Halogen Software Sets Stage in Atlanta for Sixth Annual User Conference

Talent Management Leader Moves Annual User Conference to Larger Venue, Expands Curriculum to Meet Increased Demand

Ottawa, ON – March 29, 2011 – Halogen Software, Inc. today announced that due to increased popularity the talent management leader is moving its sixth Annual User Conference from its headquarter city to Atlanta, Georgia. With an expanded curriculum, including 25 educational sessions, two talent management boot camps and 14 product training sessions, the conference will be held September 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and will be the company’s largest conference to date.

Under the theme – Strategy, Execution, Results – the conference features inspiring keynotes from HR industry gurus Cathy Missildine-Martin and Lizz Pellet, and is focused on helping customers leverage and extend their Halogen Software solutions for maximum results.

Conference highlights include:

  • Four breakout tracks – Strategy, Execution, Tips and Tools and one day dedicated to healthcare - delivered by Halogen, industry experts, C-level and HR executives
  • Blogger panel on “Tools to Attract and Retain Your All-Star Talent Pool”
  • Pre-conference Job Description Boot Camp, led by industry expert Dr. Gordon Medlock of HRIZONS
  • Full day post-conference boot camp on succession planning, led by succession planning author and thought-leader Dr. William Rothwell
  • One-on-one time with Halogen Software implementation consultants
  • Additionally, attendees can also earn HRCI credits towards their GPHR, SPHR, or PHR certification

Cathy Missildine-Martin, a much sought-after speaker and expert in strategic Human Resources Management will open the conference with her keynote: HR’s 5 Most Important Roles in Managing Talent. “HR is uniquely positioned to play five key roles in translating business strategy into workforce needs and in linking people with profits,” said Cathy Missildine-Martin, Principal and Co-Founder of Intellectual Capital Consulting. “I’m excited to discuss these roles with attendees who have been working with Halogen to make significant and tangible contributions to their company’s results and success through strategic talent management.”

Lizz Pellet, Chief Cultural Officer of EMERGE International, author of the SHRM publication The Cultural Fit Factor, How to Create an Employment Brand to Attract, Retain and Repel the Right Employee, and a fellow at Johns Hopkins University will close the conference with her keynote: Talent Management Collaboratory. “My keynote will be an interactive discussion where attendees can volunteer their career sites for a real-time review of how well they align their employment brand to their organizational culture,” said Lizz Pellet. “I think Halogen has put together a great line up where their customers can actively participate in the sessions and take home practical insight that can be put to use immediately.”

Halogen Software customers are encouraged to begin submitting speaking proposals as well as nominations for the fourth annual Bright Lights Awards, which are presented at the conference and honor successes in implementation, culture and bottom line results.

Full details and registration information is available on the Halogen Software 2011 User Conference website at http://www.halogensoftware.com/news-events/user-conference.

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 and learning management. 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 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 www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software’s Employee Performance and Talent Management bloghttp://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or Follow Halogen on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

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