September 12, 2011 08:30 ET

Taleo and LinkedIn Harness the Power of Social Recruiting

Taleo Enterprise™ Combines the Power of Taleo Recruiting™ With the World's Largest Professional Network on the Internet

Now LinkedIn Members Can Submit Information From Their Profiles Faster When Applying for Jobs That Use Taleo's Talent Management System

Recruiters Gain Instant Access to the Right Information at the Right Time by Seeing LinkedIn Profile Data Within Taleo, and Getting Access to Taleo's Profile Information in One Click From LinkedIn Recruiter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - TALEO WORLD -- Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD), the world's largest professional network on the Internet, today announced two new integrated features that make it simpler and faster for professionals to apply for jobs at companies using Taleo's talent management solutions, and for recruiters at those companies to hire the best talent.

Two new features work together to integrate Taleo Recruiting™ with LinkedIn functionality:

LinkedIn Profile Upload, which leverages Apply with LinkedIn technology, allows candidates to pull their LinkedIn profile content into a career website with the click of a button, rather than manually entering this data. This new tool cuts the time required to submit this information by allowing candidates to use their LinkedIn profile to populate work experience, education and contact information. After the profile information populates, candidates can modify or customize the information to align with the position they're seeking. For Taleo customers, LinkedIn Profile Upload improves the ability to hire top talent by increasing the size of candidate pools by reducing the drop-off rates on an application form.

LinkedIn Preview gives any recruiter and manager the ability to view LinkedIn's 120 million profiles directly through Taleo Recruiting. Taleo customers with a LinkedIn Recruiter account benefit from additional capabilities that make it easier for recruiters to collaborate with their colleagues, discover candidates, and track their progress during the application process. Firstly, they can quickly access the candidate's full LinkedIn profile and see which candidates have already been viewed by their colleagues using Taleo. Secondly, users who have both Taleo Recruiting and LinkedIn Recruiter can now instantly access Taleo profile information from LinkedIn Recruiter and open the full Taleo profile with one click.

Because LinkedIn profiles frequently feature more current information than applicant data stored in a candidate database, the new integration capabilities make life easier for both candidates and recruiters by ensuring candidate data is up to date. This also helps companies pinpoint and engage passive candidates who, while not actively applying for jobs, maintain LinkedIn profiles that reveal they possess critical skills for hard-to-fill jobs.

"As more and more information is stored in the cloud, accessing that information to apply for a job should be much simpler than it has been to date as candidates have had to enter the same information again and again as they submit multiple applications," said Jason Blessing, executive vice president of Products and Technology at Taleo. "At the same time, recruiters wanting to engage with LinkedIn members have had to toggle between LinkedIn and Taleo to learn more about their candidates. The latest release of Taleo Enterprise gives recruiters the right information at the right time while relieving both of these challenges."

"Our integration with Taleo further reveals how professional networking can connect the best candidates with employers," said David Hahn, vice president, product management, at LinkedIn. "We're proud to work with Taleo to bring these capabilities to those LinkedIn members looking for their next job, and to the Taleo Enterprise customers looking to engage with them."

Launching with the latest release of Taleo Enterprise, which was also announced today, LinkedIn Profile Upload and LinkedIn Preview are available from LinkedIn.

In-Depth Review at Taleo World
Attendees of Taleo World can learn more about the integration of Taleo Recruiting and LinkedIn Recruiter in a one-hour breakout session at 1:30 pm today in the Imperial A room of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The session will offer an in-depth review of the new capabilities, while exploring additional joint research areas for future integration. The session will feature presentations by Cathy White, senior product manager at Taleo, and Prasad Gune, director of corporate solutions products at LinkedIn.

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 120 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

About Taleo
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) helps organizations improve the performance of their business by unlocking the power of their people. Taleo is the only company to provide industry leading solutions in every category of Talent Management. Through its cloud-based platform, Taleo optimizes recruiting, performance management, learning and compensation -- and integrates them all so managers have the insights they need to achieve Talent Intelligence. Customers also plug into Taleo's unique Talent Grid community to harness the power of proven best practices, millions of users, and Taleo-ready partner solutions. From small and medium sized businesses to large enterprises, more than 5,000 organizations rely on Taleo every day to pursue growth, innovation and customer success.

Forward-looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for and benefits from the use of Taleo's solutions 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 release. 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 August 8, 2011, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

Contact Information