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Stacy Sakellariou (5 Posts)

Stacy Sakellariou

With an eye for detail and background in design Stacy Sakellariou, Vice President of Global Field Marketing at SumTotal Systems is a major contributor toward the furthering SumTotal’s success as the Human Capital Management software provider of choice. Whether it is planning global conferences, ensuring the field marketing campaigns and programs are driving leader generation awareness or brainstorming creative ideas to ensure strong connections with customers, prospects, and constituents Stacy keeps the field in a whirlwind of pipeline moving activities. Over the past two decades Stacy held roles at SuccessFactors, an SAP company and Plateau Systems. Prior to being in the HCM software arena Stacy worked in the telecom industry with roles at UUNET, WorldComm, and Visual Networks. Stacy holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from The Johns Hopkins University and Bachelors Degree in design from Rochester Institute of Technology. After going to school in Rochester, NY she is thrilled that Wegmans is a SumTotal customer!

HR System Integration Strategy: Is it worth it?

Things that are hard: rocket science, organic chemistry and learning a new language (to name a few).

Things that are easy: taking a nap, watching a movie, HR system integration…

Wait, what? HR system integration isn’t easy, is it? With the right plan in place, it sure can be.HR System Integration Strategy: Is it worth it?

Why is HR system integrations so important?
There is no secret formula out or magic wand out there, only the ability to understand what is going on in your specific HR content, and that requires a big change in the way organizations frame the role of HR. We know from research that organizations that embrace an integrated data approach to human resources experience a 38% higher employee retention rate, 40% higher employee engagement and almost double the revenue for employee.¹   (more…)

McAfee, Avanade and SumTotal Tackle Developing Frontline Employees

What do you get when you put three HR thought leaders of super innovative companies together in a Google hangout to discuss how to unleash the potential of their employees? You walk away with insightful and practical advice on how to develop the face of your organization – frontline employees.

Frontline employees don’t sit at desks or in front of computers. They’re out there servicing customers, selling products and building our brands. Given their limited access to formal training, delivering learning and development to them can be difficult. But with the right strategy, internal buy in and technology, organizations can offer the training and development these employees deserve.HRIQ Roundtable

Two innovative learning and development leaders from Avanade and McAfee got together last week on a virtual roundtable to discuss how their customer-focused organizations are creating dynamic, yet practical strategies to overcome these challenges.

Led by moderator Steven Parker, vice president of HR strategy and transformation at SumTotal, Ashley Graham, manager of global learning operations at McAfee, and Vince Pace, HR technologies director at Avanade, shared their successes in a lively discussion that tackled topics such as:

  • Incorporating technologies that are changing society, like social collaboration and gamification, into learning
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all approach to development
  • Demonstrating how training investments are paying off in employee performance
  • Delivering learning that it is more accessible and seamless with work duties

Hear how McAfee and Avanade are addressing the unique needs of their frontline employees head on.  View the one-hour recording, and then join the discussion below by sharing your experiences and ideas.

You spoke, we listened. Great Changes Coming to TotalConnection 2014.

CALLING ALL SUMTOTAL CUSTOMERS & PARTNERS — Have you registered for TotalConnection 2014 yet?

This fast-paced, three day conference will help you realize the full potential of your software, data and enterprise solutions. Learn from the experts, share innovative best practices and network with your peers in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Miami. If you’re serious about your business, you can’t afford to miss this real world, results-oriented conference.


Ride the Talent Management Wave to TotalConnection 2014

Lucky you! Besides being able to attend TotalConnection 2014 – the ultimate user conference that brings together the best in talent management – you also get to travel to warm, sunny Miami Beach, Florida! Mark your calendars. This year TotalConnection 2014 will be head at the luxurious Eden Roc Hotel on October 27-30, 2014. (more…)

Happy Holidays

There are so many things to celebrate this year! I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you the happiest of holidays and a very prosperous New Year! 2013 has been a rewardingyear for SumTotal and we look forward to all the things in store for 2014.