ON24 Announces Virtual Talent Development Suite

ON24 Announces Virtual Talent Development Suite 
ON24 Redefines Talent Development Experiences With Virtual
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 --   ON24, Inc., the
global leader in webcasting and virtual environment solutions,
announced today the Virtual Talent Development Suite, a solution for
businesses which provides an enhanced user experience for every stage
of the employee development lifecycle, from talent acquisition and
new-hire onboarding to employee learning and leadership development.
This new offering from ON24 delivers an engaging and interactive
"front end" user experience that complements key talent development
components such as learning management and applicant tracking
"Ongoing employee development is critical if you want to have a
smarter, more productive workforce," said Sharat Sharan, ON24
President and CEO. "With the Virtual Talent Development Suite, ON24
is using its virtual solutions to redefine talent development
experiences. This is an approach that meets the needs of both
enterprises and their employees, providing a professional development
experience that is ideal for global workforces." 
Customer and Workforce Benefits
 The key Virtual Talent Development
Suite applications are virtual talent onboarding and leadership
development. The benefits to such customers as Marriott, Sodexo and
Hershey include a simpler, more engaging experience for end users;
the ability to cost-effectively recruit, hire and train global
workforces; and more comprehensive reporting and analytics. The
experience is further enhanced by: 

--  Tailored and role-based curricula and learning paths to better meet
    both corporate and employee needs
--  Greater opportunities for networking and collaboration
--  Increased access to subject matter experts, coaches and mentors

Addressing Customer Challenges
 The number of learning and development
professionals is shrinking year-over-year, yet jobs grow even more
specialized. This makes it all the more challenging to ensure that
employees receive the right training and development resources. 
More specifically, according to ON24 market data, ON24 virtual
environments address three key challenges: 

--  Global workforces: Over 36% of HR and learning professionals say that
    reaching a geographically-dispersed or global workforce is their
    biggest challenge.
--  Usability: 26% of learners say learning management system "usability"
    is their biggest challenge.
--  Engagement: Over 82% of HR and learning professionals say "offering
    more engaging training" is a near-term priority.

New Talent Development Research Results
 The market is ready for
virtual talent development environments. A recent ON24 survey of more
than 200 HR professionals across the U.S. found that a virtual talent
development solution would be valuable. Respondents cited these

--  It simplifies administration and implementation (43%)
--  It creates a "progression," from onboarding to leadership development
--  It provides an easy solution for virtual training content development

Nearly two-thirds (64%) indicated that they are either already using
virtual talent development tools or are open to future use. 
Fastest Growing Application: Virtual Talent Onboarding
 The Virtual
Talent Development Suite provides an unmatched solution for virtual
talent onboarding, a mission-critical function in most organizations.
Virtual talent onboarding offers opportunities for social
interactions and learning and development, supported by virtual
learning environments and online collaboration tools to effectively
reach geographically dispersed employees.  
"A business can customize its virtual environments so that a new hire
learns not just the specifics of a particular job but also is
introduced to the actual corporate culture. Because of today's global
workforces, only a virtual solution can accomplish this," said Jim
Lundy, CEO and lead analyst, Aragon Research Inc. "ON24's approach to
virtual employee onboarding, with its blend of content and learning,
is unique in the industry." 
About ON24, Inc.
 ON24, the virtual communications platform for the
global enterprise, provides interactive, impactful cloud-based
solutions that drive outstanding results. ON24 offers a broad and
innovative product portfolio, including webcasting, virtual events
and virtual environments, accessible from any device and supported by
robust reporting and analytics. Applications for the ON24 platform
include demand generation, partner enablement, virtual talent
onboarding and development, product launches, company town hall
meetings and user conferences. More than 800 organizations, including
IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte,
Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Amazon and SAP, rely on ON24. The
company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout
the world. For more information, visit: http://www.ON24.com. 
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Tricia Heinrich
ON24, Inc.
Phone: 415-369-3840
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