Halogen Software Inc.

Halogen Software Inc.

June 23, 2008 08:31 ET

Hodes iQ and Halogen Software Partner to Deliver End-to-End Talent Management Solutions

Joint customers benefit from best-in-class offerings for recruitment, performance and compensation management, succession planning and learning management

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - SHRM Conference booths 2807 & 1255 - Acquiring the right quality talent, assessing and managing performance, and retaining and developing people have become the key priorities for HR departments around the world. Two leaders in the talent management market - Halogen Software and Hodes iQ - today announced they have partnered to deliver end-to-end solutions to address these priorities for mid-market organizations. The integrated solution enables customers to handle all aspects of the talent management process from recruiting and on-boarding through to employee performance and compensation management, 360 assessment and succession planning. Hodes iQ and Halogen Software currently share several joint customers including Gentiva and Educate Online.

"We selected solutions from Hodes iQ and Halogen based on their proven business benefits and flexibility," said Maggie Hird, executive director of HR for Educate Online. "By working with two leaders in the market, we were confident we would be able to address all of our talent management needs. Integration between the solutions will enable us to extend our investment and focus on the most important part of the talent management process, working with managers and employees to create a culture where employees are engaged and performing to their potential."

Under the terms of the agreement Hodes iQ will resell Halogen's market-leading employee performance and talent management suite of products alongside Hodes iQ, the award-winning talent acquisition and management solution. Hodes iQ plans to integrate its recruitment and on-boarding offering with Halogen's solutions for a seamless connection that links new hire data directly from Hodes iQ into the Halogen eAppraisal user center.

"Recruitment and employee performance are cornerstones of the talent management process. The ability to integrate these and other functions enables organizations to support powerful talent management solutions," said Leighanne Levensaler, director of talent management research, Bersin & Associates. "Joint customers of Halogen and Hodes iQ will benefit from the ease of use that comes with having these critical talent management functions working together, while maintaining rich functionality in each domain area."

"We believe that our customers will benefit greatly from Halogen's leading talent management suite, since Halogen and Hodes iQ share a similar product philosophy of flexibility and simplicity for the user," said Jeremy Shapiro, VP, E-Recruiting Solutions, Hodes iQ. "This makes for a winning partnership and will ensure our customers have visibility into key information at the right time so they can make accurate decisions about the people they're bringing on board and are then able to manage their performance with even greater insight with Halogen's solutions."

"Together we offer small and medium enterprises the breadth and depth of functionality for the complete lifecycle of talent management," said Donna Ronayne, vice-president of marketing and business development, Halogen Software. "Hodes iQ enables companies to attract and accurately measure their recruitment activities and Halogen is the ideal complement to this, with a suite that enables companies to assess, develop, motivate and retain a high-performing workforce year round."

About Halogen Software

A recognized industry leader with over 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software makes powerful, simple-to-use and affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate employee performance management, 360/multi-rater 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 http://www.halogensoftware.com/.

About Hodes iQ

Hodes iQ (www.hodesiQ.com), with its ever-expanding customer base, is an award-winning talent management system that enables human resources to recruit more effectively. With the combination of a top-ranked job posting system, the leading resume data mining system, and expertise in best-in-class corporate career sites, Hodes iQ gives recruiters essential tools to recruit the best talent efficiently. Solutions are available targeting the Fortune 1000, mid-sized companies, health care institutions, and small companies through several product lines: Hodes iQ Enterprise, Standard and Starter Editions.

About Bernard Hodes Group

As a fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com/) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (http://www.hodesiq.com/). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC), one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.

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