February 24, 2010 15:00 ET Announces New Retail Industry Job Models and Competencies

Off-the-Shelf Job Models Power Talent Management, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, and Succession Planning Solutions

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll and compensation solutions, announced today that it has added Retail Industry Job Models to its growing job model and competency library of more than 1,200 job models and 1,300 functional competencies, which provide data and structure for typical jobs at all levels of an organization. Retail Industry Job Models will enable HR professionals to create job descriptions and competencies easily and power their talent management systems.

Released this month,'s annual update of retail industry competencies now includes more than 60,000 supporting data elements, including behavioral statements, interview questions, learning references, development statements, coaching tips, and writing assistance for performance reviews.

Retail Industry Job Models include jobs within buying, planning & development, field service, loss prevention, online and direct mail retailing, retail operations and administration, store management, supply chain management and logistics, as well as hundreds of IT jobs and general corporate functions. They feature the most robust collection of off-the-shelf job models available to retail industry HR professionals.'s pre-built job models provide organizations with well-defined data that has been market tested during the past 20 years. Job models enable HR professionals to manage job descriptions, define corporate and functional competencies at the job level, and align competencies across the organization. Job models also provide a strong foundation for talent management, compensation planning and succession planning solutions.

Other industries included in's competency library cover healthcare, insurance, banking and financial services, manufacturing, software, hardware, IT, CRM, and corporate functions.'s job model and competency library may be integrated into existing talent management processes, or accessed through's TalentManager® and CompetencyManager™ products. TalentManager delivers an integrated set of in-depth competency management, goal and performance management, compensation planning, development and career planning, and succession planning capabilities. CompetencyManager provides the data and unique software to design, create, maintain and export competencies and job models for integration with HR applications.

"In the fast-paced world of retail, job models empower retail organizations to drive improved operational performance," said Brent Kleiman, SVP, marketing & strategy at "Forward-thinking retailers have learned they are critical to implementing programs that directly improve productivity at all levels of the organization." will host a Webinar detailing its retail job model and competency offerings on February 25, 2010. For more information or to register, go to:

To request a sample of's Retail Industry Job Models, go to

About, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll, and compensation solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.'s highly configurable software applications, proprietary data and consulting services help HR and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes including: payroll, benefits, HR administration, market pricing, compensation planning, performance management, competency management, learning and development, and succession planning. Built with compensation and competency data at the core, solutions provide businesses of all sizes with the most productive and cost-effective way to manage and inspire their most important asset -- their people. For more information, visit