December 07, 2010 06:00 ET

Electrocomponents Selects Taleo to Increase Insight

World's Largest Electronics and Maintenance Distributor Chooses Taleo Talent Intelligence to Give Greater Visibility and Control of Talent Processes Worldwide

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that Electrocomponents, the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products, with 1.5 million customers worldwide has selected Taleo's Recruiting platform to increase the speed, efficiency and visibility of the company's recruiting processes worldwide. By using Taleo's talent intelligence framework and the latest on-demand technology to automate and streamline recruiting processes, the company is now able to develop an in-depth and up-to-the-minute insight into the state of their resourcing activities, right down to a specific business department or geographical region.

Trading as RS Components in the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific, the FTSE 250-listed company operates in 27 countries and has over 5,600 employees globally. It will deploy the Taleo Platform worldwide this month. Taleo's global reach in 218 countries was a key factor in Electrocomponents' choice of solution, with job vacancies posted in French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese as well as English. The Taleo solution will also allow Electrocomponents to create a single portal for all careers, increasing usability for both candidates and hiring managers as well as giving the resourcing team greater visibility of key talent metrics.

"We were impressed by the functionality of the Taleo 10 platform," commented Jon Hull, Resourcing Director for Electrocomponents. "It is very intuitive to use, both for applicants and hiring managers, which is crucial to driving adoption of the technology internally and ensuring that potential employees are not put off halfway through the application process. Taleo will also make a big difference to our reporting metrics. We have quite a geographically diverse workforce so the ability to quickly and easily gain an insight into what is going on in a specific region will be hugely valuable, not just for the resourcing teams but throughout the business."

"With businesses looking to put the recession behind them and put the emphasis once again on growth, we are seeing a huge demand among businesses for greater talent intelligence so that they can have insight into their work force in order to know their people and grow their business," commented Adam Brenner, Group Vice President EMEA, Taleo. "Employers are realising that people are their biggest asset, and are investing in tools that provide them with insights to know their people and grow their business."

About Taleo
Taleo's (NASDAQ: TLEO) cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. 5,100 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers and more than 200 million candidates to date and 140 partners and industry experts.

About Electrocomponents plc
Electrocomponents is the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

In the last financial year the Group had revenues of £972.6 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. For more detail please visit the corporate website:

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This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo's solutions, Taleo's growth prospects 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, as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2010 and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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