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Enables Organizations to Quickly Identify Gaps and Effectively Recruit the Right Talent; Fully Integrated with Performance and Talent Management Suite

CHICAGO, IL – October 15, 2007 - SuccessFactors, the leading global provider of on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced new features for SuccessFactors Recruiting Management, a module that helps companies identify high potential candidates and ensure that the recruiting process is fully integrated with a company’s performance and talent management. The new robust candidate management capabilities substantially increase the functionality available for a company’s recruiting process.

Available now, the latest version of SuccessFactors Recruiting Management will be on display at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, at the company’s booth #1120 as well as at the “Industry’s First Integrated Performance & Recruiting Shootout” on Thursday, October 11. The integrated, Web 2.0 functionality streamlines and integrates feedback from the different recruiting stakeholders and helps the company make strategic human resource decisions that drive performance. New features include a unified candidate search functionality to quickly find candidates with specific qualifications by searching both current employee pools as well as candidate databases. Also new is candidate source effectiveness report for organizations to understand the most cost-effective and highest-performing sources of prospective employees.

"As the competition for talent increases, companies must adopt strategic recruiting practices to ensure that talent acquisitions are in line with company goals. SuccessFactors' comprehensive new recruiting module demonstrates that the company understands the importance of integrating the recruiting process seamlessly into every facet of a company's performance and talent management process," said Leighanne Levensaler, principal analyst for Bersin & Associates, a research and advisory company specializing in corporate talent management and learning.

“Tying in our recruiting processes with our performance management is the next logical step,” said Holiday Figdore, Corporate HR manager for Graham Packaging. “SuccessFactors integrated Recruiting Management module will help us identify talent gaps, bring new hires on board and ensure that new employees are aligned with our company goals. By using an integrated suite that unites all of our human resource programs, we are looking forward to closing talent gaps, aligning and motivating employees, and reducing turnover.”

SuccessFactors Recruiting Management streamlines the process of identifying, screening, selecting, hiring and on-boarding internal and external job applicants. The application enables organizations to quickly and accurately identify needed skills and immediately launch a search for the right person, and once hired, include this rich background information in their overall career profile.

“Traditional recruiting systems have done a credible job of automating numerous processes in hiring people. While efficient, these systems are not especially effective at sourcing best-fit candidates or helping to align new employees with the overall goals of an organization,” said Rob Bernshteyn, vice president of global product marketing and management at SuccessFactors. “SuccessFactors Recruiting Management seamlessly streamlines the process of converting candidates into productive employees by integrating recruiting with the entire performance and talent management process. Using our software, companies are able to boost hiring effectiveness by shedding light on where high performers were originally sourced and maximize the performance of new people, and increase employee satisfaction, motivation and engagement right from day one.”

SuccessFactors provides an on-demand performance and talent management solution designed to be used by almost every person throughout an organization. The solution automates the performance review process and creates a company-wide network of information related to employee performance, including skill-sets, interests, career aspirations, ability to relocate, experience, languages spoken and more. By providing deep, real-time company-wide visibility into such critical performance data, companies are able to make better, more informed decisions about how to promote, recruit, compensate, reward and manage their entire employee base.

About SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions that enable organizations of every size, across every industry and geography, to realize their employees' potential and thus drive business results. Its hosted service is organically built from the ground up - providing a fully integrated, modular suite of performance and talent management applications that provide customers with immediate process benefits and tangible return on investment. Fueled by customer success, SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,400 customers across over 60 industries, with more than 2 million end users in over 150 countries using the application in 18 languages. The company currently employs more than 700 people worldwide, all passionately focused on delighting customers through prompt and effective execution and constant improvement driven by customer feedback. SuccessFactors' customers include Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide, Textron, Sutter Healthcare, Direct Energy, Quintiles Transnational, Volkswagen of North America, Lancaster General Hospital and McDermott International, Inc. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple offices worldwide collaborating for strong local support and measurable success of customers.


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Kim Squire
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 7000 166

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