December 22, 2009 14:36 ET Launches Expanded Employee Development and Career Planning Capabilities in TalentManager Suite

Job Models With Functional Competencies Drive Many Unique Capabilities, Make Advanced Talent Management Processes Easy

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) -, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll and compensation solutions, today announced the expanded employee development and career planning capabilities that are now included in the latest release of its TalentManager® Suite. TalentManager is an integrated suite of on-demand performance management, compensation planning and succession planning tools.

TalentManager includes new and expanded capabilities for:

--  employee development and career planning,
--  improved writing assistance for performance reviews, and
--  personalized employee self-service that's made easy through an
    intuitive new interface.

With TalentManager's expanded development and career planning capabilities, organizations can empower employees to plan their own career development based on how their competencies fit job positions, leading to higher job satisfaction and retention rates. In addition, managers and talent planners can proactively respond to business conditions in planning the organization's personnel needs, based on employees' profiles, performance results and competencies. Managers and talent planners can also compare employees easily and then identify and develop the best-qualified candidate or slate of candidates for one or more positions.

Goal setting and performance reviews are also made easier with TalentManager. With rich, embedded job models that have functional competencies as a foundation, development goals can be created automatically and learning activities are recommended based on competency gaps. In addition, the performance management module includes updated review writing assistance with unique functionality and content to deliver compelling results: faster, higher quality, and more consistent performance reviews.

"The embedded content within's TalentManager is a unique asset that gives organizations consistency and alignment across corporate goals, personnel needs and employee competencies," said Lisa Rowan, program director of HR learning and talent strategies at IDC. "'s comprehensive competency framework and growing libraries demonstrate the company's investment and commitment to empowering talent management and total HR solutions."

The latest release of TalentManager comes on the heels of several industry recognitions for TalentManager. In October, won the Second Annual Talent Management Shootout at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® in Chicago. continues to develop and expand upon its TalentManager Suite, which provides robust functionality and configurability that HR professionals require while delivering easy-to-use solutions that managers and employees demand.

TalentManager's comprehensive set of modules for talent management include:

--  Competency Management
--  Goal Management
--  Performance Management
--  Compensation Planning
--  Succession Planning
--  Employee Development
--  Career Planning
--  Employee Profile

To request a demonstration of the latest release of TalentManager, please go to:

About, Inc.™ is a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll, and compensation solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.'s highly configurable software applications, proprietary data and consulting services help HR and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes including: payroll, benefits, HR administration, market pricing, compensation planning, performance management, competency management, learning and development, and succession planning. Built with compensation and competency data at the core, solutions provide businesses of all sizes with the most productive and cost-effective way to manage and inspire their most important asset -- their people. For more information, visit

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