DDI Expands Taleo Partnership to Deliver Talent Management Solutions on the Taleo Talent Grid

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Development Dimensions International (DDI) today announced its expanded partnership with Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand Talent Management solutions, and its role on Taleo’s Talent Grid™, the world’s most comprehensive cloud community for Talent Management.

Combining DDI’s 40 years of Talent Management expertise with leading-edge technology from DDI and Taleo provides comprehensive solutions for organizations around the world who want to hire and develop the right people at the right time

Development Dimensions International (DDI) today announced its expanded partnership with Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand Talent Management solutions, and its role on Taleo’s Talent Grid™, the world’s most comprehensive cloud community for Talent Management.
The following DDI solutions will be available in Q4 2010 on Solution Exchange, the online solutions marketplace of the Talent Grid:

  •     DDI’s Tests that can be used by organizations around the world to assess candidates’ skills, competencies, and personal attributes and improve hiring decisions.
  •     DDI’s Leadership Mirror®, a web-based multisource feedback system, powers Taleo’s 360 module and provides customers with a comprehensive view of their leaders’ strengths and their gaps.
  •     OPAL®, a complete online competency development and performance resource, will also be integrated with Taleo’s 360 module and provides customers with a just-in-time online development tool.
  •     DDI’s Full 2.0 Competency Library, which encompasses a wide range of competencies across individual contributors and leaders as well as sales and health care roles.

The first and only cloud-based community of its kind, the Talent Grid harnesses the power of online communities and mass participation in the cloud to provide Taleo customers with superior Talent Intelligence. By pairing social networking with Talent Management, Taleo's Talent Grid is bringing together thousands, and potentially millions, to share knowledge, link job seekers with open positions and solve Talent Management problems.

“Combining DDI’s 40 years of Talent Management expertise with leading-edge technology from DDI and Taleo provides comprehensive solutions for organizations around the world who want to hire and develop the right people at the right time,” said Bruce Marks, Director, Global Strategic Partnerships for DDI. “Solution Exchange provides an ideal environment to engage with Taleo customers and enables them to explore, evaluate, and learn the benefits of our integrated solutions.”

“Great Talent Management is powered with great insight,” said Michael Boese, Taleo’s Senior Vice President, SMB and Talent Grid Field Operations. “We are pleased to extend our customers’ insight on their talent and potential talent with solutions from companies like DDI.”

To learn more about DDI’s solutions available for Taleo customers, visit Solution Exchange at http://solutionexchange.taleo.net/sx/partner/4/Development-Dimensions-International.

At the HR Technology Conference & Expo in Chicago on Sept. 29-30, visit DDI at booth 420 and Taleo at booths 300 and 308 to learn more.

About DDI
Founded in 1970, Development Dimensions International, a global talent management expert, works with organizations worldwide to apply best practices to hiring/promotion, leadership development, performance management and succession management. With associates in 42 offices in 26 countries, the firm advises half of the Fortune 500. For more information about DDI visit http://www.ddiworld.com/aboutddi.

About Taleo
Taleo’s (NASDAQ: TLEO) cloud-based Talent Management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through Talent Intelligence. More than 4,700 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers and more than 200 million candidates, 100 partners and industry experts.

About The Taleo Talent Grid
The Talent Grid provides the world’s most comprehensive cloud community for Taleo customers, partners and job seekers to share best and "next" practices, select and deploy innovative solutions and interact to match jobs with the best talent. The Talent Grid includes: Knowledge Exchange, an online customer forum; Solution Exchange, an online partner application and solution marketplace; and Talent Exchange, an online talent marketplace for companies to share candidates and for job seekers to find the right companies. These communities run in the cloud and are built on a collaborative Web 2.0 framework. The Talent Grid is seamlessly accessible through Taleo's on-demand Talent Management solutions, available for companies of all sizes.

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