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First West Credit Union Selects Halogen to Drive Talent Management Strategy

Halogen helps leading credit union align its workforce and deliver on business initiatives with a holistic approach to talent management (June 19, 2012)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- First West Credit Union - the fifth largest credit union in Canada - has selected Halogen Software to support its talent management strategy and help deliver on its business goals. First West Credit Union's new talent management strategy is designed to support the high performance of its employees in the organization's 37 branches and as well, in its mission "to make a real difference in the financial lives of its members".

Credit unions across North America are increasingly turning to talent management to strategically support their customer service focus. Halogen's deep expertise in the financial services industry, its market-specific talent management suite and its intuitive user interface made it the solution of choice for First West.

"Halogen has been a very responsive and service-focused partner for First West, and we're very pleased with the results we're seeing so far," said Nathalie Pasin, Senior People Services Consultant, First West Credit Union. "At First West, we are all encouraged to consider not only what we are contributing to the business, but how or the manner in which we are doing it. Through Halogen, we have been able to bring our talent management vision to life. We're now in a better position to track the performance of our team members more accurately and consistently to ensure we are all aligned and delivering on our business strategy."

First West Credit Union is using Halogen's award winning talent management solution, including the Halogen eAppraisal(TM) Financial Services module for performance management, goal alignment, 360 degree feedback, learning management and succession planning. Halogen eAppraisal Financial Services supports the specialized performance management needs of financial service organizations and includes industry-specific content such as competencies and appraisal forms, coaching and development tips and comment helper text.

"A growing number of credit unions are using Halogen Software to help drive their talent management initiatives, including five of the top 10 credit unions in Canada," said Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Halogen Software. "We're pleased First West has joined this growing list of customers and that our solution is helping them to building a world-class workforce."

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, job descriptions, learning management and recruiting. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, education, manufacturing, public sector, hospitality, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers as the market leader in customer satisfaction, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit Subscribe to Halogen Software's Employee Performance and Talent Management blog: or follow Halogen Software on Twitter:!/HalogenSoftware.

About First West Credit Union

First West Credit Union offers members the financial strength, comprehensive product selection and extended branch network of a large financial institution while maintaining local brand identities and a unique grassroots approach to service. Led by Launi Skinner, First West is British Columbia's third-largest credit union with $6.6 billion in assets under administration, more than 169,000 members and nearly 1,400 employees. It operates 37 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial and Valley First brands. For more information on First West Credit Union and its Board of Directors, visit

Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant- Halogen Software
(613) 989-1866

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