Taleo Performance Selected as “Best Human Resources Solution” by the Software & Information Industry Association

20 May 2009 – Taleo Corporation (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that Taleo Performance, the company’s performance management solution for enterprises, has been chosen by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as the “Best Human Resources Solution” in its 24th annual CODiE Awards. Taleo Performance beat out finalists’ iQor, Kenexa, NuView Systems, Inc., and SuccessFactors to take top honors. The CODiE Awards cover 30 software categories, 23 education categories and 14 content categories.

Launched in February 2008, Taleo Performance provides tools for goals management, performance reviews, succession planning and development planning. Taleo Performance provides companies with a solution to significantly increase their employee engagement and better align their workforce with corporate objectives. Combined with Taleo’s industry-leading recruitment solution, Taleo Recruiting, companies have the ability to leverage a unified talent management platform to obtain a more holistic view of their workforce.

Over the past 15 months, organisations across numerous industries have selected Taleo Performance to transform their performance management practices from an annual administrative event into an everyday occurrence. In February 2009, just one year after being introduced to the market, Taleo Performance was listed in the Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software.

“We are very proud of this accomplishment”, said Michael Gregoire, Chairman and CEO of Taleo. “This prestigious recognition further validates not only the strength of our performance management solution, but the need for all companies around the world to focus on their biggest asset – their people.”

The CODiE Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has continued to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. The CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The CODiE Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as prestigious representation of outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry.

“Now in its 24th year, the CODiE Awards continue to recognise those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries,” noted SIIA President Ken Wasch. “In addition, its winners are a prolific testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to businesses and consumers. SIIA warmly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of the CODiE Awards, whose innovation is essential for continuing America’s leadership in the global knowledge economy,” Wasch continued.

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