Halogen's User Conference Makes Brilliant Talent Management Easy for Customers

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I am excited to be part of this year's conference. I'm sure there will be great discussion about the best practices in the industry

Ottawa, ON Hundreds of enthusiastic Halogen Software customers worldwide will gather in Ottawa, Canada next month for third annual Halogen User conference. From September 13-16, 2008 Halogen, a leading provider of award-winning on-line employee performance and talent management software will host pre-conference training workshops and over twenty interactive and educational sessions. Keynote speakers at the conference include Michael Kerr, award-winning international speaker and founder of the Humor at Work Institute, delivering presentation on how humor can deliver a healthier and more productive work place; and Ian Cullwick, National Human Capital Practice Leader with Deloitte who will address critical workforce trends and their impact on talent management.

The main conference, September 15-16, offers two information packed days where attendees will have a unique 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. This year’s Conference will also feature discussions about best practices for appraisals, goal management, pay-for-performance, succession planning, learning management with presentations from a diverse range of Halogen customers including Carnegie Mellon University, MSNBC , Sanford Health and The San Diego Zoo.

"I am excited to be part of this year's conference. I'm sure there will be great discussion about the best practices in the industry," said Sheila States, Director of Human Resources for msnbc.com. "I look forward to sharing how msnbc.com successfully implemented the Halogen performance management tool."

“As a speaker, I am impressed with how well Halogen has developed content that addresses the needs of its customers," said Tom Kelly, CIO/CFO of 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment. "My session addresses how we’ve leveraged employee performance management as a critical part of our business alignment model, linking individual objectives to organizational goals for improved corporate performance."

Optional pre-conference training is available for attendees to expand their application knowledge and improve their talent management processes. Training will be offered for new users; in addition to conference breakout sessions for those who are ready explore more advanced features. Attendees can be sure that regardless of their level of experience they will go home with the tools and knowledge they need to continue to succeed with Halogen’s employee performance and talent management suite.

"We expect the 2008 User Conference will shine as our best conference yet. The content is designed based on the feedback and insight we have received from our customers,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO of Halogen Software. “We're constantly working to exceed the expectations of our diverse group of more than 1000 customers and provide them with maximum value."

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 reviews, 360 degree feedback, compensation management (pay for performance), 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(at)ripnet(dot)com


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