RiseSmart, a leader in next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, today announced its participation on Taleo’s Talent Grid™, the world’s most comprehensive cloud community for Talent Management. RiseSmart’s Transition Concierge has joined the community’s Solution Exchange, making it easy for Taleo customers to learn more about the next-generation outplacement solution.

“When Taleo Business Edition customers choose Transition Concierge as their outplacement solution, they can quickly and easily migrate their displaced employee talent-related data into the Transition Concierge system,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart founder and CEO. “This will help speed time-to-placement for laid-off employees. Now, through our participation in Taleo’s Solution Exchange, we expect more customers to explore, evaluate, and learn the benefits of this integrated solution.”

The first and only cloud-based community of its kind, the Talent Grid harnesses the power of online communities and mass participation in the cloud to provide Taleo customers with superior talent intelligence. By pairing social networking with Talent Management, Taleo's Talent Grid is bringing together thousands, and potentially millions, to share knowledge, link job seekers with open positions, and solve talent management problems.

“We are dedicated to providing better insight for companies at all stages of the talent lifecycle,” said Michael Boese, Taleo’s Senior Vice President, SMB and Talent Grid Field Operations. “RiseSmart’s solution helps us deliver on that breadth of support—all within the industry’s premier cloud community experience.”

To learn more about RiseSmart’s solutions available for Taleo customers, visit the Solution Exchange at http://solutionexchange.taleo.net/sx/partner/88/RiseSmart.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

RiseSmart, the RiseSmart logo, Transition Concierge, Transition Concierge To-Go, SmartRedeploy, Recruit Concierge, Talent Assurance, Job Assurance, SmartConsult, SmartSource, and Transitioning Talent. Changing Lives. are trademarks of RiseSmart, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.

About Taleo

Taleo’s cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. More than 4,700 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers and more than 200 million candidates, 100 partners and industry experts.

About The Taleo Talent Grid

The Talent Grid provides the world’s most comprehensive cloud community for Taleo customers, partners and job seekers to share best and "next" practices, discover innovative solutions and interact to match up the world's top jobs with the best talent. The Talent Grid includes: Knowledge Exchange, an online customer forum; Solution Exchange, an online partner application and solution marketplace; and Talent Exchange, an online talent marketplace where candidates and companies can connect. These communities run in the cloud and are built on a collaborative Web 2.0 framework. The Talent Grid is seamlessly accessible through Taleo's on-demand Talent Management solutions, available for companies of all sizes.


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15 September 2010

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