Taleo to Sponsor Human Capital Institute 'Human Capital at the Helm' Innovation Tour in Minneapolis and Toronto

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and think tank that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Taleo, a leading provider of enterprise staffing management solutions, will sponsor a live HCI Innovation Tour featuring Watson Wyatt human capital expert, Brian Wilkerson, and recognized Taleo researchers.

Competition for the best employees has fast become more global, cultural and generational

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and think tank that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Taleo, a leading provider of enterprise staffing management solutions, will sponsor a live HCI Innovation Tour featuring Watson Wyatt human capital expert, Brian Wilkerson, and recognized Taleo researchers.

HCI's Innovation Tour, Human Capital at the Helm: Talent Management as a Driver for Business Performance, will focus on tackling talent issues and exploring innovative initiatives to increase business performance. It will take place on Thurs., Oct. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT at the Marriott West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd. in Minneapolis, Minn.; and again on Weds., Nov. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET at the Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W in Toronto, Ontario.

The networking and breakfast event will feature timely presentations on the next generation of talent management. In Minneapolis, featured presenters include Michelle Fernando, Manager, International Recruiter Technology, UnitedHealth Group Inc.; Judy Sweeney, Vice President and Head of Taleo Research, Taleo Corp.; and Brian Wilkerson, National Practice Director, Talent Management, Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Featured presenters in Toronto include Suzanne Daneau, Director of HR, Yellow Pages Group; Karen Farmer, Talent Solutions Consultant, Taleo Corp.; and Brian Wilkerson. At both locations, Taleo representatives will present results from a new Taleo/HCI multi-country survey that pinpoints talent management trends and forecasts. Taleo Research analyzes the best practices and economics of talent management worldwide.

"Talent management is a must for any organization seeking to optimize business performance and rise above the competition," said Christine Abbatiello, Director of HCI's Talent Strategy Community. "Taleo and HCI are pleased to bring these key research findings, as well as opportunities for discussion of talent management best practices and strategies, to professional audiences in Minneapolis and Toronto."

"Competition for the best employees has fast become more global, cultural and generational," said Judy Sweeney, Vice President and Head of Taleo Research. "Yet fewer than 5 percent of organizations has a talent management strategy in place. During this Innovation Tour, executives will review new research that points out exactly how talent management strategies are crucial to an organization’s bottom line."

The Taleo-sponsored HCI Innovation Tour is $99 with advance registration at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org, and is recommended for Chief Talent Officers, Chief People Officers, VPs of Talent, Human Resource Leaders and executives concerned about talent-related issues. HCI Professional Members attend free of charge.

About Taleo
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes, around the world to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for improved business performance. More than 1,700 organizations use Taleo, including 35 of the Fortune 100, for talent acquisition and performance management, with over 1.2 million users hiring 3.6 million employees from 86 million candidates in more than 190 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. For more information, visit http://www.taleo.com.

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 122,000 members in 40 countries committed to shaping the world’s new talent economy. Leaders, executives, and practitioners in HCI's network represent organizations of all sizes across public, charitable and government sectors, and collaborate on the next practices in strategic talent management. Through communities, education, events and research, HCI provides actionable, results-driven solutions to help members foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with HCI's training, peer-to-peer learning, and public and private research on talent management best practices, the HCI Human Capital Strategist designation sets the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and new economy leadership. http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

PRESS CONTACTS
Taleo
Horn Group
Nicole Pack
415-905-4035

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas or Aimee Diehl
866-538-1909

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