Thomas International And Taleo In Agreement
Taleo a leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions and Thomas International, the global provider of on-demand business assessment tools, has announced a partnership to bring an integrated recruiting and talent assessment solution to the European market.
European small and medium-sized enterprises today face a number of challenges. Apart from the impending retirement of the baby boom generation, issues of diversity and equal opportunities legislation, talent is the key issue. Recent research by Boston Consulting Group shows managing talent and improving leadership development as the next five years top issue for organisations. Educational qualifications are mistrusted. Scientific, technical and soft skills are in short supply. Corporates are fighting the war for talent. Without robust recruiting and assessment systems, which contribute to a strong employee brand, SMEs could easily lose out. Once recruited, engagement and retention are becoming a huge issue, given the more mobile lifestyles and higher lifestyle expectations of Generation Y.
Under the terms of the agreement,
Thomas International has integrated its personality assessment tools based on 60 years of research, used in 60 countries and focused on core SME issues, with
Taleos award winning Taleo Business Edition recruiting solution that is specifically designed for small and mid sized enterprises.