Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

February 10, 2010 08:50 ET

Halogen Software Honoured as Employer of Choice for Second Consecutive Year

Talent Management Leader Named to Top 50 Small and Medium Employers in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2010) - Halogen Software announced today that it has been named one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for the second consecutive year. This national awards program, sponsored by Queen's School of Business and Hewitt Associates, recognizes top employers with 50 to 400 employees. It mirrors the renowned Best Employer in Canada initiative, but is focused on small and medium sized businesses. The study, now in its sixth year, is published in the Globe and Mail and PROFIT Magazine.

Selected from a pool of hundreds of small and medium sized companies across Canada, Halogen's inclusion in this exclusive ranking is a testament to an employee focused corporate culture, which is entrenched in its mission, vision and values. As a leading talent management vendor, the organization also uses its own solutions internally to support its employee engagement efforts and drive high performance. Halogen's overall objectives are supported by its employees, each of whom understands how his or her personal goals support the company's top level goals. This connection is well reflected in some key survey results where Halogen stood out above the average.

"Halogen’s score of 99% engagement on the questions ‘This organization is fair, respectful and honest with customer/clients’ and ‘This organization cares about the quality of its products/services’ helped rank Halogen as one of the top employers in the country," said Sandra Olszowka, Director, Projects at Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing at Queen’s School of Business.

"At Halogen our employees work hard, have fun, are respected and recognized. The team is creative, action oriented, and acts with integrity. They also clearly see the link between their own performance and the company's business objectives," said Paul Loucks, President and CEO of Halogen Software. "This is the basis of our success and the survey results reinforce the power of this connection. We are honoured to earn this distinction from our employees, for the second year in a row."

The rankings are primarily determined using the results from Employee Opinion Surveys. Here, 21 key engagement drivers are detailed and analyzed. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organization practices and perspectives from the leadership team.

Study partners include Queen's School of Business, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates. More information about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available online at http://business.queensu.ca/qcbv/sme.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and 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, 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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