Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

June 02, 2009 08:00 ET

Halogen Delivers Talent Management Industry's Most Comprehensive Value-Add Content for Healthcare Customers

Expanded support for healthcare-specific best practices designed to help deliver outstanding patient care

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - Halogen Software today announced that the company is now delivering the talent management industry's richest and most comprehensive healthcare content as standard features with every healthcare-specific talent management suite shipped. This new best practices-driven healthcare content is designed to help healthcare organizations meet strategic organizational goals such as delivering outstanding patient care and ensuring patient satisfaction.

Healthcare organizations face a number of unique talent management challenges including a tight labor market and numerous regulatory requirements. Halogen's new healthcare content pack will help organizations save start up time with rich, healthcare specific content aligned with best practices, and ensure they are able to quickly and easily establish processes in support of Joint Commission requirements.

"Halogen is very responsive to our needs, and this new content pack reflects their unparalleled understanding of the healthcare industry's talent management requirements," said Susan Clapper, Human Resources Director, Lutheran Life Communities. "We are particularly excited about the new comment helper text and development tips - they are unique and unlike anything we've seen available. These tools will support employee focus on organizational goals and values, such as exceptional care and high resident satisfaction."

Halogen's new content pack was developed by industry experts with assistance from leading healthcare providers across North America to ensure it addresses the current talent management requirements for healthcare facilities. The pack provides specific content which is unmatched in the industry for depth and breadth including:

- A library of healthcare-specific performance standards including behavioral descriptions related to patient care;

- Healthcare-specific comment helper text and coaching/development tips supporting these performance standards;

- A competency library containing over 1000 clinical competencies;

- A set of competency and orientation checklists; and

- Over 250 position-specific performance appraisal forms.

"In healthcare we have a number of complex reporting and accreditation requirements, so selecting the right talent management vendor was very important to us," explained Heather Parsons, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Critical Care Systems. "We reviewed a number of solutions but Halogen was the only vendor that demonstrated they truly understood our unique needs, and was able to offer the level of flexibility we required. Using the Halogen healthcare-specific solution we have seen a tangible, positive impact on everything from our Joint Commission reviews to recruiting and retention."

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has identified and exclusively endorsed Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare as its employee performance and talent management solution of choice for member hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States. More than 500 healthcare facilities across North America currently rely on Halogen.

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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