Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

September 15, 2009 07:34 ET

Halogen Software : User Driven Content Fuels Unique Talent Management Forms Exchange Community

Halogen Software unveils the latest in Web 2.0 content sharing for Human Resources Professionals

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - At its fourth annual User Conference today, talent management leader Halogen Software unveiled its latest value added offering for users of the company's award winning employee performance and talent management applications. Inspired by the company's unmatched capability that enables users to easily create, fully manage and control their own talent management forms and HR processes, the Halogen Forms Exchange Community is the first of its kind for user driven HR content.

The community is an online forum where Halogen customers can go to login, upload and share their own talent management forms in an XML format from Halogen's eAppraisal application, and download other forms provided by Halogen customers. The Forms Exchange community will give users the ability to not only share forms and collaborate with their peers - they can also select from well over 200 forms - ranging from onboarding and goal setting, to succession and offboarding that have already been provided by Halogen clients. Forms will be searchable based on process type, job type, competencies, ratings and other descriptive content, and can be previewed in PDF format before downloading.

"Halogen continues to wow us time and again with the content they provide as well as the flexibility of their forms and workflow. We think this community will be invaluable as our company matures and we expand the types of talent management processes we conduct," said Scott Mottern, Regional HR Manager, Convenience Food Systems. "We not only get a set of best practices forms for the entire talent management life cycle, we can also learn from our peers, by seeing what they are doing for a particular skill set or role."

To be released early in the fourth quarter this year, the Halogen Forms Exchange Community was announced in presentations at the company's user conference, as just one of many new unique features and value-added content that helps its customers succeed at talent management.

"Without question, one of the most popular sessions at our user conference each year is the forms exchange, where our clients can share their unique - and innovative talent management forms and processes with each other," said Donna Ronayne, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. "Our Forms Exchange Community builds on that popularity, and meets clear customer demand to be able to share best practices and user-driven content with one another."

The new Halogen Forms Exchange Community is meant to deliver other tangible business benefits to users including:

- Learning best practices from their peers in their industry and seeing how others are using advanced talent features in Halogen solutions around processes like succession, onboarding etc

- Gaining ideas and or confirmation of current talent management processes

- Extending their talent management practices beyond appraisals

- More easily envisioning how position specific content will look in an online form

- Ensuring they are gathering the right information in the best manner, to ensure strategic value.

Halogen is providing its customers with community membership to the forms exchange at no additional charge. This approach aligns with Halogen's commitment to delivering quality and value to its customers for no additional investment, as the company has done with its latest product enhancements, Talent Profile and Activity Tracker, and newest content, including: The Employee Lifecycle Forms Pack, the Healthcare Content Pack, Lean Competencies Library, and SkillSoft eLearning courseware - all of which are new in the third quarter of 2009, and delivered with Halogen Talent Management Suite version 9.1.

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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