Halogen Software and CPP to Deliver Industry First: Integrating Myers-Briggs® Assessment with Leading Talent Management Solution

Exclusive agreement makes world's most popular personality assessment simple to leverage across all talent programs

OTTAWA, ON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Halogen Software (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, and CPP, Inc., the Myers-Briggs® company, today announced an exclusive reseller partnership to integrate CPP's MBTI®Complete into the Halogen Talent Management Suite™. For the first time, organizations will be able to access their employees' personality insights through a talent management suite and use this data to improve coaching, communication and collaboration across the organization and within various talent processes.

Studies show that aligning skills, behaviors and personality styles with business strategy is critical to improving organizational performance.1 Often however, personality assessments are filed away, or provide value to only a limited set of people within the organization because the insight is not broadly shared. Integrating MBTI assessment results into the Halogen Talent Management Suite overcomes this challenge, allowing the personality-based insights to be easily retained and shared among users. Using the insights from these assessments across the organization's talent programs can help foster improved understanding, communication and productivity.

"MBTI is a well adopted model to assess personality, used widely to help employees understand how to work well together," said Josh Bersin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte. "By embedding the Myers Briggs assessment and type descriptions into talent management software, companies can easily and efficiently help their employees understand how to work better together, build better teams, and create more effective leaders."

Because all the modules in the Halogen Talent Management Suite are built from the ground up to work together seamlessly, the integration of MBTI assessment insights into the talent lifecycle is particularly powerful and intuitive for the user. Here are some examples of how the integration touch points can support high performance, and enrich collaboration and communication — all within one talent management user experience.

  • Better performance and self-awareness: Enhance collaboration and teamwork across the organization by helping employees understand their own tendencies and preferences and how to best work with other personality types.
  • Improved coaching skills: Help managers become more effective at communicating performance feedback by taking into consideration their employees' personality types.
  • Enhanced leadership development: Help managers build their leadership competencies, ensuring employees are more motivated, productive, and satisfied.
  • Broader succession planning: Develop talent pools by leveraging employee strengths and complementing development gaps to meet future leadership demands.
  • Improved learning programs: Use assessment data to recommend courses based on an employee's identified development opportunities.

To view a visual representation of these touch points and benefits visit:
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"Like Halogen Software, CPP is focused on helping organizations make better talent decisions and improve the performance of their people," said Dennis Diligent, Vice President, U.S. Sales and Professional Services, CPP. "The use of assessments within the Halogen solution can help organizations optimize the inherent strengths within their workforce, target development objectives to align with business goals, and engage employees through insightful succession planning — all important factors in developing a high-performing workforce."

CPP's MBTI®Complete features the Myers-Briggs assessment and a basic gold standard interpretation all in one package. The Halogen Talent Management Suite is an organically built cloud-based solution that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. And with Halogen's role-based security, employees and organizations will have the ability to control access to assessment results to meet privacy standards.

"We're thrilled to deliver this industry first combination to the market with CPP, and to partner with an organization that shares the same customer focus as Halogen," said Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. "This partnership and offering reinforces our unrelenting commitment to help our customers build world class workforces."

Availability: Scheduled for release in the second half of 2013.

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.

About CPP - The people development people
At CPP, our only job is to help you be a better people development professional and, in turn, help every employee flourish.  While we're best known for our products like the Myers-Briggs assessment, CPP is also a group of people who can offer you the information, guidance, and support you need.  We offer solutions to help you improve organizational performance and address whatever challenges you face - from team building, leadership and coaching, and conflict management to career development, selection, and retention.  Perhaps that's why millions of individuals in more than 170 countries use our products each year.  They include people at Fortune 500 companies and businesses of all sizes, as well as educators, government agencies, and training and development consultants.  CPP's world-renowned brands include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Strong Interest Inventory®, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO®, CPI 260®, and California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) instruments. Let's make a difference together. Talk to us today to see how: 800-624-1765, www.cpp.com, The Myers-Briggs® experts. Subscribe to CPP's blog:  http://www.cppblogcentral.com/ or follow the MBTI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thembti

1 Talent Assessment Strategies: A Decision Guide for Organizational Performance, Aberdeen Group


SOURCE: HALOGEN SOFTWARE

For further information:

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

Leah Walling
Director, Marketing Communications/Product Marketing - Elevate
CPP
lwalling@cpp.com
650-623-9291

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, and MBTI are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers & Briggs Foundation, Inc. Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO, and CPI 260 are registered trademarks and California Psychological Inventory and CPI are trademarks of CPP, Inc.

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