June 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Arlington, Va. – June, 2007 – Plateau Systems, a leading provider of talent management software, content and services, today announced that Dr. Linda Pfeifer, Informatica’s Director of Global Learning and Performance, has been being recognized as a Future HR Leader by Workplace HR & Safety Magazine, formerly known as Human Capital Magazine. The prestigious industry award recognizes up-and-coming HR professionals who are making significant contributions to the field of Human Resources. Dr. Pfeifer leads Informatica’s HR technology efforts, and uses Plateau to align and integrate learning as a continuous career development program for Informatica’s more than 1,200 global employees.

Dr. Pfeifer is leading the effort at Informatica to empower employees to have more control over their career development by ensuring that the right tools are in place to develop and advance them in ways that support their professional and personal goals. With Plateau as the foundation enabling this new paradigm, Informatica is able to link targeted learning to core competencies, emphasizing job enrichment, competency enrichment, opportunities for lateral movement and temporary global assignments for cultural awareness and growth – with the ultimate goal of empowering employees to define their career development goals and drive their own career path.

“Dr. Pfeifer’s approach to talent management allows Informatica to provide its employees with a new career paradigm that fulfills their personal needs and enables the company to compete effectively within the global marketplace,” said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau. “By modernizing and refocusing traditional hierarchical models to focus on individual career development and planning, she is empowering Informatica’s employees to take charge of their own career paths. As the core technology partner enabling this paradigm and powering this initiative, Plateau pleased to congratulate Dr. Pfeifer on her tremendous accomplishment.”

The recipients of the Future HR Leaders award were selected by an elite panel of judges that have experience in the HR industry. The winners will be honored by Workplace HR & Safety Magazine at the 2007 SHRM Conference on June 25, 2007.

Workplace HR & Safety (, published by Douglas Publications LLC, is a magazine that reaches those responsible for managing the total workforce experience. The magazine features best practices in people management strategies, including talent management, recruitment, safety and health, and employee engagement and recognition.

About Linda Pfeifer
Dr. Linda Pfeifer is Director of Global Learning and Performance at data integration software company Informatica Corporation. Dr. Pfeifer has worked in corporate education and human performance technology over two decades, including 16 years at Hewlett-Packard. She has developed and led global learning programs in India, Mainland China, Korea, Taiwan, US, and Japan. Dr. Pfeifer received her Masters in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University, her Doctorate in Learning and Instruction from the University of San Francisco, and is a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society of Performance Improvement. Dr. Pfeifer's research focuses on the effects of executive tele-coaching on accelerated skill transfer and increased intrinsic motivation for management development, and has presented her research at several international conferences.

About Plateau
Plateau is a leading, global provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing, rewarding and optimizing organizational talent to increase workforce productivity and drive business success. Plateau’s award-winning software is powering talent management initiatives across some of the world’s most successful organizations, including the American Red Cross, General Electric, the Internal Revenue Service, Capital One Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Industry analysts at Bersin & Associates, Forrester Research and other leading information and technology research and advisory firms continue to recognize Plateau’s leadership in delivering best-in-class functionality, technology and customer satisfaction. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit