Bersin & Associates Report Showcases Ease of Use of Halogen’s New End-to-End Talent Management Suite

Version 11 of Halogen's Suite Helps Organizations Align all Talent Programs to Business Strategy; Provides Big Picture Talent Management Perspective to HR and C-Suite

Atlanta, GA - September 19, 2011 – At its Sixth Annual User Conference today, Halogen Software announced the availability of a new Bersin & Associates report that covers the release of Version 11 of the Halogen Talent Management Suite.  The report underscores the value and benefits of Halogen’s cohesive, end-to-end solution, built from the ground up to drive performance, and the unique Big Picture Talent Management™ perspective this provides human resources leaders.

Bersin notes the power of Halogen’s shared competency model, which has been purpose built to link all talent management functions.  Because every Halogen module was designed to tie back to employee performance, the data on an employee’s goals, job descriptions, competencies, and skills are easily used and shared throughout the system. It also includes unique features and reports that ensure all modules are driving higher performance.

"Our research shows that customers seek a talent management suite focused on performance management first," said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer, Bersin & Associates. "Halogen has been able to stay close to its customers’ needs by delivering an integrated and easy-to-use talent management platform. The Halogen customers we spoke with all said the same thing:  the system is easy to set up and use, and over time grows in value as more and more data is captured."

Bersin elaborates on how this provides a core framework for talent management and what it means for Halogen and its customers. "This is the way talent management should work:  building out the core infrastructure so that over time managers and leaders learn to use highly integrated information to make smarter decisions about who to hire, who to promote, and how to improve the performance of their people."

To read the full Bersin & Associates Research Bulletin, please visit:

http://www.halogensoftware.com/resources/white-papers/bersin_research_bulletin_2011.php

To learn more about Big Picture Talent Management announced today at the Halogen Software User Conference please visit:

http://www.halogensoftware.com/news-events/wp_pr.php?type=pr&p=5043

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is 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, job descriptions, learning management and recruiting. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, education, manufacturing, public sector, hospitality, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers as the market leader in customer satisfaction, 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. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Employee Performance and Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or Follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

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