Halogen Software Helps Fairbanks Attract and Retain Top Talent to Deliver Top Notch Patient Care

Leading Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre Boosts Retention, Improves Reporting and Saves Money with Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare

Ottawa, ON – July 26, 2011 – Fairbanks, the oldest independent alcohol and drug treatment center in America, is using Halogen Software’s award winning talent management suite to help reduce employee turnover and attract top talent.  Since rolling out Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcarethe organization has remained competitive with its talent, while reducing administrative overhead and easing the burden of demonstrating Joint Commission compliance.

Indianapolis-based Fairbanks offers a full range of alcohol and drug treatment and recovery programs, and the not-for-profit centre requires a wide range of highly specialized talent to deliver its services.  In recent years, the organization has been faced with increased competition for this talent.  The center’s HR and management teams determined they needed to overhaul their approach to talent management and partnered with Halogen Software to implement an easy to use system with a proven track record in the healthcare market.  It was also important to Fairbanks’ senior management to deploy a solution that provided organization-wide goal management to bring a renewed focus to the goals and mission of the hospital.

“The services we offer require extremely specialized skills, so our reputation for top notch care depends on our team of professionals,” explained Helene M. Cross, President and CEO, Fairbanks. “We recognized that we not only needed to attract and retain talent in the long term, but to ensure that all of our employees have a clear understanding of how the work they do supports our overall organizational goals. Since incorporating goal management using Halogen, we find that day-to-day activities are more closely aligned with our mission, which has helped improve employee engagement, and most importantly, the quality of care and services we deliver to our patients and families.”

The HR team has been able to streamline the process around talent management for everyone involved, eliminating paper and the hours required to manually manage the process. With Halogen Software the organization is able to quickly and easily gather the information required for Joint Commission reviews and accreditation reporting.

“Streamlining talent management processes has made life easier for everyone from employees to managers to the HR team,” said Andrea Resnik, HR Manager, Fairbanks. “This approach has helped us meet overall organizational objectives for attraction and retention, while saving money.  Now we have everything we need for Joint Commission reviews at our fingertips on an ongoing basis.”

More than 700 healthcare facilities across North America rely on Halogen Software for talent management.  Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more about how healthcare organizations are using Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare by reading these healthcare customer case studies.

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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.

About Fairbanks

Fairbanks is a nonprofit organization that focuses on recovery from alcohol and drug problems. Since 1945, the organization has helped to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services. For more information about Fairbanks, please visit www.fairbankscd.org

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Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant- Halogen Software
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