Bright Lights in Talent Management Recognized at Halogen Customer Conference

Leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions honors four customers for outstanding achievements

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) recognized four top performers in talent management at its annual Bright Lights awards ceremony, held during its Customer Conference in Henderson, Nevada on September 23. Conference attendees took a break from the conference sessions to recognize the outstanding achievements of organizations that have implemented Halogen's talent management solutions.

The winners of this year's awards were:

  • Dazzling Implementation: Community Care received this year's Dazzling Implementation award for its rollout of multiple Halogen solutions. In 10 months Community Care implemented the Halogen Job Description Builder™, Halogen eAppraisal™ and Halogen eLearning Manager™ modules for more than 1,000 employees, across 17 sites in 11 counties. Branded 'USucceed', the new talent management system has helped Community Care transition to a common review period and create a culture where employees are highly invested in talent management and overall organizational success.

  • Bright Bottom Line Award: UW Credit Union received the Bright Bottom Line award in recognition of driving strong ROI from its implementation of Halogen solutions. As a result of implementing the Halogen eAppraisal and Halogen eCompensation™ modules, UW Credit Union has realized higher than average customer satisfaction scores and consistent improvement in year-over-year employee engagement scores. The credit union has also reduced the time it takes for HR to manage appraisals from 120 to 20 hours and decreased managers' time doing administrative work by 60 percent.

  • Brilliant Corporate Culture Award: Kansas City Southern Railway won the Brilliant Corporate Culture award by leveraging Halogen solutions to drive cultural change and development within the organization. Using the Halogen Talent Management Suite to support its talent goals, Kansas City Southern Railway recruited and retained the necessary talent to meet future requirements, has aligned training and development to increase employee retention, and has built a strong roster of talent for future senior leadership roles. The organization is focused on coaching and development as part of its ongoing talent management strategy and employees are taking accountability for their performance.

  • Strategic Vision Award: Black River Memorial Hospital is the first-time recipient of the Strategic Vision award. This new award category recognizes a Halogen customer who has achieved significant outcomes using Halogen's talent management solutions to move its organization's strategic vision forward. Black River Memorial Hospital was recognized for using Halogen solutions to help reach its vision of achieving the highest quality patient care. The hospital dramatically increased its scores for patient perception of care, moving from the 70th percentile to the 95th percentile. It also exceeded benchmarks for employee engagement, scoring higher than the industry average, and increased its net operating margin from below one percent in 2008 to 9.6 percent in 2011.

"Being recognized with the Bright Bottom Line Award reflects the commitment UW Credit Union has in creating a culture of high performance and high engagement," said Kate Adametz Jenkins, Talent Management Consultant III. "Halogen is the super glue that aligns our performance management practices across the organization and as a result, it helps support overall credit union effectiveness and efficiency."

To view a photo of Kate Adametz Jenkins receiving the Bright Bottom Line award from Paul Loucks, click here:

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Raising Funds for the International Red Cross
While there was a time for recognition of accomplishments, Halogen also continued its strong tradition of giving back. At the Halogen Customer Conference this year, customers had the opportunity to test their knowledge during the Be Brilliant HR Trivia Challenge to raise funds for the International Red Cross. For each person who played this fun interactive game, Halogen made a donation to the International Red Cross.

About Halogen Software
Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 1,750 customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware

SOURCE: HALOGEN SOFTWARE

For further information:

Melany Gallant
Manager, Public Relations
Halogen Software
613-270-1011 x 4338
mgallant@halogensoftware.com

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