Review of Halogen TalentSpace

February, 2015

Rating: 4/5

Halogen TalentSpace is a cloud-based HR package focused on recruiting, managing and assessing the performances of an organisation’s employees. As well as a web-based interface there is a version for tablets, Halogen Mobile.

There are modified versions targeted at a number of different verticals including health care, professional services, financial services, manufacturing, education, public services, and hospitality. For instance, in Halogen TalentSpace for Education all of the documents and performance indicators relate to the education sector.

Halogen TalentSpace is made up of a number of modules which work together seamlessly and offer a consistent experience across the modules. The main modules are discussed below.

Halogen Performance analyzes how employees operate at their job-tasks. It includes coaching tips as well as feedback and recognition. Feedback can be shared via a number of methods including email, mobile phone and tablet. All of the information is entered into the employee records. Feedback is instantly available for performance appraisal.

Halogen Performance Authoring allows fast, detailed writing of appraisals. There are nearly 5,000 pre-configured performance comments, which can be easily modified to match particular employees.

There is competency management, enabling evaluation of employees’ key competencies. You can create targeted development plans. A variety of competency libraries are available, and firms can add their own.

There is goal-setting, where employees can set goals, linking individual goals to organizational goals. You can create career and professional development plans, whenever a learning need is identified.

You can create integrated talent profiles, with all the necessary information attached to each employee’s file. This includes self service for employees, where they can communicate their own skills, goals, preferences etc.

There is real-time reporting, giving instant access to every appraisal, progress on goals, development needs organization-wide, employee performance and the like.

Halogen 360 Multirater is an easy way to gain feedback on employees. You can gather feedback from multiple sources, both internal and external. This can be controlled by HR centrally, who can easily create a list of assessment questions.

Halogen Learning focuses on firms’ learning administration needs: cataloging, managing and tracking learning activities. You can administer registrations and withdrawals. There are reports on training hours, course progress, course completion, scores etc. You can create learning paths for specific roles and work groups.

It manages all stages of learning and development, including eLearning, webinars, course materials etc. It ties learning with the previously-identified essential competencies, and ensures that employees are getting the right development for their aims. It keeps track of employees’ progress towards professional courses.

Halogen Succession collects data for succession planning. It keeps track of career aspirations and can determine critical competencies. You can identify talent pools using your employees’ talents. You can identify high-potential employees, and can easily see where, talent-wise, your team has strengths and weaknesses.

Halogen Compensation enables you to reward your workforce bases on measurable performance, and can even suggest compensation adjustments based on performance ratings. It gives instant compensation information including compensation, job code, base pay etc.

Halogen Talent Acquisition sets up the process of recruiting; includes pre-screens, phone screens, candidate reviews, interviews, assessments, offers, background checks etc. It can send job postings direct to a company’s career site and integrates with SmartPost to post job openings to commercial job boards. It can look at existing talent to see if the most suitable applicants are already within the organization.

Overall, Halogen TalentSpace provides a number of options for firms wanting a centralized, automated HR system. They have an accessible helpdesk and provide thorough training to system administrators. There is seamless integration with most existing HRIS systems.

The Sales Pitch

Performance and talent management made easy!

With Halogen, it’s easy to build a world class workforce that is aligned and delivering on your business strategy.

For the first time ever, the leaders of all your talent programs can operate in one complete seamless suite - organically built from the ground up to drive higher performance; every module is designed to drive performance, streamline your talent programs, align your workforce and deliver on your business initiatives.

Experience talent management from a whole new perspective ‘ Big Picture Talent Management.

Features

Recruitment, Job Descriptions, Compensation, Succession Planning, Learning Management, 360 Degree Feedback, Performance Appraisals

Customers

1000’s of people. NetworkSolutions, Meetup, Princess Cruises, Rust-oleum, Pedmont Healthcare, Jelly Belly, WWF, Beaumont Health System, Dole, TDK, Galderma, Standard Bank, Toshiba, Sharp, WIPfli, 2nd Wind, MSNBC, L3 communications

Tech Information
Service Name
TalentSpace, Talent Management Suite, Halogen Talent Acquisition, Halogen Compensation, Halogen Succession, Halogen Learning, Halogen 360 Multirater, Halogen Performance, Halogen Mobile, Halogen TalentSpace for Education
Parent Company
Halogen Software
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Medium (100-499 people)
Compliance
SAS 70, SSAE16, ISAE3402
Major Outages
None reported
Launch Date
2001
Service-level
99.9%
Support
Telephone, Online, Email, 24x5
Mobile Devices
Yes, iPhone App
Head Office
Canada
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See also: Talent Management , Recruitment