Learn.com and Taleo Join Forces to Support Comprehensive Employee Development

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Alliance Allows Companies to Engage and Develop Employees through Social and Formal Learning Methods. Learn.com®, today announced it has been selected by Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, as its premier learning management system (LMS) partner. This alliance will integrate with Taleo Development, a new development planning application which is part of the Taleo 10™ talent management solution, also announced today.

Ultimately, this is a win-win for our customers, as it will allow them to drive better company innovation and growth by empowering enhanced individual development.

Taleo Development™ allows employees and their managers to build development plans that are linked with their goals, performance reviews and career plans. This connection ensures that these development plans are well thought out and frequently revisited. It also improves the connection between development plans, management expectations and the employee's career objectives.

Taleo Development includes employee development plans for building competencies and "social learning" fostered by peer-based learning activities such as coaching, mentoring, and experiential learning. Additionally, through its partnership with Learn.com, Taleo will also offer customers actionable, competency-based formal learning activities.

Taleo and Learn.com will tightly integrate Taleo Development with the LearnCenter LMS. This integration will allow Taleo Development to link directly to training courses managed by Learn.com. Communication will be two-way so that learning assessment scores can be uploaded to Taleo Development, allowing management to evaluate the employee's proficiency against each development activity.

By linking actionable development activities from the LearnCenter LMS to individual development plans, Taleo customers will be able to:

  • Boost employee engagement and retention by showing employees a clear career development plan and what it will take to achieve the plan
  • Improve their development plans, which will, in turn increase employee productivity
  • Enable real-time talent development by dynamically aligning employee development plans with changing goals and business strategies.

As part of this partnership, Taleo and Learn.com will jointly market end-to-end talent management solutions to customers and prospects. Together, they will offer a single source for a tightly integrated talent management solution.

"Our latest research shows that employee development is one of the most vital elements in a high-performing organization today," said Josh Bersin, CEO of Bersin & Associates, a leading industry research and advisory services firm. "Taleo's partnership with Learn.com now enables the company to offer a complete solution for corporate learning management."

Taleo helps companies create a performance-driven culture by better understanding, engaging and developing their pivotal talent. Taleo is the only talent management solution that aligns an employee's development activities within the LMS with other talent processes such as recruiting, performance and succession.

"Our alliance with Learn.com allows us to boost the Taleo 10 talent management solution with content, coursework and competencies from Learn.com," said Al Campa, Chief Marketing Officer at Taleo. "Ultimately, this is a win-win for our customers, as it will allow them to drive better company innovation and growth by empowering enhanced individual development."

About Taleo
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to better understand and engage their best talent for improved business performance. More than 4,100 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 46 of the Fortune 100 and over 3,400 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 demand for Taleo's solutions and results from use of Taleo's solutions. 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 7, 2009, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

About Learn.com
Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications can fully automate the employee development lifecycle from pre-hire to retire® within organizations of all sizes, from the growing business with fewer than one hundred employees; to the global enterprise managing internal and external initiatives with millions of users in multiple languages. Learn.com's unwavering commitment to understanding client needs, goals and objectives allows us to partner with our clients to help them realize low TCO and high ROI.

The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® learning and talent management suite, the WebRoom® Web conferencing suite, the PeopleCenter®, Application Builder, FormFlow® Custom Form Creation and the 1,000 title Learn2.com® online course library.

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Chloe Foster
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Learn.com, its logo, LearnCenter, WebRoom, PeopleCenter, FormFlow and Learn2 are registered trademarks of Learn.com. All other trademarks are respectfully acknowledged.


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