January 13, 2010 13:00 ET Launches Talent Management Solution for Skills Gap Analysis and Assessment SkillsManager Enables Organizations to Capture Employee Skills and Develop Them in Line With Business Strategy

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) -, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll and compensation solutions, today announced the North American launch of SkillsManager, adding a best-of-breed skills gap analysis and assessment solution to's talent management portfolio. SkillsManager is an enterprise SaaS solution that allows organizations to use custom and off-the-shelf job models with functional competencies from to create a company inventory of employee skills, conduct employee skill assessments, and analyze skills gaps at the individual, department and organizational levels. The workforce analytics in SkillsManager allow organizations to identify and assign employees who have the requisite skills for a project and create targeted, skill-based learning programs that are in line with their business strategy. SkillsManager provides easy-to-use tools to build job profiles, map skills, and design learning paths.

"Organizations today need to be agile and efficient, and SkillsManager helps companies respond to business challenges quickly by empowering them to best understand and utilize their employees' skills," said Brent Kleiman, SVP, marketing and strategy at "We know that most companies keep an excellent inventory of their hardware and IT systems, but have never even approached developing an inventory of their most important investment and valuable resource -- the skills of their workforce. SkillsManager makes that possible." SkillsManager is invaluable in helping organizations maximize the utilization of employee skills rather than hire contractors with redundant skills, and reduce costs by targeting only key training needs. SkillsManager also helps organizations mitigate operational risks by identifying potential key skill losses from attrition, and for some key industries, reduces the risk of non-compliance by proactively identifying skill gaps and shortages. will host a webinar called "Skills Management: HR's Path to Organizational Success," on several dates throughout January 2010. To register for an upcoming session, visit

Companies have an opportunity to participate in a SkillsManager pilot program that's designed to help companies discover the immediate business benefits and ROI that SkillsManager can deliver. The program provides three months of full use of SkillsManager for 250 employees. To learn more about SkillsManager and the pilot program, visit: SkillsManager adds another component to the company's best-of-breed talent management product line.'s TalentManager® Suite provides robust functionality and configurability that HR professionals require while delivering easy-to-use solutions that managers and employees demand.

Capabilities include:

-- Competency Management

-- Goal Management

-- Performance Management

-- Compensation Planning

-- Succession Planning

-- Employee Development

-- Skills Gap Analysis and Assessment

-- Career Planning

-- Employee Profile

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