September 14, 2011 13:00 ET

Taleo Customers Recognize Rogers Communications for Innovative Use of Talent Intelligence to Drive Performance

More Than 1,600 Attendees at Taleo World Pick the Winner of 2011 Customer Innovation Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - TALEO WORLD -- Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that more than 1,600 fellow Taleo users voted Rogers Communications as the recipient of the 2011 Taleo Customer Innovation Award.

Rogers, Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services, won the award for creatively and strategically applying Talent Intelligence to improve productivity and reduce operational costs. Taleo presented the award yesterday at a special luncheon the company hosted at Taleo World, its annual user conference.

As a service business, Rogers recognized that streamlining Talent Management processes, such as improving the quality of new hires and cutting the time it takes to bring them aboard, would help improve productivity and drive costs from the business.

Using Taleo Recruiting to define and implement standard recruiting metrics and roll out new recruiter scorecards, the company sharpened the effectiveness of recruiters, reducing time to hire from seven weeks to less than six. Rogers also saw a 20 percent increase in ACE prescreening, which in turn helped to drive down attrition by 48 percent. Managers introduced more than 30 talent acquisition reports that help recruiters address concerns and gaps.

Talent Intelligence is benefitting recruiters themselves. For the first time, recruiters have real-time tools to help them see where they can improve. And with quantitative metrics applied across the entire organization, Rogers can identify and reward top performers.

Taleo World luncheon attendees used on-site voting devices to choose the winner after viewing video profiles of three finalists. The three contenders were selected from a large number of submissions by a panel of industry experts known for identifying and advocating Talent Intelligence best practices: Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates; Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research; and Heidi Spirgi, President of Knowledge Infusion.

"Every year, the Innovation Award ceremony shines a deserving spotlight on the people who are shaping the future of Talent Management," said Neil Hudspith, chief customer officer at Taleo. "By creatively applying Talent Intelligence to solve their strategic business problems, these innovative organizations are merging business and talent strategies into a single and successful vision. We congratulate them all."

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.

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