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Taleos Online Talent Management Community Gains Momentum

Talent Grid Used for Global Collaboration, Candidate Sourcing and Solution Purchases Company Creates New Business Unit to Support Rapid Growth and Adoption
A few months after launching its Talent Grid set of online communities, Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO) announced today that it is exceeding its development and usage goals and has created a new business unit to support its rapid growth and adoption. The company has appointed Michael Boese to the newly created position of General Manager, Talent Grid and Group Vice President of Corporate Business Development. Taleo plans to continue to build out a dedicated staff of development, production, marketing, distribution and services professionals to support this business unit as demand grows.
The first and only cloud-based community of its kind, the Talent Grid offers Taleo customers unprecedented value and the ability to drive superior business performance. This is made possible by harnessing the power of collaboration. By pairing social networking with Talent Management, Taleos Talent Grid is bringing together thousands, and potentially millions, to share knowledge, offer insights and solve problems.
A set of three online exchanges, the Talent Grid provides a forum for Taleo customers, partners and job seekers to share best and next practices, discover innovative solutions and interact to match up the worlds top jobs with the best talent. The Talent Grid includes: the Knowledge Exchange, an online customer community the Solution Exchange, a partner ecosystem and the Talent Exchange, a marketplace where candidates and companies can connect. All three communities are built on and connected by a collaborative Web 2.0 framework. The Talent Grid is accessible as a convenient extension of Taleos on-demand Talent Management solutions for companies of all sizes.
At Taleo, we recognize the power of great Talent Management to transform and lead business performance, said Michael Gregoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. We are delighted at the early, powerful response by the worlds largest Talent Management ecosystemTaleos customers, partners and candidatesto collaborate, strategize and streamline their talent decisions through the Talent Grid since its launch in September. I am confident that under Mike Boeses experienced leadership, the Talent Grid will continue to grow and further empower organizations of all sizes to transform their workforces and their business performance.
 Michael Boese joined Taleo in 2006 as Group Vice President for Corporate Business Development.  In this role, he has been responsible for identifying and building new market opportunities to help Taleo capitalize on industry trends that will continue to advance corporate growth. This has included the strategic development of the Talent Grid since 2008.  With over 15 years of software and business building experience, Mr. Boese has worked with some of the technology industry's largest and most recognized companies, including SAP and PeopleSoft.


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