Halogen Software Inc.



Halogen Software Inc.

October 29, 2012 08:30 ET

Halogen Software and SHL Partner to Provide Mid-Market Customers with Powerful Talent and Assessment Solutions

Two market-leading vendors combine offerings to enhance multiple talent management processes across the entire employment lifecycle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2012) - Halogen Software and SHL today announced a new partnership that will offer enhanced value to Halogen customers across several key areas of talent management, including talent acquisition, leadership development, career development and succession planning. Through this unique partnership, the two market-leading companies will collaborate to bring customers the combined value of Halogen's award-winning talent management solutions and SHL's wide array of talent assessment solutions.

Talent management processes such as recruiting, performance appraisals, talent assessments and succession planning inherently rely on the review of candidates and employees against a defined set of competencies and goals. Halogen is the only vendor to have purpose-built its talent management solutions with unique linkages in each talent process to drive higher employee performance. SHL assessments provide scientifically-based objective measures of an individual's alignment with an organization's competencies. Applying SHL's solutions within the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ gives joint customers tremendous advantage in making better talent decisions at each stage of the talent management cycle.

In pairing these two solutions Halogen customers get the unique ability to:

  • Include SHL assessments in their existing talent acquisition workflow to recruit more effectively
  • Offer more targeted and personalized development plans to support employee engagement, alignment and performance
  • Better manage talent pools for succession planning

According to the Human Capital Institute (HCI), the cost of hiring the wrong person for a position has been estimated as 1.5 to 3.5 times the incumbent's salary. The underlying science of the SHL assessments combined with the robust talent acquisition process in the Halogen eRecruitment™ module can significantly reduce the risk of incurring these costs. In addition, the ability to use assessment data across other modules in the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ such as performance management, learning & development and succession planning can help organizations maximize their talent decisions for competitive advantage. Offering the broadest global footprint in the industry, SHL deploys solutions in over 30 languages and in 150 countries. This ensures the value of global expertise is available to Halogen's growing global customer base in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific

"It's exciting for SHL to be partnering with Halogen, just as the use of SHL people intelligence and benchmarks has been recognized as a vital component of talent management," said Chris Clarke, VP Global Alliances, SHL. "Halogen's suite allows SHL people measurement data to be seamlessly and easily used to solve talent issues and drive great business outcomes."

The Halogen Talent Management Suite is purpose-built to drive performance. It features highly configurable workflows, forms and processes that, together with the SHL assessment solutions, can help organizations build their world class workforces.

"Applying SHL assessments within the Halogen Talent Management Suite is particularly effective because the insights gained during the recruitment process can be readily preserved and leveraged across all talent processes," explained Donna Ronayne, VP Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. "This partnership is about providing our customers with actionable assessment data that can be used to help ensure corporate culture and key competencies are nurtured across the entire employee lifecycle."

About Halogen Software

Endorsed by thousands of HR professionals from around the world, Halogen Software is revolutionizing the way businesses manage their talent - and raising the bar on what you should expect from a talent management vendor. Halogen offers the first and only cloud-based talent management system that's been purpose-built from the ground up to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. Halogen has been recognized as a market leader by all major business analysts, but even more important, has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The company has been named employer of choice over multiple years and has won numerous leadership and product innovation awards, including HR Technology Product of the Year. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are ideal for any company that wants to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

About SHL - People intelligence. Business results.

SHL is the leader in talent measurement solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions - from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With a presence in over 50 countries, SHL delivers more than 25 million assessments annually in over 30 languages - allowing over 10,000 business customers to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support center, SHL clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. SHL was acquired in 2012 by CEB, the leading member-based advisory company. By combining the best practices of thousands of member companies with advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, CEB equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. Headquartered in London, UK, SHL has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, visit www.shl.com.

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