SOURCE: Taleo

March 23, 2011 08:00 ET

Taleo Customers Win Learning! 100 Awards for Outstanding Training and Development Programs

Elearning Media Group Recognizes Companies That Invest in Outstanding Learning Cultures

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO) announced that seven of its customers -- BDO Dunwoody, CDW Corporation, Cisco, Google, The Apothecary Shop, The Protocol School of Washington and Vi -- have been named Learning! 100 Award winners.

The Learning! 100 Awards program honors top learning organizations and is hosted by Elearning! Media Group (EMG), publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines. The awards recognize excellence in learning across enterprises that invest in a truly immersive learning culture. Winners were announced March 22.

Aberdeen Group has partnered with Elearning! Media Group on the Learning! 100 Awards with the goal of hosting a research-based program that gives organizations a benchmark for future development -- that is both quantitative and qualitative and unbiased by organizational size. The three-tiered evaluation process included Aberdeen's Best-in-Class Learning & Development study, EMG's Learning Culture Index, and organizational performance.

"Vi is honored to be selected for this award," said Judy Whitcomb, SPHR, assistant vice president of Learning and Organizational Development at Vi. "We use micro-sites within our online university, E-Campus, to provide highly relevant training and development. Since the inception of our online university nearly three years ago, online course use has grown over 1000 percent. Our partnership with Taleo has made the ability to create highly-customizable learning experiences and portals possible. Taleo gives their clients the tools and resources to meet their clients' needs."

"Taleo has been a significant contributor in our process of developing and implementing learning objectives," said Cyndi Laurin, PhD, training coordinator at The Apothecary Shop. "We have a small but highly complex organization with locations throughout the United States and multiple pharmaceutical areas of specialization. Taleo's platform facilitated the building of our virtual library, TAS | University, where our staff can effectively access data, presentations and other relevant pharmacy-specific Web sites from anywhere the internet serves at any given hour."

"We congratulate our customers for receiving this high recognition," said Jason Blessing, Senior Vice President of Products and Technology at Taleo. "We feel fortunate to work with organizations that both understand the need for best-in-class learning strategies and make the necessary investment to ensure their excellence. Taleo is committed to streamlined and flexible learning management solutions that truly drive performance through learning."

For more information on the Learning! 100 Awards, please visit http://www.2elearning.com/l100/about.htm

For more information on Taleo learning management solutions, please visit www.taleo.com.

About Taleo

Taleo's (NASDAQ: TLEO) cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. Over 5,000 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance, learning and compensation management, including 47 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers, more than 200 million candidates to date, and 140 partners and industry experts.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for and benefits from the use of Taleo's solutions. 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. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on February 28, 2011, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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