January 24, 2011 08:00 ET

Taleo Announces 2011 Partner of the Year Recipients

HireRight and TalentWise Provide Innovation and Value to Taleo Customers

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced HireRight and TalentWise as the winners of its 2011 Partner of the Year Awards. This year's recipients added significant value to Taleo customers by offering a powerful blend of fresh thinking and leadership to deliver top talent management solutions and drive growth.

"We pride ourselves on developing relationships and aligning with only the best companies, and that's what makes these awards important. HireRight and TalentWise have provided outstanding leadership by offering cutting edge human resource management solutions to our mutual clients to help them proactively manage their business needs," said Michael Boese, Taleo's Senior Vice President of Taleo Business Edition and Talent Grid Field Operations. "Strong partnerships have long been a pillar of Taleo's success as evidenced by our 140 plus solutions partners across our talent management spectrum."

HireRight led Taleo's enterprise partners in 2010 with the most new clients integrated to Taleo's Talent Management solutions.

The two companies have worked together since 2003 and now deliver pre-integrated screening solutions to over 125 shared enterprise customers. In addition to their popular background and drug screening offerings, HireRight also offered the first automated I-9 solution via the Taleo Recruiting™ solution and is extending this offering to be the first Taleo partner with automated I-9 and eVerify with Taleo Onboarding™.

TalentWise is an industry leading employment and drug screening company focused on providing businesses with the information they need to make sound and legally compliant hiring decisions. The organization helped close and deploy more than 60 joint customers in 2010, enabling small and medium businesses to launch screening requests directly from Taleo Business Edition Recruit™ and Taleo Business Edition Onboard™.

The success of HireRight and TalentWise has accelerated as they have helped pioneer Taleo Solution Exchange™ capabilities to provide customers with rich solution content for understanding, decision making, and engagement. Many of Taleo's Premier Partners experienced significant sales growth in 2010. This trend is anticipated to increase as Taleo continues to make partner access easier and more convenient through the online partner community and Talent Grid.

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

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