Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

June 25, 2009 10:47 ET

Halogen Launches Industry's First Consolidated Real-time "Status Update" Feed of all Talent Management Activity

Social networking-style Activity Tracker drives user adoption and delivers time savings for HR, management and employees

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Talent Management leader Halogen Software today announced Activity Tracker; the industry's first consolidated feed that alerts Halogen users to any activity taking place in the system related to their performance or development, or that of their employees. Activity Tracker offers a familiar Web 2.0 experience for all end users. Similar to the news feed on social networking site Facebook, and network updates on LinkedIn, Activity Tracker posts updates about users' activity in one view with links to the details about the activity.

The first status update feature of its kind within a talent management solution, the Activity Tracker is designed in response to a real business requirement - the need to understand what actions are taking place related to performance within the talent management system. Activity Tracker enables HR, management and employees to see activities and updates in one consolidated, real-time feed. They can now more easily track if items such as goals or development plans are being updated, performance journal notes are being entered, and the overall engagement level of employees and managers with the system. Not only does the tool save users time in terms of not having to search for information updates, but like the company's newly launched Talent Profile, it is meant to drive application stickiness and adoption and entrench talent management processes more strongly within the organization. The activity tracker concept has been well received by customers as a perfect way to gain quick insight into the updates taking place within the system.

Amanda Easton, Employee Education and Development Manager with SNL Financial which has over 1,000 employees using the Halogen the system, states "both HR and managers can benefit from a consolidated feed of all recent activity taking place in the Halogen Talent Management Suite. The notion that updates are housed in one central feed delivered to managers directly sounds like an ideal solution."

Three views are available with Activity Tracker: my view, which allows users to see relevant activity related to their performance and development; a direct reports view, which enables managers to see updates by their employees; and a second-level management view; which enables senior managers to see activity two levels down within the organization. Activity Tracker preferences can be set to turn views on or off.

Activity Tracker is available as part of Halogen's new Talent Management Suite 9.1 which will begin shipping in September 2009, and comes as a pre-integrated component of Halogen's talent management applications.

Halogen's Activity Tracker feature will be showcased in presentations at Halogen booth 818 at the SHRM Conference in New Orleans next week.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and endorsed by thousands of HR professionals around the world. 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, 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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