March 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Alcatel-Lucent Chooses Taleo for Performance Management

Company Deploys Taleo Talent Intelligence Globally to Over 70,000 Employees

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) -  Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, has chosen Taleo Performance and Taleo Analytics solutions for deployment to more than 70,000 employees worldwide.

Identifying, measuring and filling skill gaps are key factors for maximizing innovation, and stimulating growth in the competitive high tech marketplace at an optimal cost. Alcatel-Lucent thrives on excellence and views highly skilled talent as a competitive differentiator. As a result, Alcatel-Lucent will focus their development activities to directly align to their performance management process and leverage Talent Intelligence to effectively know their people and grow their business.

"We performed an extensive review of the Performance Management market and were impressed by Taleo Performance. Our pilot project to test the solution also proved to be very successful. Talent Intelligence gives us a very powerful strategic platform for the management of talent at Alcatel-Lucent," said Laurent Geoffroy, Vice President, Human Resources, Systems, Process and Information at Alcatel-Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent chose Taleo Performance because of the usability of the solution. A simple, easy to use experience for line managers and employees will enable the organization to drive high user adoption and generate a strong return on their investment. The provision of performance management and goals functionality as part of a unified suite of talent management capabilities that also includes Recruiting and Development was also a key factor in the decision. Taleo Analytics provides Alcatel-Lucent with the ability to quantify the skills and competencies available or not available within the company to support their growth goals. It will also help measure the impact of learning programs and how they improve the skills and performance of their workforce.

"By leveraging the value of our platform, Alcatel-Lucent, one of our largest customers in Europe, now has the ability to link skills, competencies, performance and learning data, giving them the Talent Intelligence they need to maximize innovation and drive growth," said Michael Gregoire, Chairman and CEO of Taleo. "Our customers are recognizing the value of Talent Intelligence and the strength of our performance solution as evidenced in our momentum and growing market share."

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About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (PARIS: ALU) (NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry.

With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of EUR 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit the Alcatel-Lucent website, read the latest posts on our blog (in French) or follow us on Twitter

About Taleo
Taleo's (NASDAQ: TLEO) cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. Over 5,000 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance, learning and compensation management, including 47 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers, more than 200 million candidates to date, and 140 partners and industry experts.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for and benefits from the use of Taleo's solutions. 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 release. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on February 28, 2011, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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