SOURCE: Plateau Systems

talent management software

March 01, 2011 09:00 ET

The E. W. Scripps Company Selects Plateau Talent Management Suite to Fuel Culture of Creativity

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - The E. W. Scripps Company, a diverse media company that operates newspapers in 13 markets, 10 broadcast TV stations, and syndication of news features and comics, has selected the Plateau Talent Management Suite to help build a strong and engaged workforce. With its famous motto "Give light and the people will find their own way," Scripps is embarking on a talent management strategy that empowers its employees through integrated career development, learning and performance management.

"It's no secret that we're in an incredibly competitive industry that's seen significant changes over the last five years. It's our talent that's going to propel Scripps into the future, and the goal of our talent management initiative is simple: make sure we have the right talent in place to take advantage of the next great idea," said Kevin McDonald, Director of HR Operations at Scripps. "Our approach to talent management is integrated, so we selected the Plateau Talent Management Suite because it offers the most fully-integrated TM solution on the market."

"Plateau's iContent content-as-a-service offering was also a big winner for us and will significantly reduce the burden of sourcing and managing quality training and compliance content," continued McDonald. "I've been impressed by the openness of the Plateau platform and the ability to integrate with our ADP HRM systems including VirtualEdge and Enterprise, as well as the execution of Plateau's professional services team."

"There are few businesses as defined by their talent as those in media, whose main product is information and content," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau Systems. "Scripps' investment in talent management -- and Plateau -- shows how much they understand the vital connection between talent and innovation."

Scripps will go live with Plateau Learning and Plateau Performance later this year. Additional information about Scripps is available at

About Plateau
Plateau Systems is the industry's premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau's integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Plateau, please visit or follow Plateau on Twitter @PlateauSystems.

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