, though: registration will close sooner than you can say “Pikachu.”

Thank you for entertaining my obsession with virtual creatures hidden in geographical space, and I hope you check out the HR community for the content above and more! Now, I need to go hunt down a Jigglypuff.

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