- Talent Management
Salesforce.com is one of those innovative companies earning attention not just for its products and offerings but also for being a great place to work. At the start of the year it earned the number 7 spot on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Get smart and learn more about what Salesforce.com can do for you.
First…A Bit of Background on Salesforce.com
Before delving into the innovative talent management strategy of Salesforce, a brief rundown of the company.
It was created 15 years ago as a start-up that was leading the way in terms of selling software-as-a-service. It was a difficult proposition at the time, with most enterprise customers having very little understanding of how the whole thing would work.
Now, SaaS isn’t such a tough sell, but Salesforce has gone above and beyond just selling the model—they’re excelling at what they do. Their revenue for 2014 was anticipated to be somewhere in the $5 billion range.
Salesforce isn’t just known for being a great place to work and a top-performing company in the industry—it’s also a breeding ground for tech executives who go on to do great things. In fact, some of the tech industry’s best and brightest got their start at Salesforce.
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Now… How They Manage Talent
There are so many ways Salesforce is outstanding in terms of talent management, but a few of the standout components of their premise for managing and developing employees include the following:
It’s interesting to see the strides Salesforce is making in terms of not just being innovative in technology but also in how they view and treat employees. As they continue to groom the tech leaders of tomorrow, we’re likely to keep seeing the impact they’re making in terms of talent management and how it’s regarded not just in the technology industry, but across all industries.