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Cornerstone OnDemand Expands Presence in Africa Through Reseller Partnership with Kalleo Learning

The companies will host complimentary business breakfasts in Johannesburg and Cape Town to discuss benefits of integrated learning and talent management strategies

LONDON and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 8 April 2010 Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. today announced that South African-based blended learning solutions provider Kalleo Learning will resell, implement and support Cornerstone’s integrated, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based learning and talent management solutions. For Cornerstone, the partnership further expands the company’s reach in Africa and Europe. The collaboration also allows Kalleo to extend its product and service offerings and provide clients with a more comprehensive approach to workforce management and development, with technology solutions for onboarding, employee performance management, succession planning and enterprise social networking.

“We are proud to align ourselves with Cornerstone OnDemand, one of the most innovative learning and talent management technology companies in the world,” said Willie Maritz, Managing Director for Kalleo Learning. ”We have always partnered with only the best and most innovative learning technology providers in order to assist our clients. Cornerstone OnDemand fits well with our strategic approach to the market, and we believe the Software-as-a-Service approach is exactly what the African market needs now. We can now rapidly implement and scale the world’s leading learning and talent management solution, and we can do it cost-effectively.”

Cornerstone and Kalleo are hosting exclusive, complimentary business breakfasts for South African learning and human resources executives in Johannesburg and Cape Town to discuss the benefits of integrating learning with other workforce management solutions. Cornerstone’s EMEA General Manager, Vincent Belliveau is leading the interactive sessions, which will include an overview of learning and talent management trends and technologies. Premier Cornerstone clients, including South African financial services firm Absa Group Limited and South African cellular network provider Cell C, will present case studies detailing how their organisations are achieving success with their holistic approaches to managing and developing employees.

“Many organisations have siloed learning and talent management systems in place, but this does not deliver the valuable workforce insight a company could track and access if these processes were integrated,” said Belliveau. “Today’s technology allows any organisation to implement a coherent, coordinated system that also facilitates collaboration across HR functions. This allows businesses to more successfully identify and address skill gaps, identify and develop future leaders, and retain high performers by providing them with career development opportunities.”

The business breakfast event locations and dates include:

  • Cape Town, Thursday, 15 April 2010, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Cape Royale Hotel, Conference Venue Tribeca

To register for either event, please contact Leigh-ann Naidoo at or 011 782 1380 / 082 563 3089. Please be sure to indicate the event location in your message.

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Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle.

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