Swope Health Services Creates Continuous Feedback Culture with Halogen Software

Ongoing performance management strengthens manager-employee relationship and improves organizational alignment

Ottawa — December 20, 2016 Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) announced today that Swope Health Services is using the Halogen Performance™ solution to embed ongoing performance management practices, such as regular coaching and feedback, into its culture. As a result, Swope Health has strengthened the manager-employee relationship and improved organizational alignment.

A provider of primary health care and behavioral health services to over 40,000 patients throughout the Greater Kansas City area, Swope Health’s talent strategy is aimed at increasing employee engagement and accountability.

“Instead of dreading the annual conversation about their performance, employees are actively engaged in ongoing conversations,” says Janice Love, Director of Learning & Development, Swope Health Services. “With Halogen they now have the ability to give and receive feedback in real-time with their colleagues and managers, and engage in meaningful discussions.”

One of the key factors contributing to Swope Health Services’ success with enabling ongoing performance management is the training provided to staff. Both supervisors and associates received training on how to engage in meaningful conversations about performance and career development, and how to use Halogen Performance to keep track of these conversations.

“When employees are given the opportunity to have an open dialogue with their manager about their strengths, accomplishments, and areas for improvement, it empowers them to perform to their potential,” says Love. “Since using Halogen to support our talent strategy, we’ve seen relationships improve between managers and employees, and our staff have a clearer understanding of how their work contributes to the organization’s success.”

Halogen Performance is part of the Halogen TalentSpace™ suite, a cloud-based solution that enables organizations to adapt performance processes to the needs of their people and business. From easily capturing and sharing continuous feedback notes, to built-in coaching and development content, to flexible goal alignment and management workflows – Halogen offers flexible tools and resources to help organizations drive higher employee performance.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers a cloud-based talent management suite that puts ongoing, next-generation performance management principles at the center of all talent programs, including learning and development, succession planning, recruiting, and compensation. With over 2,100 customers worldwide, the company has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, help organizations win with talent, by aligning their talent and business strategies to deliver exceptional outcomes. For more information, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's TalentSpace blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware.

Contact Information:

Melany Gallant
Manager, Public Relations
Halogen Software
T: 613-270-1011 x 4338
E: mgallant@halogensoftware.com