Pinnacle Airlines Selects Plateau’s Hosted Solutions

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<p><strong>Arlington, Va. &mdash; June 26&nbsp;</strong><br />Plateau Systems, a provider of talent management software, content and services, has announced that Pinnacle Airlines Inc. has selected Plateau&rsquo;s suite of hosted talent management solutions.&nbsp; </p><p>With Plateau, Pinnacle now can provide integrated learning, performance management, and career and succession planning across its workforce of more than 4,000.</p><p>Plateau&rsquo;s best-of-breed talent management solutions will act as the foundation for Pinnacle&rsquo;s broader technology initiative for supporting organizational growth, compliance with FAA regulations and employee development.<br /><br />&ldquo;As Pinnacle continues to invest in building competitive advantages, we need a rapidly deployable learning management solution that will automate our critical talent management processes and deliver the enterprise-class scalability and functionality required to support our workforce,&rdquo; Frank Williams, project manager, said. &ldquo;After evaluating several solutions, we selected Plateau&rsquo;s fully hosted suite of talent management solutions as the foundation for our organizationwide talent management initiative. </p><p>&quot;The success of this initiative hinges on deployment of the solutions and technology that can support our organizational growth and employee development while maintaining and tracking employee compliance with FAA regulations.&rdquo;<br /><br />Plateau will automate Pinnacle&rsquo;s employee review process while managing and improving personnel performance.&nbsp; </p><p>By combining performance management and learning content into a single product, Plateau&rsquo;s solution will allow Pinnacle employees to access relevant courses delivered directly from within their performance plans. </p><p>Employees now can take immediate action toward achieving their performance targets with online courses that directly tie to employee performance goals and competency development gaps.&nbsp; </p><p>Plateau&rsquo;s hosted environment will streamline Pinnacle&rsquo;s critical pilot training program by allowing regionally dispersed crew members to access critical, compliance-related learning materials such as seasonal topic areas that they test for on a monthly basis.<br /><br />Plateau&rsquo;s flexible, functionally advanced and highly scalable solution replaces Pinnacle&rsquo;s original manual, paper-based system, saving the company time and money while providing a consistent reporting tool for tracking employee learning, performance and development.&nbsp; </p><p>The company also will dramatically reduce the expense of onsite instructor-led trainings by leveraging Plateau&rsquo;s offline distance learning and virtual training capabilities.<br /><br />A major driver for Pinnacle&rsquo;s selection of Plateau was the latest FAA Advisory Circular, which places increased focus on distance learning. </p><p>Using Plateau, Pinnacle employees, as well as its 6,000 external contract and maintenance workers, now can access training materials and compliance-specific content from anywhere. </p><p>By documenting all certifications, retrainings and performance review ratings, Plateau helps ensure Pinnacle&rsquo;s personnel receive the industry&rsquo;s best training and that the company is meeting all regulations. <br /><br />&ldquo;As the only solution in the industry to combine performance and learning course content into a single product, Plateau enables Pinnacle to rapidly deploy and experience the value of a best-of-breed talent management solution that provides users with a structured program for career development,&rdquo; said Paul Sparta, Plateau chairman and CEO. &ldquo;Pinnacle&rsquo;s proactive approach to talent management and regulatory compliance will allow its employees to take action to reach performance targets and develop critical skills. This is especially valuable to Pinnacle, as it continues to grow within a highly regulated market.&rdquo;</p>

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