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Spending Cuts and Staffing Challenges Make Talent Management Even More Critical for Public Sector Organizations

Cornerstone OnDemand white paper shares people management best practices for helping agencies reduce costs, improve productivity and build employee bench strength

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23, 2011 – With federal and state government agencies facing major deficits and budget shortfalls, fiscal year 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most difficult budget years on record for public sector organizations. But spending and staffing cuts today don’t have to occur at the expense of tomorrow’s people management needs. A new white paper from Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), “Making the Best of It: Why Tough Times Make Talent Management Essential in the Public Sector,” shares how effective learning and talent management software and strategies can help federal, state and municipal entities reduce costs and improve productivity in the short term while building a strong talent foundation for the future.

“In addition to having to do more with less, public sector employers are challenged with an aging workforce, competing with the private sector for top performers, and filling leadership and talent gaps,” said Miranda Ashby, director of public sector sales for Cornerstone OnDemand. “With effective learning and talent management strategies, organizations can develop their employees to be more productive and engaged and build bench strength for future talent needs.”

Using software to automate key processes forlearning management, performance management, succession planning and more also can provide organizations with better workforce intelligence for more informed planning and decision making, as well as improve efficiencies and mitigate risks inherent in manual, paper-based procedures.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in particular are a good option for federal, state and local agencies because they allow for rapid implementations at a much lower cost – and with greater operational efficiencies – than legacy, on-premise ERP systems.

“Because SaaS implementations do not require the same infrastructure as an on-premise system, organizations don’t have the hassle or expense of investing in servers or the people to support them,” commented Ashby. “With SaaS solutions, the vendor handles support, upgrades are seamless and agencies are better positioned to receive immediate benefits.”

To learn more about public sector talent management best practices and read a case study highlighting State of Nebraska’s investment in a SaaS solution to support its integrated learning and talent management strategy, download the white paper at

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Cornerstone powers the future ready workforce, with HR software and solutions designed to unite people, teams, technology and business, and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an AI-powered and skills-forward system designed for the contemporary workforce, we help organizations modernize the learning and development experience, deliver the most relevant content from anywhere, accelerate talent and career mobility, and establish skills as the universal language of growth and success across the business. Cornerstone serves over 6,000 customers and 75M users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages.

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