HRchitect Tech Vendor News: New Study Reveals Huge Gap in Frontline Manager Performance

July 9, 2014

Report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Halogen Software Reveals Frontline Managers Aren’t Given the Leadership Tools to Succeed

Ottawa, ON — June 10, 2014 – A new report released by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR Analytic Services) and Halogen Software reveals low executive confidence in frontline managers’ ability to succeed, despite their critical importance to organizational results. “Frontline Managers: Are They Given the Leadership Tools to Succeed?” published in May, shares findings from a survey of more than 600 global executives regarding their thoughts on the importance and success of frontline managers.

The report findings indicate that most executives don’t believe frontline managers are equipped with the resources to excel in their roles. The majority also share a belief that this lack of frontline leadership development and tools is negatively impacting organizational outcomes.

Key findings reveal:

  • Frontline managers are seen as critical to organizational success. On nearly every performance metric, survey respondents said frontline managers play a fundamental role in achieving business priorities such as customer satisfaction and productivity.
  • However, investment in leadership development tools and programs is insufficient. Only 12 percent said their organization currently invests sufficiently in the development of frontline managers.
  • This lack of development impacts executive outlook on whether or not frontline managers have the leadership competencies necessary to succeed.
  • For example, only 33 percent rated frontline managers as competent on business-based decision-making and only 21 percent rated frontline managers as competent on innovative thinking and strategic thinking.
  • The outlook appears direr when asked how these factors translate into business performance.
  • More than 90 percent believe frontline managers’ lack of leadership development impacts employee engagement results.
  • And the vast majority (79 percent) said this development gap is negatively impacting organizational performance.

Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management, and Director, Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, shares insights in the report on why frontline managers are not getting adequate leadership tools and development: “Organizations are failing to offer enough leadership and training to all their managers. To the extent to which they do offer training, it seems to follow a trickle-down model: The most for the top executives, the least to the first-line supervisors.”

Survey sponsor, Halogen Software, asserts that the problem is pronounced, but that organizations leveraging talent management solutions are making great strides in supporting improved frontline manager effectiveness.

“We partnered with HBR Analytic Services on this survey because of a trend we’re seeing among the HR professionals we speak to — they’re stating there is a disconnect between the expectations of their frontline managers as leaders, and the investment in the tools and development to help them get there,” said Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. “While the findings prove this disconnect to be true, there are simple best practices and tools available to support managers in honing their leadership skills and driving high performance for their teams.”

Melanie Rydalch, Human Resources Director at Basic American Foods, shares the results of an improved leadership focus for frontline managers at her organization using Halogen Software’s talent management solutions:

“Halogen has taken the best practices in talent management and applied them to their software solutions, delivering great support for our leaders at all levels,” said Rydalch. “By streamlining the talent management process and providing tools that add visibility and accountability, the Halogen suite has helped BAF foster improved communication, coaching, development and, ultimately, employee performance.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Gartner Names Halogen a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites for Second Consecutive Year

July 9, 2014

Halogen Customers Applaud Recognition by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

Ottawa, ON — June 16, 2014 — Halogen Software, a leading provider of talent management solutions, has again been named a visionary in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites1 .

According to the report, talent management suites include capabilities for learning management, performance management, succession planning, compensation management and recruiting management. The Magic Quadrant positions vendors according to their “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision.”

Customers applaud the recognition and validate that they choose Halogen because of the company’s reputation for providing leading talent management solutions and a brilliant customer experience.

“We’ve been a Halogen customer since 2012, and are consistently impressed that they place highly in industry analysis,” said Barbara Bell-Dees, Vice President of Human Resources, NASCO. “Halogen’s solutions have been built by people who understand HR and the business needs of companies like ours. Their commitment to a great customer experience is obvious at every touchpoint.”

“Halogen never ceases to wow us – even after nine years,” said Tim Mulligan, CHRO, San Diego Zoo Global. “Our talent management journey with them has been a true partnership. The new features and capabilities they add to their suite, and their level of service and commitment to our success is unmatched by any other vendor we’ve worked with.”

The Halogen TalentSpace Suite™ is the only system purpose built from the ground up to drive higher employee performance. Every module in the suite — spanning performance management, job descriptions, recruiting, 360 degree feedback, learning, succession, and compensation — integrates seamlessly to provide a consistent and intuitive experience for users. The Halogen solution makes it easy for organizations to have all the talent information they need to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, engaged and delivering on business strategy.

“Our relentless focus on our customers not only sets us apart as a talent management vendor — it’s key to our success,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “We are committed to helping our clients get to success quickly and realize their corporate vision.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Halogen Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

June 6, 2014

Company delivers record recurring, total and international revenue

  • Company delivers record recurring, total and international revenue

OTTAWA , May 8, 2014 /CNW/ – Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen” or the “Company”) (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014 . All figures are stated in United States dollars unless otherwise noted.

First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights

  • Recurring revenue increased 21% from Q1 2013 to a record $12.1 million , representing 89% of total revenue in the quarter.
  • Revenue generated in international markets outside Canada and the United States increased 98% over Q1 2013.
  • Dollar retention continued to be more than 100%1 and customer retention approximately 90%2.
  • Adjusted EBITDA3 was $(1.1) million in Q1 2014 compared to $(0.2) million in Q1 2013; Adjusted EBITDA per share3 was $(0.05) per share in Q1 2014, compared to $(0.02) per share in Q1 2013.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents and investments was $52.5 million at March 31, 2014 compared to $55.9 million at December 31, 2013 .

 

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Non-IFRS Measures:
1 Calculated by taking the annualized recurring revenue of customers at the beginning of a 12-month period and dividing it into annualized recurring revenue for those same customers at the end of the period.
2 Calculated as the percentage of customers at the beginning of a 12-month period who remain as customers at the end of the period.
3 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure defined by the Company as earnings before interest income or expense, other income, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, foreign exchange gains or losses and loss related to change in fair value of redeemable preferred shares. Adjusted EBITDA per share is calculated by dividing the Adjusted EBITDA by the weighted average number of shares outstanding in each period. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per share do not have a uniform definition. Our definition will likely differ from the definitions used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Thus, our non-IFRS measure of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per share should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. There are inherent limitations with non-IFRS measures; we compensate for these limitations by reconciling Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable IFRS financial measure. Management encourages investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view our non-IFRS financial measures in conjunction with the most comparable IFRS financial measures.

“It was a solid start to 2014, with record total and recurring revenue and a 98% increase in international sales,” said Paul Loucks, Halogen’s CEO. “In the first quarter, we increased our sales and marketing team by nearly 25% and we plan to expand both domestically and internationally this year to acquire new customers and fuel future recurring revenue growth. We are also expanding our account management team to maintain our strong customer retention and to increase sales back to customers. There is a significant untapped market for Talent Management solutions among global mid-sized organizations, and we are well positioned to capture this opportunity.”

Financial Review

Halogen’s recurring revenue in the first quarter of 2014 was $12.1 million , a 21% increase over Q1 2013. Total revenue increased 17% over Q1 2013 to $13.5 million , driven by the increase in the Company’s customer base, along with the sale of additional seats and modules to existing customers. In the first quarter of 2014, approximately 79% of revenue was generated from customers located in the United States (82% in Q1 2013), 11% in Canada (12% in Q1 2013) and 10% in international markets (6% in Q1 2013).

Gross margin was $10.2 million , or 75% of total revenue, in the first quarter of 2014, compared to $8.9 million , or 76% of total revenue, in Q1 2013.

Net loss decreased to $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 versus a loss of $7.3 million in Q1 2013. The primary driver for the improvement was the elimination of the fair value adjustment to the Company’s redeemable preferred shares, which was $nil in the first quarter of 2014 and $6.1 million in the same period of 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation 3 months ended March 31,
($000′s except per share amounts) 2014 2013
Net income (loss) $ (2,956) $ (7,306)
Interest (income) expense and other, net (67) (19)
Foreign exchange (gain) loss 1,069 402
Income tax expense 5 13
Depreciation and amortization 747 524
Share-based compensation 140 52
Loss related to change in fair market value of redeemable preferred shares - 6,099
Adjusted EBITDA $ (1,062) $ (235)
Adjusted EBITDA per share $ (0.05) $ (0.02)

Cash and investments was $52.5 million at March 31, 2014 compared to $55.9 million at December 31, 2013 . Deferred revenue was $26.9 million at quarter-end compared to $22.7 million a year earlier.

Second Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Guidance

For the second quarter of 2014, the Company is expecting:

  • Recurring revenue in the range of $12.2 to $12.4 million
  • Total revenue in the range of $13.6 to $13.8 million

 

For the full year 2014, the Company reiterated its guidance:

  • Recurring revenue in the range of $50.3 to $51.3 million
  • Total revenue in the range of $56.8 to $57.8 million

 

2014 First Quarter Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis
Halogen’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2014 will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on the Halogen website at http://ir.halogensoftware.com.

Conference Call and Webcast
Halogen will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2014 first quarter results today ( Thursday, May 8, 2014 ) at 5:00 p.m. (ET) . The call will be hosted by Paul Loucks, President and CEO, and Pete Low, CFO. To participate in the call, please dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191 (Conference ID: 30838258) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available until 12:00 midnight (ET) Thursday, May 15, 2014 by calling 416-849-0833 or 1-855-859-2056). The conference call will be webcast live at http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/detail/1338959/1480125.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, including those that express management’s expectations or estimates of our future performance, are “forward-looking statements” which reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “might”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “indicate”, “seek”, “believe”, “estimates”, “predicts” or “likely”, or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements.

The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations and projections at the time the statements were originally made or at the time the information was originally provided, about future events and financial trends that it believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of the experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and it cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Whether actual results, performance or achievements will conform to the Company’s expectations and predictions is subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, including without limitation, those risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company’s Prospectus and other filings on SEDAR.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results might vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors should be considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained herein are based upon what the Company currently believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure prospective investors that actual results, performance or achievements will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and the Company does not assume, any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Halogen Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

March 10, 2014

Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen” or the “Company”) (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

  • Highlights include record recurring, total and international revenue
  • Record number of new customer wins; customer count increased to nearly 2,000

OTTAWA , Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ – Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen” or the “Company”) (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013 . All figures are stated in United States dollars unless otherwise noted.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Recurring revenue increased 28% from Q4 2012 to a record $11.2 million , representing 89% of total revenue in the quarter.
  • Total revenue increased 24% from Q4 2012 to a record $12.6 million .
  • Revenue generated in international markets outside Canada and the United States increased a record 99% over Q4 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(0.6) million in Q4 2013 compared to $(1.2) million in Q4 2012; Adjusted EBITDA per share1 was $(0.03) per share in Q4 2013, compared to $(0.10) per share in Q4 2012.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents and investments was $55.9 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $8.9 million at December 31, 2012 .

Full Year 2013 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Recurring revenue increased 29% from 2012 to a record $42.1 million , representing 88% of total revenue in the year.
  • Total revenue increased 26% from 2012 to a record $48.0 million .
  • Revenue generated in international markets outside Canada and the United States increased 71% over 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(2.5) million in fiscal 2013 versus $(3.5) million in fiscal 2012; Adjusted EBITDA per share1 was $(0.14) per share in fiscal 2013, versus $(0.29) per share in fiscal 2012.
1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure defined by the Company as earnings before interest income or expense, other income, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, foreign exchange gains or losses and loss related to change in fair value of redeemable preferred shares. Adjusted EBITDA per share is calculated by dividing the Adjusted EBITDA by the weighted average number of shares outstanding in each period. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per share do not have a uniform definition. Our definition will likely differ from the definitions used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Thus, our non-IFRS measure of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per share should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. There are inherent limitations with non-IFRS measures; we compensate for these limitations by reconciling Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable IFRS financial measure. Management encourages investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view our non-IFRS financial measures in conjunction with the most comparable IFRS financial measures.

“Fiscal 2013 was a transformational year for our business,” said Paul Loucks, Halogen’s CEO. “We completed our highly successful IPO in May to strengthen our balance sheet and provide us with the resources to fund our growth plans. Throughout the year, we made good progress on a number of operational initiatives. We expanded our product offering with new modules and partnerships, and we continued our push into international markets with the expansion of our office in Australia . We grew recurring revenue as a share of total revenue. We had a record year in recurring and total revenue and record new customer wins. Q4 continued the new customer acquisition strength with record new customers selecting Halogen. Looking ahead to fiscal 2014, we are expecting continued strong organic growth. We are focused on investing in both domestic and international markets in order to grow our customer base and market share in the mid-market for Talent Management solutions.”

Financial Review

Halogen’s recurring revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $11.2 million , a 28% increase over Q4 2012. Total revenue increased 24% over Q4 2012, driven by increases in recurring revenue and professional services revenue. In the fourth quarter of 2013, approximately 79% of revenue was generated from customers located in the United States (82% in Q4 2012), 11% in Canada (12% in Q4 2012) and 10% in international markets (6% in Q4 2012).

Gross margin was $9.6 million , or 76% of total revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $7.4 million , or 73% of total revenue, in Q4 2012.

Net loss was $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 versus a loss of $6.4 million in Q4 2012. The decreased loss was primarily due to a $4.6 million loss related to change in the fair value of the Company’s redeemable preferred shares in Q4 2012 versus $nil in the fourth quarter of 2013. With the conversion of the preferred shares to common shares in the second quarter of 2013 the Company no longer incurs this expense.

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation Three months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
($000′s except per share amounts) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Net income (loss)    $ (2,066)    $ (6,351)    $ (12,820)    $ (19,578)
Interest (income) expense and other, net (72) (25) (210) (100)
Foreign exchange (gain) loss 777 51 1,390 (380)
Income tax expense 35 - 74 5
Depreciation and amortization 629 524 2,281 2,007
Share-based compensation 118 52 398 189
Loss related to change in fair market value of
redeemable preferred shares
- 4,569 6,434 14,329
Adjusted EBITDA $ (579) $ (1,180) $ (2,453) $ (3,528)
Adjusted EBITDA per share $ (0.03) $ (0.10) $ (0.14) $ (0.29)

Cash and investments increased from $8.9 million at December 31, 2012 to $55.9 million at December 31, 2013 , primarily due to proceeds from the issuance of 5.1 million common shares as part of the Company’s initial public offering.

Deferred revenue was $27.0 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $22.9 million a year earlier. This 18% increase is primarily attributed to new business generated during the last 12 months from new and existing customers.

First Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Guidance
For the first quarter of 2014, the Company is expecting:

  • Recurring revenue in the range of $11.9 to $12.1 million
  • Total revenue in the range of $13.4 to $13.6 million

 

For the full year 2014, the Company is expecting:

  • Recurring revenue in the range of $50.3 to $51.3 million
  • Total revenue in the range of $56.8 to $57.8 million

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bank of Queensland Selects Halogen Software to Support Its Focus on People Development

February 25, 2014

Leading regional Australian bank uses Halogen talent management solutions to link performance with development for long-term competitive advantage

Ottawa, ON – February 18, 2014 – The Bank of Queensland (BOQ), a leading regional Australian bank, has selected Halogen’s talent management solutions to link learning and performance, and plan for succession. The Halogen solution supports the Bank’s strategic imperative to competitively differentiate itself based on talent and a commitment to customer service excellence.

Prior to using Halogen, BOQ had a number of disparate talent management processes, which prevented the Bank from having a holistic view of employees’ performance and development needs.

“We had a number of systems and platforms that weren’t connected or sharing information. We had segmented views of each employee when what we really needed was an organizational view,” says Ben Tilley, Head of Performance and Operations at BOQ. “Halogen’s truly integrated system is giving us that global view we’ve been looking for, which is allowing us to better track employee development, and align our workforce to our organizational goals.”

BOQ is using Halogen to support organizational alignment by ensuring individual employee goals are connected to company objectives. The result is greater clarity around performance expectations and improved transparency, which supports the organization’s culture of accountability.

Ongoing employee development is critical to the Bank’s ability to deliver on its value proposition. Halogen is helping the leadership team, the human resources team and front line managers at BOQ to identify employee development needs, support career progression and create a more direct link between performance and development. In addition, employees are being empowered to take charge of their own development.

According to Tilley, part of what was appealing about Halogen was its focus on building long-term relationships with customers, which aligns with the Bank’s customer-focused culture. The Halogen solution’s easy-to-use interface and flexibility were also key drivers in the selection process.

“The flexibility of Halogen’s offering allows us to easily combine and change processes, which will help us accomplish some significant things from a business point of view,” says Tilley.

BOQ has implemented the Halogen eAppraisal™ and Halogen eSuccession™ modules and plans to roll out the Halogen eLearning Manager™ module this year.

The Halogen TalentSpace™ suite is built from the ground up to drive higher employee performance across all talent programs – whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation.

All modules in the suite integrate fully and seamlessly, providing a consistent and intuitive experience for all users, while supporting organizations in developing their human capital as a strategic, sustained competitive advantage.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Halogen Software’s Business Leadership Recognized with Three Best Ottawa Business Awards

November 6, 2013

Ottawa business community honours Halogen Software for its innovation, leadership, growth, and commitment to customers, community and employees

Ottawa, ON — November 1, 2013 — Halogen Software (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, has been named the recipient of three Best Ottawa Business awards (BOBs): Company of the Year, Financial Deal of the Year and CEO of the Year, recognizing the leadership of Halogen CEO, Paul Loucks. This is the second time in consecutive years that Halogen has been recognized as Company of the Year, marking a first in the history of the awards.

A special selection committee from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, The Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ), and The University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management has honored Halogen with this recognition.

“We selected Halogen to receive these prestigious awards because the company is a tremendous Ottawa success story,” said Michael Curran, Publisher, OBJ and member of the BOBs award selection committee. “Halogen has all the hallmarks of great business leadership: financial growth fueled by customer success and product innovation; an executive commitment to employee development and top talent; and a company-wide focus on sharing its success with the communities in which its employees live and work. Congratulations to the Halogen team on these distinct honours.”

Halogen will receive these awards at a special BOBs gala on Thursday, November 21 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

“We’re delighted with this recognition from the Ottawa business community and I consider each of these awards a team win,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “Halogen continues to earn the respect and recognition of our community as a great organization, because of the tremendous effort and brilliant culture of the entire team. I am incredibly proud to lead such a fantastic team.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: API Technologies Aligns and Develops its Global Workforce with Halogen Software

July 22, 2013

Global technology manufacturer selects Halogen to unify employee performance management across its competitive workforce

Ottawa, ON – June 25, 2013 – API Technologies Corp., a global manufacturer of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security technologies, has selected the Halogen eAppraisal™ Manufacturing solution to build organizational alignment and drive competitive advantage.

In the 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index from Deloitte 1, executives ranked talent-driven innovation as the number-one key driver that impacts a country’s ability to compete in manufacturing. Fast growth internationally and a commitment to developing a competitive workforce were the impetus for API Technologies to move to a cloud-based employee performance management system.

API Technologies’ international customers include leading Fortune 500 firms and the governments of the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, NATO and the European Union. The company’s executive team has targeted continuing expansion as a business priority, and API Technologies has enjoyed robust growth, both internally and through acquisitions. However, each new addition has come with its own performance management process and standards. Since API Technologies believes investing in people drives competitive advantage, the company recognized further growth would require aligning the organization, increasing employee engagement, and creating a stronger coaching culture.

“With a number of acquisitions over the years, API Technologies didn’t have a consistent performance management process,” said Mary Jane Schreffler, Vice President, Human Resources, API Technologies. “While we are dedicated to developing our employees through strong performance management practices, some employees had reviews that weren’t competency-based, or were simply an open forum.” Schreffler also noted that as a global technology company, it made sense to move away from paper-and-pencil reviews and evolve to cloud-based performance management software.

API Technologies chose Halogen to help make processes, competencies, performance ratings, goal management and development plans standardized and consistent across the company. Unlike API Technologies’ previous manual review process, the Halogen eAppraisal Manufacturing module makes performance feedback an ongoing, living interaction, rather than a static once-a-year discussion on the employee’s start-date anniversary. Enabling managers to provide more timely feedback also helps to promote improved performance and increased employee engagement.

“Implementing the Halogen solution has standardized the process so that employees know what’s expected of them, and can see what good performance looks like,” said Schreffler. “Everyone deserves a well thought-out performance review. And with the Halogen solution, it’s one that is the culmination of ongoing feedback and coaching throughout the year.”

The new system has also transformed goal management and aligned employee objectives to support company goals. Previously, some employees didn’t have documented goals. With the implementation of the Halogen solution, managers have more clarity about how their departmental and employee goals support overall company objectives. At the same time, employees have greater accountability and a better understanding of their performance ratings, making the entire process much more meaningful.

As an international company, the flexibility and customization that Halogen offers was important. “For example, the Mexican government has guidelines that must be followed for reviews,” said Schreffler. “With the easy-to-use Halogen forms, our Mexican HR department is able to meet those requirements.” Currently, API Technologies is using the Halogen solution in both English and Spanish in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and will soon implement the solution in the UK.

API Technologies was also pleased with their smooth implementation and training experience; their system was up and running within two months.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect’s HRtechnology Vendor News: Halogen Software Files Preliminary Prospectus For Initial Public Offering

April 10, 2013

HRchitect includes Halogen in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Human Capital Management (HCM) System, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 16 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen”), a leading provider of comprehensive software-as-a-service (“SaaS)” talent management solutions, recently announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada in connection with a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. A copy of this preliminary prospectus will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

The offering is being co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., with the remaining syndicate of underwriters being Raymond James Ltd., Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation and National Bank Financial Inc.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect’s HRtechnology Vendor News: Halogen Software Opens the Door for SentriLock’s Talent Management Strategy

April 4, 2013

HRchitect includes Halogen in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Human Capital Management (HCM) System, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 16 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Leading lockbox manufacturer selects Halogen’s performance management, job description, and talent acquisition solutions to usher in streamlined processes

SentriLock, LLC, a growing manufacturing company that is the official lockbox provider of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), has selected the Halogen eAppraisal™ Manufacturing, Halogen eRecruitment™, and Halogen Job Description Builder™ modules to help it build, engage and retain a high-performance workforce.

As a company that provides exceptional customer service and manufactures lockboxes that are innovative, reliable, and easy to use, SentriLock wanted a talent management solution with the same qualities. The young, Ohio-based business is growing rapidly. However, its former system for performance management — using Excel spreadsheets and inconsistent job descriptions – was inaccurate, hard to update and time-consuming.

“Our previous process left our managers spending too much time on administrative tasks rather than on activities that support employee engagement and performance,” said Josue Silva, HR Specialist, SentriLock, LLC. “They needed more time to provide employees with valid, constructive, and relevant feedback.”

SentriLock’s goal was to find a talent management solution that would help it foster a more feedback-rich culture. After testing multiple products, the SentriLock HR team found that the Halogen eAppraisal Manufacturing module—designed for the unique needs of manufacturing companies—provided the best solution. SentriLock valued Halogen’s easy-to-use, intuitive interface and the powerful and consistent integration between all the products in the suite. The SentriLock team was especially impressed with the Halogen Feedback Central™ feature, which provides employees with real time performance feedback that flows directly into an official performance review.

To support the new employee review process, SentriLock chose the Halogen Job Description Builder module to manage and link job descriptions to employee performance. “This means an accountant is no longer reviewed on the same criteria as an IT employee,” said Silva. “Halogen has allowed SentriLock to accomplish what would have been nearly impossible to do before — to provide employees with powerful, job-specific performance reviews.”

With an eye on continued growth, SentriLock is also relying on the Halogen eRecruitment module to ensure recruiting activities are aligned to its strategic goals and talent processes. “Recruiting had traditionally been siloed from our other talent programs, making it difficult to align talent acquisition to our company’s strategic objectives,” said Silva. “Our new recruiting solution is another example of how Halogen is helping our company focus less on administrative work and more on finding great talent.”

The Halogen eRecruitment module helps SentriLock maintain a “dashboard” for all recruiting efforts, including its revamped career website, and well-defined process steps between the HR team and hiring managers.

“Our executive and management teams love using Halogen. We’re making smarter decisions about who to hire, who to promote and how to improve the performance of our people. Our HR team has recognized its powerful potential and we feel that as new Halogen users, we are barely scratching the surface of the potential of this product,” said Silva.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Closes Q1 of 2012 with Outstanding Results…from Halogen Software

May 31, 2012

 

First quarter performance highlighted by record annual recurring revenue, international expansion and significant customer wins for talent management leader

 

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Halogen Software, a leading provider of talent management software, closed its first quarter of 2012 with outstanding business results, including 36% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) over this same period in 2011. The quarter was also marked by significant customer wins, strong customer retention and satisfaction, new partnerships, and the company’s announced expansion into Australia to meet growing demand for its solutions.

New customers added during the quarter include: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., Aceto Corporation, Englewood Schools, Evolve Federal Credit Union, City of Shoreline, WA, Bluewater Technologies, Cadillac Jack, Stewart & Stevenson LLC, Richland County Public Library, Audobon Engineering Operations, QuadraMed Corporation, Telnet Nigeria Limited, Seneca Gaming Corporation, Damascus Bakery, Spa Esprit, Aspen Group Limited, CWB Group Inc. and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

“We selected Halogen as a partner to support us in assessing and driving higher employee and organizational performance,” said Charles Alaimo, Vice President, Human Resources, Aceto Corporation. “With Halogen everyone has visibility into the performance review process – we see that as incredibly important in terms of fostering accountability, higher engagement and performance in general. We also like how customer focused Halogen is. Their support team is responsive and helpful – just excellent.”

Highlights from the quarter include:

  • As part of its continued global expansion, Halogen announced the opening of a new office in Sydney, Australia to better support the needs of the Asia Pacific market.
  • OHL, a leading third party logistics provider (3PL), made the switch to Halogen’s award-winning talent management solution. OHL now relies on Halogen to help drive talent management strategy for more than 7000 employees across 130 locations worldwide.
  • Herzing University selected Halogen Software’s award winning talent management solutions to help align its employee competencies, goal management and development planning processes in support of the university’s student-focused culture.
  • The AAA (Association for Accounting Administration) partnered with Halogen to support accounting firms in building their world-class workforce. This partnership provides the association’s more than 900 members access to best practice HR resources and special purchase terms for Halogen’s award winning Talent Management Suite for Professional Services.
  • Halogen partnered with social software provider Qontext to link workforce collaboration directly to talent management processes. Through this partnership, Halogen and Qontext customers can improve internal communication and collaboration related to talent management processes and workforce decision-making.
  • Halogen makes it simpler to connect talent strategies to business initiatives with new product enhancements. Two of the many product enhancements featured in Version 11.1 of the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ include: the ability to easily import goal targets from external systems, and the ability to import past development plans into a performance management process for ongoing tracking.

 

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Software Plugs and Plays with Key Enterprise Apps to Make Life Easier for HR and Employees…from Halogen Software

May 3, 2012

 

New Talent Profile API and Microsoft Office Outlook Plug-in make it easy for organizations to exchange and centralize key employee data in the Halogen Talent Management Suite

 

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Halogen Software has delivered new product enhancements that provide improved integration between its award-winning talent management suite and other enterprise applications. The Microsoft® Office Outlook Plug-in for the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ puts an important “performance feedback” feature of the suite where many users work the most – their inbox. The new Talent Profile API allows customers to automatically import key information from other corporate employee profiles and consolidate it in Halogen’s Talent Profile to gain a complete and secure picture of every employee.

Microsoft Office Outlook Plug-in

Customers have consistently praised Halogen’s “Performance Journal” as a meaningful tool to share and document notes on employee performance. The new Microsoft Office Outlook Plug-in for the Halogen suite makes the Performance Journal tool even more efficient and valuable to both employees and managers.

With the click of a button anyone in the organization can save emails from peers, subordinates, colleagues, customers and partners as feedback within Halogen eAppraisal. This ability to consolidate both internal and external feedback shared through email, and capture it in one central location, helps organizations gather richer feedback for a complete picture of performance. It conveniently puts the feature in an application that employees across the organization use the most – their email – and supports even broader use of the Halogen suite.

The plug-in is designed for ease of use:

Users can instantly convert emails into journal notes without having to log into the Halogen Suite.

Employees can create a feedback note for anyone in the organization resulting in richer information available to employees and managers at performance appraisal time.

“Halogen’s Performance Journal has always been an important tool for our managers and employees,” said Jessica Utley, HR Director, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC and Affiliates. “This integration with an enterprise wide application like Outlook is going to boost use of this tool even further. We love that Halogen is always looking for ways to improve usability for their products and make the suite a single source for data about our talent.”

Halogen Talent Profile API

Organizations often have employee profiles stored across various internal, disparate systems, which can cause duplicate data entry and inconsistency in data integrity across these different profiles. The Halogen Talent Profile API automatically synchs with profiles stored in other systems – such as HRIS, third-party learning and certification systems, or corporate social networks like Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer – making it the single source of talent data about an employee.

With this API, organizations can:

Develop secure, configurable employee profiles to create a data rich company directory within the Halogen suite.

Provide managers and approvers fingertip access to an employee’s full profile for internal recruitment, while writing an appraisal, completing a talent assessment for succession planning, or when awarding compensation adjustments.

Quickly identify high potential employees for talent pools and leadership bench strength.

Introduce internal social networking capabilities in a secure way – employees across the organization can find and connect with one another based on interests, knowledge, roles, and more.

Lock down sections of the profile to ensure they are only updated with external information via the API and cannot be modified by employees.

Data-rich talent profiles give organizations even deeper insight into an employee’s engagement with their workplace and career. This can make all the difference to a manager deciding on future development opportunities, judging an employee’s competence in areas like initiative, or making a call on questions such as readiness for promotion or risk of leaving the company.

“Halogen’s Talent Profile flexibility has always been a strong selling point for our customers. Now the ability to easily bring in key information from other profiles they use across the enterprise makes it even more compelling,” said Dawn MacKay, VP of Product Management, Halogen Software. “There is no other talent profile on the market that offers these configuration or security capabilities.”

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Integrated Talent Management…from Halogen Software

April 29, 2012

 

MarketScape notes Halogen garnered the highest scores in customer service and cost-effectiveness from its clients among 14 vendors evaluated

 

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Halogen Software announced recently the company has been named a leader in the IDC 2012 Integrated Talent Management MarketScape. Representing IDC’s opinion on which vendors are well positioned today through current capabilities and which are best positioned to gain market share over the next few years, the report also recognized Halogen for receiving the highest scores for customer services and cost-effectiveness from its clients.

“Halogen achieved leader status in this year’s MarketScape report based on its verticalized go-to-market strategy and the company’s organic development and integration of various talent management functions,” said Lisa Rowan, program director, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. “The results demonstrate that Halogen clients have very high satisfaction with the company and the cost-effectiveness of their solutions.”

Halogen Software’s mission is to make it easy for organizations of all sizes to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and delivers exceptional results. The company offers the first - and only -talent management system purpose-built from the ground up to drive higher performance.

“We’ve taken a performance focused approach to thoughtfully designing and developing every module in our suite and we’re very happy to be recognized by IDC as a leader in the integrated talent management market,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “IDC’s recognition of our winning client satisfaction results reinforces our relentless focus on customer success.”

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Software Partners with ej4 to Provide Access to Leading Video Learning Content…from Halogen

May 26, 2011

Alliance enables Halogen Software customers to leverage cutting edge video-based courseware and measure training effectiveness via a performance-based learning system

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Talent Management leader Halogen Software, Inc. and ej4, a leading provider of video courseware, have partnered to provide users of Halogen’s award winning learning management system seamless access to cutting edge video training courses from eJ4. Through this partnership, Halogen Software customers can leverage thousands of ej4’s video-based courses to deliver practical training and development to employees via Halogen eLearning Manager™. This closed loop learning experience means organizations can directly measure the impact of video learning on employee performance.

ej4 offers a unique approach to training through the company’s J4™ videos which are concise, high impact training segments that enhance skills and behavior, rather than simply teach concepts and theories. The alliance was forged based on the compelling ability to measure the effectiveness of these training vehicles on employee performance.

“While an increasing number of organizations are leveraging video and social learning experiences to support employee development, the integration of ej4 courseware with Halogen eLearning Manager can help make this learning more meaningful because courses are specifically linked to the competencies that they address,” says Dan Cooper, Partner and CEO of ej4.

With siloed HR systems – where learning and performance are not thoughtfully linked – HR, managers and employees must use disparate systems to address development needs. Unlike this siloed or loosely integrated approach, Halogen offers a purpose-built talent management system that uniquely links learning with performance. This seamless connection between Halogen eLearning Manager and Halogen eAppraisal™ means customers can link ej4 courses to specific competencies within a few clicks, to align video training with real business needs.

“We are focused on helping our customers deliver training and development plans that demonstrate a return on their training investments,” says Donna Ronayne, Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. “By integrating ej4 video courseware with Halogen eLearning Manager, our customers can provide high-impact training that is relevant and timely to their employees and that positively impacts business results.”

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen Closes Third Quarter with Sustained, Outstanding Growth …from Halogen

November 6, 2010

 

Talent Management Leader maintains industry leading growth in annual recurring revenue, garners recognition from customers and analysts for superior customer satisfaction

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is here to help!

Halogen Software wrapped up its third quarter of 2010 with significant market momentum and a 38% increase in annual recurring revenue, placing it among the leaders in growth, in the fiercely competitive talent management market. The company also saw a considerable increase in customer wins over its biggest competitors, and received special recognition in industry research on customer satisfaction with talent management vendors.

Halogen sustained strong uptake of its vertical industry solutions in the quarter, across healthcare, manufacturing, education, public sector, hospitality, professional and financial services sectors. Some of the organizations Halogen added to its customer roster include:  Atlas Air Worldwide, Avecia Biotechnology, Baltimore Life Insurance, Fremont Area Medical Center, HMSHost Corporation, IMAX Corporation, LinkedIn Corporation, Macadamian Technologies, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Housing Commission, State College of Florida, State of Wyoming, The Forum Corporation, and U.S. Court Services.

In September Halogen received special recognition at the HR Technology Conference where leading industry analyst firm Bersin & Associates released its preliminary findings in talent management customer satisfaction for 2010. For the second consecutive year, Halogen was named the leader in customer satisfaction among 16 talent management vendors.  In addition to delivering market leading products and services, the organization’s commitment to customer satisfaction continues to be a critical factor in winning new business, and high customer retention rates.

“As a company with growing operations and a geographically dispersed team, we needed a solution that could centralize our employee performance management to help unify and support our corporate goals,” said Virginie Bastien, Manager, Human Resources, Macadamian Technologies. “We knew from the start that Halogen was going to be an excellent partner for us – the voice of their customers is evident in everything they do – and they put our business goals first. Our entire experience from the initial sales process to working with their training and implementation team has been fantastic.”

Other Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Hundreds of Halogen customers participated in its 5th Annual User Conference. Attendees enjoyed two days of in-depth training and education on Halogen’s strategic talent management offerings, and the real world business benefits experienced by customers in implementing Halogen solutions.
  • Version 10 of Halogen’s Talent Management Suite began shipping in the quarter and the company has seen marked demand for this latest version, which features a new user experience and the introduction of its latest module – Job Description Builder™.
  • The company further enhanced its vertical industry leadership, introducing two new market specific solutions – developed to address the unique talent management needs of public sector institutions and hospitality organizations.

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Halogen 4th Annual User Conference Set to Help Customers Be Brilliant at Talent Management…from Halogen

July 30, 2009

 

Event features inspiring keynotes, additional opportunities for learning, and product training for new and advanced Halogen users

HRchitect featured Halogen Software in our 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Halogen Software’s fourth annual user conference is set to inspire customers from around the globe about the future of talent management. Taking place September 14 and 15, 2009 in Ottawa, the event includes both strategic and practical sessions to support human resources leadership, as well as additional Halogen-led content, more learning opportunities than ever before, and discounted pre and post-conference product training.

In the conference education sessions, Halogen experts and customers will share best practices and real-world experiences on a wide breadth of talent management areas. Customers presenting sessions include senior HR leaders from Aprimo, Christiana Care, Clow Water Systems, Cummins Mid-South, Martin-Brower, Mid-Atlantic Permanente, New England Organ Bank, and Thomas Jefferson Hospitals. Session topics cover: the importance of succession planning; making pay for performance work; performance-based learning; preventing grade creep; making patient satisfaction part of the performance management process in healthcare; best practices for project-based reviews; how Halogen services help organizations do more with less; building a business case for talent management investments, and more.

“Last year’s conference was outstanding, and I came back to my office with a ton of ideas that I could apply to our talent management practices,” said Leigh Hirnisey, Human Resources Partner, Aprimo. “I’m already looking forward to attending this year’s conference, and gaining more practical and strategic information that our team can use to extend the value of our system.”

Popular keynote speakers will kick off each day with inspirational sessions to assist with professional development and address current hot topics in HR. Richard Hadden, co-author the Contented Cows series of leadership books, will open day one of the conference with a fun yet business savvy discussion focused on “Maximizing the Return on Human Capital in Turbulent Times.” Kris Dunn, VP of People at Daxko, best known for his popular HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent blogs, will kick off day two of the conference with a passionate session on “Using Social Media to Stay Current in HR.”

“Our fourth annual conference focuses on helping our customers get more from their existing investments, and providing new insights that can help their organizations gain an advantage in the current economy,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “Our team looks forward to the user conference each year – it’s an invaluable opportunity to spend time with our customers, to hear about their successes and find ways to collaborate even further.”

For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www.halogensoftware.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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