Senior HR Executives to Lead Sessions on Building a World-Class Workforce at the 2012 Halogen Annual User Conference

Halogen Software's Largest User Conference to date will feature HR executive sessions by Bissell Homecare, Credential Financial, FuelCell Energy, Kansas City Southern, PEMCO Insurance, SSI, The Methodist Hospitals and The San Diego Zoo

Halogen Software today announced that the company's seventh Annual User Conference,  to be held September 9 -11, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre in Nashville, will  feature educational sessions led by customers representing a diverse mix of industries including healthcare, technology, manufacturing and professional services. These customer-led sessions are part of a stellar speaker line-up that includes an opening keynote by
New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink, and a closing keynote by Jim Finkelstein, author of FUSE: Making Sense of the New Cogenerational Workplace®.

This year’s conference, expected to be the largest to date, will center on helping Halogen customers build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results.

The conference will feature an HR Executive Panel of senior HR executives who will discuss some of today’s most relevant, compelling and pressing talent management issues. Topics to be covered include innovative employee engagement initiatives, retaining top talent to stay competitive, leadership development programs to build bench strength and more.  HR Executive Panel members include:

  • David Dart, Vice President, HR, Bissell Homecare
  • Matthew Brown, Vice President HR, Credential Financial
  • John Derry, Senior Vice President, HR, Kansas City Southern
  • Sue McNab, Chief People Services Officer, Pemco Mutual Insurance
  • Tim Mulligan, CHRO, San Diego Zoo

“No matter the size of your organization, talent management issues like building a highly engaged workforce and developing tomorrow’s leaders weigh heavily on the minds of HR professionals,” said Matthew Brown, Vice President HR, Credential Financial. “I look forward to a lively discussion about tangible ways organizations can make a meaningful difference in areas like this through best practice talent management strategies.”

Customer-led sessions will focus on successful implementations of the Halogen Talent Management Suite™:

  • The Methodist Hospitals will discuss their implementation of Halogen Job Description Builder™
  • FuelCell Energy will discuss how Halogen eCompensation™ is enabling their pay for performance strategy
  • PEMCO Insurance will share how their organization is building bench strength with Halogen eSuccession™
  • SSI, LLC to reveal how they built their employee development program leveraging Halogen eLearning Manager™

I look forward to sharing how FuelCell is maximizing our investment in Halogen,” said Sandra Mauro, Manager Human Resources at FuelCell Energy. “This conference is a great opportunity for everyone to share performance management best practices that drive business results and engage employees to be top performers.”

"As always, we’re delighted to have an impressive line-up of HR experts and industry thought leaders participating in this year’s conference," said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. "But equally important is hearing from our customers. Sharing their real-world successes using Halogen can bring others closer to building a world-class workforce – and that’s what this conference is all about.”

Halogen Software customers are encouraged to nominate their organizations for the fifth 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 2012 User Conference website.

About Halogen Software

Endorsed by thousands of HR professionals from around the world, Halogen Software is revolutionizing the way businesses manage their talent - and raising the bar on what you should expect from a talent management vendor. Halogen offers the first and only cloud-based talent management system that’s been purpose-built from the ground up to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs – whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. Halogen has been recognized as a market leader by all major business analysts, but even more important, has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The company has been named employer of choice over multiple years and has won numerous leadership and product innovation awards, including HR Technology Product of the Year. Halogen Software’s powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are ideal for any company that wants to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visithttp://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog:http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

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