Hodes iQ, A Leading Talent Acquisition Solutions Provider, Being Sold To Technomedia, A Global Leader In Learning

Sale brings together two best-of-breed solutions to deliver a more comprehensive talent management platform

NEW YORK, NY and MONTREAL, CANADA —September 14, 2011 – Bernard Hodes Group, an Omnicom company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its award-winning talent acquisition product, Hodes iQ, to Technomedia, a leading provider of integrated talent and learning management solutions for global organizations. The newly combined company will operate under the name Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the U.S., and Technomedia elsewhere in the world, and will serve hundreds of customers across the globe.

The transaction builds on Hodes iQ’s leadership position in the talent acquisition marketplace and Technomedia’s dominance in learning and performance management, giving the newly formed company a broader product set and the development resources, scalability and expertise required to meet the growing market for comprehensive talent management solutions.

“This was not an easy decision to make. In Hodes iQ we created a fantastic software tool and grew it into the market leader that it is today,” said Alan Schwartz, CEO, Bernard Hodes Group. “However, we always strive to do what’s best for our clients and merging Hodes iQ into Technomedia will do just that, providing our customers with a stronger product suite that is still seamlessly connected with Hodes. Technomedia is a software company that will continue to grow and improve the iQ technology, allowing Bernard Hodes Group to dedicate all of our focus to servicing our valued customers. What is best for our clients is best for us.”

Technomedia was recently cited as the leader in Customer Satisfaction in the Global Enterprise segment of Bersin & Associates’ Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction survey. Hodes iQ has also been profiled in Bersin & Associates’ leading Talent Acquisition Systems report for many years, including the latest study released in April, 2011 where it was ranked highly for its candidate management capabilities, social media recruiting innovations, and intelligent search technology via TalentScout.

“In Hodes iQ we found a partner that shares our passion for the customer and our vision for the future of talent management for global organizations,” said Alain Latry, President and CEO, Technomedia. “Together, we can deliver a more robust end-to-end solution allowing companies to not only recruit and source the best talent, but see how those tie back into other areas of the talent lifecycle and truly assess quality of hire.”

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Bernard Hodes Group (www.hodes.com) offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, digital and social media innovation, strategic planning and employer branding. Headquartered in New York, with 98 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) – a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Technomedia (www.technomedia.com) delivers a natively-integrated talent management suite that helps organizations optimize their talent and grow their business. HR professionals use our solution to identify and recruit the talent needed to reach business goals. Managers efficiently evaluate and reward the performance of their team. Employees develop the right skills and knowledge for their career. Established in 1996, Technomedia has built a solid reputation for customer loyalty, earning a #1 ranking in the Global Enterprise customer satisfaction by Bersin & Associates.