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Texas Companies Achieve Success with Halogen Talent Management Systems

Texas Companies Achieve Success with Halogen Talent Management Systems

Growing number of companies from across the Lone Star State achieve corporate objectives with easy to use, powerful HR tools

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) August 21, 2008

Halogen Software today announced that leading companies from across Texas are using its enterprise-class employee and talent management (http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/) solutions to build high-performance cultures, improve employee retention and attraction, and establish themselves as employers of choice. Almost 100 Texas-based companies of all sizes are now using Halogen’s HR software (http://www. halogensoftware. com/) to successfully implement easy-to-use, powerful, on-line employee performance and talent management programs.

77% of all organizations cite the competition for skilled labor as their number one pressure. A recent Aberdeen Group study, Managing Employee Performance (http://www. aberdeen. com/c/report/research_previews/5036-RP-managing-employee-performance. pdf), found that organizations with an automated employee performance management solution achieved above average gains in their talent management processes, including more than 600% improvement in employee time-to-productivity and over 700% increase in employee retention.

Frisco-based Convenience Food Systems (CFS) is an international company with innovative food packaging systems. CFS’ regional HR Manager Scott Mottern recently implemented Halogen eAppraisal. “CFS faces the same challenge as many international Dallas-based companies do — being able to answer the talent management challenges of globalization as we move ahead,” said Mottern. “Delivering employee performance management consistently across broadly dispersed offices is one of the most difficult of these challenges. Halogen enables us to achieve this consistency, which is invaluable to our retention plans.”

Galderma Laboratories is a multi-national dermatology products company based in Fort Worth. As the number of employees is growing rapidly, the company’s HR team needs to focus on strategic drivers. “Halogen gives us the ability to manage the large quantity of data we collect during appraisals and to use this information to effectively contribute to and track against corporate goals,” said Robin Clayton, Director of HR, Galderma Laboratories. “What would have taken days of data entry and analysis is now available with a few clicks. This information enables us to ensure consistency and accountability across groups and clearly link individual goals to corporate objectives.”

Robin Clayton of Galderma will be presenting a webinar on how the company has used Halogen’s employee performance management solution to support HR’s strategic role on Thursday August 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 p. m. eastern time. Interested attendees are welcome register for this complimentary webinar here: How Performance Management Supports HR's Strategic Role (https://www1.gotomeeting. com/register/497589192).

Lubbock Heart Hospital delivers superior patient care focused on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. “We’re committed to respecting the value and worth of our employees who dedicate themselves to our critical patient care. Our hospital sought to automate our employee performance management system with a powerful, but easy to use talent management solution,” said Christina Dill Corley, Executive Director of Support Services with the Lubbock Heart Hospital. “Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare provides us with competency-based assessments, resulting in higher quality appraisals that are more accurate and consistent. This helps ensure that we meet our commitment to our employees, and ultimately our patients.”

With offices in San Antonio and Austin, Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L. L.P. is one of the largest locally-owned CPA and business advisory firms in Texas. The firm’s team members strive to exceed client expectations by offering them trusted financial and business advice. “As a professional services firm, our employees are our greatest asset,” said Michelle L. Wiederstein, PHR, PI, Human Resources Manager with Padgett, Stratemann & Co. “Halogen’s talent management suite for professional services helps us provide our team with a clear career path and development plan, while ensuring the firm has a strong succession plan as our senior partners retire or move on.”

Redi Carpet out of Stafford, Texas has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of flooring in the United States – a success based largely on the hard work of its committed employees. “The service we provide our customers is our vital competitive advantage. This makes effectively appraising our employees and maximizing activities such as retention and development key to our on-going success,” said Jerry Hosko, President and COO of Redi Carpet. “We needed to go beyond simply replacing our paper-based system and ensure that employee performance was clearly tied to our corporate objectives. Halogen’s solution does just that and helps us provide employees with clear and effective feedback to ensure we are meeting our overall strategic goals.”

Halogen Software will be available at booth 219 at the 2008 HR Southwest Conference (http://www. hrsouthwest. com/ (http://www. hrsouthwest. com/)), Fort Worth Convention Center, Oct. 14-17th.

About Halogen Software
A recognized industry leader with over 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software makes powerful, simple-to-use and affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals (http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-eappraisal/), 360 degree feedback (http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-e360/), compensation management (http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-ecompensation/), succession planning (http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-esuccession/) and learning management. Halogen’s offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www. halogensoftware. com.

Media contact:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
T: 613-989-1866
E: mpatterson@ripnet. com

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