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Back in August, Gartner published their 2015 Talent Management Suites Magic Quadrant, where SuccessFactors was named a leader. Talent Management covers the entire spectrum of the hire to retire lifecycle of an employee, but I am personally pleased to talk about the Talent Acquisition components of this report.

To start, Leaders are defined by Gartner as organizations that “demonstrate a market-defining vision of how TM technology can help HR leaders achieve business objectives. Leaders have the ability to execute against that vision through products and services, and have demonstrated solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings.”

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Talent Acquisition on a global scale is a highly complex set of processes. It is the face of your company when it comes to talent management, it is a blending of marketing, content, culture, technology, process and cross department collaboration:    

  • Employer Branding    
  • Agency Management    
  • Sourcing Analytics    
  • Candidate Relationship Marketing    
  • New Hire Paperwork    
  • Procurement    
  • New Hire development and goals   
  • The list goes on and on

To be able to meet the needs as leaders, we have to help our customers meet the challenges on a global scale. The dedication that our customers and our product teams is unparalleled and has helped us to achieve this wonderful recognition. We continue this dedication with recent developments such as:

SMS notifications – giving recruiters and managers the ability to communicate with candidates, not only in developed nations but it helps exponentially in developing regions where cellphones are much more prevalent than email.

Continued compliance updates – So customers can keep in compliance with various regional, and local laws and regulations. In this release, we made updates to the many US compliance forms while improving workflows to support global compliance in 2015.

Hiring Manager Configuration Tools – Giving hiring managers the ability to set default content, collateral and links for new hires as well as set notification and welcome message content.

Google Maps Search – So customers can leverage Google’s mapping technology to not only present the candidate in their native language and with appropriate political boundaries.

We are honored to be recognized as a leader and will continue to provide innovative solutions to reduce complexity greatly improve the fundamentals of talent acquisition so you can achieve even greater results.

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