February 17, 2010 13:38 ET Updates European Talent Management Solution for Skills Gap Analysis and Assessment SkillsManager Enables Organisations to Capture Employee Skills and Develop Them in Line With Business Strategy

ABINGDON, UK and NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLRY), a leading provider of on-demand talent management, payroll and compensation solutions, today announced the European launch of SkillsManager. The newly branded best-of-breed skills gap analysis and assessment solution now features vastly improved navigation and a fresh new user interface. SkillsManager is an enterprise SaaS solution that allows organisations to use off-the-shelf skill and competency models -- including business, individual, management and leadership competencies from ­-- to create a company inventory of employee skills, conduct employee skill assessments, and analyze skills gaps at the individual, department and organisational levels. The workforce analytics in SkillsManager allow organisations to identify and assign employees who have the requisite skills for a project and create targeted, skill-based learning programs that are in line with their business strategy. SkillsManager provides easy-to-use tools to build job profiles, map skills, and design learning paths. SkillsManager is invaluable in helping organizations reduce costs by targeting only key training needs and maximize the utililsation of employee skills rather than hire contractors with redundant skills. SkillsManager also helps organisations mitigate operational risks by identifying potential key skill losses from attrition, and for some key industries, reduces the risk of non-compliance by proactively identifying skill gaps and shortages.

" SkillsManager is the latest version of our skills and competency management solution. This update is even easier to use, yet it contains the familiar intelligent skill assessment and skill gap analysis reports that keep our customers enthusiastic," said Andy Andrews, general manager of Europe. "It really helps to put skills management at the heart of the organisation's talent management strategy." will host a webinar called "Skills Management: HR's Path to Organisational Success," on 2 March 2010. To register, go to the events box at

Companies have an opportunity to participate in a SkillsManager Pilot Program, which is designed to help companies discover the immediate business benefits and ROI that SkillsManager can deliver. The program provides three months of full use of the solution for 250 employees. To learn more about SkillsManager and the pilot program, call +44 1235 540140 or visit SkillsManager adds another component to the company's best-of-breed talent management product line.'s TalentManager® Suite provides robust functionality and configurability that HR professionals require while delivering easy-to-use solutions that managers and employees demand.

Capabilities include:
- Competency Management
- Goal Management
- Performance Management
- Compensation Planning
- Succession Planning
- Employee Development
- Skills Gap Analysis & Assessment
- Career Planning
- Employee Profile

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