September 28, 2010 13:00 ET Unveils New Products, Partnerships at HR Technology Conference

New Features for TalentManager, New Modules for SkillsManager Launched

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) - HR Technology Conference --, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions, today made several announcements regarding its talent management offerings, coinciding with the opening of the 13th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition. Specifically, launched two new add-on modules for its skills management solutions, unveiled new features for its talent management solution, added new job models to its growing competency library, and announced new partnerships that will help extend's talent management offerings to HR professionals.

Attendees of the HR Technology Conference will have the first opportunity to see the latest products and learn about the advantages of's recently announced partnerships. Additionally, Doosan's Brian Formato will present how his company implemented competency models from for the global infrastructure support business' talent initiatives.

New Modules for SkillsManager Launched today launched two new modules for SkillsManager. These new modules build upon SkillsManager's competency-based approach to skill assessment and skill gap analysis by adding succession planning and performance management. Both applications are only available as add-on modules to SkillsManager.

The SkillsManager Succession Planning module allows users to carry out system-wide searches for best-fit candidates and compare their competencies, resumes, roles and experience. Organizations can quickly spot areas of weakness and reduce the operational and strategic risks associated with key people leaving as well as recognizing employees who should be developed and nurtured for the future. The SkillsManager Performance Management module allows organizations to measure objectives, values and competencies. The result is a solution that helps organizations align employees to functional and business strategy and prioritize their key areas of performance according to business need.

New Features Unveiled in TalentManager

TalentManager® is easier to use for administrators and employees alike with recently-introduced new features. Users will find a smoother, more intuitive experience working within the product's compensation planning, performance management and succession modules, and other new features that make administering TalentManager easier.

New Job Models Now Available for Energy, Home Health and IT has added 100 Industry Job Models to its growing job model and competency library of more than 1,600 job models and 1,300 functional competencies, which provide data and structure for typical jobs at all levels of an organization. Industry Job Models will enable HR professionals to create job descriptions and competencies easily and power their talent management systems.

New Partnerships with HRIZONS, PDI Ninth House and HRIZONS announced their partnership to provide healthcare organizations with robust job description and competency-management solutions.'s job-specific content and functional competencies combined with HRIZONS Job Description Management Solution (JDMS) will help healthcare organizations best leverage job content for talent management initiatives. HRIZONS JDMS includes a proven methodology, consulting services, project toolkit, and database solution developed to help healthcare organizations design, build, systematize and manage job description content and competency profiles.

HRIZONS is the latest among many leading vendors with whom has partnered to offer world-class compensation and talent management solutions. Last week, and PDI Ninth House announced a partnership to provide data, solutions and consulting services for competencies and skills assessment to the enterprise market. Earlier this year, and Hewitt Associates joined forces to deliver joint compensation technology and consulting solutions to each company's customers and prospects.

Meet at the HR Technology Conference & Exhibition

Attendees of the HR Technology Conference & Exhibition will have a first-hand opportunity to learn how to best approach the challenges related to pay and performance, and how software solutions from can help automate many talent initiatives. will host a series of presentations throughout the conference at booth 328 on the following topics:

  • Why Pay for Performance Fails: Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • Stop the Spreadsheet Madness: A Better Approach to Compensation Planning
  • Skills Analysis: Take Inventory of Your Most Valuable Assets
  • Competencies and Job Models: The Backbone of Talent Management
  • Drag & Drop Your Way to Quicker, Easier Salary Range Modeling

In addition, Brian Formato of Doosan Infracore will present "Bobcat Constructs Competency Models," detailing the heavy equipment maker's implementation of competency-driven talent initiatives. He'll demonstrate how implementing competencies helped speed the integration of Bobcat following its acquisition by Doosan, a leading global infrastructure support business. Formato will co-present along with Interim CEO Paul Daoust. "Bobcat Constructs Competency Models" is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m. CDT.

"The HR Technology Conference provides the perfect forum for us to unveil our latest products and partnerships, which give us a strong advantage in helping HR professionals manage people, pay and performance," said Brent Kleiman, SVP, marketing & strategy at "And we're happy to share the stage with Doosan's Brian Formato, who will offer insight into a particularly successful implementation of competency models in a global business."

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About, Inc.® is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions.'s highly configurable software applications and proprietary content help executives, line managers and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes including market pricing, compensation planning, performance management, competency management, 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