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Talent Management Visionary, Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer Becomes UpMo Board AdvisorThe Advisor to Top Social Talent Startups Also Makes Investment in UpMo's Social Talent Engine (February 21, 2012)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- UpMo, the leader in social talent management, today announced that Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer has invested in and become a strategic advisor to UpMo. Dr. Pfeffer, an accomplished researcher, teacher and talent management opinion leader, will bring focused vision and experience to UpMo utilizing his extensive experience in writing and teaching about human capital management, organizational behavior, and leadership.
"We are honored to have Dr. Pfeffer as part of the UpMo strategic brain trust. He brings a wealth of experience and innovative ideas around organizational power, evidence-based management, and overcoming management blindspots involving talent," said Promise Phelon, Founder and CEO at UpMo. "We are also very pleased that Dr. Pfeffer has advised companies bringing disruptive ideas and technologies to market."
"UpMo is a truly transformative application that helps companies create extraordinary results by creating alignment between what employees want and what companies need," said Dr. Pfeffer. "I am excited to provide my expertise to help with implementing the strategic vision of UpMo, delivering an unparalleled offering for the Radical HR leader.
Dr. Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught for over 30 years. In the past he has served on the boards of directors and board of advisors of Resumix (acquired by HotJobs), Unicru (acquired by Kronos) and Rypple (acquired by Salesforce.com). Pfeffer also brings to UpMo, a wealth of knowledge via his extensive scholarly research and writing of over 13 professional books including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First and Power: Why Some People Have It -- and Others Don't. Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford.
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UpMo is the global provider of Social Talent, connecting employees, customers and business partners for networking and internal upward mobility. UpMo provides the industry's first employee-centric enterprise career management solution to emerging and large organizations. Using an unorthodox approach to aligning people with like interests and career aspirations, we enable a competitive advantage by strengthening the investment in valuable human capital. We help people plan, pursue and manage their careers in a way that benefits both them and their companies. UpMo's cloud solution helps companies like Intuit, embrace employee mobility to dramatically increase productivity, reduce churn, and improve employee engagement. For more information, please visit www.UpMo.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1- 888-599-1910.
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