Taleo offers comprehensive recruiting, talent, learning and compensation management software designed for companies that want to source and hire the best talent while maximizing employee performance. This on-demand system is one of the most widely used performance management solutions on the market, in place at nearly half of Fortune 100 companies and boasting more than 5,000 customers worldwide.
Taleo has developed software systems for both the small business and large enterprise, and can be used across a wide variety of vertical markets. Taleo's recruiting software helps hiring managers and recruiters attract, source and hire the best candidates. The onboarding application streamlines the employee onboarding process, getting new hires up and running quickly by getting the right paperwork completed, the right equipment at each work station, and aligning new hire efforts with corporate strategy from Day One.
Performance management, goal management and succession planning tools ensure that companies get the most out of each new hire, driving better business results and optimizing employee ROI. The learning management system allows managers to create structured learning plans for each team member, develop social learning platforms, survey employees on their knowledge base, and track continuing education credits.
We would recommend Taleo to companies looking to improve the quality of each hire, increase employee retention rates, and optimize employee performance.
Luciano from Clarity Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Very complete/robust platform, variety of possibilties to setup/customize processes and pages. Chance to integrate with other softwares/platforms and also with social networks to recruit candidates. It offers a great control for managing all the processes (current or concluded). Designed to be consistent and stable.
Software is not very friendly, need of a technical professional to setup processes. The variety of resources and options may be confusing when the project becomes bigger. Right deployment is a key factor for success.
Understand how the software is capable to support your processes and what it offers additionally to improve it. Explore the administration functions to identify what kind of tech knowledge it will demand from your team.
Rachel from Dragados
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Excellent for the price, easy to use, easy to learn
Lacks a dedicated rep for technical issues. Difficult to get quick answers
If your team is very tech savvy, this is a great product.
Kelly from LivaNova
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
I like that it does give you a place to house your candidates.
This product has too many features and options to customize, too many reports need to be built only if you know how to code. The scheduling feature is very hard to work with and the bugs that happen are a bit scary.
If you are looking for a product that you can completely customize, this is the one. However, keep in mind, you need to have a TALEO super administrative person on staff or a budget to fill the needs of training, fixing, and setting every little piece up.
Cindy from RehabVisions
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
It is simple to add in candidates and positions, keeps good track of the candidates submitted for positions, reports are easy to make, easy to open the software, and it keeps track of your recent activity to candidates are easy to revert back to when needed
Duplicates names and positions regularly, can't search via zip code, not efficient enough for recruiting in my eyes unless your a smaller company (1 to 15), can't go back and delete things unless your an administrator (we all make mistakes but Taleo coerces even bigger issues when you have to get others involved). Can be frustrating
Be sure to look into many different platforms before picking one. Don't shy away from a product that might cost you a little more up front as the results will prove why. Make sure when demoing the product to run all the queries you currently do and also the ones that you would like to have/use; just to make sure the product meets those needs
Lindsey from Andersen Corporation
Specialty: Other Services
Our Taleo RSA is fantastic to work with, this does come at a hefty hourly rate.
Taleo is a difficult program for users to access, its slow and not intuitive. I also have not had great success working with our Customer Support Team, it is one of the more difficult vendors to work with.
Taleo is configurable however it's very important to set up the system in your planning process. We have the onboarding tool and have paid for it for 6 years now, however do not use it. This should have been set up from the start. It's very difficult and costly to implement new features in the system w/out an IT ATS wizard on your team.
Kayleigh from NIC, Inc.
Taleo gives us the ability to speed up our Onboarding process and create a positive first impression. Our employees are able to knock out their new hire paperwork before their first day, speeding up their time to production.
Occasionally there are bugs with the PDF's loading. For example the Form I-9 and state tax forms that we have our employees complete are sometimes unable to be completed online and we have to resort to filing them out manually. This causes a hiccup in our process and is sometimes a headache to reach out the employees with the form, ask them to complete it and email and scan back to us in a timely fashion.
I think it is important to shop around, be involved in as many demo's as you can and even ask your network who they are using so you can touch base with them and see what issues they have.