Cornerstone OnDemand and Turner Broadcasting System to Co-Present at the HR Technology Conference & Expo

Turner’s VP of Talent Management to discuss the company’s holistic approach to managing and developing its global workforce and filling leadership pipelines


Santa Monica, Calif., September 23, 2009 – Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. (Booth No. 308) today announced that Michele Golden, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Vice President of Talent Management & Diversity, will present with Cornerstone’s Vice President of Global Account Services, Frank Ricciardi, at next week’s HR Technology Conference & Expo, to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place.  The session, entitled “Turner Broadcasting Produces a Talent Management Program,” is scheduled for Friday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Room N226. 


During the session, Golden and Ricciardi will discuss the business benefits of taking an integrated approach to learning and talent management.  Golden also will share insight into Turner’s decision to take a holistic approach to managing, developing and retaining its 11,000 employees worldwide – and across several distinct news and entertainment brands such as CNN, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network.  This includes how Turner’s Talent Management team reevaluated its strategy, role and processes in key areas such as performance management, succession planning, and learning and development to better align with the company’s key business objectives. 


Equally important was choosing the right technology solution that could support Turner’s new integrated talent management strategy and help to streamline and simplify internal human resource processes.  Other objectives included enhancing the user experience and improving the company’s intelligence about its internal talent. 


“Turner’s mission is to find, grow and keep the best talent, as well as to ensure we have a pipeline of ready talent to further our position as a global media and entertainment leader,” said Golden.  “Since we leverage new technologies for content distribution, it was important for us to choose a software solution that was fresh and fit with our business.  Cornerstone OnDemand’s team has been a valued resource throughout the implementation process, and their comprehensive approach provides us with the right technology foundation for integrating HR processes across our global workforce.” 


Golden also will delve into Turner’s implementation process, discuss how the team is measuring results and share lessons learned – such as the importance of developing a solid business case for their talent management strategy. 


“One of the biggest problems for organizations operating in silos is slower response to changing business needs and employee demands,” said Cornerstone OnDemand’s Ricciardi.  “By integrating learning with performance management and succession planning, companies like Turner are able to provide their employees with more targeted development, recognition and career growth opportunities.  Even more compelling is the business impact, which research shows can result in 26 percent higher revenue per employee than companies without a holistic approach.” 


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About Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


About Cornerstone OnDemand
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.  Cornerstone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions span the workforce lifecycle, including onboarding, learning, social networking, compliance, performance, compensation and succession planning.  The company also provides extended enterprise solutions to help companies better train and collaborate with customers, vendors and resellers.  Available in 16 languages and supported by global, 24x7 customer care, Cornerstone is used by more than 2.7 million active subscribers in 141 countries.  The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and has international offices in London, Paris, Munich and Tel Aviv. 


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