Taleo Corporation announced that IDC has recognised Taleo as a market leader in Integrated Talent Management in the 2011 MarketScape report.

Taleo maintained its leadership position in this year’s analysis with noted strengths in many areas including depth in capability of the individual talent functions, a robust partner ecosystem, strong brand recognition, global reach, and a track record of innovative research and development and integration.

The report is IDC’s annual analysis of software vendors that offer integrated solutions to help companies attract, develop and retain their workforces. These solutions include software for recruiting and staffing, learning and development, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning, all supported by a base of competency management and assessment. Taleo is cited for vision and execution in providing organisations with a superior end-to-end solution capable of meeting the needs of the entire employee lifecycle. According to IDC, Taleo’s strengths also include the Talent Grid, which positions the Taleo talent management suite as the focal point in a talent-partner ecosystem that enables data exchange, seamless reporting, and tighter integration through published APIs, as well as Taleo’s analytics capabilities.

“Strategic organisations are realising that talent is key to growth and they can achieve business goals by integrating the various silos in HR. Taleo understands this and continues to lead the way in the talent management industry,” said Lisa Rowan, Program Director for HR and Talent Management Services with IDC. “By adding learning capabilities through its recent acquisition of Learn.com Taleo has completed filling out the five pillars of talent management and continues to expand its range of talent management capabilities.”

“Businesses are turning to Taleo for talent intelligence, the key insights needed to help power their talent management strategies. These companies depend on Taleo’s complete offering of software solutions and access to the largest global community of talent management experts and partners to achieve growth,” said Shail Khiyara, Taleo’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are pleased to see that our market momentum, suite offerings and proven record of successful acquisitions is reflected in IDC’s analysis.”