Halogen Software and Development Dimensions International Partner to Help Organizations Accelerate Leadership and Employee Development

DDI competencies and leadership development content to integrate
into Halogen TalentSpace™ suite

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Halogen Customer Conference - Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) and Development Dimensions International (DDI) announced a partnership to integrate and resell DDI's comprehensive, newly-updated behavior-based competency library and proven leadership development content into the Halogen TalentSpace™ suite.

Through this partnership, customers can choose from a variety of content bundles and use DDI competencies and learning modules pre-configured within Halogen TalentSpace, to establish a company-wide language and framework for attracting, assessing, retaining and developing talent at all levels, business-wide. The content will be licensed through Halogen on a subscription basis and implemented via Halogen professional services.  

Two pieces of research released this year demonstrate the importance of improving manager effectiveness. In the report "Frontline Managers: Are they Given the Tools to Succeed?", Halogen Software and Harvard Business Review found that despite the importance of these leaders to organizational success, executives worldwide give them low marks on key leadership competencies.1 Further, DDI and The Conference Board's Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015 research states that CEOs are focused on improving leadership to address their number one challenge: human capital.2

Sandra Karpis, Vice President of Human Resources at CI Investments, says this partnership will support her organization in improving frontline leadership development and in meeting its strategic objectives:

"As a customer of both Halogen and DDI, we see this combination of DDI's research-backed content with Halogen's talent management suite as a powerful foundation to fast-track our talent strategy and accelerate meeting our business objectives by improving frontline leadership and employee performance."

"From subscription licensing to implementation and services, Halogen and DDI are making this combination of industry-leading content and technology accessible and affordable for many organizations across their entire employee base," says Lisa Rowan, VP HCM Research, IDC. "The mid-market is the fastest growing segment for talent management technology adoption, and this partnership offers a powerful way for these organizations to help their people grow and develop, and get to business results faster." 

DDI sees the partnership as a clear alignment between company cultures as well as a way to address new markets.

"Halogen has a proven commitment to customer experience, which is completely aligned with DDI's culture," said Bruce Marks, Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, DDI. "Together, we're going to deliver incredible value to these organizations, with a focus on helping them build a world-class workforce and accelerate business performance."

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.

About Development Dimensions International (DDI)—Founded in 1970, DDI is a global talent management consultancy that helps companies transform the way they hire, promote and develop their leaders and workforce.  DDI's expertise includes designing and implementing selection systems and identifying and developing frontline to executive leadership talent. Clients include half of the Fortune 500 and multinationals doing business across a vast array of industries from Berlin to Bangalore and everywhere in between. We serve clients from 42 DDI-owned or closely-affiliated offices. For more information:

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1 "Frontline Managers: Are They Given the Leadership Tools to Succeed?" Halogen Software, Harvard Business School Publishing, 2014.
2 Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015: Ready Now Leaders", Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board, 2014.


 

SOURCE: Halogen Software

For further information: Melany Gallant, Manager, Public Relations, Halogen Software, mgallant@halogensoftware.com, 613-270-1011 x 4338; Dianne Stetzer, Marketing Communications Manager, Development Dimensions International, Dianne.stetzer@ddiworld.com, 412-257-3623; Available for interviews: Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software; Bruce Marks, Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, DDI

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