SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Taleo
Corporation (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of talent management
solutions, today announced it has completed implementation into eight
countries of its solution with global pharmaceutical giant Roche. Taleo has
helped Roche improve the effectiveness and transparency of its global staffing
by reducing costs and selecting quality candidates quickly. Roche now uses
Taleo's on demand talent management solutions in countries across the globe
including the UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, South
Africa and Spain. Roche is also planning on expanding its implementation of
Taleo throughout additional countries this year.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world's leading
research-based healthcare companies, with approximately 68,000 employees in
150 countries. Prior to Taleo, the company typically received thousands of
applications per month, both online and through paper based CVs, but there was
no candidate pool or systematic process for selecting suitable and talented
individuals quickly. As a result, a strategic decision was made to implement
Taleo's talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop and align its
"In the past, our recruiters were operating in the traditional and
reactive way. They used to pre-screen the thousands of CVs they were receiving
by using approximate key words," states Andreas Kuhlen, i-HR Project Manager,
Global Talent Sourcing at Roche. "They would then print a hundred resumes and
go through them manually. Today, the Taleo solution enables us to select the
top profiles in a few seconds thanks to the pre-screening questions and
processes we put in place, based on our business needs and our culture. We
reduced agency costs by sourcing more via our careers site at 'Roche.com' and
by proactively managing and monitoring agency submissions."
Christoph Thoma, Head of Corporate HR Planning and Controlling at Roche,
continues, "Each position we have to offer at Roche should be visible on a
local and global web page and, at the same time, each person interested in
working with our company should be able to leave their data. We needed a
solution that would enable us to find the high quality talent among these
numerous candidates before they would move to our competitors, and Taleo helps
us achieve these goals."
Taleo's on demand talent management solution covers the whole Roche
staffing process from requisition to hire, managing all candidate activities.
HR departments share a pool of candidates and have transparent staffing
processes, increasing global efficiency. Roche now has 40,000 candidates a
month visiting its corporate careers website to apply online rather than
having to compare applications from different mediums. As a result, staffing
is now viewed as a strategic asset to the company and recruiters are perceived
as value-added professionals who provide line managers with the best employee
quickly, whether it is an internal or external candidate.
Taleo Group Vice President Neil Hudspith comments, "Roche was facing a
classic problem experienced by many large organisations, when it comes to
dealing with thousands of resumes and applicants. The company has been very
successful in attracting candidates, but needed a solution to coordinate and
evaluate the data more effectively. Taleo has enabled Roche to save time and
increase efficiency. As a result Roche has been successful in making
recruitment a strategic asset for the company, and a foundation for their
global talent management strategy."
Taleo delivers on demand talent management solutions that enable
organizations of all sizes to assess, acquire, develop and align their
workforce for improved business performance. Taleo's customers use its suite
of solutions to improve their talent management processes to reduce the time
and costs associated with these processes and to enhance the quality,
productivity and efficiency of their workforces. Taleo currently has more
than 350 corporate customers with approximately 500,000 registered users who
use our services to fill positions in almost 100 countries. For more
information visit www.taleo.com.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the worlds leading
research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and
diagnostics. As a supplier of innovative products and services for the early
detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Group
contributes on a broad range of fronts to improving people's health and
quality of life. Roche is a world leader in diagnostics, the leading supplier
of medicines for cancer and transplantation and a market leader in virology.
In 2005 sales by the Pharmaceuticals Division totalled 27.3 billion Swiss
francs, and the Diagnostics Division posted sales of 8.2 billion Swiss francs.
Roche employs roughly 70,000 people in 150 countries and has R&D agreements
and strategic alliances with numerous partners, including majority ownership
interests in Genentech and Chugai. Additional information about the Roche
Group is available on the Internet http://www.roche.com .
SOURCE Taleo Corporation