SOURCE: Taleo

September 15, 2010 14:48 ET

Taleo Names DaVita 2010 Customer Innovation Award Winner

Recognized for Creative Approaches to Leveraging Talent Intelligence

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that DaVita Inc. is this year's recipient of Taleo's Customer Innovation Award. The award, designed to acknowledge Taleo customers for their innovative planning and implementation of talent management practices, is being presented at Taleo's annual user conference, Taleo World.

"Implementing the suite of Taleo products has allowed us to streamline our recruiting process, gain insight into our employees and simultaneously cut down on spending," said Tony Blake, Vice President, Recruiting and HRIS. "As our company grows, we plan to concentrate on Talent Intelligence in order to best manage our key resource -- our teammates."

DaVita, a provider of dialysis services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure, was honored for their implementation of a centralized and streamlined onboarding process which resulted in a vast improvement in productivity, an increase in compliance from hiring managers and a savings of over 500,000 pages of paper a year.

One year ago, DaVita's new hire onboarding process was observed by hiring managers as one of the bottom five functions across the company, known as the "DaVita Village." A centralized team called the "Welcome Wagon" was consequently created with the goal of revolutionizing the process. Using the Taleo Recruiting and Onboarding systems, the Welcome Wagon was able to centralize new hire data collection, to-do checklists, automatic email reminders and new hire document collection. In addition, DaVita pioneered the permanent storage process of new hire onboarding documents through the use of Taleo Connect Client. Because all new hire paperwork is now completed online and inside the Taleo Onboarding system, DaVita has been able to eliminate paper throughout the entire process and save on 50,000 minutes of faxing a year.

"Through the Innovation Award, we're pleased to recognize companies that are taking a unique and creative approach to Talent Intelligence," said Neil Hudspith, Chief Customer Officer at Taleo. "It's great to see how companies use Taleo products in different ways to solve talent management issues, ultimately positioning them for growth in the future."

This year's contest received an impressive number of submissions addressing a range of talent management challenges and solutions. The panel of judges, known for their advocacy of better Talent Intelligence practices, included: Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates, Jason Corsello, Vice President of Knowledge Infusion, Alexia Martin, Director of Research and Analytics at CedarCrestone, and William Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company and coauthor of Mavericks at Work. The process also included voting by 1000 Taleo World attendees.

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Taleo's (NASDAQ: TLEO) cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. Nearly 4,700 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers and more than 200 million candidates and 100 partners and industry experts.

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This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo's solutions, results from use of Taleo's solutions, Taleo's growth prospects 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 announcement. 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 6, 2010, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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