Mike Ettling


Mike Ettling

About Mike Ettling

Mike Ettling is the President of SAP SuccessFactors. He is an inspirational, visionary and highly dynamic leader with a wealth of leadership expertise, genuine business acumen, and an exemplary record driving multi-million dollar sales, marketing initiatives and transformation in a global context.

HR, employee engagement, workplace culture, leadership, retention

Are Your Employees All-In? Gallup Says No, Maybe You’re To Blame

20-Dec-2016 | Mike Ettling

I’m incredibly passionate about how we create “all-in” employees and HR’s role in doing that. Why am I so passionate? Because I believe "all-in" people do what it takes to win. It’s that si

Is Your Company Ready To Take On Digital Transformation?

19-Oct-2016 | Mike Ettling

One reason many executives, myself included, embrace leadership today is because of the changes to the workplace and the workforce brought on by digitalization and the need for business to rapidly tra

AI, artificial intelligence, machine learning, HR, careers, digital transformation

Robots, AI, And Intelligent Services: Are Humans Already Obsolete?

17-Oct-2016 | Mike Ettling

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote to leave, one of the Tweets that caught my eye was from founder and CEO of analyst firm HfS Research Phil Fersht (@pfersht), which simply said, “at least the Brit

Using Technology To Move Business Beyond Bias

29-Sep-2016 | Mike Ettling

As the leader of a global cloud company running mission-critical applications globally for more than 4,500 clients and their more than 45 million users, I, like most executives, spend a lot of time

How To Keep Human Resources Human In A Digital World

16-Jun-2016 | Mike Ettling

It’s clear by now that digital transformation isn’t simply about implementing new software solutions. It’s about fundamentally rethinking both what we do and how we do it. Today’s always-on

How To Find The Talent You Need To Solve Challenges That Don’t Exist Yet

28-Sep-2015 | Mike Ettling

Although executives, analysts, and experts regularly try to predict where business is headed, the pace of innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination – especially when it comes t

Don’t Dump Performance Reviews, Enhance Them

23-Sep-2015 | Mike Ettling

Whenever I talk to CEOs, HR executives, and other business leaders, I’ve found that one common thread keeps them awake at night: performance management. There’s a good reason for this. A recen

Recruiting Efforts Should Tell A Good Story About What It’s Like To Work For You

4-Aug-2015 | Mike Ettling

Dramatic shifts in our personal relationships with technology have made us less tolerant of anything that is not intuitive, engaging, visually appealing, and available anytime and anywhere. When you c

How Learning Can Help You Win The War For Talent

24-Jun-2015 | Mike Ettling

The global workforce is in crisis. There are more people exiting the workforce than entering it, and as the older generations retire, they take a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience with the

How Can 5 Generations Possibly Work Together?

8-Jun-2015 | Mike Ettling

It’s graduation time, and with it comes this reality: This year is the first of the post-Millennial generation – the iGeneration — and they are off to college. Which means more of us are s