Milwaukee Center for Independence Switches to Halogen for Employee Performance and Talent Management

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Selects Healthcare-Specific Solution that provides improved control, flexibility.

We are driven by best practices, and the Halogen system will enable us to meet our specific needs as a healthcare organization, as we will be able to easily manage the system and make adjustments to meet our changing requirements. Having the means to ensure we are delivering top notch patient care, while meeting our Joint Commission requirements is a top priority.

The Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) has selected Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare to meet the growing non-profit agency’s employee performance and talent management requirements. MCFI is a nonprofit agency assisting children, adults and families with special needs to better live and work in the community, and currently serves more than 10,000 people each year. The organization has switched from a competing Web-based employee performance management system to Halogen to better meet its focus on strategy and goal alignment organization-wide.

MCFI recently became affiliated with another non-profit agency, resulting in an expanded scope of services and the need to support a wider array of positions across multiple locations. Additionally, the organization is now accredited by the Joint Commission, which requires healthcare providers to accurately measure their clinical and operational performance. MCFI’s HR team is working to implement an approach where client service departments are more involved in overall strategic planning and goal setting.

“We previously used a Web-based system from SuccessFactors but we moved to Halogen because we require greater flexibility and control over our processes,” explained Greg Bachrach, Director of Human Resources, Milwaukee Center for Independence. “We are driven by best practices, and the Halogen system will enable us to meet our specific needs as a healthcare organization, as we will be able to easily manage the system and make adjustments to meet our changing requirements. Having the means to ensure we are delivering top notch patient care, while meeting our Joint Commission requirements is a top priority.”

MCFI will be rolling out the new Halogen system to all of its employees, at all locations. Nearly 40% of MCFI’s employees are unionized, making the need to demonstrate consistent and fair employee performance appraisals particularly important to the organization. “In conjunction with the union, we’ve put a pay-for-performance system in place to create a culture where high performers are recognized and rewarded. We see the Halogen system as an important piece of being able to continue to build strong relationships with our unionized workers and ensuring as an organization we are fair and equitable when it comes to our employees. Ultimately, we want to be able to make the talent management process valuable for everyone involved while supporting our strategic plans,” added Bachrach.

Award-winning Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare is also exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is already delivering impressive results in nearly 500 healthcare facilities across North America.

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 employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback, compensation management, succession planning 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 OTTAWA, ON – June 30, 2008 – The
Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) has selected Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare to meet the growing non-profit agency’s employee performance and talent management requirements. MCFI is a nonprofit agency assisting children, adults and families with special needs to better live and work in the community, and currently serves more than 10,000 people each year. The organization has switched from a competing Web-based employee performance management system to Halogen to better meet its focus on strategy and goal alignment organization-wide.

MCFI recently became affiliated with another non-profit agency, resulting in an expanded scope of services and the need to support a wider array of positions across multiple locations. Additionally, the organization is now accredited by the Joint Commission, which requires healthcare providers to accurately measure their clinical and operational performance. MCFI’s HR team is working to implement an approach where client service departments are more involved in overall strategic planning and goal setting.

“We previously used a Web-based system from SuccessFactors but we moved to Halogen because we require greater flexibility and control over our processes,” explained Greg Bachrach, Director of Human Resources, Milwaukee Center for Independence. “We are driven by best practices, and the Halogen system will enable us to meet our specific needs as a healthcare organization, as we will be able to easily manage the system and make adjustments to meet our changing requirements. Having the means to ensure we are delivering top notch patient care, while meeting our Joint Commission requirements is a top priority.”

MCFI will be rolling out the new Halogen system to all of its employees, at all locations. Nearly 40% of MCFI’s employees are unionized, making the need to demonstrate consistent and fair employee performance appraisals particularly important to the organization. “In conjunction with the union, we’ve put a pay-for-performance system in place to create a culture where high performers are recognized and rewarded. We see the Halogen system as an important piece of being able to continue to build strong relationships with our unionized workers and ensuring as an organization we are fair and equitable when it comes to our employees. Ultimately, we want to be able to make the talent management process valuable for everyone involved while supporting our strategic plans,” added Bachrach.

Award-winning Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare is also exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is already delivering impressive results in nearly 500 healthcare facilities across North America.

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 employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback, compensation management, succession planning 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 OTTAWA, ON – June 30, 2008 – The
Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) has selected Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare to meet the growing non-profit agency’s employee performance and talent management requirements. MCFI is a nonprofit agency assisting children, adults and families with special needs to better live and work in the community, and currently serves more than 10,000 people each year. The organization has switched from a competing Web-based employee performance management system to Halogen to better meet its focus on strategy and goal alignment organization-wide.

MCFI recently became affiliated with another non-profit agency, resulting in an expanded scope of services and the need to support a wider array of positions across multiple locations. Additionally, the organization is now accredited by the Joint Commission, which requires healthcare providers to accurately measure their clinical and operational performance. MCFI’s HR team is working to implement an approach where client service departments are more involved in overall strategic planning and goal setting.

“We previously used a Web-based system from SuccessFactors but we moved to Halogen because we require greater flexibility and control over our processes,” explained Greg Bachrach, Director of Human Resources, Milwaukee Center for Independence. “We are driven by best practices, and the Halogen system will enable us to meet our specific needs as a healthcare organization, as we will be able to easily manage the system and make adjustments to meet our changing requirements. Having the means to ensure we are delivering top notch patient care, while meeting our Joint Commission requirements is a top priority.”

MCFI will be rolling out the new Halogen system to all of its employees, at all locations. Nearly 40% of MCFI’s employees are unionized, making the need to demonstrate consistent and fair employee performance appraisals particularly important to the organization. “In conjunction with the union, we’ve put a pay-for-performance system in place to create a culture where high performers are recognized and rewarded. We see the Halogen system as an important piece of being able to continue to build strong relationships with our unionized workers and ensuring as an organization we are fair and equitable when it comes to our employees. Ultimately, we want to be able to make the talent management process valuable for everyone involved while supporting our strategic plans,” added Bachrach.

Award-winning Halogen eAppraisal™ Healthcare is also exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is already delivering impressive results in nearly 500 healthcare facilities across North America.

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 employee performance management, 360/multi-rater feedback, compensation management, succession planning 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 http://www.halogensoftware.com.

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

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