HR & Training Professionals to Share Best Practices for Sourcing & Retaining Top Talent in Economic

From: Cornerstone OnDemand
Published: Thu Nov 27 2008

Now more than ever, HR and training professionals are concerned about the impact the current economic downturn is having on their abilities to attract, develop and retain top performers for their organisations. Cornerstone OnDemand, a leader in on-demand, integrated learning and talent management software and services, and global business consulting firm Astadia Consulting UK Limited., are hosting a complimentary business breakfast for UK professionals to share and discuss best practices in employee sourcing and retention this Friday, November 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the MWB Business Exchange in London’s City.

According to recent CIPD research, more than 86 percent of UK employers are experiencing recruitment difficulties. Additionally, the number of employees in the UK who have been in their current job for more than five years has fallen to just 20 percent.1

"An organisation’s most valuable asset is its employees, but with more limited budgets and resources, businesses are becoming increasingly uncertain about the direction of their talent strategies," said Vincent Belliveau, General Manager, EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. "However, now is the time for companies to make the right investments and align their human capital management strategies with overall business goals in order to create organisational efficiencies and attract, cultivate and retain high-performing talent. Those that do will be better positioned for success."

Learning and talent management experts from both companies will reveal the best ways for businesses to gain advantages and strengthen their own talent management strategies in areas such as:

• Driving employee engagement
• Providing clear career path and employee development programmes
• Giving appropriate performance and recognition reviews
• Assessing compensation and benefit segmentation
• Facing internal and external recruitment challenges

Cornerstone and Astadia also will share case study examples of the successes their own clients are having with their employee sourcing, development and retention strategies.

Additional event speakers include Gary Evans, People and Development Architect for Homeloan Management Limited (HML), who will reveal key insights into how his company is leveraging Cornerstone’s talent management software to reduce employee time-to-competency, ensure compliance and streamline business processes. Ian Dye of Willis Global Recruitment also will provide an expert perspective on managing the recruitment of talent in a challenging environment.

The event is open to managers and directors who oversee HR, training, talent, performance and compensation, as well as HR information systems. Please note places are limited. To register, please visit Breakfast will be served. The location of MWB Business Exchange is 55 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1RX. The closest tube is Liverpool Street.


Notes for Editors

About Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand empowers people around the world with on-demand, integrated learning and talent management software and services for connecting, developing and performing in the workplace. Organisations of all sizes and industries employ Cornerstone’s easy-to-use, comprehensive solutions to grow and develop a high-performance culture, align talent management strategies to specific business goals, gain insight into their workforce and create organisational efficiencies. The company’s platforms include learning, social networking, compliance, performance, compensation and succession planning. Cornerstone also provides extended enterprise solutions to help companies collaborate with and train customers, vendors and other partners. And, Cornerstone’s extensive, real-time reports help organizations assess the effectiveness and ROI of their talent management technology investment. A pure, 100 percent Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, Cornerstone provides a faster, more flexible and more cost-effective way for companies to configure, deploy and maintain their talent management solution without the hassles of version upgrades and hardware and IT costs. Available in 13 languages and supported by global, 24x7 customer care, Cornerstone is used by more than 1.5 million active subscribers in more than 141 countries around the world.

For more information, visit

About Astadia Consulting UK Limited
Astadia Consulting UK Limited ( is a global business consulting and SaaS solutions company. We help clients of all sizes improve results by transforming business processes and technologies. With a passion for quality and experience earned from thousands of Cloud Computing initiatives, Astadia consultants positively impact the sales, marketing, customer service and employee performance efforts of clients around the corner and around the globe. Astadia is a key deployment partner for a number of leading Cloud Computing companies including, Cornerstone OnDemand, Eloqua, Google™, Workday, and Xactly. Astadia is ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies.

For more information, visit the Astadia website or call +44 (0)845 055 9758.

Further information from:

Sinead Reynolds-Berti, Cornerstone OnDemand, + 33 (0) 6 28 33 55 66;

Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, + 44 (0) 1727 860405;

Cornerstone® and Cornerstone OnDemand® are registered trademarks of Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.

1 CIPD, "Recruitment, Retention and Turnover 2008" June 2008
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