Help HR easily align job description writing with your talent strategy using powerful software automation.

Halogen Job Description Builder™ does more than just automate your job description writing and maintenance and make the task more manageable. It helps you make job descriptions a foundational element for all your activities, and provide role clarity throughout the employment lifecycle. Here are just a few of the features you'll really love!

The job description repository lets you manage all your job descriptions in one central location.

Centrally manage all job descriptions.

Easily track and manage all your job descriptions from one central location. Check status at a glance. Know when each was published and last modified. Halogen Job Description Builder's sophisticated search functionality lets you find the job descriptions you're looking for with ease. Create categories that group your job descriptions into logical families or collections.

Link job descriptions to performance appraisals via shared competencies

Auto-generate onboarding programs, learning, appraisals, assessments and more based on job descriptions.

Competency management lays the foundation for talent management and is required for effective and successful performance of a job or task. Job Description Builder leverages a common competency library. You can link specific sections in the job description to your employee performance appraisal and competency assessment forms to create a common language around performance. When a change is made to a job description, guess what? The corresponding forms are automatically updated and when changes are made to competencies, the job description is automatically updated. This reduces work for HR and ensures employees are always evaluated on the right skills and competencies!

Easy online access to job descriptions

Choose from a rich library of job descriptions.

Halogen Job Description Builder also comes complete with a set of detailed job descriptions samples, some created by industry experts. Use them as is, or easily modify them to suit your needs.

Once created, both employees and managers have online access to their current and previously assigned job descriptions. You can also make job descriptions accessible to the entire organization through the Job Description Repository. For career management purposes, this helps employees uncover internal opportunities and encourages internal mobility.

Use pre-defined job description templates or create your own!

Use predefined job description templates or create your own.

Our job description writing software comes with predefined templates and sections for easy start-up. But, it also allows you to write your own custom job descriptions — if that’s your thing. You can even easily replicate your existing job description templates. Hard to believe, but true.

Build greater accountability by ensuring all employees are aware of their job responsibilities.

Ensure all employees are aware of their job responsibilities.

Employees can view their current and past job descriptions and managers can view the job descriptions assigned to their direct reports. When regulatory/certification or business practices require a formal sign-off, HR can configure an automated process that prompts employees to review and formally sign-off their updated job description.

Talent Profiles

Get the complete picture with an integrated, flexible, self-service employee profile that can be used for sharing, searching, and identifying internal talent.

Activity Tracker

Employees can stay on top of all related activities with a real-time status update of feedback, approvals, notifications and more, in one central tracking panel.

Tracking and compliance

Easily track and document employee job description review and acknowledgement to meet certification/regulatory requirements such as The Joint Commission and ISO 9001:2008.

Other brilliant software features

Feedback Anytime, Anywhere:

Increase engagement and connect with your people no matter where they are. Share in-the-moment feedback, recognition, coaching tips and 1:1 agenda items with the Halogen app for iOS and Android. All feedback is shared automatically and synced in Halogen.

Connected platform™

Connect Halogen's performance-led platform to your HRIS and other systems to give you a complete picture of your people. Easily add on additional capabilities so you can stay flexible as your business grows.


Our succession planning tools work with assistive technologies such as screen readers and text-to-voice software. Tab control allows users to navigate the Halogen system without a mouse. These features benefit organizations concerned about compliance with disability guidelines and regulations, such as the United States 1998 amendment of Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Language packs

Whatever your language of choice, Halogen has you covered. We have comprehensive language packs that include a translated user interface, help files, email notifications and spell check.

Distributed workforce management

Organizations can manage the unique talent requirements of their entire workforce in each region or unit — all from one central online location.

Convert emails into feedback entries

With a click of the mouse tag, convert emails received from others into feedback entries in the system. Just as easily, create new peer feedback and recognition entries and have them added directly into your file — or any other personnel’ files for future reference — all without leaving Microsoft Office® Outlook®.