Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

July 29, 2009 10:09 ET

Halogen 4th Annual User Conference Set to Help Customers Be Brilliant at Talent Management

Event features inspiring keynotes, additional opportunities for learning, and product training for new and advanced Halogen users

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 29, 2009) - Halogen Software's fourth annual user conference is set to inspire customers from around the globe about the future of talent management. Taking place September 14 and 15, 2009 in Ottawa, the event includes both strategic and practical sessions to support human resources leadership, as well as additional Halogen-led content, more learning opportunities than ever before, and discounted pre and post-conference product training.

In the conference education sessions, Halogen experts and customers will share best practices and real-world experiences on a wide breadth of talent management areas. Customers presenting sessions include senior HR leaders from Aprimo, Christiana Care, Clow Water Systems, Cummins Mid-South, Martin-Brower, Mid-Atlantic Permanente, New England Organ Bank, and Thomas Jefferson Hospitals. Session topics cover: the importance of succession planning; making pay for performance work; performance-based learning; preventing grade creep; making patient satisfaction part of the performance management process in healthcare; best practices for project-based reviews; how Halogen services help organizations do more with less; building a business case for talent management investments, and more.

"Last year's conference was outstanding, and I came back to my office with a ton of ideas that I could apply to our talent management practices," said Leigh Hirnisey, Human Resources Partner, Aprimo. "I'm already looking forward to attending this year's conference, and gaining more practical and strategic information that our team can use to extend the value of our system."

Popular keynote speakers will kick off each day with inspirational sessions to assist with professional development and address current hot topics in HR. Richard Hadden, co-author the Contented Cows series of leadership books, will open day one of the conference with a fun yet business savvy discussion focused on "Maximizing the Return on Human Capital in Turbulent Times." Kris Dunn, VP of People at Daxko, best known for his popular HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent blogs, will kick off day two of the conference with a passionate session on "Using Social Media to Stay Current in HR."

"Our fourth annual conference focuses on helping our customers get more from their existing investments, and providing new insights that can help their organizations gain an advantage in the current economy," said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. "Our team looks forward to the user conference each year - it's an invaluable opportunity to spend time with our customers, to hear about their successes and find ways to collaborate even further."

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.

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