Cornerstone OnDemand to Present Research Findings at Learning Live

Internal Recruitment Research Reveals Organisations May Be Overlooking the Best Candidates for New Roles: Their Own Employees

LONDON, 10 September 2014: Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced that Geoffroy De Lestrange, Marketing Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand and David Wilson, Managing Director, eLearnity, will be presenting the findings of a joint internal recruitment study, Your Company’s Got Talent, at Learning Live on 10 September at 2:45pm BST.

The study, which polled HR professionals representing 363 European organisations across a number of vertical sectors, found that organisations could be missing out on top talent and increasing costs by neglecting internal recruitment. According to the research, over three quarters of organisations (77 percent) understand that internal recruitment is critical, but 54 percent do less than a third of their recruiting from their existing employee base.

The presentation will discuss the key lessons and insights gathered from the study, including:

  • The priorities and context for internal and external talent
  • Who really drives the internal recruitment process?
  • What is the role of technology?
  • What are the outcomes from internal recruitment?
  • How does the UK differ from Germany, France and Italy?

“David and I are delighted to be presenting the findings of the Your Company’s Got Talent study,” said De Lestrange. “Employees are a company’s most important asset and therefore it makes sense for organisations to hold on to them by recruiting from within. Our research shows that there are currently barriers to organisations making the most of internal recruitment and reaping the benefits. In our presentation, we hope to dispel those barriers and highlight how organisations can achieve success through internal recruitment.”

To download the full report, Your Company’s Got Talent – Internal Recruitment Issues in the European Marketplace 2014, please click here.


About Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a leader in cloud-based applications for talent management. The company’s solutions help organisations recruit, train, manage and engage their employees, empowering their people and increasing workforce productivity. Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by over 1,800 clients worldwide, spanning more than 15.5 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. For more information about Cornerstone, visit Read Cornerstone’s blog at Follow Cornerstone on Twitter at Like Cornerstone on Facebook at

About the Speakers

David Wilson, Managing Director, eLearnity

David Wilson is eLearnity’s founder and managing director, and one of the leading authorities on learning technology and innovation within Europe. A major commentator on the e-learning industry since its inception, David is the author of many leading strategy papers on e-learning, and is a frequent contributor of articles and magazine columns, as well as speaking at major learning conferences in the UK and Europe.

David is a strategic advisor to many major corporate and e-learning organisations, and has contributed futures research on learning and workforce development for the CIPD and Cabinet Office.

Geoffroy De Lestrange, Marketing Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Geoffroy is Regional Marketing Manager for Southern Europe at Cornerstone OnDemand, a leading provider of unified talent management solutions. In his previous role, he worked in a training company where he was project manager for the implementation of new training management systems. He has been working as a professional marketer in the IT business in various countries in Europe for 15 years.

Notes to Editors

Cornerstone OnDemand would like to thank the analysts involved in the project, including David Wilson from Elearnity in the UK, Prof. Dr. Armin Trost from University Furtwangen in Germany, Prof. Mariano Corso and his team from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and Odile Pellier & Frédéric Oger, both members of ANDRH in France.

The research questionnaire was completed by HR professionals representing 363 organisations across the UK, France, Germany and Italy as an online poll and in the local language of each country. Findings were analysed on both a local and pan-European level. 

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