The next generation performance management solution
built to transform the way organizations align, develop,
and motivate talent.
Taleo Performance™ combines innovative performance,
goals, career, and succession management with the
leading talent management platform for a unified view
of talent and performance across your workforce.
Leading organizations need to acquire and retain top talent
to drive innovation and execution. With skill shortages,
high turnover, low employee engagement, leadership gaps,
and globalization, effective talent management is harder
than ever. Managers and executives need to systematically
assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce to better
accomplish their business objectives.
Many companies have looked to performance management
systems to help answer this challenge. First generation
solutions delivered only process automation and compli-
ance. Now Taleo has reinvented performance management
with a focus on user adoption and a direct connection to
Our unique combination of intuitive usability, unified view
of talent, and integration with common productivity tools
changes performance management from an annual
administrative event into a powerful solution for improving
business results. Designed from a business perspective,
Taleo Performance delivers increased retention, reduced
leadership gaps, improved quality of hire, and alignment of
people with goals.
Combine innovative goals, performance, career, and suc-
cession management with the industry leading on demand
talent management platform to help you achieve improved
performance across your workforce.
The Next Generation of Strategic Performance Management
Boost your organization’s performance with the most innovative combina- Taleo Performance
tion of talent acquisition and performance management available. Assess,
• Performance Management
acquire, develop, and align your workforce with an intuitive interface and
processes that improve retention, remove leadership gaps, improve quality • Goals Management
of hire, and align people with goals.
• Career Management
From the award-winning leader in talent management comes a new genera- • Succession Planning
tion of performance management solutions. Taleo combined knowledge from
leading HR experts and Web 2.0 technologies for a fresh new way to drive
higher business performance—Taleo Performance™.
Designed for People—Built for Business
• Improved quality of hire.
With Taleo Performance, we reinvented performance management from the
ground up—as a business function rather than a compliance event. Now • Better talent decisions.
not just HR—but employees, managers, and executives—can work with
• Fewer leadership gaps.
performance information in a context that’s relevant to their career goals and
business challenges. With ownership and adoption by line managers and • Improved retention.
employees, performance management transforms an administrative process • Increased employee engagement.
into a significant driver of business results.
New Workforce—New Thinking
• Goals aligned with resources.
• True leadership development.
• Real succession plans.
• Holistic performance views.
Managers can view succession plans and talent pools at a glance, make candidate
comparisons, and reduce the number of leadership gaps in the organization.
Usability: The Key to Popular Adoption
Popular adoption demands ease of use. So we designed a simpler and
more intuitive interface for people to use. Taleo Performance employs Web
2.0 technologies that accelerated rapid adoption of popular websites like
Amazon.com, Facebook, and Google. Your people get relevant information,
usability, and collaboration tools that work just like consumer websites.
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• Simplify the Experience. Combined information, User Driven Content for Accuracy and Scalability
usability, and collaboration eliminates functional Meeting the daily needs of business users requires
silos and facilitates better decisions. performance data that is relevant and always up to
date. Taleo Performance removes HR’s burden of
• Use One-Click Navigation. Managers access
developing and maintaining common performance
performance, career, goal, and succession
data in favor of a more end user driven approach.
information for any team member from a single
view with one click navigation and side by side • Rapidly Generate Performance Content. Con-
comparisons. tent that comes from users becomes very robust
• Make Performance Easier. Integration with very quickly. Examples of rapidly generated user
common productivity tools such as Microsoft content include YouTube and Wikipedia.
Outlook makes performance management an • Gather Accurate Information. Career paths,
everyday affair. organization charts, succession plans, and job
• Productivity Tool Integration. Provide feedback, profiles that develop organically are more accu-
capture supporting information, and handle rate and valuable.
performance reviews as part of natural work
Performance Management on a Unified Platform
patterns—without logging on to the application. Makes the Difference
• Display a Unified View. Display talent profiles Taleo established the most secure, scalable, and
as trading cards with performance, career, goal reliable enterprise talent management platform in
plans, and succession statistics available in a the industry. Now with Taleo Performance, we’ve
single click. added new innovative tools and methods for
unified views of talent, processes, and information
Enhanced Collaboration and Feedback that ERP and point solutions simply cannot match.
Our advanced collaboration works the same way
as popular social networking tools. Users build Running on our proven on demand platform, Taleo
networks by adding individuals or importing Performance goes far beyond traditional perfor-
whole groups from tools like Microsoft Outlook. mance management.
They systematically share feedback and collabo-
rate—from gathering performance review infor- • Manage Talent Risks. You not only align goals
mation and connecting on goals and projects to but also see the associated talent risks.
getting feedback on succession plans. • Build a Performance Culture. You not only com-
plete performance reviews but also manage daily
• Improve Communication. Powerful capabilities performance.
systematically share performance review infor-
mation, goals and project information, and input • View All Your Options. You not only use a
for succession plans. succession planning pool but also see all your
internal and external options.
• Enable Immediate Feedback. Managers can eas-
ily gather feedback to rate team member perfor-
mance. External contacts can also be included in
your performance network.
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• Focal and Anniversary Reviews
• Easy Performance Review Definition
• Competency Management
• Complex Workflow Definitions
• Self Evaluation & Manager Reviews
• Offline Reviews
• Authoring Tools and Reporting
• Language and Spelling Checker
• Executive Dashboards and Drilldown
• Business Plan Organization Hierarchy
Our unified view displays talent profiles as trading cards with performance, career, goal
plans, and succession statistics available in a single click.
• Cascading Business Goals
• Initiative Management
• Goal Plan Designer
• Employee Goal Plans
• Employee Action Items
• Approval Processing
• Self-Directed Career Planning
• Career Scenarios and Paths
• Career Mentor Collaboration
• User Defined Searches
• Predefined Smart Searches
Managers can easily gather feedback to assist them in rating the performance of team • Job Comparison Tools
members and external contacts and also be included in the network.
• Development Plans & Action Items
• Career Alerts
Designed for people and built for business, Taleo Performance will change
how your organization thinks about performance management, goals man- Succession Planning
agement, career management, and succession planning. • Team Modeling
• Succession Plans
• Succession Pools
• Succession Candidates
• External Candidate & Contact
• Candidate Comparisons
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Performance Management—From Annual Reviews employees, or top performers. They usually show
to Everyday Performance you a team view and possibly other employees
Traditional performance review methods have within your organization. Because performance
fallen short due to the burdensome collection of runs on the same unified platform as your recruit-
supporting data. Reviews become a merit increase ing, your succession plans give you a single view
requirement rather than a tool for assessment of all available talent for that position. You see
and development. Our email integration enables the people on your team, employees from other
rapid ongoing feedback request and capture with departments, and external candidates or contacts
supporting documents—without logging into the in your personal network.
application. That means most content is already
assembled at review time. Instead of writing the Empower Talent Across the Enterprise with Taleo
review, the manager organizes, compares, and Performance
synthesizes the information. • Empower Employees. Deploy tools they can use
to take charge of their own career. They build
Goals Management—From Goals Alignment to collaborative networks with their peers, see
Understanding Talent Impact dynamic career paths, and have new internal
Taleo Performance is not a collection of disparate employment opportunities pushed to them on a
solutions or databases. On a unified platform, man- regular basis.
agers see not only their goals, but also risk factors
that might impede their completion. For example, • Empower Managers. Offer a single, unified view
a particular goal may be compromised if a high of talent management information and processes.
risk employee leaves or there are skill shortages on They get one screen, one click, talent manage-
the team. Taleo ties in risk of loss and succession ment information-with easy-to-use collaboration
information into goals management so you have and communication tools.
the tools to better manage your business outcomes. • Empower Executives. Establish real-time succes-
sion plans for top managers, high potential em-
Career Management—Dynamically Generated
Career Paths ployees, and critical talent. They get immediate
Performance data must be relevant and current. visibility into key decision support information
Instead of creating predefined career paths, you on talent to drive business decisions.
can use transfer and promotion histories captured • Empower HR. Transform talent management
by the system. People view not only organization practices and build a new mindset throughout
charts, but also the actual career paths taken by the organization through executive decision sup-
others with similar skills, preferences, and roles port, manager operational tools, and employee
within the organization. Then they get the ability personalized self-management tools.
to network with those employees and learn more
about a potential new job or career. From attracting and recruiting passive candidates
at your career sites to annual performance reviews
Succession Planning—A Unified View for and aligning people to business goals, you get a
Assessing All Options unified platform to achieve improved performance
Traditional succession planning provides limited across your workforce.
views of your options when it comes to finding a
successor for executives, managers, high potential Contact your Taleo representative today.
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