Sales Reach Milestone for Award-Winning Software that Optimises Talent in a Tough Economy

1 July 2009 – Taleo Corporation (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that its performance management solution for enterprises and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), has been adopted by more than 100 customers worldwide. Recently recognised as the “Best Human Resources Solution” for the 2009 CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), as well as being listed in the Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software, Taleo had blazed a significant trail in less than 16 months on the market.

Launched for enterprises in February 2008, Taleo Performance provides tools for goals management, performance reviews, succession planning, development planning and compensation management. The company also introduced a performance management solution for SMBs, Taleo Business Edition Perform, in November 2008. Taleo’s performance products provide companies of all sizes with solutions to significantly increase their employee engagement and better align their workforces with corporate objectives. Combined with Taleo’s industry-leading recruitment solutions, Taleo Recruiting for enterprises and Taleo Recruit for SMBs, the Taleo performance software provides companies with a powerful unified talent management platform to obtain a more holistic view of their workforce.

More than 100 organisations around the globe and across numerous industries have selected Taleo’s performance solution to transform their performance management practices from an annual administrative event into an everyday occurrence. Companies trusting Taleo with their performance management include enterprises such as Dow Chemical, Bic Groupe, California State Automobile Association and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and SMB’s including Imperial Toy Company, Emprise Bank, City of Montrose, Life Line Ambulance Services and Sooper Credit Union.

At 70% of the average company spend, talent is any business’ biggest competitive weapon,” said Michael Gregoire, Taleo Chairman and CEO. “The business environment is changing too quickly and the stakes are too high for businesses to find out more about their staff on Facebook than from their own systems. Businesses are putting talent at the top of their agendas and are turning to Taleo to help them move their staff investments from intangible costs to measurable fixed assets.

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