Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2007
Halogen Software Inc., the leading provider of Web-based employee performance and talent management software today announced the industry’s first talent management system to include an enterprise-level performance-based learning management system (LMS). Building on the highly successfully Halogen Employee Performance and Talent Management Suite, the company will now offer Halogen eLMS™ which will enable companies to not only automate the learning process, but to properly align employee performance with learning activities.
Traditional stand-alone LMS offerings were designed to address the administrative burdens of training departments and were focused on meeting the needs of large enterprises. The end result was that LMS offerings were not linked to HR or employee performance programs and were very complex for most organizations to implement. Industry analyst firm, Bersin and Associates has identified the integration of learning and performance management systems as a key priority for learning and development managers, with more than 25 percent rating it one of their top two priorities. Halogen eLMS will address this need by providing an easy to use tool for learning and development managers and HR to align the performance needs of the organization and demonstrate a return on training investments.
Halogen eLMS was announced at the recent Halogen User Conference, with a very positive response from customers. "We need to move away from tracking our training manually and be better able to look back and understand what training employees have completed or not. We typically hire more than 100 new employees annually and are developing a new on-boarding training program that will be specific to the needs of each department. By integrating this process with performance management we expect that we will get people performing in their jobs more quickly and more consistently. Halogen has always listened closely to our needs in the areas of performance and development and we are excited about the upcoming release of eLMS," said Andrea Uxa, HR Specialist, Epson America.
By integrating directly into the performance management process, Halogen eLMS provides both HR and learning organizations with a sophisticated tool to manage and track all aspects of employee development and training on a year-round basis. Based on proven best practices, this new offering will do much more than automate the learning process – it will enable organizations to properly align individual employee performance with learning activities – creating a clear line between employee skill development and how this impacts corporate performance.
Key Benefits of Halogen eLMS include:
- Provide employees with a consistent, easy-to-use application to manage their own performance and development: Employees get a single place to go for goals, development plans, training, and to complete any type of assessment. They can understand their own performance gaps and be offered targeted learning activities to close those gaps, enabling them to be responsible for their own success in the organization. Companies that provide such performance and training tools know that they gain much higher performance, engagement, and loyalty from their employees.
- Deliver strategic information to HR: HR managers get straight-forward access to information that assists them in building a high-performance workforce. This includes consolidated information, such as performance ratings and gaps, skills and competencies, training compliance and succession data.
- Identify critical skill gaps to Learning & Development: Training and development get the information they need to align with the goals of the organization. By identifying critical skills gaps, training is better equipped to align training investments and programs to fit perfectly with corporate goals, development plans, and succession requirements.
- Simplify people processes for managers: Managers have a single simple to use system for goal setting, performance management, succession planning, compensation, coaching and evaluation of employees. Integrated talent-management systems give managers a tremendous productivity boost and enable them to follow a complete and consistent process for employee management.
Pricing and Availability
For pricing information please contact Halogen directly. Halogen eLMS will be available in 2008.
About Halogen Software
With nearly 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software Inc. has established itself as the leading provider of employee performance and talent management solutions. Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity.
The company's award winning suite provides organizations with everything they need to develop and retain a high performance workforce: Halogen eAppraisal™ helps drive bottom-line success by making it quick and simple to deliver professional employee appraisals that align with organization goals. Halogen eCompensation™ automates the entire compensation adjustment process including budget distribution and approval. Halogen eSuccession™ makes it simple and affordable to get a best practices succession planning program underway - right away. And Halogen e360™ automates and simplifies formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting.
Industry specific suites are provided for Healthcare, Financial and Professional Services. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare™, exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, helps healthcare organizations produce meaningful appraisals on time and allows them to always be in a "ready state" for accreditation surveyors from JCAHO®, OSHA, ACHA, and others. Halogen eAppraisal for Financial Services™ enables financial services organizations reduce the risk of non-compliance and ships with a comprehensive library of industry specific competencies and authoring aids. Halogen eAppraisal for Professional Services™ automates the entire employee review and engagement evaluation process, this solution makes it possible for evaluators to easily gather, compile and analyze employee and project data all with effortless, point-and-click ease.
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