Halogen Software Unveils Big Picture Talent Management: A New Perspective for HR and C-Suite

Version 11 of Halogen Software's Performance-based Suite Helps Organizations Align all Talent Programs to Business Strategy Simply and Affordably

Atlanta, GA - September 19, 2011 – At its Sixth Annual User Conference, Halogen Software today announced the official release ofVersion 11 of its Talent Management Suite. With the addition of Halogen eRecruitment™ to the suite, the company becomes the first talent management leader to offer a complete, organically built solution, purpose-built to drive performance. The solution addresses all key pillars of talent management (recruitment, performance, learning, compensation, succession as well as unique solutions for multirater feedback and job description management) in one seamless system. This enables HR leaders and their organizations to experience talent management from a new perspective - something Halogen Software calls Big Picture Talent Management™.  

Called Big Picture Talent Management because it enables organizations to effectively align all their talent programs to their business strategy, the suite is designed to ensure that each talent management touch point - from recruitment to retirement – serves to reinforce the organization’s culture and values and drives top level goals and objectives.

Today’s leaders know that a top performing workforce can drive higher returns and offer a sustainable competitive advantage. Since managing talent now tops the CEO agenda1, business leaders are looking for ways to effectively deliver superior business results via an aligned and engaged workforce. However, it’s difficult for organizations to deliver a complete talent strategy that aligns their workforce with their top business priorities when their talent management programs themselves are not working together in a coordinated, cohesive way.  In fact, it’s nearly impossible when they operate in silos and are supported by tactical, standalone tools.

"By leveraging talent management systems like Halogen’s which is purpose-built to share data in an easy-to-use way, organizations can leverage their investments in job descriptions, competencies, and development plans across the entire range of the employee lifecycle - from screening and assessment through hiring, promotion, and leadership development," said  Josh Bersin, CEO, Bersin & Associates. "Ultimately this gives the organization a clear view of skill and leadership gaps so that HR investments can be focused on building a strong culture and overall team performance."

Accompanying Halogen’s latest release, Bersin & Associates published a research bulletin that provides in-depth analyst insight on the unique differentiators and perspective Halogen Software delivers with Version 11 of its talent management suite.

Unlike suite vendors with other heritages, or those who have assembled acquired offerings, Halogen Software’s performance heritage assures all modules in its suite seamlessly drive higher employee performance; the ultimate goal of any talent management solution. Halogen’s unmatched competency framework that leverages job descriptions, integrated development planning and best practices goal alignment from recruitment through succession, means leaders of various talent programs are able to operate in one cohesive system, to align their workforce around the organization’s mission and values and  deliver on business strategy.

Since implementing a performance-based approach to talent management, Halogen Software customer Cummins Mid-South L.L.C. has benefited from increased organizational alignment and a clearer picture of how its talent is contributing to the organization’s growth.

"True alignment comes into play when the work of the group and individual is totally in synch with the business goals of the entire organization," says Michael DeVries, Vice President of HR, Cummins Mid-South. "We’ve found that in using multiple modules in the Halogen Software suite, we have gained a holistic, performance-based approach to talent management that has enabled us to analyze where we have performance gaps, where we are succeeding, and create a talent strategy that positions our employees to contribute to the growth and success of our organization."

To learn more about Halogen Software’s suite, and how organizations can experience talent management from a new perspective, watch the “Big Picture Talent Management" video:

http://www.halogensoftware.com/why-halogen/big-picture-talent-management.php

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.

1PwC's 14th annual CEO survey, 2011

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