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Palladium Hotel Group Selects Cornerstone OnDemand to Engage and Enable its Global Workforce

International hotel group to implement unified talent management technology to better manage and develop its 11,000 employees and help them take charge of their careers

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and MADRID – 29 March 2016Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) today announced that Palladium Hotel Group, the 7th largest Spanish hotel consortium in the world, has selected Cornerstone’s unified talent management solution to better recruit, train and manage its global workforce. Palladium will apply its corporate philosophy of excellence and high standard of guest satisfaction it is known for to its workforce to better engage and enable employees to take charge of their careers.

Part of the family-owned Grupo Empresas Matutes, Palladium will offer Cornerstone’s software to its 11,000 employees across multiple business units. The hotel group manages 50 hotels in six countries, including Brazil, Dominican Republic, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico and Spain, under four primary brands: Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Ushua├»a Unexpected Hotels and Ayre Hoteles.

Offering a wide range of guest experiences across varied destinations, Palladium needed a single database and organizational structure that would unify the data and reporting model for efficient and effective HR decision making, while also providing tools that would promote employee engagement and professional development. To do this, Palladium will employ Cornerstone Recruiting, Cornerstone Onboarding, Cornerstone Learning, Cornerstone Connect and Cornerstone Performance. By implementing Cornerstone’s comprehensive talent management suite, Palladium Hotel Group will be able to:

  • Support employee development and knowledge sharing. Using Cornerstone Learning and Cornerstone Connect, Palladium employees will have instant access to critical training and development resources and will be able to collaborate with colleagues to share best practices. This will allow employees to take command of their professional development and will help to build a culture with greater employee engagement and higher motivation levels.
  • Identify, reward and retain top performers. With Cornerstone, Palladium will be able to better identify high-performing internal candidates for career advancement opportunities and help facilitate internal mobility. Implementing a strong internal mobility program has proven to boost retention rates and improve employee satisfaction.
  • Make informed, data-driven business decisions. Through Cornerstone’s advanced and secure cloud-based technology, Palladium will be able to create a more streamlined and efficient system, allowing better insight into the needs of the organization and the strengths of its employees.

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“Palladium Hotel Group has big plans for growth, and Cornerstone is essential to ensuring better and faster decision making in relation to our most important asset, our employees,” said Raul Benito, Corporate Director of Human Resources and Organization, Palladium Hotel Group. “With Cornerstone, Palladium will standardize processes, develop models based on best practices, improve productivity, detect training needs and enable better talent assessment, ultimately improving our strong commitment to internal promotion of the best talent.”

“One of the key objectives for Palladium Hotel Group is to have all talent management processes in one place in order to better drive the development of their employees,” said Vincent Belliveau, executive vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Cornerstone OnDemand. “With our unified platform offering, Cornerstone can support Palladium’s expansion policy via scaling and accelerating employee development in line with business priorities and growth.”

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About Palladium Hotel Group
Palladium Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain with more than 40 years of experience. The chain has 50 hotels in six countries: Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Sicily (Italy) and Brazil and operates four brands: Palladium Hotels & Resorts, with four sub-brands: The Royal Suites by Palladium, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts Palladium and Palladium Hotels Boutique hotels (with Agroturismo Sa Talaia) - Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Ushuaia Unexpected Hotels, Only You, with Ayre Hotels Hotel & Lounge - and a licensed brand Hard Rock Hotels.

Palladium Hotel Group’s philosophy is to offer its guests high-quality amenities and services in each hotel and resort, as well as excellent value. Palladium Hotel Group is family owned (Grupo Empresas Matutues) and based in Ibiza, Spain. For more information, go to

About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is a global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software. The company’s solutions help organisations realise the potential of a modern workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning and analytics, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organisations.

Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by nearly 2,600 clients worldwide, spanning 23.8 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit us on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.


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