SuccessFactors Employee Profile Drives Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, and Talent Insight for Zappos.com and Advocate Health Care
SAN FRANCISCO – June 5, 2008 – SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced at the company’s global user conference, SuccessConnect, that a number of SuccessFactors customers, from growing businesses like Zappos.com to large enterprises like Advocate Health Care, have embraced SuccessFactors’ Employee Profile solution.
Given the popularity of social networks like Facebook and MySpace, today’s knowledge workers are increasingly looking to leverage easy-to-use, consumerized technology to increase collaboration, communication and visibility. SuccessFactors Employee Profile creates a company network where employees can paint a more complete picture of who they are, providing clear vision to an organization’s employees and culture at the fingertips of everyone at work. Employee Profile is an integrated part of the SuccessFactors Performance & Talent Management suite and uses social media technologies like tagging, social networking and other tools to provide employees with the opportunity to express more fully who they are and the value they bring to the organization. Employee Profile drives employee performance through wide-spread knowledge sharing, effective collaboration and virtual teaming, giving all types of businesses, from small to mid-sized and large companies, the ability to collaborate more effectively and make more informed talent decisions.
Most small- and medium-sized organizations do not have an effective method of capturing a complete snapshot of their employees’ skills, experiences, talents and interests. Zappos.com, a leading Internet retailer of shoes, accessories and apparel, recently selected SuccessFactors Employee Profile as a means to create a greater sense of community in its workplace, promote internal recognition amongst employees and drive higher employee engagement. Zappos.com is a high-tech environment that strives to create personal connections across its two locations, which together total more than 1,600 employees. Zappos.com hopes that Employee Profile will help to weave these interactions and collaborations across the company’s workforce.
“At Zappos, it has always been extremely important to foster a family feeling and engage our employees, particularly as we grow as an organization. We strive to keep employee morale high and to develop a better understanding of who our employees are and what they bring to the company, to maintain our overall company culture. Because our business operates 24 hours a day, not everyone has the opportunity to interact with one another inside the workplace, due to different shifts and locations,” said Rebecca Ratner, director of human resources for Zappos.com. “SuccessFactors Employee Profile is an interesting product we've found that can potentially bring all of our people together in an environment that allows them to share their interests, knowledge and ideas. Our employee base already enjoys engaging with friends and family on social sites like Facebook, so we believe the look and feel of Employee Profile will be engaging, familiar and fun for them to use.”
“Employee Profile gives companies a window into what each employee potentially brings the organization, helping them to make informed decisions on deploying talent. It also facilitates collaboration, far beyond the rigid confines of functional organizational structures or geographic locations,” said David Karel, director, Product Marketing at SuccessFactors. “A Facebook for the enterprise, SuccessFactors Employee Profile is revolutionizing the future of work; enabling employee interactions and knowledge sharing that just does not happen in old-style traditional business environment.”
SuccessFactors Employee Profile enables organizations to collaborate more effectively and make more informed talent decisions, while at the same time providing employees the opportunity to express who they are and the value they bring to the organization. Employee Profile is part of the SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management Suite of applications, which includes Performance Management, Goal Management, 360 Degree Reviews, Succession Management, Compensation Management, Learning and Development, Recruiting Management, and Analytics and Reporting, which collectively create 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 SuccessConnect 2008
SuccessConnect 2008, SuccessFactors’ Global User Conference, is the company’s largest and most comprehensive customer gathering. Taking place June 2 - 5, 2008 in San Francisco, the conference brings together organizations that are committed to revolutionizing the future of work and delivers spectacular keynotes, high-impact performance and talent management tracks and best practices sessions. For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.successfactors.com/successconnect.
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 achieve high-performing workforces by enabling goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,950 customers across more than 60 industries, with more than 3.7 million end users in over 185 countries using the application in 22 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices around the world, the company employs more than 700 people, all passionately focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit: http://www.successfactors.com.
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