Halogen Customers Honored at Annual User Conference

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CentraState Health System, L-3 Communications Interstate Electronics Corporation and San Diego Zoo recognized for excellence in talent management.

I am thrilled to accept the Brilliant Corporate Culture award on behalf of the San Diego Zoo

Halogen Software’s third annual user conference, held earlier this week, was a brilliant success with hundreds of customers in attendance from around the globe, and special recognition going to customers at the User Conference Gala. Keynote speakers at the conference included Michael Kerr, award-winning international speaker and founder of the Humor at Work Institute and Ian Cullwick, National Human Capital Practice Leader with Deloitte who discussed critical workforce trends and their impact on talent management.

The conference Bright Light awards, recognized customers for their success in strategic talent management programs. This year’s awards were presented to CentraState Health System, L-3 Communications Interstate Electronics Corporation and the San Diego Zoo.

The San Diego Zoo received the Brilliant Corporate Culture award for driving cultural change and development within its organization. The San Diego Zoo used Halogen eAppraisal to help introduce goals and competencies into an organization that had not previously defined them, to instill employee accountability, improve employee motivation and morale, and ultimately transform the organization to one with a culture focused on high-performance.

“I am thrilled to accept the Brilliant Corporate Culture award on behalf of the San Diego Zoo,” said Tim Mulligan, Director, Human Resources, San Diego Zoo. “This award reinforces the power that moving to an online appraisal process and instilling a focus on talent management has had on our organization. In just three years, we’ve become a pay-for-performance organization where individual goals are clearly defined and tie to our overall business and conservation objectives.”

CentraState Health System received the Bright Bottom Line Award for its quantitative assessment of results with employee performance and talent management. The New Jersey-based healthcare organization generated a time savings of 575 hours per year for managers alone and considerable time savings for HR with its implementation of Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare. Ultimately this enables CentraState’s managers to focus on coaching employees and delivering outstanding patient care.

L-3 Communications Interstate Electronics Corporation was awarded the Dazzling Implementation Award for its outstanding implementation leveraging Halogen’s flexible deployment models. While going through the implementation process, the company had to switch their technical back-end from the Halogen hosted/ on-demand model and bring the Halogen system in-house onto their premises. While their IT team was initially concerned about the amount of work it might cause for them, the flexibility of the Halogen offering made it easy to quickly change deployment models in such a short timeframe and implement the project on time.

The Halogen User Conference, held September 15-16, provided attendees with an opportunity to learn how to develop and deliver key HR initiatives by leveraging the features available in Halogen’s integrated employee performance and talent management suite. Discussions included best practices for appraisals, goal management, pay-for-performance, succession planning and learning management. A diverse range of Halogen customers presented, including Carnegie Mellon University, MSNBC, Sanford Health and The San Diego Zoo.

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, 360 degree 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.

About the San Diego Zoo:
The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. The organization focuses on conservation and research work around the globe, educates millions of individuals a year about wildlife and maintains accredited horticultural, animal, library and photo collections. The Zoo also manages the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, which includes a 900-acre native species reserve, and the San Diego Zoo’s Beckman Center for Conservation Research. The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

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

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