Lumesse Adds New Usability and Integration Features to Lumesse Learning Gateway…from Lumesse

April 24, 2012

 

Global E-Learning Deliverable Locally ‘From the Cloud’ Anywhere in the World

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

– Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced the latest version of its award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management system, Lumesse Learning Gateway 5.7, with a wide range of new capabilities that include enhanced reporting, additional languages, improved navigation and full integration with Lumesse ETWeb talent management.

The integration (announced earlier this month) with Lumesse ETWeb, delivered using the new Lumesse ETWeb Exchange service-oriented architecture, offers users fast and easy access to learning from a wide range of e-learning vendors anywhere in the world. Personalized, relevant learning content can be selected and delivered directly from the cloud within the familiar, web-based user experience of Lumesse ETWeb.

“Lumesse Learning Gateway takes the pain out of managing learning,” said Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker. “This release helps both learners and learning managers to find and manage the training they need. Learners can identify and start training that is directly relevant to their career goals and their company objectives through a familiar talent management environment. Training managers can control the process, workflow and reporting of learning with less effort and greater oversight. Organizations get better trained, more motivated people with lower costs and less administrative overhead.”

Lumesse Learning Gateway is a powerful and affordable cloud-based learning management system that delivers and manages sophisticated blended learning programmes that can include mobile and social learning, tests and assessments, personalized e-learning, and instructor-led training. Lumesse Learning Gateway is delivered as a SaaS solution configurable to exact needs to encourage high completion rates, and scalable for any number of learners and any amount of learning.

Among the improvements in Lumesse Learning Gateway 5.7 are:

  • A new scalable reporting framework generates attractive reports — from a standard, categorized library — that are easy to understand and use.
  • Added language support for learners: Chinese and Japanese for a total of 22 supported learner languages; and French and      Italian for a total of seven supported administrator languages.
  • A redesigned administrative portal offers simpler, more intuitive navigation of the powerful learning management capabilities in Lumesse Learning Gateway.

 

In addition, tight integration with Lumesse ETWeb talent management allows a learner-centric, consumerized user experience with single sign-on and a common look-and-feel that increases user adoption by making access and navigation simple and intuitive for all users. Users can quickly find best-match learning activities that support career development and objectives, start e-learning from within the talent management system, and easily identify recommended and mandatory training – supporting increased completion ratios. Direct access to development history and development plans from a Talent Profile give a clear overview of training taken and required, while integrated reporting measures and analyzes progress and completion against planned and mandatory learning, as well as cost breakdowns. Configurable workflows allow managers easy approval of learning activities.

Lumesse Learning Gateway 5.7 is available immediately.

For more information, please visit www.lumesse.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect

 


Learning Made Easy: Lumesse ETWeb V11.1 Includes Award-Winning Learning Management System…from Lumesse

April 16, 2012

 

Lumesse Integrates Learning Management Into Talent Management Solution: Consumerizes Experience of Finding, Initiating E-Learning

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

 Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, recently announced that it is continuing to deliver on its innovative product roadmap with the full integration of its SaaS-based learning management system, Lumesse Learning Gateway, into Lumesse ETWeb V11.1, its enterprise-class talent management solution.

Organizations using Lumesse ETWeb, which include some of the world’s largest brands, will now be able to offer employees fast and easy access to learning, where personalized, relevant learning content can be selected and delivered directly within the familiar, web-based user experience of Lumesse ETWeb. This close integration, delivered using the new Lumesse ETWeb Exchange service-oriented architecture, has been completed less than five months after the acquisition of the technology with Edvantage Group.

“Our aim is to make learning easy again,” said Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker. “We know that people love to learn but sometimes the technology makes it harder. By integrating our SaaS-based learning management technology seamlessly into Lumesse ETWeb, we allow employees and managers to be presented with a range of learning options that are directly relevant to their career goals and their company objectives. We believe that great talent management must incorporate targeted, high-quality learning that appeals to people and is easy to start – Lumesse ETWeb 11.1 makes choosing and using your learning as easy as online shopping.”

ETWeb Exchange, a new Service Oriented Architecture introduced with Lumesse ETWeb 11.1, addresses the demand for advanced system interoperability and increasing flexibility in the integration of web-based services. As well as permitting the seamless integration of learning management, this scalable and customizable SOA technology can support a wide range of common integration standards.

Lumesse ETWeb 11.1 brings the power of a very advanced learning management system into the heart of a highly-intuitive talent management system. Key advantages that have been designed-in include:

 

  • A learner-centric, consumerized user experience with single sign-on and a common look-and-feel (based on the all-new UX      introduced with Lumesse ETWeb 11) that makes access and navigation simple and intuitive for all users and increases user adoption.
  • Quickly finding best-match learning activities that support career development and objectives — whether classroom training, e-learning or blended learning activities.
  • The ability to start e-learning from within the talent management system.
  • Easily identifying recommended and mandatory training – supporting increased completion ratios.
  • Direct access to development history and development plans from a Talent Profile, giving a clear overview of training taken and required.
  • Integrated reporting and interactive analysis views to measure and analyze progress and completion against planned and      mandatory learning as well as cost breakdowns.
  • Configurable workflows that allow managers easy approval of learning activities.

 

Lumesse ETWeb 11.1 has a 100% web-based interface that now supports the latest version of major browsers, including IE9, FireFox and Safari. Almost 2,000 companies in over 70 countries, including major brands such as GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroen, British Airways and Carlsberg, now use technology from Lumesse, Europe’s largest independent software vendor in the talent management market.

Lumesse ETWeb 11.1 is available immediately as an update to all new and existing customers for Lumesse ETWeb 11, and is fully supported worldwide in over 30 languages by Lumesse.

For more information, please visit www.lumesse.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect

 


Lumesse wins silver award in the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology awards for Lumesse CourseBuilder…from Lumesse

January 30, 2012

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Lumesse, Europe’s largest independent talent management software vendor, has won a coveted Brandon Hall silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Content Authoring and/or Content Management Technology category for Lumesse CourseBuilder. The award for Lumesse, which unveiled Lumesse Learning, a portfolio of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based learning technologies, high-impact content and professional services at the Learning Technologies exhibition held in London in January 2012, follows the October 2011 acquisition of SaaS based e-learning experts Edvantage Group. Lumesse CourseBuilder is a multi award-winning, collaborative authoring platform which was also recently ranked amongst the ’2012 Top Authoring Tools’ by a leading training portal.

“At Lumesse we love to learn, and we love to win awards for our technology,” said Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker. “This is the second major award for our learning technology this month, the second consecutive time we have won a Brandon Hall award, and a great testament to the power and ease of use of Lumesse CourseBuilder. Our global customers are experiencing how collaborative, cloud-based technology that allows teams to create, share and re-use great content worldwide is helping them be more productive and driving greater employee and customer engagement, adoption and satisfaction.”

The Lumesse Learning SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) portfolio includes Lumesse CourseBuilder and Lumesse Learning Gateway, a fully configurable Learning Management System that was demonstrated at Learning Technologies 2012 with a new, fully-configurable user interface that can be self-configured by clients, and easily updated without vendor support, by dragging and dropping applications. Lumesse Learning also includes Lumesse Custom Content, Lumesse On-demand Content, and tight integration with Lumesse Talent Management.

Said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group, “2011 provided us with a unique viewpoint of how organizations are driving business results and performance improvement through technology. This was the year in which technology providers and their clients have been able to transform the power of mobile, social, talent, learning, sales and marketing technologies, with proven, validated results. Most impressive to our judges was an underlying theme around collaborative relationships, a deep understanding of client needs and how technology can be leveraged to create opportunities and operating efficiencies for organizations of all sizes. I am proud to announce these first-rate solution providers as award winners in the most competitive year yet.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior judges evaluated the entries along with Brandon Hall Group’s industry expert analysts and leadership. The winners are listed at www.brandon-hall.com.

For more information, please visit www.lumesse.com

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse voted ‘most flexible in implementation’ and ‘most cutting edge’ in technology shootout at HRO Summit Europe…from Lumesse

November 9, 2011

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, has been voted ‘most flexible in implementation’ and ‘most cutting edge’ in a live technology shootout at HRO Summit Europe. Lumesse also tied for first place in the ‘most innovative’ category with another vendor. Vendors taking part in the live shootout in front of an audience of HR professionals had just a few minutes to demonstrate the latest capabilities of their products and then faced questions from the audience on the technology showcased.

“This is a great endorsement for our talent management technology by the sort of knowledgeable and professional audience that the HRO Summit attracts,” said Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker. “In a crowded market it can be difficult for customers to cut through the competing claims, but a live shootout like this shows which vendors have the answers to the questions that real users want to ask.”

The technology shootout took place in Barcelona on 3 November 2011 at the HRO Summit Europe, the eighth year this prestigious event has taken place. Over 200 HR professionals attended HRO Summit Europe over 3 days in Barcelona, with almost 30 vendors represented.

“It was very brave of the vendors concerned to go in front of a live audience, especially with real time electronic voting, to present their technology,” said Faye Holland, Managing Director, European & Asia Pacific Operations, SharedXpertise, the event’s organiser. “Lumesse distinguished itself with a great demo of technology relevant to the audience and a good understanding of real user needs in a global context.”

“As a leader in the recruitment outsourcing market we’re not surprised to see Lumesse TalentLink win these nominations from an expert audience – it has great capabilities for RPOs and MSPs like hyphen, especially in terms of helping provide a great candidate experience and a rapid turnaround for customers in finding great staff,” added Rory Jeffcock, Client Services Director at hyphen Recruitment Outsourcing.

For more information, please visit www.lumesse.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse Acquires SaaS-based Learning Experts Edvantage Group…from Lumesse

October 5, 2011

 

Brings Talent Management Firm Award Winning Learning and Content Platform, Hundreds of Customers

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, this week announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Edvantage Group.

Over 500,000 users across hundreds of organizations use Edvantage Group’s SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) learning solutions to develop employee skills and competencies. Edvantage Group brings Lumesse world-class capabilities in learning management, content development and management, online content delivery, and custom course development. The two companies already share a number of customers and have pre-existing integrations between their respective product sets. The acquisition includes all customer contracts, intellectual property, assets and goodwill of the business and, subject to the usual regulatory approval by the Norwegian competition authorities, is expected to close during October.

“People love to learn, and learning is rising up the corporate agenda as every successful business needs to retain and develop its people as part of a full talent management strategy,” said Matthew Parker, CEO at Lumesse. “Acquiring Edvantage gives Lumesse an award-winning learning and content platform that will enhance the 2012 product roadmaps for both Lumesse TalentLink and Lumesse ETWeb. We are very excited to be welcoming this great company, its many high-profile customers, and its talented employees to the growing Lumesse family.”

Edvantage Group founder and CEO Thomas Berglund, who will be responsible for the Global Learning business in Lumesse, added: “We are very proud that we have been acquired by one of the world’s most people-focused software companies, with a truly global footprint, local expertise, financial strength and a passion for what they do. This acquisition secures a promising future for our customers, employees, partners and other stakeholders.”

The acquisition will accelerate the global growth of Lumesse, strengthen its leadership in Europe, extend its product set and increase its customer base by over 200 new companies to a total of over 1,900 in 70 countries worldwide. Already offering some of the most complete talent management solutions in the industry, Lumesse will broaden its products further to include Edvantage Group’s learning management system, award-winning content authoring platform, extensive range of on-demand content, and its custom developed e-learning programs. Lumesse customers will be able to easily provide formal, informal, social and mobile learning opportunities to employees as a part of a fully integrated talent development strategy.

Edvantage Group has won many high-profile clients for its learning solutions, including Virgin Atlantic, 7-Eleven, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Sony Ericsson, SEB and the UK MOD. Recent awards for its solutions include the 2010 UK E-Learning award winner for ‘E-learning Company of the Year’ and the 2011 Brandon Hall Award winner for ‘Best Advance in Technology for Rich-Media Authoring’ category. Edvantage Group has highly skilled people in the UK, the Nordic regions and across Europe.

“Since its founding in 1999 Edvantage Group has become recognized in the e-learning market for its strong client relationships, award-winning technologies and talented employees,” said. “We think they are a great fit for the Lumesse culture and we are looking forward to combining their strengths with ours during 2012 to bring a superb, fully integrated learning offering to our customers and to the global market.”

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse Mobile Now Available in Apple, Android and Blackberry App Stores…from Lumesse

September 27, 2011

 

Brings Mobility, Instant Access to Key Information About Candidates, Jobs, Interviews, Colleagues and Hiring Processes

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced the availability in the most popular app stores of its mobile interface for Lumesse TalentLink.

Lumesse Mobile is now available for customer smartphones or tablets in the Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry app stores.

Lumesse Mobile is a device-independent mobile application that supports an engaging way of working and collaborating, bringing mobility and instant access to key information about candidates, jobs, interviews, colleagues and hiring processes.

“Our customers told us they needed a way for their hiring and HR managers to access key information and decision making capabilities in Lumesse TalentLink while away from their desktops,” said Lumesse CEO, Matthew Parker. “We’ve responded by making Lumesse Mobile a core capability within Lumesse TalentLink and made it available for free download from the major app stores. It’s another example of our ‘Apps for Everything’ philosophy, which is setting the pace in the global talent management market.”

Lumesse Mobile brings a personalized recruitment experience to all types of users with a focus on engagement, efficiency and go-anywhere collaboration. Lumesse Mobile supports faster decision making, reduces process bottlenecks, provides instant insight to information regardless of time and location, and encourages greater collaboration among colleagues.

With Lumesse Mobile, users can:

  • Have secure and easy access to relevant data – seamlessly connected with Lumesse TalentLink.
  • Be relevant – create a personalized view of their most relevant information.
  • Work independently, but stay connected – get insights on new joiners in their organizations.
  • Collaborate for success – connect with colleagues on the move.
  • Reduce bottlenecks — manage, evaluate, review and approve on the go.
  • Connect with the world – post new jobs to social networks.
  • Engage with colleagues — maintain and share personal profiles with colleagues.

Lumesse Mobile is now available for all customers on Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry devices. The application is optimized for efficient use of mobile data, connecting securely to the SaaS-based Lumesse TalentLink platform through any mobile data connection. Lumesse has committed to releasing regular updates of Lumesse Mobile to increase its capability to reflect the growing power of smart phones and tablets among its customer base, and the increasing use of such devices as primary enterprise information tools.

Using Lumesse Mobile starts with a simple app store download, then logging in with company credentials to provide a secure, user-personalized and user-relevant environment seamlessly connected to Lumesse TalentLink’s robust SaaS platform. Unlike mobile browser based apps, the application is optimized for both slow and fast mobile connections and designed to deliver an individual, highly-personalized, enjoyable user experience with data and functionality specific to the role of the user. Lumesse Mobile brings the power of an enterprise talent acquisition platform to a wide range of user roles, including HR managers, hiring managers and corporate executives, offering a next-generation, app-based interface that delivers only relevant information and capabilities at any time and in any global location.

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse adds ISO/IEC 27001 information security certification to its SaaS-based talent acquisition solutions…from Lumesse

July 27, 2011

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its Lumesse TalentLink talent acquisition (e-recruitment) services. As a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions for 1,700 of the world’s leading companies, security of data relating to job applicants and employees is an increasingly important priority for Lumesse customers in a connected world:

“We are seeing increased interest in mobile data access, especially in the light of our recent launch of the Lumesse Mobile* app for Android, Apple iOS and Blackberry, and our ‘Apps for Everything’ philosophy,” said Matthew Parker, Lumesse CEO. “That puts even greater emphasis on having world-class information security controls, so the award of ISO/IEC 27001 certification to our global TalentLink services couldn’t be more timely. It also underlines our commitment to compliance and to the internationally accepted standards that major global customers increasingly demand of SaaS and cloud-based service providers.”

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System within the context of the organization’s overall business risks. It specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls customized to the needs of individual organizations or parts thereof. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 covers all types of organizations, including commercial enterprises, government agencies, and not-for profit organizations. For more information please visit: http://www.iso.org/iso/home.htm

* Lumesse Mobile is a device-independent application that works on Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry devices. The application is optimised for efficient use of mobile data tariffs, connecting securely to the SaaS-based Lumesse TalentLink platform through any mobile data connection. Lumesse has committed to releasing regular updates of the app to increase its capability to reflect the growing power of smartphones and tablets, and the increasing use of such devices as primary corporate information tools.

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Latest Version of Lumesse TalentLink Released to Global SaaS Customers; Extends ‘Apps for Everything’ Philosophy…from Lumesse

July 22, 2011

 

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, has made the latest version of its enterprise talent acquisition (e-recruitment) solution, Lumesse TalentLink, available to its rapidly growing SaaS (software as a service) customer base through its worldwide data centers. Version 11.1 of Lumesse TalentLink further develops the Lumesse ‘Apps for Everything’ philosophy with powerful, configurable reporting apps instantly available to add to the user workspace. In addition, V11.1 brings extensive new capabilities in the areas of self-service configuration and also enhances the ability of customers to meet local business and legislative requirements, such as data retention compliance, within a global project. Lumesse TalentLink v11.1 is available immediately to all customers.

Lumesse CEO, Matthew Parker said: “With Lumesse TalentLink v11.1 we are again increasing the technical leadership in talent acquisition that we offer to our global customer base. Our intuitive and accessible ‘Apps for Everything’ user experience, combined with our SaaS technology, means that customers can access and enjoy the new benefits of Lumesse TalentLink from day one of a new release. This version also underlines our promise of being the only global company making talent management work locally, with new capabilities that directly support local needs and local staff in their daily jobs.”

The new, apps-based reporting capability in Lumesse TalentLink v11.1 brings flexible, user-defined, multi-dimensional drill-down reporting on key talent acquisition metrics to the workspaces of users and managers. Reportable metrics include job listings, requisition status, candidate applications, hires and time-to-fill. The configurability of the reporting apps means that individuals can create a reporting environment that works for them, enhancing efficiency and creating greater insight into hiring decisions and progress.

Lumesse TalentLink V11.1 also introduces enhanced searching capabilities, improvements to the contingent workforce timesheet management functionality and a new Workspace Library to allow for easier personalization of the user experience. Lumesse TalentLink v11.1 is available immediately to all customers.

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse Adds to its Global Talent With New COO…from Lumesse

July 12, 2011

 

Guy Langley Responsible for Global Sales, Services Across 17 Countries in Which Global Talent Management Firm Has Operations

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, has appointed Guy Langley as chief operating officer to help drive its continuing rapid growth in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Langley will be responsible for global sales and services across the 17 countries where Lumesse has operations, and support for over 1,700 customers in more than 70 countries. Lumesse global customers include Alibaba, Bank of China International, RBS, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, EADS, Heineken, Huawei, Lufthansa, Merck, Group PSA Peugeot Citroën, PUMA, Sara Lee, and Virgin Atlantic.

Langley joins Lumesse from Siemens PLM Software (formerly UGS), where he was senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing substantial revenue growth. Prior to this, Langley ran a number of country operations for UGS (UK), PeopleSoft (Spain) and J.D. Edwards (Nordic & Germany). He joined the software industry in 1996 following a successful sales career in IBM.

“I have been impressed by the quality of the people I have met at Lumesse and the depth of commitment to its vision,” said Langley. “The focus on building great teams around the world to help our customers recruit, retain and develop their top talent is amazing.”

Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker added: “These are exciting times for Lumesse as we focus on our promise of being the only global company making talent management work locally. Part of that promise to our present and future customers is investing in people like Guy that bring inspiring track records of success to our business.”

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse TalentLink Mobile Brings the Power of Mobile ‘Apps for Everything’ Philosophy to Enterprise Talent Management…from Lumesse

June 15, 2011

 

For Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry Devices

HRchitect includes Lumesse in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced that it has unveiled a groundbreaking new mobile capability to better support enterprise talent management: Lumesse TalentLink Mobile.

Employees, managers and HR staff will be able to use an intuitive mobile application for Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry devices that supports a new way of working and collaborating, bringing mobility and instant access to critical company information on people, jobs, candidates, interviews and hiring processes.

The introduction of Lumesse TalentLink Mobile is part of the company’s broader ‘Apps for Everything’ philosophy, taking talent management beyond the browser. ‘Apps for Everything’ brings a personalized, app-based recruitment experience to all kinds of smartphone and tablet devices, with a focus on engagement, efficiency and go-anywhere collaboration. This new mobile capability has the benefit of supporting faster decision making, reducing process bottlenecks, providing instant insight to information regardless of time and location, and encouraging greater collaboration among people.

Using Lumesse TalentLink Mobile starts with a simple app store download, then logging in with company credentials to provide a secure, user-personalized and user-relevant environment seamlessly connected to Lumesse TalentLink’s robust SaaS platform. Unlike mobile browser based apps, the application is optimized for both slow and fast mobile connections and designed to deliver an individual, highly-personalized, enjoyable user experience with data and functionality specific to the role of the user. Lumesse TalentLink Mobile brings the power of an enterprise talent acquisition platform to a wide range of user roles, including HR managers, hiring managers and corporate executives, offering a next-generation, app-based interface that delivers only relevant information and capabilities at any time and in any global location.

Among the capabilities of Lumesse TalentLink Mobile are: 

•        Securely logging in to Lumesse TalentLink through a robust, mobile-optimized security protocol to access user role-specific data and functionality.

•        An efficient, mobile-optimized user interface that delivers only relevant, context-sensitive information based on profiles.

•        Accessing and updating a mobile-friendly version of personal profiles to share with colleagues.

•        Approving job requisitions and reviewing available positions.

•        Accessing candidate lists and inviting people for interviews.

•        Sharing opportunities out through mobile social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

“Lumesse TalentLink Mobile is the first step in our vision of ‘Apps for Everything’ in a fully integrated talent management platform,” said Matthew Parker, Lumesse CEO. “Our customers tell us that rapidly accessing key information on people and opportunities, wherever they happen to be working, is critical to hiring the best people and improving the candidate experience.. “In the kind of companies that are using Lumesse TalentLink, the ability to work rapidly with colleagues across geographical, time and language boundaries cuts the time and cost of finding, hiring and onboarding new people.”

Lumesse TalentLink Mobile will be available early summer 2011 on Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry devices. The application is optimized for efficient use of mobile data, connecting securely to the SaaS-based Lumesse TalentLink platform through any mobile data connection. Lumesse has committed to releasing regular updates of Lumesse TalentLink Mobile to increase its capability to reflect the growing power of smartphones and tablets, and the increasing use of such devices as primary enterprise information tools.

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Lumesse – formerly StepStone Solutions – launches global talent survey…from Lumesse

May 10, 2011

 

  • Survey shows age is a major factor in workplace happiness – mid-career workers least happy
  • Gender differences in pay rises, training, work satisfaction still common in some countries
  • Training, performance reviews, recognition and workplace trust remain major employee issues

HRchitect includes StepStone in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Lumesse – the new name from today for StepStone Solutions – has revealed the first findings of ‘Inspiring Talent’ – a detailed, independent survey* of employee attitudes to their jobs and employers. Sourced from almost 4000 employees in larger companies in 14 countries worldwide, including the US, UK, Germany and China, the survey reveals the different attitudes to work and employers among older and younger workers, men and women, and different regions. The survey found, for example, that the oldest and youngest workers were the happiest, with employees starting work and nearing retirement consistently reporting higher levels of workplace satisfaction than their stressed-out, mid-career colleagues. Differences in pay rises, training opportunities and job satisfaction between men and women were still common, suggesting that not all employers have made good progress in equalising the workplace experience between the sexes in recent years. Other key findings include:

US employees are most likely to describe their companies as very successful; Swedish the least.

  • French employees are the most loyal, while Scandinavians are the happiest. UK employees rank second last for job satisfaction.
  • Chinese staff are almost three times as likely to report large pay rises as the global average.
  • Less than a quarter of employees always feel trusted to make important decisions.
  • More men (10%) than women (8%) report a large pay increase (over 20%) since 2008
  • Almost 40% of older workers (56 – 60) believe they will be recognised and rewarded if they work harder or take extra responsibility; only 19% of Gen Y (18 – 25) agree. 

StepStone Solutions, one of the world’s leading talent management companies, also today announces the rebranding of the company as ‘Lumesse.’ With rapid growth in its ‘Software-as-Service’ solutions over recent periods, and an active user base well in excess of a million people in 70 countries, the new brand is the first step in making Lumesse an increasingly high-profile, global player in the fast-growth talent management sector.

Lumesse is positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in Gartner, Inc’s 2011 “Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software. Leaders have strong product functionality and, often, provide superior customer experience. In addition, these vendors have strong direct sales and/or channel sales capabilities. Leading vendors also have strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support).

“As Lumesse we are building a new kind of company, a high technology talent management business that doesn’t talk about technology, but about people and their potential,” said Lumesse CEO, Matthew Parker. “Our rebrand is a watershed in our company development, but it’s much more than a change of name. We’re building a global talent management business that acts like a local company – a company that can help both employers and employees have better jobs and better results.  And our ‘Inspiring Talent’ survey shows that many companies have a long way to go in getting the best from their people and in giving them careers that really inspire them.”

The Lumesse ‘Inspiring Talent’ survey shows that issues remain in the way many employers use the talents of their staff. Training, performance reviews and workplace trust remain an issue with only half of employees reporting that they have an effective appraisal process and only one third saying that good training is regularly available. Less than one in five employees said they would always be rewarded for taking extra responsibility or working harder.

Regionally, the survey found wide variations in attitudes across the 14 surveyed countries. US staff were most upbeat about their companies’ success. The happiest employees were in the Nordic countries, with over 80% saying they enjoyed going to work; the least happy in Hong Kong, with only half claiming to be happy. However, the UK also did not fare well, being second last in the happiness stakes. When it comes to loyalty 57% of French employees planned to stay with their employers ‘forever’ – at the other end of the loyalty scale the UK and Netherlands (24%) were beaten only by Singapore, in last place for long-term loyalty at just 17%.

The full report, Inspiring Talent 2011, will be available from Lumesse later in June 2011.

Formed in 2003, StepStone Solutions separated from its parent company in a management buyout backed by HgCapital in April 2010. With over 1,700 customers, including major brands such as Bank of China International, Deutsche Telekom, Heineken, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Virgin Atlantic, and employees in 17 countries, Lumesse is a high-growth global success story in the talent management market. Lumesse provides ‘Software-as-a-Service’ solutions in both talent acquisition and talent management, with well over a million active users of its technology, served from global data centres.

“Many companies seem to be doing a great job in providing inspiring, supportive workplaces for their people,” adds Matthew Parker, Lumesse CEO. “But the report card for many others has to be ‘could do better,’ especially in areas like training, career development, performance appraisals and job recognition. As Lumesse we’ve set out a clear statement of our company values, based on what our people said they wanted the company to be, with a strong emphasis on our ability to provide a working environment and culture that inspires people – in Lumesse and in our customers – to do better and have more fun.”

“The talent management software market continues to grow in size and importance, yet it appears crowded, noisy and undifferentiated to buyers,” said Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates, a leading analyst firm in human resources and talent management.  “Lumesse’s focus on creating a global brand which focuses on the ‘people benefits’ of talent management gives the company a clear and differentiated vision which goes far beyond the features and capabilities of software itself.”

“Our rebrand to Lumesse is the end of a long project and the start of a new chapter in our history,” said Michelle Martin, Global Head of Marketing. “The brand reflects the kind of company our people said they want to work for – vibrant, human, fun but focused, global in scale but local in execution and, above all, a business that generates fantastic outcomes for its customers and inspiring careers for their people.”

For more information on Lumesse, please visit www.lumesse.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


StepStone Solutions Continues Strong Growth in First Quarter of 2011…from StepStone

April 29, 2011

 

Talent Management Firm Registers Almost 40% Increase in Revenue Over Q1 2010; Signs 79 New Customers

HRchitect includes StepStone in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

StepStone Solutions, a global leader in talent management, today announced continuing strong revenue growth and particularly high levels of new customer acquisition during the first three months of 2011.

StepStone Solutions signed 79 new customers in the period January 2011 through March 2011 and also contracted with 134 existing customers for increased commitments to the company’s products. StepStone Solutions now serves almost 1,700 businesses in about 70 countries, with well over a million active users of its Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) products.

The company signed new customers in the first quarter in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

Matthew Parker, CEO, StepStone Solutions, said: “Our growth and global success in so many regions is a great start to the year. Including acquisitions, our business grew almost 40% over the equivalent period in 2010 as a result of both substantial enterprise wins worldwide, increasing use of our solutions by many existing customers and a continuing low level of customer churn.”

Among the highlights of the first three months of the year were the release of the latest version of StepStone Solutions’ MrTedTalentLink talent acquisition product, with major enhancements to the user experience and the web services API; the winning of a prestigious award — Best Talent Management Software Provider in Greater China 2010-2011; being again named as ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management; and major successes with global customers such as Banque de France, RKW-Group, Knauf, and Peugeot Citroën.

For more information please visit www.stepstonesolutions.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Synygy Partners With StepStone Solutions…from StepStone

February 17, 2011

 

Sales Performance Management and Talent Management Leaders to Co-Market SPM Solutions

HRchitect includes StepStone in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Synygy Inc., the largest and most experienced provider of sales compensation management and other sales performance management (SPM) software and services, today announced a partnership with StepStone Solutions, a global provider of talent management solutions, to co-market SPM solutions focused on automation of sales force staffing processes.

Sales force staffing processes include the management of sales hiring, on-boarding, coaching, skills and competency assessment, training and certification, and other talent management functions. With increasingly higher expectations of sales force performance, companies that lack an integrated approach to managing processes related to sales force staffing run the risk of negatively impacting sales force productivity by ineffectively hiring and bringing on board salespeople with the desired skills, experience, and qualifications.

The combined solutions for managing sales compensation, sales performance, and sales talent that are provided by Synygy and StepStone Solutions help to drive sales force effectiveness and productivity.

“This agreement is the latest outcome of Synygy’s multi-faceted partnering strategy,” said Mark A. Stiffler, Synygy’s president and CEO. “StepStone Solutions is a leader in web-based talent acquisition and talent management solutions. Our joint solutions further expand our offerings the area of the sales staffing process component of Synygy’s set of a dozen SPM focus areas.”

With complementary geographic and subject matter footprints, the two organizations intend to leverage one another’s strengths to present comprehensive solutions to their clients.

“Companies are taking a holistic approach to their pay-for-performance initiatives,” said StepStone Solutions CEO, Matthew Parker. “Our partnership with Synygy, a world-recognized authority on sales compensation and sales performance management, positions us to address the entire scope of sales operations needs of our client base.”

For more information on Synygy’s sales compensation management, other SPM solutions, and partner programs visit www.synygy.com.

For more information please visit www.stepstonesolutions.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


StepStone Solutions appoints Nick Discombe as Chairman…from StepStone

January 24, 2011

 

HRchitect includes StepStone in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

StepStone Solutions, a global leader in talent management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Discombe to its Board as Chairman. Nick’s appointment follows the management buyout of StepStone Solutions from Axel Springer, with funding provided by HgCapital. Nick, who brings extensive experience leading and managing global technology businesses, will help the Board and management team under CEO Matthew Parker to continue driving the rapid global growth of StepStone Solutions. The company, which provides talent management solutions to customers such as Royal Bank of Scotland, BMW, Sara Lee, Hang Seng Bank and Philips, has seen year-on-year revenue growth in excess of 40% in 2010 and predicts accelerated growth globally going forward.

“StepStone Solutions is a very exciting company with world-class technology,” said Nick Discombe. “Talent is increasingly recognised as the next big differentiator in success for companies in global markets. StepStone Solutions has the industry’s most globally capable talent management solution, an extensive international footprint of offices across the world, and a great management and staff team that is passionate about creating success for its customers. I’m very much looking forward to working with them all to build a very strong future.”

“We’re delighted to have Nick Discombe on board,” adds Matthew Parker, StepStone Solutions’ CEO. “His track record of leading both public and private high-growth technology companies, especially in a global market, will be invaluable to us as we grow StepStone Solutions both organically and by targeted acquisitions. Combined with the backing we have from HgCapital, one of Europe’s leading technology investors, it provides huge confidence for the future.”

Nick Discombe was previously CEO of US based Witness Systems. Prior to Witness Systems he spent five years as CEO of Eyretel, and also served as president at Synon Europe. Nick is active in the US/UK private equity & venture community, with current roles at Iris Software Limited, insurance software company SSP, and as an advisor to a number of early stage companies including SaaS software company Thomson On Line Benefits. Previous Chairman roles include Complinet Limited, and Rolf & Nolan. Besides Nick’s PE/VC activities he is also a Visiting Lecturer and is an active investor in fine wine.

For more information please visit www.stepstonesolutions.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


StepStone Solutions releases Version 10.1 of its enterprise-level talent acquisition solution MrTedTalentLink…from StepStone

January 15, 2011

 

HRchitect includes StepStone in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

StepStone Solutions, a global leader in talent management solutions, has introduced the latest version of its SaaS-based, enterprise-level talent acquisition solution, MrTedTalentLink version 10.1. The new version adds extensive new configuration capabilities, an enhanced apps library with new generation apps, and numerous workspace improvements. MrTedTalentLink v10.1 is immediately available for all customers through StepStone Solutions global hosting centres.

“The product roadmap for version 10.1 was driven by customer requests, and delivers enhanced usability and configuration capabilities to support our customer’s stated talent acquisition priorities,” says Matthew Parker, StepStone Solutions’ CEO. “For example, by creating a configurable candidate personal information form, recruiters have full control over the candidate experience. This new feature underlines the flexibility of our SaaS solution.”

Other key new features delivered to customers in StepStone Solutions MrTedTalentLink 10.1 include:

Substantial enhancements to the application process that give the recruiter full control over the candidate experience through new configuration options within the Personal Information Form (PIF). Each site or sourcing channel can present a different PIF, allowing an optimised experience for each job type and control of the candidate experience during the application process. The availability of Custom Translation Sets for standard labels in the application process also allow tailoring the application process to use it for a variety of purposes. Finally, candidates who apply within their candidate career portal now enjoy the Auto Save of their application every time they navigate from one step to the next.

MrTedTalentLink comes with a redesigned apps library for faster and more convenient navigation, and faster search. StepStone Solutions is introducing a new generation of more complex apps – such as the pre-screening app – allowing recruiters to make decisions on a candidate directly from the workspace.

In MrTedTalentLink v10.1 the workspace logic has been enhanced, resulting in a much faster loading time when navigating to the workspace.

New additions in the area of volume recruitment and time sheet management, such as Form Sharing, which enables recruiters to re-use the output of screening steps for later applications, and the possibility to define multiple timesheets approvers for contractors.

MrTedTalentLink v10.1 is now available for all customers using MrTedTalentLink.

For more information please visit www.stepstonesolutions.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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