SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

November 03, 2009 08:00 ET

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Selects Plateau Systems' Integrated Talent Management Suite

Leading Cancer Institute to Ensure Compliance and Drive Strategic Initiatives With Plateau's Integrated Learning, Performance and Compensation

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, announced that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States, has selected Plateau as the foundation for its organization-wide talent management initiatives. Branded myTalent, Dana-Farber's integrated talent management system leverages the full Plateau Talent Management Suite -- including Plateau Learning, Plateau Performance and Plateau Compensation -- across its 4000+ employee workforce to align strategic initiatives and goals throughout the organization and ensure regulatory compliance.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the pre-eminent cancer care providers in the United States. Dana-Farber supports more than 264,000 adult and pediatric outpatient visits and infusions a year and is ranked fifth in the United States according to a U.S. News & World Report survey of top cancer hospitals. Dana-Farber, which is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, participates in approximately 700 clinical trials annually and is known for its excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities. In 2008, Dana-Farber instituted a talent management initiative to take an active and strategic approach to creating, and retaining, a more prepared and diverse workforce, to support and fulfill current and future career opportunities at Dana-Farber.

"Our talent management initiative is key to our goal of leading our academic medical community in people management and systems," explained Darlene Lewis, Senior Vice President for Human Resources at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "Deploying Plateau's Talent Management Suite as the underpinning for myTalent is a strategic next step for us so that we can monitor, track and link employee learning, performance and compensation."

Plateau Talent Management provides Dana-Farber with a fully integrated solution for developing, engaging, managing and retaining its workforce. Using Plateau Performance, Dana-Farber will cascade key organizational initiatives to every level of the organization and align them with individual employee goals. Plateau's integrated Learning and Performance Management enables Dana-Farber to tie employee performance and development gaps to specific learning activities. Through Plateau Learning, Dana-Farber can also measure and track certification activities and automate the certification and training assignment process, ensuring 100 percent regulatory compliance with essential healthcare industry regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and the Data Protection Act (DPA). Using Plateau Compensation, Dana-Farber will streamline the compensation planning process and plan and administer short- and long-term incentive programs that map to employee and organizational performance.

Dana-Farber may also make use of Plateau's extensive talent planning capabilities to enrich its succession and career planning initiatives, creating a talent profile for every employee. Plateau Talent Profiles store a rich amount of employee information, including job history, skills and competencies, education, professional certifications, social interests and more. Plateau Talent Profiles give Dana-Farber executives a complete view of the organization and enable them to more effectively utilize their talent.

"Talent shortages in the medical industry are well documented," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO, Plateau Systems. "By selecting our full suite as part of its talent management initiative, Dana-Farber is showing its commitment to not only building and retaining the top talent in the medical community, but also to aligning employee performance with its strategic initiatives."

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ( is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.

About Plateau

Plateau led the charge in transforming corporate workforces in the mid-'90s with its award-winning learning management system (LMS) platform, which streamlined the management and delivery of learning and training across some of the world's most respected organizations, including General Electric, the United States Air Force and Capital One Services. Plateau expanded its LMS platform, and in early 2000 delivered the industry's first fully integrated, Java-based talent management platform, which allowed organizations to link learning and training with employee performance to ensure that employee goals aligned with corporate objectives. Today, organizations around the world rely on Plateau's enterprise-class SaaS solutions to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration and connect people in ways that support the organization's most critical business objectives. Customers and industry analysts continue to recognize Plateau as a customer satisfaction leader and for its continued leadership, vision and technology innovation. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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