Avature Partners with Taleo to Deliver Candidate Relationship Management on the Taleo Talent Grid

Sep 15, 2010, 08:00 ET from Avature

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Avature today announced its new partnership with Taleo (Nasdaq: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand Talent Management solutions and its role on Taleo's Talent Grid™, the world's most comprehensive cloud community for Talent Management.  Avature joined the Solution Exchange, the online solutions marketplace of the Talent Grid, making it easy for Taleo customers to learn more about Avature's unique Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) offering.

Avature CRM is the only candidate management solution built specifically for recruiting. Designed for networking and sourcing from the Internet, Avature CRM brings state-of-the-art Web 2.0 technology and candidate engagement practices to Recruiting. Fast Boolean search (with custom operators and meta data tags) of all documents, notes, and user defined fields combines with Avature CRM's List Management and E-mail marketing features to make it the ideal system for global sourcing initiatives.  Avature CRM's new Portals module connects Interactive Recruitment Advertising seamlessly with e-mail marketing campaigns for improved candidate acquisition.

With this partnership, Avature brings candidate relationship management to the Solutions Exchange, empowering companies considering CRM with a robust resource for researching, evaluating and discussing CRM techniques in talent acquisition with peers and Avature experts alike.

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.

"Taleo's Talent Grid is the ideal cloud community for our product," stated Dimitri Boylan, CEO of Avature.  "On the Talent Grid, we will more easily communicate our value proposition to Taleo's customers and will be better able to respond to their needs."

"At Taleo, we are committed to providing the broadest insight for Talent Management through our own solutions and through our ecosystem of experts," said Michael Boese, Taleo's Senior Vice President, SMB and Talent Grid Field Operations. "With partners like Avature on the Solution Exchange, we are rapidly extending the full scope of what Talent Management technologies can offer -- all within the industry's premier cloud community experience."

To learn more about Avature's solutions available for Taleo customers, visit Solution Exchange at https://solutionexchange.taleo.net/sx/partner/96/Avature.

About Avature

Founded in 2004 by Dimitri Boylan, the co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature's flagship product, Avature CRM, is a Web 2.0 CRM designed for social networking and recruiting.  Currently 26 of the Fortune 500 use Avature CRM. Headquartered in New York, Avature has offices in the US, Europe and Latin America.  Information on Avature can be found at http://www.avatureCRM.com.

About Taleo

Taleo's (Nasdaq: TLEO) 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.

SOURCE Avature