Leading HR publication recognizes Halogen 1:1 Exchange as a game-changer in performance management
OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Halogen 1:1 Exchange™ has been named a Top HR Product of 2014 by Human Resource Executive® Magazine. The solution received accolades for helping make ongoing performance management a reality – giving managers and employees everything they need to turn one-on-one meetings into a powerful tool for improving communication, collaboration and coaching.
"With 1:1 Exchange, Halogen has addressed a key challenge for organizations, which is to facilitate strong working relationships between managers and their employees," said David Shadovitz, Editor, Human Resource Executive. "We like that it guides managers and employees in regular discussions about performance, goals and development, and makes this type of dialogue a regular part of a company's business rhythm."
Halogen 1:1 Exchange also provides HR and upper-level management with reporting insights into frequency of one-on-one meetings throughout the organization. They can use it to identify which managers are not meeting with their direct reports and the impact that is having on engagement, performance and turnover.
"We purchased the Halogen 1:1 Exchange module because it's a natural fit in terms of making performance reviews more powerful. Simply put, it helps drive higher levels of leadership at all levels of our organization," said Joyce Smith, Human Resources Manager, Children's Miracle Network Hospital. "One of the best features is that it automatically captures meeting minutes. When it comes time to conducting a performance review, our managers can look back in time and review what was shared and received and can track performance shifts over time — all of that historical meeting data is there. At the same time, we can use this data to correlate the outcomes of these one-on-one meetings with things like performance ratings, engagement scores and turnover."
In their research report, Employee Performance Management: Creating a High-Performance Culture, Aberdeen Group notes that "Having the right tools and performance information at a managers' fingertips can enable both the formal and information conversations that are critical for driving employee performance. Without such tools in place, managers must rely on their memory or observations when having performance conversations, or even worse, they may simply not have them at all."
"It's an honor to be named a winner by Human Resources Executive Magazine and to receive this recognition from the industry and business leaders. We believe this speaks to the results our customers are experiencing by using Halogen 1:1 Exchange," said Dawn Mackay, VP of Product Management, Halogen Software. "This solution is the ideal way for organizations to align goals, support feedback, develop talent and drive employee performance."
Halogen will receive the Top Product award at the HR Technology Conference and Expo next week. Conference attendees can learn more about Halogen 1:1 Exchange and the Halogen TalentSpace™ suite at booth number 1325 in the conference exhibit hall, and during Halogen's demo session on October 9th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. during the event.
How Halogen 1:1 Exchange makes ongoing performance management a reality:
- Provides open-ended "conversation starter" questions to foster engaging, meaningful dialogue.
- Provides a review of goals, feedback, development activity and automatically reflects any changes in the appropriate Halogen TalentSpace™ suite modules.
- Captures meeting minutes and notes to ensure questions are answered, actions are completed and issues are resolved.
- Provides a snapshot of topics discussed in the meeting, saved to the employee's records.
- Automatically generates a meeting agenda based on employee activity in the Halogen TalentSpace™ suite.
To request a demo or free trial, please visit the Halogen 1:1 Exchange product page.
 "Employee Performance Management: Creating a High-Performance Culture," June 2013. Aberdeen Group. www.aberdeen.com
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 2,000 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.
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