SuccessFactors to Sponsor Human Capital Institute's Performance Management Initiatives

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and SuccessFactors, a leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, announced today that SuccessFactors will sponsor HCI's Performance Management education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Leadership community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to leverage human capital.

Board members, shareholders, and members of the management team are all looking to obtain measurable results from an organization's investment in talent

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and SuccessFactors, a leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, announced today that SuccessFactors will sponsor HCI's Performance Management education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Leadership community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to leverage [human

capital].

Performance management and related metrics are common ground for operations, human resources, finance, leadership, and individual contributors, providing ongoing feedback to show what needs to be improved. Leadership can assign economic value to the intellectual capital created and applied in their workforce. Individuals are encouraged to sustain and implement new changes in behavior consistent with organizational goals. For human capital leaders, performance management is a system to improve supportive talent management processes, such as talent performance reviews and pay-for-performance compensation.

This track looks at strategic applications of performance management from the perspective of each stakeholder group. A panel of expert advisors explores best practices, sharing information with human capital professionals through webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources.

The Performance Management track's expert advisors are Bob Angel, President, The Gilford Group Limited; Laura Bradshaw, VP, Organizational Development & Learning, CIT; Jason Corsello, Research Director, Business & IT Services, Yankee Group; Jeff Higgins, Senior Director, Compensation and Benefits, The Irvine Company; James Holincheck, Research Vice President, Gartner Inc.; Jessica Kane, Manager, Talent Planning and Performance Management, Lowe's Companies; Will Roth, Manager, Organizational Performance, Textron; Kevin Tarrant, VP, Global Organization Effectiveness, Arrow Electronics; Bruce Walton, Senior Consultant, Technology Solutions Practice, Watson Wyatt; and Mary Lou Zwaan, Performance Management Program Owner, Wachovia.

"Bottom line, performance management helps organizations achieve their strategic goals," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director. "Performance management transforms business strategy into an actionable plan with aligned day-to-day tasks that are communicated organization-wide."

"Board members, shareholders, and members of the management team are all looking to obtain measurable results from an organization's investment in talent," said Lars Dalgaard, Chief Executive Officer of SuccessFactors. "We're pleased to support the Human Capital Institute's efforts to educate its members about the latest practices in performance management."

More information about HCI's education and research tracks is available at: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT [SUCCESSFACTORS]

SuccessFactors delivers performance and talent excellence, on demand. The company's software, available in 16 different languages, promotes visibility, accountability and results; enabling organizations to eliminate the politics that destroy motivation and impede performance. Fueled by the industry's highest renewal rate, SuccessFactors has grown to support more than 700 customers and 1.8 million users in 134 countries around the world. Customers include MasterCard International, British Telecom, Textron, Salesforce.com, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Volkswagen of North America, Reebok, Pep Boys, Lancaster General Hospital and Grant Thornton. The company has achieved a global industry leading, scalable and secure hosting operation. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple worldwide offices collaborating for strong local support of customers. For more information, please visit: [http://www.successfactors.com or call +1 800 809-9920.

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: [http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

PRESS CONTACTS

SuccessFactors

Stacey Epstein

650-645-2000

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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