SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

August 25, 2010 09:00 ET

Plateau Systems to Host Webinar on Building a Business Case for Talent Management

Bersin & Associates Analyst to Discuss Best Practices for Tying HR Initiatives to Corporate Goals Through Integrated Talent Management

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, announced today that it will be hosting a free webinar titled, "Building the Business Case for Integrated Talent Management" on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

According to Bersin & Associates, the only research firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition, "Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to adopt a set of integrated processes and practices designed to attract, manage, develop and retain talent. This approach (which [Bersin] call[s] 'high-impact talent management') allows organizations to identify workforce trends in a more predictive manner, target organizational capability gaps and enhance connections to build alignment with the business needs."(1)

Bersin warns that as a result of the shifting business climate, "Failure to manage an organization's talent in a focused and predictive way not only directly impacts the bottom line, but also hinders its ability to be responsive, competitive and sustainable to grow the business. With the stakes this high, senior executives are taking notice -- and are asking for initiatives focused on organizational capability and talent management to be addressed as a key part of the business strategy."

Madeline Laurano, Principal Analyst, Bersin & Associates, will lead webinar attendees through a discussion focused on how HR and talent management leaders can gain buy-in for integrated talent management processes and systems within their organizations by focusing on these business issues and tying talent management objectives to organizational goals. As part of this process, Laurano will introduce Bersin's Talent Management Framework®, which helps companies understand the scope and interrelations of the strategic HR processes and practices that typically support talent management solutions. During the webinar, Laurano will also provide an overview of Bersin's High-Impact Talent Management Process, giving attendees a roadmap they can follow to create their organization's talent management strategy.

Attendees will learn how these tools can help them:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the relevant business challenges;
  • Identify the skills and competencies needed to achieve business goals;
  • Design a process to ensure there is the required talent to deliver on the business strategy; and
  • Determine a systems strategy to enable your processes.

Real-world examples of integrated talent management implementation initiatives will also be shared by Kristen Cooper, Product Marketing Manager, Plateau Systems. Cooper will explain how talent management strategies have successfully been tied to companies' goals and consequentially strengthened their overall business results.

WHO: Madeline Laurano, Principal Analyst, Bersin & Associates
  Kristen Cooper, Product Marketing Manager, Plateau Systems
WHAT: Webinar: "Building the Business Case for Integrated Talent Management"
WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 12:00 p.m. EDT.
WHERE: Register for the webinar at

About Plateau
Plateau Systems is the industry's premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau's integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

(1) Bersin & Associates, "Building the Business Case for Talent Management," April 28, 2010.

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