HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Halogen Software Named to the 2014 PROFIT 500

August 7, 2014

Revenue growth over the last five years lands Talent Management leader on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Ottawa, ON – July 2, 2014 — Canadian Business and PROFIT have named Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) to the 26th annual PROFIT 500. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth.

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”

Halogen Software made the PROFIT 500 list based on revenue growth of 149 percent over the past five years. The company’s growth is driven by its established reputation for customer satisfaction with its organically built talent management suite, as well as global market demand for talent management solutions. According to Gartner, talent management software represented a $3.3 billion opportunity last year alone, with a largely untapped opportunity emerging from domestic/regional midsize and global midsize organizations.1 Halogen has seen strong uptake of these solutions worldwide among its target market — mid-market enterprises — and estimates the total addressable market opportunity in this sector to be $15 billion USD.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s most successful growth companies,” says Paul Loucks, President and CEO of Halogen Software. “It’s a testament to the strength of our go-to-market strategy in helping mid-market companies build world-class workforces, deliver better business results and establish talent as a lasting 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 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: 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


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