Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

September 16, 2010 08:30 ET

Halogen Announces General Availability of Talent Management Suite Version 10

Award-winning solution delivers a best in class User Experience and Talent Management industry's first Job Description Builder offering

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) - Opening its 5th Annual User Conference today, Halogen Software has announced general availability of Talent Management Suite™ Version 10, the latest edition of the company's award-winning product line. Version 10 from Halogen includes a complete transformation of the suite's user interface, delivering a learnable and personalized experience for millions of users. This version includes hundreds of new feature enhancements as well as the company's latest talent management module - Job Description Builder™ – the first solution to make job descriptions a fully integrated part of the performance and talent management process.

Talent management software is one of few business applications used by every employee in an organization. As a result, usability is a critical factor in helping ensure implementation success and companywide adoption. Using proven techniques from consumer and social networking approaches, Halogen users have the power to customize their workspace to meet their needs, and stay efficient, reducing their workload by streamlining key tasks and accessing the right information at the right time.

"We were confident when we picked Halogen's suite that it was the most user friendly and flexible offering on the market, and this has made the return rate on annual evaluations soar. Having been involved in the testing of this version, we are excited to see how Version 10 makes that user experience even better," said Toni Brown, HR Business Analyst, Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Released with Version 10, Halogen's new Job Description Builder module leverages the same robust workflow engine that underlies the Halogen eAppraisal™ module. This enables HR to control the process of creating and maintaining job descriptions, while enabling line managers to contribute content, and ensuring employee signoffs take place. Halogen's is the first and only solution on the market to seamlessly link job responsibilities to performance management, so that any updates to a job description automatically flow through to the associated performance appraisal.

"Having up-to-date job descriptions enables us to make certain that employees are meeting competency and performance expectations, which in our case is critical in supporting Joint Commission requirements," said Teri Manning, Director of Nursing Office Operations with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "Halogen Job Description Builder will help us both improve the process of creating and managing job descriptions, and ensure employees are aware of job responsibilities by automating review and sign off. We will be able to save valuable time in managing this as part of our talent management processes, and in demonstrating Joint Commission compliance."

"Halogen's success is built on its ease of use for everyone in the organization from front line employees to executives," explained Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. "With Version 10, the user experience and new Job Description Builder module deliver value to our customers and help drive real performance results. We are confident that we continue to offer the industry's most simple, powerful and affordable talent management solution."

Availability

Halogen Talent Management Suite Version 10 is now available.

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, education, manufacturing, public sector, 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, 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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