SOURCE: Taleo Corporation

Taleo Corporation

February 04, 2010 06:00 ET

Taleo Surpasses 200 Performance Management Customers

Adoption Accelerates as Strategic Organizations Select Taleo to Improve Overall Performance and Drive Business Success

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that more than 200 companies of all sizes have selected Taleo's performance management solutions to help them align, motivate and develop their most valuable asset -- their talent. This growth represents a ten-fold increase in performance management customers over the last year.

Recent additions to Taleo's continuously growing roster of performance management customers include forward-thinking organizations like Acxiom Corporation, American Life Insurance Company, BSH Home Appliances Corporation, City of Edmonton, Communication Infrastructure Group, CPS Energy, Imperial Toy Company, Navteq Corporation, Oregon Medical, Owensboro Medical Health Systems, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, RSC Equipment Rental, SavaSeniorCare, LLC, Talisman Energy Inc., Talyst, Texas First Bank, The Little Clinic, TIB Bank and Veolia Environnement.

"We chose Taleo's performance management solution because by combining on-demand software with performance management, we ensure that our corporate goals are aligned throughout the organization," said John Keathley, Director of Operations for Transfair USA.

"Taleo Performance is a next-generation performance management solution. By rethinking the entire user experience, Taleo has made performance management a part of every employee and every manager's daily working environment," said Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates.

Taleo offers two solutions for performance management: Taleo Performance™ for companies with more than 5,000 employees and Taleo Perform™ for small and medium-sized companies with less than 5,000 employees. Since introducing these products to the market, Taleo has enjoyed great customer traction and market share growth. In addition, both solutions have received recent industry recognition, including:

-- Inclusion in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software" report;

-- Cited as market share leader in Talent Management according to Bersin & Associates -- Taleo Performance is part of the Taleo10 Talent Management solution;

-- 2009 SIIA CODiE award winner: Best Human Resources Solution;

-- Winner: HR Executive Top HR Products for 2009.

Agile organizations understand the importance of tying individual performance to overall business objectives and have chosen Taleo to help generate greater business productivity and identify top performers. By creating a performance-driven culture, these companies are better set to grow, drive innovation and achieve competitive advantage. Customers are excited to achieve all of this and turn performance management from an annual administrative task into a seamless ongoing process.

"The success we've had in performance management since introducing our offerings has been tremendous. Increasing our customer roster from a few dozen performance customers a year ago to over 200 today is a testament to the continued enthusiasm for our products and expertise in talent management," said Michael Gregoire, Chairman and CEO of Taleo. "Our customers are finding that performance management is an invaluable tool for them to identify, engage and retain their top talent and gain a truly global view of their team. As the economy slowly recovers, this continual insight into their talent will help them drive better growth decisions."

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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 4,200 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 46 of the Fortune 100 and over 3,500 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, results from use of Taleo's solutions and general business conditions. 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/A, as filed with the SEC on November 4, 2009, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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