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Pilat HR Solutions Extends Strategic Alliance With ITAP International

Support for Cross-Cultural Global Technology Implementations Further Enhanced; Rigorous Attention to Local Cultural Nuances (May 29, 2012)

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- Pilat HR Solutions, a premier provider of human capital management technology and professional services, today announced the formal extension of its strategic alliance with ITAP International. With this partnership, clients of both Pilat HR Solutions and ITAP International will be able to implement more effective cross-cultural HR processes and technology.

A world leader in cultural assessment, ITAP International works with customers to measure cultural dimensions, identify potential cross cultural issues, diagnose the underlying causes, assess global talent, create culture neutral global competency models and provide integration HR and OD solutions.

"Globalization has brought the issue of cultural sensitivity to the fore. This is no longer merely a diversity issue. Designing processes and technology without an in-depth understanding of the cultures in which they need to operate simply leads to misunderstandings and inefficiencies at best; at worst, it creates major dysfunction and even failed implementations," said Clinton Wingrove, Principal Consultant at Pilat HR Solutions.

"Wise leaders find ways to leverage the knowledge of cultures to the benefits of their organization and its clients," added Catherine Mercer Bing, CEO of ITAP International. "Culture should not be a barrier to success. If we reflect on the number of mergers and acquisitions where shareholder value was lost, it was the lack of foresight to compare the impact of organizational and national cultural differences that led to failed integration."

With this powerful strategic alliance, Pilat strengthens its commitment to providing customers with global operations, and those undertaking mergers or acquisitions, with streamlined systems that satisfy complex cultural variations and demands.

About Pilat HR Solutions
Pilat HR Solutions is a human capital management technology and professional services company. For over 35 years, Pilat has been partnering with clients to drive significant and sustainable performance improvement and realize the true potential of human capital. Pilat HR Solutions' client-specific software solutions are delivered via in-house and SaaS models, and built using the company's HR Pulse Application Development Platform. HR Pulse uniquely offers customers the opportunity to design culturally appropriate processes and then to implement multi-cultural (not merely multi-lingual) technology to underpin, drive and enhance those specific processes. Top analysts recognize Pilat as industry thought leaders, providing custom solutions that offer long-term results in the areas of Performance Management, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Reward and Compensation, Development Management, and Business and HR Metrics. Pilat also supplies a range of standard products and professional services.

Pilat HR Solutions (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pilat Group Limited) has offices in the USA and the UK. Pilat Group has offices in Israel and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol PILT.

About ITAP International
ITAP International is a full-service consulting firm specializing in building human capability across functional, global and cultural boundaries. ITAP's approach is to deliver highly developed expertise in the cross-cultural aspects of international business as a fully integrated and natural part of global business solutions. ITAP specializes in doing business internationally -- across borders and cultures -- offering a comprehensive set of international human resources development and organizational development services.

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