Human Capital Institute and Halogen Software Partner to Launch "Performance Management in the Mid-Market" Initiative

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Halogen Software, the leading provider of Web-based employee performance and talent management software, announced today that the two organizations will jointly launch a "Performance Management in the Mid-Market" education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent by Sector community of interest, a community specifically tailored to the human capital needs of organizations within specific industry segments.

In today's economy, one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders is how to get a handle on employee performance: how to better understand the composition and productivity of the workforce, and more importantly, how to attract, motivate, develop, and retain top performers

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Halogen Software, the leading provider of Web-based employee performance and talent management software, announced today that the two organizations will jointly launch a "Performance Management in the Mid-Market" education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent by Sector community of interest, a community specifically tailored to the human capital needs of organizations within specific industry segments.

"In today's economy, one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders is how to get a handle on employee performance: how to better understand the composition and productivity of the workforce, and more importantly, how to attract, motivate, develop, and retain top performers," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director. "The urgency of doing this well is even more critical for mid-market enterprises, especially fast-growth organizations."

For mid-market enterprises, the ability to jump past the competition into larger markets often depends on the performance of a key set of teams and even individuals. As a result, mid-market companies need enterprise-level tools and strategies similar to the ones used by their Fortune 1000 counterparts, but without the complexity, price tags, or lengthy implementation schedules.

Accordingly, HCI's learning track looks at tools and techniques that quickly enable employee performance management; among these are goal alignment and tracking, 360-degree multi-rater assessments, employee appraisals, performance journals, executive dashboards, and others. The track examines the ways in which these tools and techniques link to key areas, like organizational development, compensation, career transition, and succession planning. A panel of expert advisors examines case studies that specifically target the employee performance challenges mid-market enterprises face. With a focus on identifying practical means to make big advances quickly, the panel shares insights and information through Webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources.

On January 17th, HCI's Performance Management in the Mid-Market education and research track will feature the Webcast, "The Keys to the Boardroom: Helping HR Drive Strategy in the Mid-Market Enterprise." Click here to register.

"With proper focus, the talent challenges mid-market organizations face can be overcome. We are pleased to support the Human Capital Institute's learning track in order to provide organizations with tools that can help them better manage employee performance," said Paul Loucks, President and CEO of Halogen Software.

More information about HCI's education and research tracks is available at: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

About Halogen Software
With nearly 1,000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software Inc. has established itself as the leading provider of employer 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, Halogen eAppraisal, Halogen eCompensation, Halogen eSuccession, and Halogen e360, provides organizations with everything they need to develop and retain a high-performance workforce. The company also offers industry specific suites for healthcare, financial, and professional services. For more information, please visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com

About the Human Capital Institute
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 101,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention. The future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. We invite you to learn, share and grow your career with HCI's comprehensive resources, and join our high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, please visit:
http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

Press Contacts
Halogen Software
Donna Ronayne
613-270-1011 x 320

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas
866-538-1909

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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