Who Uses This Software?

Mid to large (50+ employee) organizations looking for employee performance management solution. Ideal for companies based in the US, Canada, the UK or Ireland.


Average Ratings

98 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Halogen Software
  • www.halogensoftware.com
  • Founded 2001
  • Canada

About Halogen TalentSpace

The Halogen TalentSpace is a complete cloud-based suite of products that automate, simplify and seamlessly integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, learning management, succession planning, compensation management, job descriptions and recruiting. It makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and is used by thousands of HR professionals around the world. Halogen Software is a recognized market leader, and ranked highest for customer satisfaction.


Halogen TalentSpace Features

  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Job Description Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Management

Halogen TalentSpace Reviews Recently Reviewed!

it's an amazing software which can be customized to your need.

Nov 21, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is fairly easy to use if you have a bit of HTML knowledge and are comfortable using an HRIS system. Customer Support is great and help you with technical problems.

Cons: There are a lot of steps to create something and see it come live. You cannot afford to miss even a minute detail.

Overall: We automated a lot of processes with Halogen!

Review Of Halogen from a managers point of view

Nov 09, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I like how we can input goals in system and update the goals. I like the summary boxes for summarization of skills on performance annuals

Cons: The system itself the look is too busy, as a manager I get lost on what tools are there for me as a manager. Also I wish it would have a more automated featured that tied goals right into performance reviews same system but 2 separate places.

Not the greatest value for money

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: This was a big improvement over our previous system of tracking through Excel spreadsheets. Everything is in one place, where employees, managers, and HR can access easily.

Cons: The back end is horrific. If we get a new HR employee, we really need to pay Halogen for a full training - we can't just sit down and explain it ourselves. And after 6 years of use, there are still things on the back end that I have no idea what they're for, how they work, etc. It's not at all intuitive; if you don't know that you need to go here, click this button, then click the tab, then click the other button...you'll never figure it out without help.

Overall: It's nice to have everything in one place, but everyone dreads using it. And it's too expensive for what you get.

Excellent, Intuitive Technology to Drive Engagement

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive product that provides managers and employees a great tool for goal tracking, accountability and having productive 1:1 meetings around the topics that matter most. This tool was the best product, best value and has the absolute best service for our size organization. The implementation team was outstanding and with us every step of the way. Pricing was transparent and included more than enough hours for everything we needed to accomplish throughout implementation. Integrity of this company is outstanding.

Cons: We've had to get creative with some of our processes around Succession and competency assessments to fit what we wanted to accomplish into the way the technology works. This has been minor and the team has always helped us identify workarounds.

Great product w/ Great features

Sep 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There is a huge variety of different features that can be used for more than just performance which comes in handy for different departments.

Cons: Some unexplainable technical issues that happen with different users trying to print or even just view reviews.

Halogen is Helping

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I love the 1:1 meeting feature. Our managers are actually engaged in meeting with their employees.

Cons: I would have preferred a software that included features such as time sheets or payroll connections.

Good, but not great for companies on an anniversary date review cycle.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the process of streamlining our performance evaluations, having them stored electronically, and being able to see where managers are in completing reviews for their staff.

Cons: I think that Halogen doesn't work great for companies who review on the anniversary date as opposed to focal.

Overall: I would definitely recommend to those companies that are on a focal review date. It is nice to have all reviews stored in one place electronically and to be able to see where managers are in evaluating their staff.

Easy Implementation and awesome bells and whistles

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I'm so excited to get more and more employees onboard using Halogen.

Pros: Very easy to implement the system. All the extra features that bring together the entire performance management process are awesome.

Cons: We are just getting started and so there are no cons at this time. The biggest challenge comes with changing our culture, not the use of the system.

great experience

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, cloud data base mobile friendly. Like the performance appraisal 630 and option for the employee to give feedback and set goals.

Cons: Customization can be improved. It is very heavy on administration and requires a great deal of time.

Halogen helps!

Aug 03, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: online set up dashboard workflows set up reporting customer service is awesome!!!

Cons: not the easiest to navigate not the best training set up to learn product bugs multiple updates etc.

Amazing customer service from implementation to successful utilization

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: One of the greatest features of Halogen/Saba is their people. The implementation team, the customer representatives, and the technical service support all make sure to answer every question to help in the best way possible in finding a solution to your problem.

Cons: Some of the administrator features are not as user friendly as the end user technology. I do find myself wishing for some additional customization features in how the forms and processes run. However, that being said, Halogen/Saba has always taken their client feedback into consideration and often will try to include the features you request in the last version roll-out. It looks promising that many of the things we would like to see could be part of a future version.

Halogen is GREAT!

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use on the user end. The customer support and implementation personnel are amazing. Halogen is constantly improving and looking at what can be done to make the product even better.

Cons: The administrator (back end) side of the system is still out dated. Hoping improvements will reflect on this end soon.

Halogen/Saba provides some of the best customer support in the business!

Jun 19, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Our company has been trying to leverage Halogen over the last two years, and are finding many ways to find use the program. The customer service is really second to none. Anytime we have what seems like an easy or difficult questions a technician is always very responsive and helps to find a solution.

Cons: There are currently some difficulties on the administration side with some restrictions to formatting or setup, which allows for a somewhat limited customization option, however, Halogen is excellent about taking your feedback and trying to incorporate it into the latest update to their system.

Overall: Streamlining several projects and processes. Great visibility towards goals, performance, and feedback for both managers and employees.

Great Communication Tool for Large Companies

Jun 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The ability for others to leave feedback is invaluable. Old performance management software only allowed supervision to leave notes about employee behavior, with this software all are able to do so. They can either give constructive feedback or recognition. It's impossible for a supervisor to be see everything, this way others are able to assist supervision in adequately evaluating their peers.

Cons: There are a lot of back door moves that need to be made to get certain evaluations up and going. I wish there were an easier way to assign quarterly and annual evaluations without having to individually do each one.

Halogen is a great system that is easy to use and fulfills our needs

May 05, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the feedback and performance coaching features. They are easy to use and for the user to understand.

Cons: Sometimes, there are so many steps to do one thing! I know this is common is these types of systems so I don't look at it as necessarily a negative!

Overall: It is easy to use, onboarding is great and the feedback piece is the best

An easy new updated software that replaced a very outdated Performance Management program.

May 04, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: The ability for anyone to leave feedback for any employee no matter if they are a supervisor or a line employee. Due to the fact that others can recognize you for great service, it gives supervision a better picture of what kind of employee they have. It really does open the door for better communication between supervision and staff.

Cons: Our agency ran into some issues where there are multiple supervisors per team, and all should have the ability to leave supervisor notes, feedback, etc. for each employee and initially were unable to do so. With the addition of secondary supervisors, we were able to solve that problem, but it did take some time and assistance from customer support.

Overall: It has encouraged employees to do better do to the fact that others can recognize them for their efforts. I have heard employees comment on how good it felt to receive feedback. You can really see a change in their work habits.

Every great business is built on friendship

Apr 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I would have to say the service and support. TMS systems are more or less built and designed to do the same thing. However what truly separates the good from the truly great is the service that follows the implementation of the product. Halogen truly does have a great product, but they enhance it by providing truly exceptional service.

Cons: I keep looking...and if I can't find anything that easy...what does that tell you about the product?

Your imagination is the only limitation

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very flexible. Great customer service. Seems to be on the cutting edge of what trends are coming up in performance management (i.e. one on one meetings, etc.)

Cons: So flexible it can be overwhelming at times. Halogen has many "bells and whistles" that it can be overwhelming at first, especially to new users.

Halogen and Law Enforcement

Mar 13, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Halogen has the best customer service I have ever had the pleasure of working with-Hands down. They are knowledgeable, quick and efficient and so pleasant. The site is intuitive and good looking. The employees love that we moved from a computer based program to a web based program as most of our staff work out of the office/in their patrol vehicles. Feedback central is the best thing ever. It has completely shifted our culture from performance evaluation to performance management.

Cons: Halogen is a bit bulky on the back end for law enforcement specific items. We have very specific procedures that required Halogen to develop some work arounds for us. Even still there are some things that we need that Halogen just cannot do yet. However, they are constantly updating so we are hoping they integrate some of our wish list into future updates.

Halogen is Admin heavy, expensive, and not there to support when things go wrong

Mar 06, 2017
2/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user interface is pleasantly designed.

Cons: Set-up takes weeks. Ongoing admin and new appraisals take lots of time. Needs a full time staff to administer.

Overall: Halogen is only good if you have a dedicated staff to manage and administer. It is very heavy on administration and requires a great deal of time. If your company does have a dedicated staff for appraisals, then you don¿t need Halogen. They promised many things during the sales consultation. After signing up, a box full of large manuals came through. That was the first indication of the challenge using the software. After initial training, there is a lack of support. After repeatedly raising concerns for an SME, they repeatedly asked the same questions. No answers or support were given. Currently, they are not even answering customer emails even though we are a current paying customer with services still under contract. If they had an office in Hong Kong, our company would sue them for misrepresenting their services.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a company of less than 50 employees (and perhaps 100), you would need one good employee to regularly use this software. Given that, the same employee would have the time to plan and initiate staff appraisals without the use of this software, thereby saving the company tens of thousands of dollars. This system was supposed to lessen administration. Instead it has been a huge burden that our company finally had to abandon even with over 6 months of contracted services still paid for.

Halogen Rules!

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Excellent product features, seamless customization options and great customer service. Halogen TalentSpace is everything that you want them to be - and maybe a lot more. Highly Recommended, especially for Performance Management automation!

Cons: It's been a great experience thus far and we stay positive for the future too! PS: We have a feeling it will keep getting better :-)

Halogen For Law Enforcement

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is cloud based which is fantastic and the customer service is incredible. It is also user friendly and has a great look!

Cons: It is on the more expensive side and it could be a bit more customizable for our specific needs but not enough to dissuade me.

Overall: Halogen was a replacement for a previous program which was no longer compatible with our software upgrades. It was a bit more expensive than some of the other options we looked at but it was far superior to its competition. It took quite some time to build, only because we wanted to build all of our evaluation processes before launching (This is not necessary). However, it was worth the time and made us all more comfortable with the software. It could be a smidge more customizable but they are constantly updating and changing. The customer service is absolutely out of this world. They are prompt and friendly! Great product with great service!

Recommendations to other buyers: The build time can be a bit much if you really want to get detailed.

Halogen is the Best Deal!

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Everything is great!

Overall: We are a diversified business group with interests in sectors ranging from Hospitality to IT to FMCG and a host of other business lines in between. Our management wanted to implement a holistic Performance Management System which could cater to the unique needs of each BU we have. After scanning and evaluating dozens of HR Softwares/ Service Providers we came across Halogen TalentSpace and wow - what a discovery it was. The best product, the best features, seamless functionality, excellent customization options and good value for money. We haven't looked back since. And we are confident you wouldn't look any further either. Try Halogen, you would be glad you did!

Recommendations to other buyers: The customization features are really cool!

Great for SMB's

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: Great software that's easy enough to implement data from old platforms. User-friendly and simple to explain to employees who need to use it.

Great for flexible year-round communication

Dec 01, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: We use the Performance Management module of Halogen, and it's been a hugely successful upgrade from our previous, paper-based system. I am the administrator and came in with no Halogen experience; within a week I was administering, with help from the support team. Which is key: Halogen has great support and they will work with you to get the system to do what you need it to do.

Pros: Not only easy to use but also easy to learn. Very customizable. Support comes in a variety of forms so you can choose which is best for your problem, learning style, or training audience. Encourages yearlong engagement with performance management through editable goals and supervisor/employee relationships.

Cons: I wish the coding for forms was a little less confusing. Some of the buttons for that (and the processes themselves, only not quite as much for those) are counterintuitive and require more try-it-and-see than I'd like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a clear-cut integration and training plan specified to your company going in. It's got great support for any way you want to do it.

one time use

Dec 01, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: i one used this one time but i definitely liked. very friendly, no problems self explain

one use

Nov 29, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: i only use this one time for short period of time is very easy to use

Halogen is Life Changing

Nov 17, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Halogen has made a huge difference for this organization. We have been here for 51 years and there has never been any evaluations done, ever. This something new to the majority of the people here. It is a wonderful learning experience for them. It is about time that they be evaluated and find out how they can make changes in some of the things they are doing in their current positions. Halogen is the best tool for this job.

Pros: Easy to use and understand.

Cons: We have people without computers, so that is an issue. They would like to be able to do it on paper.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would definitely recommend it. Everyone is so helpful while you are going through the training process and then the Halogen support team couldn't be better. They really know what they are doing and are always so helpful and they send you an email with what they helped you with and what was done.

Rockstar of talent management

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Our organization has used Halogen TalentSpace for 9 years as our goal management, feedback and performance management solution. We also use the learning module for managing training. The system configuration is simple and building processes and forms is fun. You can use the solution for more than just performance reviews - we use it for compliance sign-offs, coaching, individual development plans, compensation management, and more. The best part about Halogen is the world class customer service - they are simply the best out there!

Pros: Easy to configure, great tools for Outlook users makes feedback simple and easy, can integrate with other applications. It's as complete a solution as you can have for managing HR programs that isn't an HRIS system.

Cons: It's not an HRIS or payroll system so you need to integrate it with your other solutions.

Recommendations to other buyers: Utilize their customer success consulting services - they can really help you define your programs and build processes around them that make sense.

Does the job

Aug 25, 2016
3/5
Overall
1.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
1.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fairly responsive customer service and the product is very robust.

Cons: The reporting is confusing and not very intuitive as well as the processes are very manual and tough to automate.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure youunderstand how each module works (or doesn't) work together.

Halogen TalentSpace does the job!

Jun 21, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the fact that it's simple and straight forward (compared to other solutions that I worked with...). I have worked with other talent management systems in the past and it took me a lot longer to get familiar with how the system worked. I also like the fact that the vendor is very responsive and I never had to wait too long to get a straight answer to my questions.

Cons: I think the performance side could be improved specially when it comes to setting up goals and submitting them to the line manager. It should be more intuitive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Create test accounts and play around as much as possible. You should be able to get a grasp after spending some time playing around with the solution.

Using Halogen In the Public Sector

Apr 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our law enforcement agency began using Halogen less than a year ago. Our old performance management system was archaic and very had very bulky maintenance for Human Resources. Halogen has brought us into the new age and has provided tremendous support to get us up and running. I spent about 6 months learning about Halogen and working with an implementation consultant to ensure that the software was customized to best suit our needs. In addition to our customizing the software, we were provided with testimonials from other clients and given tips and tricks from Halogen to best encourage user adoption from our employees. The Halogen culture of customers and support is extremely easy to access and helpful.

Pros: Feedback to document employees performance year long, not just was evaluation time. This has increased transparency with our employees and supervisors. Customization of the forms and processes Ease of connecting with other customers and support

Cons: Has proven to have some limitations for our law enforcement agency. Building out competencies and forms was very labor intensive because there was not a variety of pre-built law enforcement competencies (officer safety etc.). That said, some of the competencies in the Halogen Library were able to be used after being manipulated.

Performance Module for a Law Enforcement Agency

Apr 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: From the beginning, Halogen has been easy to work with. When our agency decided to purchase the Performance Module we were quickly set up with an Implementation Consultant that delivered on everything we threw at her. Being a law enforcement agency, there were occasional struggles with our to best build our performance management with the software. We were always given plenty of options to customize the our changes in the control center. This, in return, benefitted our agency and made Halogen meet our agency requirements while enhancing the way we managed performance with our staff.

Performance Module for Law Enforcement

Apr 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Feedback. Managers and employees were keeping notes on their computer or at their desk to use in yearly evaluations. Feedback in Halogen allows them to keep that conversation of performance management going within the software year long and makes the evaluations easy.

Cons: Has proven to be challenging at times to meet law enforcement needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Watch a demonstration of the product and see how easily the evaluations can be filled out.

Great software

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is a versatile software that has many more uses than performance management. It has been a super easy product to use and implement. Customer service has been amazing. And the trainers have been wonderful!

Pros: Great trainers, easy to use, versatile

Cons: Have not yet experienced any

Halogen is at the top of their game.

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The Halogen team has been very helpful in implementing this software. They are knowledgeable and courteous. I did a lot of research on many different systems on the market and everything pointed to Halogen. Glad we made this decision.

Cons: So far, we have had no problems and it has been a great investment in our team.

Recommendations to other buyers: Halogen will improve your efficiency and give you a way to track and manage your team of people. It is a great tool to have at your disposal. Definitely worth it.

Powerful talent managment tool

Mar 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Halogen Talent Management software is something I have been using for 5 years now. Halogen continues to refine the way performance reviews are completed by creating many opportunities for employee engagement. Whether it is goal setting, reviews, or just a "way to go" message, the Halogen dashboard makes it quick and easy to keep in touch with employees.

Pros: Halogen customer services can't be beat. Representatives take ownership of your problem and stays with it until the end. Not once have I felt bad for calling about something I forgot how to do. Always soliciting feedback (pun intended) from their users on new features or enhancements.

Cons: Need to increase the dialogue between users by adding user group webinars/meetings based on industry - ours being professional services has some unique reporting structures.

So flexible and easy to administer

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using the Halogen system for performance management for a few years. We have a very complex process and I was impressed by how flexible their implementation team was. They worked with us to find workarounds to make the system do what we wanted it to. The support staff and our customer account manager are great as well. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Convenience, ease of use, great service and 24/7 support

Cons: Implementation took a little longer than we had anticipated.

Qucik and Easy

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have become addicted to the Halogen Community group. By having the App I don't have to wait to check on a challenge or to see what's going on in the community. I am highly mobile and cannot be tied down to my laptop. Being able to access Halogen through the GetApp makes my life easier.

Pros: Convenience, Easy access and works well on a mobile device.

Cons: There are really not any cons, other than it can become addictive.

Halogen World Class Performance Management

Mar 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Halogen is a World Class Performance Management System. We are going into our second year and have seen the benefits associated with the appraisal process and Learning Management modules. In addition their Tech-Support has been hands-down second to none, certainly World Class.

Pros: Easy system to learn & manage

Cons: Currently I'm unable to think of any cons!

After one year, still going strong...

Mar 04, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Following 9 months of development, we had our first annual review process completed by April 2015. It went well, but required some significant back end administration due to process issues we had built in. This wasn't the fault of the tool, but more due to the development. We really had to go through one iteration to get better at it and learn how it works. The major issue I had with the software was lack of appropriate reporting - there was not a built-in report for simple things I wanted to see, and I have not been able to set up a report for all managers to use to give them data on their employees.

Pros: Customer support has been great. I wasn't able to pull reports and contacted the team. They walked me through setting up the reports and identified that what I was trying to do would not work in any browser other than explorer. Software works as planned very well, which is what the long development cycle helped with.

Cons: Reporting still remains an issue. Useful reports are not built into the system and I am not able to set these up for my managers. I have highlighted this to the Halogen team but have seen no updates - it's still a manual process for each manager to set up their own reports.

Performance Management Made Easy

Feb 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use, reports are informative and helpful for driving business decisions and tracking performance, great for providing eLearning to our employees, quick customer service.

Cons: Some searching features could be updated, but overall there isn't much not to like! Very intuitive and customer service is great to help out with any changes, etc. that you want to make to how you use the system i.e. implementing SSO

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate needs, set up, data transfer, etc. and how what you want to achieve by using the software.

Great Support, Ease of Use

Feb 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are currently implementing Halogen, and having been used to pen-and-paper, so it is a lot to get used to. The platform, depending on which package you have purchased, allows you to navigate around the site and set up many different forms for whatever you are using the software for. For our organization, we needed a place to keep track of employee reviews. Halogen is helping supervisors and managers keep track of employee progress and evaluations so when it comes time for reviews, the task is not overwhelming. One-on-one meetings that occur more frequently throughout the year is our main goal, rather than having one cumulative review at year's end, and so far, Halogen is helping us to create the environment to achieve this. The reps do a wonderful job explaining the software, its capabilities, and how to use the system the way *you* want to. They even help you create forms for your specific needs, and are very good to answer any questions you may have. So far, customer service is wonderful. The platform itself does seem a bit Windows '98-ish, but serves its purpose. Overall, for a medium-large size company that needs some help with talent management, Halogen is a great system.

Performance Management Consultant

Feb 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen provides an outstanding talent management system that is easy to implement, is cost effective and provide outstanding customer service.

Cons: There are no issues that would cause us to dislike this product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do a thorough comparison to other talent management systems. I am sure you will find that Halogen's ease of use and what you get for your money will make this solution rise straight to the top.

Managing Your Performance is simple with Halogen

Feb 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are a Commercial Insurance Company with concentration in the Construction Industry. We have 250+ employees in our organization and have been using Halogen for 1 year. The application is fantastic - truly gives an employee and/or leadership access to Goals, Developments Plans, Feedback, Reviews, etc. in one central location. The Implementation Team, Product Team, Customer Service Team - they have been great! The entire experience with the product and the company has been fabulous!

Pros: Create an electronic processes for manual/paper forms Customized Reporting Customized View Customized Learning Units Customized Learning Paths e-Courses available ... and more!

Cons: That we didn't purchase sooner!

Great overall experience with Halogen

Feb 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Halogen for about 3 years and it has been a great experience. Their service is excellent; our Customer Account Manager is terrific and the support people are knowledgeable and available 24/7.

Halogen

Feb 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Fantastic customer service, easy to use modules within the system, ability to ask for enhancement requests to benefit the Halogen community as well as yourself. We love Halogen!

Great Support for New Administrators

Jan 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use the eAppraisal and 360 modules of TalentSpace to execute our annual reviews. We can roll out events in phases with separate due dates, including profile updates, self-appraisals, peer appraisals (called multi-raters), manager reviews, manager-employee meetings, and final reviews of appraisal meeting notes. When tasks are overdue, daily email notifications ¿ to employees and their managers ¿ go out to stress the urgency of the process.

Any product that offers so much flexibility in the way features are delivered will have a complex back-end for administrators. Before an evaluation process begins, all settings must be just the way you want them ¿ changes made after the process begins could lead to problems for the rest of the process. After inheriting performance review duties earlier this year, I ran my first process (283 participants) and had to close a process the same day I opened it because of a mistake I made. Oops!

This brings me to what I consider to be Halogen¿s best feature: their support team. Being a new administrator, I had LOTS of questions as we prepared to begin our evaluations, and panicked a bit when I realized I¿d opened the process with an error that affected a dozen employees. The support team walked me through the steps to get the mistake fixed so we could get back on track, and they fielded my questions (sometimes multiple times per day!) until our process was complete several months later.

Halogen has a robust product with lots of features, especially if you use more of their modules like Succession and Learning in conjunction with the Appraisal products. The only downside of big ships is that they take a little longer to turn than small ones. So you may see product features or UI¿s in newer-to-the-market companies that aren¿t available in Halogen yet.

If you decide to contact Halogen to learn more, have a list of what you need your solution to be able to do. Halogen works hard to understand the needs of your organization to make sure their product is a good fit. When you speak with Sales and set up a sandbox to play in, Halogen¿s software wizards will show you exactly how your ideas could look in their platform, or explain what alternatives might be available.

Halogen - Bringing Clarity to Confusion

Jan 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our organization implemented Halogen in 2015. This ability of this application is beyond fantastic! Halogen allows one central location for employees to store Goals, Development Plans and Feedback (which is crucial to employee growth).

With Halogen Learning you can create Learning Paths that consist of Learning Activities that are custom Instructor-Led courses or choose from several e-Courses that Halogen has to offer. This module makes course Enrollment and Completion very easy!

And if that wasn't enough you can easily extract data through the Reporting feature that you can Customize to fit your needs! You can transform a manual/paper processes into an electronic process that is stored within Halogen (90-day Reviews, Mid-Year Reviews, Annual Reviews, Request Forms, etc.)

These are just a few of the benefits of this application as it relates to functionality, but the personlized attention that is provided from configuration to setup is amazing. Halogen Support is always there to help with all of your needs ... and your Account Manager always goes above and beyond (Thanks, Jorie!)!

Improved Employee Engagement

Jan 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen has made a big difference in our organization. We came to Halogen from a paper performance management system. The implementation process was smooth and my implementation specialist worked tirelessly to get us up and running on my short time schedule. We completed our first appraisal process with 100% participation for self appraisals (selfies) and for manager appraisals. Now that we are three years into using the system, we continue to perfect the annual appraisal process and also use halogen for a number of additional processes, such as: 90 day appraisals, Performance Improvement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Fitness Reimbursement, Performance bases increases. We continue to find new ways to use Halogen and the service reps are excited to see us be creative in Halogen.

Halogen Support Team - always there for us!

Jan 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: There are many aspects of Halogen that I like however, it's the customer support team that I will speak about today. That great support team at Halogen is quick to respond and follow-up on any pending items. They are professional and courteous, and if the first point of contact is unsure of an issue presented, they will escalate it to the appropriate level. We've had to call in a few items this past year, and the support team is always there for us - what a relief to know there is someone I can count on to help resolve an issue!

Excellent Customer Service and Quality Software

Dec 30, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: They have top notch customer service and are always listening to their customers to improve the product. The administrative side is user friendly and not too hard to learn. Halogen works quite well for what we need it to do, and we are always brainstorming how we can better utilize it to improve processes in our organization.

Cons: I wish this was a "do-it all" enterprise type software. We currently have many different software solutions and it would be nice if Halogen could do them all!

Recommendations to other buyers: I think it comes down to your needs and your budget. Halogen is an excellent software solution, but it is not an enterprise solution.

Halogen Rocks!

Dec 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen's software is very intuitive to use. We have been a user since 2008 and have seen considerable progress with the interface and system updates. They are forward thinking and update quite often. They also have a cornucopia of resources for talent management training and ideas. Customer support is awesome- they're always helpful, calm, and collected.

Cons: Not much to say here, we are a unique environment that sometimes reaches limits on what the system can do, however Halogen is always willing to assist with a solution.

Recommendations to other buyers: For sure do your research. But you will be hard pressed to find an all encompassing tool as effective and easy to use as Halogen.

Halogen Review - Performance Management

Dec 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I enjoy working with this software because it is simple to use and any time I have a question, Halogen's Support Team responds quickly with the information that I request. Everyone I have worked with and spoken to have been friendly and very informative. I started in my position a year ago and was tasked with running a yearly appraisal process 2 months into my tenure. I was able to read the manual and develop the process very quickly and easily.

Cons: I don't like how the results are tied to a process, rather than a person. I've accidentally removed someone from a process and deleted their records because they're not tied to the individual.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have any questions, reach out to the support team. They're always there and always happy to help with any issues you have. Also, access the webinars and read through the manual. They both contain a lot of material that is helpful when using the software.

Halogen Review

Dec 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen has an excellent staff all around including their terrific customer support team who is available 24/7! Prior to using Halogen, I had no previous experience working with performance management systems but the implementation team was great and Halogen is so user-friendly that I was able to pick up on it quickly. It's a great system, especially the Performance module. I also appreciate that you are assigned a continuous advancement consultant to assist with any post-implementation needs you have that are not appropriate to direct to their customer support team. Mine has been invaluable!

Cons: I love that they accept enhancement requests (and I've made plenty!), however it's a bit frustrating that there's no easy way to track the status of requests you've submitted so you've just left wondering if anything will ever come of them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Test out the product beforehand and speak to current customers to get their perspective on it.

Our wonderful journey with Halogen

Dec 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What's not to like? Amazing customer service, available at any time on any day! If we are in a sticky situation and require assistance, technical support is only a phone call or email away. We have had a seamless experience implementing this product.

Cons: Nothing jumps to mind, we are happy customers! Service is fantastic

Recommendations to other buyers: Look into each module closely, if it doesn't appear to do exactly what you expect, speak to the vendors! There may be things that can be done to suit what your company needs

My Review of Halogen

Nov 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is a really cool LMS. There is a lot of flexibility to create whatever works for your organization. I think my favorite feature would be the feedback section. You can write comments about your direct reports and/or other employees in the organization. This feedback is attached to the employee's annual performance review.

Cons: With any system there are limitations, I would like the e-Recruit system to be more robust. The process to recruit and hire is junky. It looks like a lot more money goes into the Performance section than any other part of the system.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are interested in the product I would recommend testing the system out.. asking the sale reps to build you whatever you wanted in the process...

Customer Service is Top!

Oct 20, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer service line is amazing. The team in Canada work 24 hours (which is very good when you are based in Australia on the other side of the world!) and they will always thoroughly run you through solutions for your questions and make sure your issue is fully resolved.

Cons: Sometimes the reporting options do not fulfil our requirements

Recommendations to other buyers: Ensure that you are clear on the objectives that you want to achieve with the software and it will support you in what you want to do.

Very happy with the system

Oct 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We have a very complex process and were very happy to find that Halogen was able to help us keep our current forms and processes. Our implementation team was very flexible and worked hard to find workarounds whenever we had an obstacle. Our CAM is very proactive about communicating with us and we enjoy working with the support people as well. I love the fact that the support team is available 24/7.

Cons: We did have some issues in that there were certain things that the system simply wasn't built to do. However, the implementation team was excellent and helped us find workarounds to accomplish what we wanted to do.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's important to make sure that the vendor fully understands your expectations and is willing to work outside the box.

Mag Pellet Performance Roll-Out

Oct 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: When trying to decipher what do we like best about the Halogen product & vendor, we found it difficult to just pick one thing. We could easily choose the installation process and how organized and seamless that went, which can be attributed to the knowledge and professionalism of our Implementation Consultant along with our Account Manager and certainly we have to acknowledge the World Class Support Team who without a doubt is second to none!

Cons: Currently there is nothing I could say that I don't like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Having tested various LMS system over the course of 18 months, when it comes to efficiency, cost, reliability, and simplicity Halogen win hands down. In addition the current feedback from our team members indicates that Halogen has provided additional lines to encompass open communication between supervisors and employees, thus providing transparency of roles and responsibilities.

Great product, even better service!

Oct 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen Performance and 360 modules make it simple for employees and managers to share feedback. We love the recognition component and that employees are able to share feedback with their colleagues at the right time. In our 2nd year of feedback, our employees are thrilled that they can pull the notes they have been making all year long right onto their review forms and not have to try to remember what they did over the last year, or re-write it! Our managers love the Comment Helper to get them started on what to say.

Cons: I'd love for there to be a phone app and a way for us to use the Recognition button through our employee intranet (and not just Outlook). I'd also like to see the Comment Helper available for employees.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you consider all the ways you can use a product. The more ways you can use it, the better your ROI.

Flexible software for lots of uses!

Oct 02, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the individualized attention of account manager and technical support.

Cons: There are things that are permanently coded into form and process building that we'd like to be able to change ourselves.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you have at least one definite use you'd like to use it for before you buy it, and then after you get a handle on that, start looking at the other possibilities.

Great Halogen Experience

Mar 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer service is amazing. There is hardly ever a wait time and 90% of the time. No matter what your question, everyone has an understanding of the whole system so you aren't passed from department to department.

Cons: On the Administrator side, the system is very basic and to make any styling changes to things you create, you have to insert your own HTML code.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give different customer service departments a call when you are exploring Performance Management systems.

Halogen Review

Mar 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen has great customer service! Their response time to questions is very thought through. They do their best to understand each and every question, not rush through.

Cons: Pricing - it is always a game. Why can't I just have the best price available at that time?

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that you test the software before you commit to it. If a company doesn't offer a testing site, what are they hiding?

Confusing, but high functioning

Feb 25, 2015
4/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that it is very powerful. It can pretty much do anything you want it to do.

Cons: I felt like I needed a degree in software development to make changes.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you do not have someone on your team who is very comfortable with implementing new software, be prepared to spend a lot of time with customer support. Their customer support is really good, but even small changes tend to take a call to them.

Great product and great people

Dec 08, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The people at Halogen are so easy to work with and really knowledgeable. I was really pleasantly surprised how organized all involved were with our training and setups. We found the pre-loaded libraries invaluable for direct use, as well as for great examples and starting points to develop our own forms and processes. The software itself is well developed, and it was clear to us after evaluating other software that we would be choosing Halogen. We were up and running within 4 months and have never regretted our decision to choose Halogen. We love the succession planning module as it will serve us well in the future as we develop our organization's talent pool. We look forward to adding multi-rater and onboarding at some point in the future, as it would be great to tie these two modules into our current process.

Cons: The performance management module was very impressive. I found it so easy to use and setup. The managers who are using this software are thrilled at the ease and how seamlessly it replaced our labor intensive paper process. We will really benefit from this process improvement. The ability to tie-in our job descriptions to our performance appraisals was key in the transition. This approach makes sense to the employee, manager, HR, and TJC.

Recommendations to other buyers: You will find that your current process will easily fit into the flexibility of Halogen's product. Listen to Halogen as they make recommendations for setup. They are the experts and have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.

Halogen has streamlined our Performance Management !

Nov 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen Performance Management has allowed us to implement a paperless performance appraisal process. We had a short (and successful) implementation window and have eliminated the need for paper appraisal forms completely. We were able to design our form to match our current process (as opposed to conforming to the software limitations). We were able to create steps to the process that fit our business needs and allowed some flexibility for our managers and their staff. Halogen is so responsive to our requests, questions, and overall support needs. It is clear to me that they have listened to their customers when designing the product, and I've seen updates to the software that have truly enhanced our software experience.

Cons: I wish that Halogen was a fully integrated HRIS system. It does require interfacing with our HRIS. We have plans to automate this using tools inside Halogen so we can eliminate the need for us to load our file. I wish that we had purchased the entire suite when we went live even if that meant implementing this on a longer schedule.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider purchasing all modules you think you'll need. We could really use the functionality of the Multi-rater module and the compensation. Get managers involved in standardizing your job descriptions. We purchased the JD builder and really like it. We tie our appraisals to the job description and it works well for us.

Halogen eAppraisal Review

Nov 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The customer service phone support is excellent. I have yet to bring a problem to their attention that they could not resolve for me.

Cons: The creation of appraisal forms is very technical and involved. It takes quite a bit of time to roll out new appraisal forms or making changes.

Recommendations to other buyers: The true value of evaluation of this product comes from measuring the value of both the user experiences and administrative experience.

Very easy to learn and use

Nov 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen performance software made annual employee reviews easy and much more efficient, because all tasks and projects are logged and laid out in a way that is easy to view.

Cons: I do not have any complaints about the product. The only trouble we ever ran into was an employee who had a difficult time changing their password, but it was easily resolved.

Recommendations to other buyers: The customer service and sales departments are very professional and eager to help should you run into difficulty with Halogen software.

Helpful Halogen

Nov 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: First and foremost, the customer service is top notch. Whatever I needed, I was easily able to get or find. Everyone from our sales rep to the technical help desk was knowledgeable, patient, and kind. We were a mid-sized company, and every time I needed something, I was treated as though we were the only client. I also love the product. It's easy to navigate both the front and back end; we could customize what we needed, and the modules we used (eAppraisal and eLearning) had everything we needed and more.

Cons: Honestly, I can't think of much. I think perhaps a little more ability to brand (font, color, layout) the user end would be nice and would increase the professionalism of the product.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would highly recommend Halogen. They are one of the most robust HRIS companies out there, but what is key is that their customer service is incredible. They listen and respond in ways other, larger companies don't.

We use Halogen for performance management and upward feedback

Oct 30, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Halogen's customer service is strong, and they're forward thinking, so they're constantly assessing the software and trying to improve it. They're also open to customer feedback about things that can be improved.

Cons: Some functions of Halogen can be clunky. For example, I am a super user (meaning I should have full access to all screens and areas), but when we have multiple processes running at the same time and another person is using a super user access, I can't see things the way that they can.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at all of the modules they offer and compare each section. You may find other solutions to common business problems, such as tracking training, Meyers Briggs assessments, and 360 reviews.

I am very satisfied with our choice.

Oct 30, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is very flexible. We are an Industrial Construction Project company and we have trouble with most products, because we have many unique aspects. Halogen is very flexible and easy to use for administrators and for users. I am very pleased with the follow up it does. This is probably the greatest feature.

Cons: We are Colombian and everyone here speaks Spanish. Support material is not in Spanish.

Recommendations to other buyers: We started out with a simple survey system. Once we had this done, we were very aware of our needs and difficulties, which was great when we chose our software.

Why you need to convert to Halogen

Sep 16, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to use for individuals who are not tech savvy. The UI and administration are easy to use.

Cons: They are highly responsive to our needs and able to meet expectations.

Recommendations to other buyers: The price is competitive to other vendors and provides more services.

Halogen setup

Jul 24, 2014
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love the guidance we have received in setting this up. We are about to go live with it and have been helped every step of the way. One concern has been that Halogen asked for additional payment for setting up a QRC, which I think should have been included.

Cons: It's complicated to set up, but you receive lots of help. It does more than I wanted it to do, so we have limited its functionality.

Recommendations to other buyers: Halogen is great for basic reviews, goal setting, and team management.

Great product and user experience!

Jun 16, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Customer service is excellent. The product is very user-friendly. Our implementation consultant made it a very smooth learning experience for me and made herself available for any issues we experienced with the software.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind. The entire process, from learning about the product to implementation, went smoothly. The only thing I would change is to do the administrator training in person rather than over the phone.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go with a company that knows your product and really listens to what your objectives are. Halogen understood this.

EXCEEDING CUSTOMER EXPECTATONS THROUGH CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Mar 28, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen's commitment to help the customers succeed is clear. I get so much value from networking with and learning from other Halogen users through your LinkedIn group and HUG meetings. And the ongoing tips and tricks webinars are extremely useful. The plethora of resources from Halogen make available is really amazing.
Halogen creates the culture in their customers and their willingness to share ideas and problem solve ideas is proof of their commitment to customer service!

Effective and Efficient Talent Management

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the ease of use for those administering the system and the end users and the flexibility it allows. They have the best team of people supporting the product and their customers. It has provided an ROI to us.

Cons: When we first got on the Halogen system, we were using not only eAppraisal but also eCompensation. We found the eCompensation system was not customizable enough to our pay and bonus practices being a global company.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate the depth, flexibility and ease of use of the product, cost and ROI. Halogen will come out on top!

Halogen customer for 8+ years

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like best that the software is upgraded several times a year and that it remains intuitive for the end user. I like that they have excellent customer support and that I can get through to a live person right away if I have questions about the system.

Cons: There is very little I dislike about Halogen Software. As with all software systems, it is never perfect, and sometimes, we need to make some workarounds to accommodate our needs, but I appreciate that Halogen is willing to help come up with solutions and/or they update their product if it is something that their other customers would find useful as well.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend they look at their current processes and talk with the performance managers to determine if the product they are selecting fits into their culture as well as whether it will be able to have the proper workflows and reporting that are needed to satisfy the performance managers and executives. All software systems are designed to work a certain way (in general) and may or may not be able to accommodate your needs. Halogen's product is more accommodating than most and continues to be high quality.

Bicycles to Harleys

Dec 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We like that our employees find it so easy and intuitive to use and that it frees up the HR staff to coach and assist with rating issues and goal setting.

Cons: The way goals are loaded and kept. We are past goals from 2 years pre-load, and our users have the most difficulty of understanding how to prevent this. The administrators need a deep knowledge of this to make it more seamless.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use a third party service and talk to current users.

Oct 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am a new customer from FOJP Service Corporation in NY. I wanted to take a minute to congratulate everyone at Halogen on the terrific team they have. We selected Halogen after a comprehensive scan of the marketplace and an evaluation of three top providers. There were three things that made Halogen our clear choice: -Halogen handles implementation ¿ no outsourcing to another company -Halogen was willing to do cartwheels to demo the product¿s customization capabilities -The Halogen team are superstars! We look forward to a successful implementation!

Halogen Software - Excellence in Talent Management

Oct 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After implementing the Halogen software, it was a win-win situation for all levels of employees and customers. It increased talent pools tremendously, streamlined performance management processes, and allowed tracking of metrics that were unavailable prior to the implementation of Halogen. It is simple to use but provides a robust amount of data to help employees achieve success in their work aligning talent with business strategy. Overall it is a brilliant way to manage talent within the organization and the ROI is excellent. Halogen surpasses customer service excellence when it comes to their product. Their customer focus meets the needs of the organization and helps build that world-class workforce necessary in the marketplace.

The Perfect TM Suite!

Oct 02, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Since moving to Halogen as our talent management vendor of choice, feedback has been extremely positive from our employees, managers and executives. Everyone is saving time compared to our previous system, and we are seeing a 50% reduction in administrative time spent on talent management related tasks. More importantly, we have greater visibility into talent management and have the tools we need to effectively manage performance and drive real business results. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Halogen.

Excellent product and service

Oct 01, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We knew we wanted to move to an online talent management system, but really needed to ensure that we would be able to preserve our existing forms, processes and competencies. Halogen was the only vendor that offered a system that was flexible enough to be implemented using our existing processes. Our team was very impressed with their knowledge of the healthcare market and their outstanding customer service.

Halogen delivers ROI

Oct 01, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen has impacted our organization¿s ability to be a better organization, certainly impacted human resource¿s ability to better deliver because we are spending less time tracking paper, filing paper and so it frees us up to do things that are more strategic to the organization.

Halogen

Oct 01, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have a standard upward feedback form that we complete in May, and at that time, the staff level has access to everyone up the chain ¿ all the way up to the partner level. Employees welcome the opportunity to have a voice and be part of the process.

Halogen Employee Performance and Talent Management Software

Sep 30, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen is a great business partner. They are committed to helping organizations build a "World Class Workforce". They partnered with us well to implement the modules. During implementation they worked hard to bring best practices forward, while understanding the culture of the organization. The user conference does a nice job with discussing best practices and how the system can help you achieve success. Webinars are helpful as well. Because the system is robust, it can be difficult at times to understand all of the functionality of the system (as an Administrator). It has also been extremely helpful that Halogen makes changes based on customer feedback. Overall, I am very satisfied with the Halogen modules we have (eAppraisal, Job Description Builder, and eLm).

Halogen e-Appraisal Software

Sep 30, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: San Diego Zoo Global has used Halogen's e-Appraisal program for 8 years now. It is a great product - easy to use, completely configurable and simple to brand internally, and the perfect tool/process to raising the bar in performance, accountability, and communication/feedback in our organization. It has certainly helped in changing our culture - for the better.

Halogen: Amazing Product and Organization!

Sep 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen consistently exceeds our expectations and is a true partner in our success. Our experience with everyone across the Halogen organization has been outstanding. From product management to client services ¿ all areas of the company are customer focused, professional and highly responsive ¿ they are a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend Halogen to any organization.

Halogen Software - Performance and Compensation Management

Sep 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been a Halogen customer for 8 years. We started with eAppraisal and now also use eCompensation and are working on going live with Job Description Builder. I recommend Halogen to pretty much anyone who will listen. I not only like the ease of use on the product, the customer service of Halogen is outstanding. As a high-growth company, we have many employees who join our team from different companies and corporate cultures and we use the employee performance management system to drive a higher level of accountability and consistency. Halogen's software allows automation of the performance management and greatly eases the burden of appraisals - allowing us to focus on the performance discussions - not the process. eCompensation eliminated our use of spreadsheets for compensation management and reduced errors in payroll data signficantly. If I had a con to Halogen, it is that there is not yet a more local user conference with others who use Halogen in the Northeast for me to collaborate in person but I am sure it will come with time. the Halogen User Group (HUG) is excellent.

A Fantastic and Robust Platform

Sep 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We selected Halogen because of the unique integration of all its modules into one complete suite. The modules work together in a coordinated, cohesive way so the user experience is consistent and intuitive ¿ which is fantastic. It also means we can easily align our talent strategy to our business strategy to build our world-class workforce.

Great Software, Terrific People

Sep 25, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We evaluated numerous solutions. We chose Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare for its quality, ease of use and affordability. I would highly recommend Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare.

A Holistic Solution

Aug 29, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: I really liked that the interface and process within the Halogen Suite is simple, despite the complexity of the talent management processes it covers. The solution does this without compromising on details while maintaining the complexity and rigor of its processes. For example, while your performance appraisal process is a distinct process that creates a distinct performance appraisal document, the goals and development plans you create in that appraisal document are accessible from the employee¿s portal.

Pros: Comprehensive and affordable solution

Cons: None that I can think of

Mar 07, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Halogen delivered just as promised and described on their website. We were guided through system implementation by a very efficient and knowledge Halogen specialist. The solution and staff at Halogen were flexible to our needs. We were able to customize the solutions forms, processes, and screens to meet our requirements. Everything seemed way too easy. We have just finished a full year implemented. Made use of New Year Performance Plan process, End of Year Performance Plan Process and Leadership Competency Assessments. Tons of functionality for us to continue to explore. I would definitely recommend this software and the company to anyone looking for a first class TM system with maximum functionality which still manages to maintain ease of use!

Sep 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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May 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Mar 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Feb 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money