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Leading Talent Management Vendor Sponsors Major Aberdeen Group Onboarding Strategies Report

Santa Monica, CA – February 7, 2008Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., the only proven provider of on-demand, integrated talent management software and services, today announced that the company has partnered with analyst firm Aberdeen Group on their new, ground-breaking report entitled, “All Aboard: Effective Onboarding Strategies & Techniques.”

A long-time proponent of the importance of effective onboarding programs, Cornerstone recently launched Cornerstone Onboarding, a solution that is part of Cornerstone OnDemand’s fully integrated talent management platform for employee learning, compliance, performance, compensation, succession and analytics. Cornerstone Onboarding helps organizations increase employee engagement and retention, accelerate time-to-productivity, reduce new hire processing costs, connect employees to corporate strategy and company culture, immediately align new hire activity with business goals and ensure regulatory compliance.

The Aberdeen Group report is drawn from a survey of 794 responses and provides a roadmap for organizations seeking to achieve superior performance through “Best-in-Class” use of onboarding with regards to strategy, capabilities and technology. The report, authored by Aberdeen Group Research Director Kevin Martin, characterizes the organizational approaches used by companies that are the most successful in onboarding, and includes the role technology plays in that success.

“Given that sixty-eight percent (68%) of organizations that achieved Aberdeen’s Best-in-Class status describe their Onboarding solution as automated, whereas 56% of Laggard organizations describe their Onboarding system as paper-based, it’s difficult to argue against technology’s impact on Onboarding,” said Kevin Martin, Research Director, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen. “Also, our research found that near-term adoption of Onboarding technology among Best-in-Class organizations will be focused on improving the accuracy, timeliness, and awareness of new employee data, as well as the proactive pursuit and management of career development.”

“Onboarding goes beyond routine orientation to become a critical component of any integrated talent management strategy,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “We are pleased to sponsor such an insightful report from Aberdeen Group that highlights how technology solutions such as Cornerstone can help in automating onboarding processes for heightened employee engagement.”

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