Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

November 09, 2009 08:30 ET

HR Experts Get Vocal on Industry Hot Topics

Top HR academics, practitioners, and analysts discuss performance, succession, social media and more in Halogen Software's HR Raging Debates Forum

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - Ten very opinionated thought leaders in human resources have voiced their views in a virtual forum released by Halogen Software today. Halogen's HR Raging Debates Forum brings together HR experts including academics, analysts, authors, practitioners and bloggers to provide insight into some the hottest issues in talent management and HR. The forum is an online resource for HR professionals to get quick, varied answers to pressing questions in HR today. HR professionals will also have the opportunity to share their own perspectives and add value to the debate.

Contributors include:

- Josh Bersin, President and CEO, Bersin & Associates;

- Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management at The Wharton School;

- David Creelman, CEO, Creelman Research

- Kris Dunn VP of People, DAXKO and blogger at HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent,

- Richard Hadden, Author of the Contented Cows leadership books;

- Lance Haun, Vice President of Outreach, MeritBuilder and blogger at Rehaul;

- Sharlyn Lauby, President, Internal Talent Management Group and blogger at HR Bartender;

- Ed Lawler, Distinguished Professor of Business at the Marshall School of Business;

- Laurie Ruettimann, Blogger at PunkRock HR; and

- Libby Sartain, former CHRO of Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, author, and HR advisor.

The virtual forum examined 10 questions on a wide variety of topics, many of which are controversial within the HR community, ranging from performance reviews to social media in the workplace.

"Talent management continues to be a hot topic in the C-Suite," said Sharlyn Lauby. "This virtual roundtable offers HR pros and their leadership teams with valuable insights on a few of the key challenges facing organizations today. Some of the brightest and most insightful experts in the industry shared their thoughts and expertise. It's an honor for me to be part of the discussion,"

"The commentary in this forum very quickly gets to the heart of some tough issues," said David Creelman. "I was very interested to see where there was consensus and where there was disagreement. Halogen did an excellent job of bringing these ideas together - this has proved to be a very effective project."

The forum, hosted by Halogen, was designed to consolidate diverse ideas and opinions on hot topics within the HR and talent management market and provide HR professionals with a resource to assist them with addressing these issues within their organization.

"We chose the topics covered in the debates based on the feedback and inquiries we have received from the thousands of HR professionals using our products. Our customers are often looking for guidance when faced with more controversial issues," said Donna Ronayne, Vice President of Marketing, Halogen Software. "We are thrilled to publicly share the insights of these highly respected HR experts and deliver a valuable third party perspective on these important, and sometimes, highly contentious issues."

To see the answers and participate in the discussion on the Raging Debates in HR Forum, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com/hr-raging-debates

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their talent management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning and learning management. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services. Halogen was named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for employee performance management software in 2009 and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com.

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