Taleo’s no stranger to the cloud. The company has been providing on-demand talent management solutions, coupled with the industry’s largest ecosystem of customers, partners and candidates, since 1996. Talent is among a business’ most valuable assets — and talent is often hard to come by.

Taleo provides businesses of all sizes the talent intelligence necessary to better know their people and grow their businesses. More than 5,000 organizations across 187 countries and territories use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including nearly half of the Fortune 100. With Taleo’s Talent Grid, companies have instant access to the world’s largest talent management network of more than 200 million candidates and thousands of customers.

To illustrate just how deeply Taleo runs, consider the following:

  • On a peak day, Taleo processes more than 75 million transactions, outpacing the number of orders Burger King processes on any given day.
  • Hundreds of millions of candidates have applied for jobs using Taleo, which is more than the combined populations of France, Australia, Canada, Guatemala and Haiti.
  • Taleo’s customers have hired more people than the population of San Francisco (pop. 805.235). In a single quarter, Taleo customers hired more people than the population of Minneapolis, Minn. (pop. 382,578).
  • Almost half of the Fortune 100 and more than 5,000 organizations worldwide use Taleo.
  • Taleo’s publicly traded customers were indexed, and their combined stock prices outperformed the S&P 500 by nearly 50 percent. How’s that for validation?

Impressive, right? Deloitte thought so, too, naming Taleo to its Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. (Taleo grew 150 percent during the measurement period.)

Numbers and recognition aside, there’s another reason we at Okta love Taleo: Scale. We love cloud companies that build for scale, and Taleo is a glowing example. The company, which went public in 2005, is profitable and has shown consistent growth since 1999.