StepStone Solutions, one of the world’s leading talent management companies, has rebranded as ‘Lumesse.’ ( With rapid growth in its ‘Software-as-Service’ solutions over recent periods, and an active user base well in excess of a million people in 70 countries, the new brand is the first step in making Lumesse an increasingly high-profile, global player in the fast-growth talent management sector.

Lumesse is positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in Gartner, Inc’s 2011 “Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software. Leaders have strong product functionality and, often, provide superior customer experience. In addition, these vendors have strong direct sales and/or channel sales capabilities. Leading vendors also have strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support).

“As Lumesse we are building a new kind of company, a high technology talent management business that doesn’t talk about technology, but about people and their potential,” said Lumesse CEO, Matthew Parker. “Our rebrand is a watershed in our company development, but it’s much more than a change of name. We’re building a global talent management business that acts like a local company – a company that can help both employers and employees have better jobs and better results. And our ‘Inspiring Talent’ survey shows that many companies have a long way to go in getting the best from their people and in giving them careers that really inspire them.” (make ‘Inspiring Talent’ a link to the press release about this on the .com website)

Formed in 2003, StepStone Solutions separated from its parent company in a management buyout backed by HgCapital in April 2010. With over 1,700 customers, including major brands such as Bank of China International, Deutsche Telekom, Heineken, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Virgin Atlantic, and employees in 17 countries, Lumesse is a high-growth global success story in the talent management market. Lumesse provides ‘Software-as-a-Service’ solutions in both talent acquisition and talent management, with well over a million active users of its technology, served from global data centres.

“Many companies seem to be doing a great job in providing inspiring, supportive workplaces for their people,” adds Matthew Parker, Lumesse CEO. “But the report card for many others has to be ‘could do better,’ especially in areas like training, career development, performance appraisals and job recognition. As Lumesse we’ve set out a clear statement of our company values, based on what our people said they wanted the company to be, with a strong emphasis on our ability to provide a working environment and culture that inspires people – in Lumesse and in our customers – to do better and have more fun.”

“The talent management software market continues to grow in size and importance, yet it appears crowded, noisy and undifferentiated to buyers,” said Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates, a leading analyst firm in human resources and talent management. “Lumesse’s focus on creating a global brand which focuses on the ‘people benefits’ of talent management gives the company a clear and differentiated vision which goes far beyond the features and capabilities of software itself.”

“Our rebrand to Lumesse is the end of a long project and the start of a new chapter in our history,” said Michelle Martin, Global Head of Marketing. “The brand reflects the kind of company our people said they want to work for – vibrant, human, fun but focused, global in scale but local in execution and, above all, a business that generates fantastic outcomes for its customers and inspiring careers for their people.”

About Lumesse

Lumesse is the only global company making talent management solutions work locally. We help customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Our multi-cultural background and presence means we understand how to deliver talent solutions that work the way our customers work, as individuals and as teams, because no two people, organisations or cultures are the same. We regard differences as strengths, not as obstacles.

1,700 customers work with us in over 70 countries because they recognise that commitment, innovation and value only come from people. We help customers to unlock and inspire that human potential in their businesses. Our integrated talent management solutions are comprehensive, intuitive, secure and fully internationalised into over 50 languages.

We are exhibiting at this year’s HR Software Show on 15th & 16th June, so join us on stand number H350 to meet the Lumesse team. We’re really excited about our new brand and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Top 10 reasons why you should join us:

1. This is the first time we are showcasing Lumesse in the UK.
2. It’s FREE to attend!
3. Meet our experts – Email [email protected] if you would like to book a one to one meeting.
4. Gather information on the latest products and services.
5. See our customer Ruth Mundy from Mouchel present at 9.45am – 10.15am on 16th June: “Case Study: using technology to manage talent in a downturn”
6. Lumesse Talent Management and Lumesse Talent Acquisition demos on the stand.
7. Exciting competitions will be running throughout the show.
8. A great networking opportunity.
9. We’ve had an amazing exhibition stand designed that really illuminates us from the rest of the crowd! You’ve just got to see it!
10. It’s going to be a celebration of Lumesse – Cocktails and balloons galore!

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