Increasing Number of Public Sector Organizations Select Halogen Software for Talent Management

State and Local Government Agencies rely on Halogen to support the delivery of outstanding service to citizens

Ottawa, ON – February 14, 2011 – Halogen Software today announced that a growing number of public sector organizations worldwide are selecting Halogen for talent management. Halogen eAppraisal™ Public Sector is the first offering to address the unique needs of talent management for the public sector.

Recent customer wins include state and municipal agencies such as Coast Electric Power Association of Florida, City of Keene, City of Westerville, Eastern Municipal Water District of California, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Antonio Water System, San Diego Housing Commission, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, St. Lucia Electricity Services, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, State of Wyoming, Department of Administration and Information, Superior Court of California, County of Orange and U.S. Court Services.

Public sector organizations face ongoing pressures to be transparent, efficient and accountable. Employee performance appraisals are a critical tool for ensuring staff performance and development, yet many public sector organizations struggle to get them done. Halogen eAppraisal Public Sector delivers an important tool to support the creation of a high performance workforce focused on transparency, efficiency and accountability.

“In looking for a talent management solution, we had a clearly defined list of requirements including ease of use, flexibility and configurability,” said William Prokop, Assistant City Manager and HR Director, City of Keene. “Halogen delivered not only on these requirements, but with a suite designed specifically to meet our needs as a public sector organization. We are looking forward to taking our talent management to a new level, while improving both employee engagement and service delivery to citizens.”

Halogen eAppraisal Public Sector is a powerful solution that is flexible enough to meet the complex and diverse performance management needs of all public sector and government departments. The suite includes a comprehensive library of industry specific competencies and appraisal forms, hundreds of built-in coaching and development tips and comment helpers, as well as 10 pre-packaged eLearning courses from SkillSoft. Also included are public sector specific job descriptions.

"The City of Westerville reviewed several programs, and eAppraisal best met the needs we identified through staff focus groups and our executive review," says Ann Lund, Human Resources Administrator. “We want to align employee goals with departmental and organizational priorities, and this program offers the competencies, forms and features to do this. And, we're eager to learn how the solution can be customized to our unique needs. We're looking forward to beginning our implementation and training, and providing a better resource to our employees.”

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.

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Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
T: 613-989-1866
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