Professional Services Firms Stay Ahead of the Economic Recovery Curve to Retain Top Talent Using Halogen Software

Growing number of firms leverage Talent Management Suite for Professional Services to drive strategy and gain competitive advantage

Ottawa, ON – July 5, 2011 – Talent Management leader Halogen Software continues to gain new ground in the professional services market. A growing number of key firms are realizing the value of programs designed to retain their top talent and drive business results. More than 50 professional services firms have joined Halogen Software's roster of clients in the first half of the year.

Accounting, consulting and engineering companies in particular compete on the strength and knowledge of their talent. And today’s professional services workers have an increasing number of options, intensifying the need for their employers to develop and retain top talent in order to remain competitive. The Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2011 survey found that while unemployment is generally high, an increasing number of firms are facing challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining talent, and recommends that these organizations focus on talent management initiatives including retention, clear career paths and succession planning.

“Regardless of the state of the economy, talent management should be a top priority for professional services firms,” said Angie Greenwood, Senior Manager, Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP. “Every firm’s ability to stay competitive and be successful relies on the quality of their staff. We recently purchased Halogen Software’s solution to help us ensure our employees are accountable, highly engaged and focused on both their individual and the firm’s overall performance.”

Halogen Software’s award winning talent management suite includes Halogen eAppraisal Professional Services, which was designed to meet the unique requirements of accounting, consulting and engineering firms. Nearly 300 professional services firms worldwide are already benefiting from Halogen’s talent management solution by increasing billable hours, reducing administration overhead, and improving employee retention.

“With Halogen, employees now have access to their reviews and are able to track their progress,” explains Tracy White, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, CPA Firm Clark Nuber. “We have a number of high performers and this is a real plus for them as they like to keep things up-to-date and ensure they are on track in terms of achieving their goals. This supports our overall focus on retention as our employees have visibility into the process and feel empowered.”
Learn more about how Clark Nuber, took charge of their employee performance appraisals with Halogen eAppraisal.

The web-based solution from Halogen Software enables firms to:

  • Automate and simplify their talent management processes, enabling HR and managers to focus on higher value firm activities such as one on one coaching with employees.
  • Bring performance to the forefront. Halogen eAppraisal Professional Services, the foundation of the talent management suite, helps align employee and organization goals, helping to drive stronger business results and provides employees with a meaningful and clear direction.
  • Easily conduct 360 degree multirater evaluations, engagement / project reviews, self-evaluations, and create forms and job profiles, - all critical talent management tools for firms of all sizes as they enable managers to gain a full and accurate picture of each employee’s performance.
  • Add new modules as their talent management strategy evolves to include pay for performance, recruiting, learning management and succession planning.

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, recruiting 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, visithttp://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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Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant- Halogen Software
(613) 989-1866
mpatterson@ripnet.com