Taleo to Sponsor Human Capital Institute 'Increasing Productivity, Reducing Costs, and Driving Profitability in 2009' Innovation Tour in 8 U.S. and Canadian Cities

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, has announced that Taleo (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, will sponsor a live, eight-city HCI Innovation Tour focused on making the most of existing resources to create solutions for today's real-world talent management challenges. The tour starts May 5 in San Francisco and continues on to Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, Denver, Chicago, Boston and Toronto.

With the right resources and strategic thinking, talent managers can keep teams engaged, cut costs and drive ROI. And despite difficult economic circumstances, organizations can maintain high levels of performance by ensuring the right talent is onboard

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, has announced that Taleo (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, will sponsor a live, eight-city HCI Innovation Tour focused on making the most of existing resources to create solutions for today's real-world talent management challenges.

HCI's Innovation Tour, Making it Happen with Talent Management: Increasing Productivity, Reducing Costs, and Driving Profitability in 2009, will feature eight morning forums in cities around the U.S. and in Toronto. During each forum, Taleo and HCI experts will join local professionals for discussions of regional talent challenges and creative solutions.

Dan White, Global Practice Leader, Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services for IBM Global Services, will deliver the keynote address in each tour city. White has more than 20 years of professional experience in recruitment, product marketing and management, software development, executive leadership and venture capital. He is an informative speaker on the subjects of workforce lifecycle management, recruitment best practices, knowledge management and collaborative applications, employee self-service, human resource systems design and talent optimization.

Each breakfast forum will also feature a presentation of cutting-edge human capital research by Taleo research experts and a relevant case study from a leading, locally based organization including Starbucks Coffee Company, Blockbuster, AAA and Liberty Mutual Group. Dedicated time will be set aside for directed group networking and question and answers. Discussion topics will include:

  • Capturing and accessing information on the talent you need and the performance of talent you have
  • Aligning goals between employers and employees to help tackle business challenges and drive results
  • Understanding how effective talent management can also be efficient talent management

The Taleo-sponsored Innovation Tour kicks off May 5 in San Francisco and continues through November 2009. Additional tour stops include Seattle on May 7, Dallas on May 12, Nashville on May 14, Denver on July 16, Chicago on October 20, Toronto on October 22 and Boston on November 12. For full event details, including locations and directions, visit http://www.hci.org/hci/events_innovation_tour.guid?_trainingID=2543.

"In this fragile economic climate, talent management professionals are facing hard-and-fast business challenges every day," said Bill Craib, Vice President of HCI Communities. "Taleo and HCI created this Innovation Tour to help talent managers in the trenches get through these tough times, and to make the most of the resources they have available."

"With the right resources and strategic thinking, talent managers can keep teams engaged, cut costs and drive ROI. And despite difficult economic circumstances, organizations can maintain high levels of performance by ensuring the right talent is onboard," said Mike Gregoire, Chairman and CEO of Taleo. "We are eager to share local success stories to help talent professionals maximize the strengths of their existing workforce."

The Taleo-sponsored Innovation Tour is recommended for Chief Talent Officers, Chief People Officers, VPs of Talent, Human Resource Leaders and executives concerned about talent-related issues. Pre-registration at http://www.hci.org is required.

About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 142,000 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.hci.org

About Taleo:
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to assess, acquire, develop and align their workforces for improved business performance. More than 3,900 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 48 of the Fortune 100 and over 3,300 small and medium sized businesses across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the results from use of Taleo's solutions and general business conditions. 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 announcement. 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 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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Taleo
Jaime Spuhler
904-520-6251
jspuhler @ taleo.com

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas or Aimee Diehl
866-538-1909
press @ hci.org

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