Recognized Industry Leaders Provide Broadest and Deepest Global
Selection Science Solution
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - HR Technology
Conference -- Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leader of
on-demand talent management solutions, and SHL Group Ltd., the world
leader in providing talent assessment solutions, today announced they
have entered a premier partnership agreement, which provides their
customers with integrated objective assessment tools for
pre-employment screening and staff development at all levels.
SHL is known for its rigorous selection science and boasts one of the
broadest and deepest assessment libraries in the industry. With local
offices in more than 50 countries around the world, SHL's tools and
services are developed globally and deployed locally, ensuring that
the solutions needed at the local level benefit from a complete
understanding of language and cultural differences.
"We are thrilled about partnering with Taleo, as our combined
solutions will help ensure that companies source candidates that meet
the right criteria, increasing the chances of making a successful
hire," said John Bateson, CEO, SHL. "We look forward to a strong,
successful partnership over the long term."
The combined suite of assessment tools provides a single platform
that offers several features recruiters can use to source for
qualified talent. Through a pre-built integration, customers will be
able to take advantage of SHL's easy-to-use assessment products
without having to conduct costly custom integrations.
"We're pleased to strengthen our relationship with such a well known
and respected industry leader," said Jeff McClure, senior director
global alliances and business development. "For Taleo, this
represents a significant partnership that will provide us with
unprecedented global reach for recruitment software and selection
The partnership also reinforces Taleo's cloud computing strategy for
talent management, the Talent Grid. Recently announced at TaleoWORLD
2008, the Talent Grid will be comprised of third party solutions such
as background checks, assessments and salary data, as well as content
from customers' talent pools, social networks, talent management best
practices and successful methodologies. Combined, this will offer
customers who plug into the grid the ability to radically change and
improve the way they assess, acquire, engage and retain their talent
to drive business performance.
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent
management solutions that empowers organizations of all sizes to
assess, acquire, develop and align their workforce for improved
business performance. More than 3,600 organizations use Taleo for
talent acquisition and performance management, including 47 of the
Fortune 500 and more than 2,900 small and medium sized businesses,
across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong
configurability and usability, Taleo's talent management platform
runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability.
Taleo's Talent Grid harnesses the resources of the Taleo community of
customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent needs of
companies around the world.
About SHL Group Ltd.
SHL Group, the global leader in talent assessment solutions in the
workplace, supports organizations in the selection and development of
people at all levels and across all sectors. Operating in more than
50 countries and in more than 30 languages, SHL offers the world's
largest portfolio of assessment tools and delivers innovative
approaches to help organizations increase productivity, identify
future leaders and gain a competitive advantage through improved
people performance. In the last 12 months, SHL has delivered over two
million objective assessments. SHL works with thousands of
organizations worldwide, including 80% of the FTSE 100 and 50% of the
Fortune 500. For more information, please visit www.shl.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the expected benefits and results from using
Taleo's products and services. Any forward-looking statements
contained in this press release are based upon Taleo's historical
performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are
not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will
be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Taleo's
expectations as of the date of this press release. Subsequent events
may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any
obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future.
These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown
risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ
materially. Further information on potential factors that could
affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's
Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2008,
Part II, Item 1A of Taleo's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed
with the SEC on August 11, 2008, and in other reports filed by Taleo
with the SEC.
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