Halogen Offers Performance Based Integrated Learning Management System



    Offering Meets New Best Practices, Links Performance and Learning to
    Bottom-line Results

    CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - (HR Tech - Booth #1021) - Halogen
Software Inc., the leading provider of Web-based employee performance and
talent management software today announced the industry's first talent
management system to include an enterprise-level performance-based learning
management system (LMS). Building on the highly successfully Halogen Employee
Performance and Talent Management Suite, the company will now offer Halogen
eLMS(TM) which will enable companies to not only automate the learning
process, but to properly align employee performance with learning activities.
    Traditional stand-alone LMS offerings were designed to address the
administrative burdens of training departments and were focused on meeting the
needs of large enterprises. The end result was that LMS offerings were not
linked to HR or employee performance programs and were very complex for most
organizations to implement. Industry analyst firm, Bersin and Associates has
identified the integration of learning and performance management systems as a
key priority for learning and development managers, with more than 25 percent
rating it one of their top two priorities. Halogen eLMS will address this need
by providing an easy to use tool for learning and development managers and HR
to align the performance needs of the organization and demonstrate a return on
training investments.
    Halogen eLMS was announced at the recent Halogen User Conference, with a
very positive response from customers. "We need to move away from tracking our
training manually and be better able to look back and understand what training
employees have completed or not. We typically hire more than 100 new employees
annually and are developing a new on-boarding training program that will be
specific to the needs of each department. By integrating this process with
performance management we expect that we will get people performing in their
jobs more quickly and more consistently. Halogen has always listened closely
to our needs in the areas of performance and development and we are excited
about the upcoming release of eLMS," said Andrea Uxa, HR Specialist, Epson
America.
    By integrating directly into the performance management process, Halogen
eLMS provides both HR and learning organizations with a sophisticated tool to
manage and track all aspects of employee development and training on a
year-round basis. Based on proven best practices, this new offering will do
much more than automate the learning process - it will enable organizations to
properly align individual employee performance with learning activities -
creating a clear line between employee skill development and how this impacts
corporate performance.

    
    Key Benefits of Halogen eLMS include:

    - Provide employees with a consistent, easy-to-use application to manage
      their own performance and development: Employees get a single place to
      go for goals, development plans, training, and to complete any type of
      assessment. They can understand their own performance gaps and be
      offered targeted learning activities to close those gaps, enabling them
      to be responsible for their own success in the organization. Companies
      that provide such performance and training tools know that they gain
      much higher performance, engagement, and loyalty from their employees.
    - Deliver strategic information to HR: HR managers get straight-forward
      access to information that assists them in building a high-performance
      workforce. This includes consolidated information, such as performance
      ratings and gaps, skills and competencies, training compliance and
      succession data.
    - Identify critical skill gaps to Learning & Development: Training and
      development get the information they need to align with the goals of
      the organization. By identifying critical skills gaps, training is
      better equipped to align training investments and programs to fit
      perfectly with corporate goals, development plans, and succession
      requirements.
    - Simplify people processes for managers: Managers have a single simple
      to use system for goal setting, performance management, succession
      planning, compensation, coaching and evaluation of employees.
      Integrated talent-management systems give managers a tremendous
      productivity boost and enable them to follow a complete and consistent
      process for employee management.
    

    Pricing and Availability

    For pricing information please contact Halogen directly. Halogen eLMS
will be available in 2008.

    About Halogen Software

    With nearly 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software Inc. has
established itself as the leading provider of employee performance and talent
management solutions. Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable
Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager
productivity.
    The company's award winning suite provides organizations with everything
they need to develop and retain a high performance workforce: Halogen
eAppraisal(TM) helps drive bottom-line success by making it quick and simple
to deliver professional employee appraisals that align with organization
goals. Halogen eCompensation(TM) automates the entire compensation adjustment
process including budget distribution and approval. Halogen eSuccession(TM)
makes it simple and affordable to get a best practices succession planning
program underway - right away. And Halogen e360(TM) automates and simplifies
formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance
reporting.
    Industry specific suites are provided for Healthcare, Financial and
Professional Services. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare(TM), exclusively endorsed
by the American Hospital Association, helps healthcare organizations produce
meaningful appraisals on time and allows them to always be in a "ready state"
for accreditation surveyors from JCAHO(R), OSHA, ACHA, and others. Halogen
eAppraisal for Financial Services(TM) enables financial services organizations
reduce the risk of non-compliance and ships with a comprehensive library of
industry specific competencies and authoring aids. Halogen eAppraisal for
Professional Services(TM) automates the entire employee review and engagement
evaluation process, this solution makes it possible for evaluators to easily
gather, compile and analyze employee and project data all with effortless,
point-and-click ease.
    Visit us online today: http://www.halogensoftware.com




For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Donna Ronayne, VP, Marketing &
Business Development, Halogen Software, (613) 270-1011 x 320,
dronayne@halogensoftware.com


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