CentraState Healthcare Recognized for Talent Management Practices in New Study

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Attains Significant Savings, Employer of Choice Status, Accreditation Compliance with Halogen System

In 2004, we felt we were the best place to work. It is solutions like Halogen eAppraisal that have now helped us become widely recognized as one of the best places to work in healthcare

A new research study from IDC recently recognized CentraState Healthcare System for its talent management best practices. The New Jersey-based healthcare system has realized a number of significant benefits which they have linked to their implementation of Halogen Software’s healthcare specific talent management solution . The reported benefits of using this web based system include major cost savings, employer of choice status and compliance with industry standards such as those set out by the Joint Commission.

The IDC report notes that since rolling out the system in 2005, CentraState has been able to ensure all of their 2500 employees receive a regular performance appraisal while creating an estimated cost savings of over $35,000 per year. This is based on hundreds of hours saved by the hospital’s direct managers each year.

They have also been recognized as an employer of choice. In September 2008, CentraState was recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare. Participating healthcare organizations were ranked on eight core areas and CentraState was ranked in the top 20. The IDC study outlines how the organization’s talent management strategy, which focuses on clear and consistent employee communication played an instrumental role in positioning CentraState as an employer of choice.

"In 2004, we felt we were the best place to work. It is solutions like Halogen eAppraisal that have now helped us become widely recognized as one of the best places to work in healthcare,” explained Fran Keane, Vice President of Human Resources, CentraState Healthcare System.

With Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare CentraState has been able to create a talent management process that not only follows best practices but is also highly transparent and accessible. The IDC study examines this important benefit, citing that managers now have detailed employee information available on-demand that they can easily access at any time. Both employees and managers can easily reference goals set at the beginning of the year and track progress and adjust expectations as needed. Another important benefit of their online system is that CentraState is able to quickly and easily demonstrate compliance with Joint Commission accreditation requirements. Using the solution’s unique real-time reporting the hospital can monitor and document on-time completion statistics for performance appraisals, view individual and group ratings on competencies, compare performance scores to targets as and identify training needs across the organization, which are key areas assessed by the Joint Commission.

More than 500 healthcare providers across North America, including community and larger hospitals, multi-center health networks, long-term care facilities and medical groups rely on Halogen’s healthcare solution to help them attain best practices in talent management. Built to drive industry best practices, Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare is the only solution available that addresses the unique needs of the healthcare industry, including key areas such as regulatory compliance and managing clinical competencies. After a careful selection process, The American Hospital Association (AHA) also exclusively endorsed Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare as its employee performance management solution of choice.

To read the full IDC study, please visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com/files/PDF/case_studies/IDC_Case_Study_CentraState.pdf

About CentraState Healthcare System
CentraState Healthcare System is a private, not-for-profit health care organization that is dedicated to excellence, with a focus on a full circle of health and wellness for its community. Based in Freehold, New Jersey, the organization consists of CentraState Medical Center, three senior living communities, a family medicine centre, CentraState Healthcare Foundation, and an outpatient centre that opened in late 2007.

About Halogen Software
Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their Talent Management solutions. 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.

Media contact:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
T: 613-989-1866

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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