Authoria Redefines the ‘Core’ of Talent Management

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Waltham, Mass. — March 19
Authoria Inc., a provider of integrated talent management solutions, announced new “core” capabilities in Authoria talent management that unite all the talent functions in the company’s comprehensive solution. The same rich set of centralized information is exposed to end users whether they are focused on recruiting, performance management, compensation, succession planning or other people-related tasks. The result is a comprehensive view of talent across the employee lifecycle and improved ability for business managers and HR professionals to hire the best-fit candidates; identify and develop high-potential employees; and retain and motivate top performers.

The new capabilities include talent profiles; job profiles; embedded competency libraries from Development Dimensions International Inc. (DDI); direct import of reporting-relationship information from ERP or payroll systems; ad-hoc creation and presentation of reports; and Authoria Rapid Assists. They are being delivered on-demand, as part of quarterly updates to Authoria talent management.

“As the largest eye-care company worldwide, with 14,000 employees, Alcon recognizes the vital link between effective talent management and overall business performance,” said Kay Teague, director of HR technology at Alcon. “When we approached talent management functions as silos, we realized we were missing opportunities by segmenting key data about employees, candidates and positions. The core data has to be centrally maintained and accessed by all talent-management functions — we need 'one bucket for all systems to drink from.’ Authoria’s core capabilities are the right foundation to help us meet critical talent challenges such as attracting and retaining top talent and filling high-impact positions with high-performing employees.”

“Line-of-business managers, who are the frontline in the daily ‘war for talent,’ need technology solutions that are highly intuitive and that give them a consistent grasp of all the strategic talent functions,” said Tod Loofbourrow, Authoria chairman and CEO. “By making all the information in a shared ‘core’ available through a consistent, award-winning interface, Authoria is providing the visibility that business managers and HR professionals need to finally connect talent management with business results.”

In a separate announcement, Authoria and DDI have expanded their partnership to incorporate DDI’s market-leading competency libraries and assessment models within Authoria talent management. Now included as a core component of Authoria talent management, the DDI competency libraries provide definitions of the requirements for success in a given position that are consistent across recruiting, performance management, employee development and succession planning. 

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