Corporate Executive Board Co.
), a leading U.S.-based member advisory company, has acquired
Talent Neuron, an Indian talent analytics startup, for an
undisclosed amount. The acquisition is likely to strengthen
Corporate Executive Board's position in the market and unlock
Corporate Executive Board offers valuable insights, tools and
actionable solutions to improve performance by combining advanced
research and analytic tools from member companies. Talent Neuron
is an early-stage platform that provides market intelligence
tools, software and decision support based on large-scale data
analytics. It uses its own predictive data model to estimate
talent-related trends across major markets in the world.
Its models present a comprehensible inspection into talent
market dynamics across 600 cities, 7,500 companies and 90 roles
globally. These tools empower corporate leaders to integrate
fact-based analysis of talent demographics, accessibility, cost
and competitive landscape into important strategic and operating
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As Talent Neuron's talent data asset is combined with Corporate
Executive Board's insight, best practice and predictive science
on talent acquisition, evaluation and development, operating
synergies are likely to be realized. The combined entity, called
CEB TalentNeuron, appears distinctively positioned to help senior
executives define and realize measurable, data-based talent
outcomes to maximize operating efficiency and boost corporate
The SaaS (Software as a Service)-based analytics platform is
configured to support corporate and functional leaders whose
dynamic roles call for fast decision-making processes. The
clientele of both the companies perceive immediate value in the
linkage between Corporate Executive Board's depth on policies and
business challenges with Talent Neuron's insight into global
labor markets. This new venture will provide access to scalable
market data to executives who are looking to bridge the gap
between talent resources and business outcomes.
Experts believe that the combination of the assets will create a
powerful platform to alter the talent decision-making process of
companies. For Corporate Executive Board, this is the third
acquisition in the talent management space, following the
acquisition of U.K.-based SHL in Jul 2012, and Valtera in Feb
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