SOURCE: Taleo

June 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Taleo Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software

Magic Quadrant Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on demand talent management solutions, today announced that Taleo has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders' quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software, 2008" (1) report.

According to the report, "Leaders in the e-recruitment software market have products that can meet the challenges presented by large, complex global organizations. These vendors have strong track records, and demonstrate strong sales and marketing execution. Typically, they have well-articulated strategies that include an in-depth focus (for example, workforce planning, contingent workforce management, vertical markets and geographic expansion) on talent acquisition or a broader focus on talent management (for example, performance management, succession management and compensation management)."

"In my opinion, our placement in the Leaders Quadrant for E-Recruiting is validation of Taleo's industry-leading recruiting solution as a key application within Taleo's unified talent management platform," said Michael Gregoire, president and CEO of Taleo. "Shifting employee demographics, low levels of engagement and high levels of employee turnover call out for a new generation of talent management applications. At Taleo, our goal is to maintain our leadership position by delivering the next generation, easy-to-use and highly integrated talent management applications."

The report examines "vendors that have more than 100 e-recruitment software customers with more than 1,000 employees, more than $25 million in total revenue (license, maintenance and services) or both." Gartner's evaluation criteria is based on the company's vision and ability to execute, which includes market understanding, overall viability, innovation, business model, market responsiveness and customer service experience. The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, can be viewed compliments of Taleo at: http://www.taleo.com/MagicQuadrant.

By developing the most advanced and integrated talent management applications in the marketplace, Taleo is re-defining the future of talent management by moving it beyond a simple tool used for cost reduction through process automation, to a suite of integrated applications that allow for significantly improved business performance through talent mobilization.

Taleo Recruiting is part of Taleo Enterprise Edition, a family of highly scalable applications which also includes Taleo Performance. These applications form the core of Taleo's unified talent management platform, which is transforming how companies source, recruit, manage and reward employees.

About Taleo

Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes, around the world to assess, acquire, develop and align their workforce for improved business performance. More than 1,700 organizations use Taleo, including 35 of the Fortune 100, for talent acquisition and performance management, with over 1.2 million users hiring 3.6 million employees from 86 million candidates in more than 190 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo's talent management platform runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo's solutions and results from 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 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 I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2008, Part II, Item 1A of Taleo's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC on May 12, 2008, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software," by J. Holincheck, June 10, 2008.

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