MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – October 5, 2007 –Talent management solutions provider, PageUp, has today announced the global launch of its online competency development tool, “360”. Developed in partnership with one of PageUp’s large global clients, 360 responds to the high demand and growing trend toward the use of 360 degree feedback as a development tool.

PageUp 360 streamlines the feedback process from peers, management, direct reports and stakeholders, ensuring that initial and follow up reviews are completed online and on schedule. PageUp’s sophisticated technology aligns the development outcomes with the organisational competency framework.

PageUp CEO, Karen Cariss, heralds the close relationship with clients and knowledge of market trends as leading factors toward product development. Working in partnership with a key client on this project has provided PageUp with the ability to develop a solution specific to the operational needs of a large corporation. Furthermore, being at the forefront of trends in the talent management space allows PageUp to ensure our product development remains at the cutting edge. The new PageUp 360 combines sophisticated online functionality with a clear and simple user front end. This is critical to creating a system that works.

Recent research conducted by PageUp on Australia’s Top 100 companies indicates that 78% of respondents use 360 degree feedback as a part of their development strategy. The 360 can be integrated with some or all other PageUp People talent management solutions or stand alone.

PageUp’s 360 development tool is underpinned by consulting services to assist organisations maximise their training and development capabilities.

This move is another of many steps towards extending the PageUp People talent management suite. This news comes after a busy quarter for PageUp: acquisition of Talent Edge, opening of European office, partnership agreement with ClarkMorgan in China.