OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2012) - As part of Halogen Software's commitment to help customers build world-class workforces, the company today announced that it has added four content vendors to its Strategic Alliances Program. These companies - which include 360training.com, EBSCO Publishing, Vado, Inc. and Workitect, Inc. - have all undergone Halogen's rigorous certification process to validate that their products are compatible with the Halogen Talent Management Suite™.
Increasingly, organizations that invest in talent management solutions are also looking for valuable content such as competencies and e-learning courseware from best-in-class providers. With the addition of these four new vendors to its Strategic Alliances Program, Halogen continues to build a strong network of high-quality partners, resulting in more choices, and greater flexibility and convenience for its customers.
Each vendor offers unique out-of-the box solutions that tightly integrate with the Halogen Talent Management Suite.
Vado, Inc. offers Halogen customers video-based e-learning courses packaged as short bite-sized modules accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions to help employees apply the new concepts immediately within their work. Vado's course content includes talent management topics such as career management, onboarding and engagement.
"We look forward to working with the Halogen team," says Cindy Pascale, CEO, Vado, Inc. "The pairing of our courseware with Halogen's talent management software will enable customers to tie their training programs directly to their performance management processes to achieve better business results."
360training.com offers Halogen customers industry- and roles-specific training programs designed to support end-to-end compliance and professional development training needs. The company offers a library of more than 6000 e-learning courses spanning a wide range of topics including specialized content for multiple industry verticals. With accreditation by more than 300 regulators, 360training.com has successfully trained more than 3, 000,000 students since 1997.
For Ed Sattar, CEO, 360training.com, the partnership with Halogen is ideal in terms of addressing the unique needs of vertical industries. "Halogen customers will benefit from the coming together of our industry-specific training content with Halogen's leading industry-specific solutions," says Sattar.
Workitect, Inc. is a consulting and training firm that provides competency-based HR tools, programs and systems. The company offers Halogen customers a research-based customizable dictionary of 35 competencies and behaviors as well as consulting expertise to help their customers apply the competencies effectively for talent assessment and selection, performance management, succession planning, training and leadership development.
"You can't overstate the importance of competency management as part of an effective talent management process," explains Ed Cripe, President, Workitect. "The integration of Workitect's tools with Halogen's solution will enable customers to more articulately define competencies that reflect organizational values and apply them consistently and fairly across the company."
EBSCO Publishing provides content to support and sustain formal and informal learning including summaries of top business books, articles from leading business magazines and journals, e-books, and videos. The content is organized into 82 key business competencies and can also be mapped to any of Halogen's supported industry vertical solutions or customer-provided competencies. Access is delivered through the Halogen eLearning Manager™ module.
EBSCO Publishing will enhance the value of Halogen's talent management solutions with the addition of their robust collection of learning content. "Halogen customers now have access to our full range of content, mapped to competencies to support the learning programs that are so critical in developing talent and driving higher performance," says Tad Goltra, Vice President, Product Management, EBSCO Publishing.
"The growing list of third-party content providers proactively supporting the Halogen Talent Management Suite underscores our commitment to provide mid-market companies with solutions that fit their requirements, rather than forcing them adapt to fit our solutions," says Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. "The Strategic Alliances Program is just one more way we are helping our customers maximize their talent management strategies for brilliant results."
For more information about the Halogen Strategic Alliances Program, visit http://www.halogensoftware.com/partners/.
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.