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Halogen Software Cures Job Description Headaches for HR Professionals

Organizations Around the Globe Rapidly Adopting Halogen Job Description Builder(TM) to Link Job Descriptions to Performance (September 02, 2011)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/02/11 --


Editors Note: There is a video associated with this press release

Talent management leader Halogen Software continues to gain traction with strong uptake of the company's module for job description management. Halogen Job Description Builder is the first and only solution to link job descriptions to all other talent management functions and provide a formal workflow for their creation, sign off and centralization. Since the release of Halogen Job Description Builder the offering has quickly become one of the company's top selling modules across all industries.

Talent management best practices recognize that job descriptions form a critical foundation for effectively managing employee performance. Employees must know their job responsibilities and clearly understand what's expected of them. This tight linking ensures HR is able to clearly communicate a consistent set of requirements and expectations to employees, fostering not only high performance, but also unified organizational culture and values.


Healthcare organizations in particular have found great value in Halogen's newest module.

"With Halogen Job Description Builder, we can integrate position descriptions into our performance management process," explained Pam Brown, Director of Human Resources, Carle Foundation. "This functionality makes it easier to tie descriptions to our core competencies, many of which are set by The Joint Commission. As a result, we are creating outcome-based job descriptions that better reflect performance expectations for all of our employees."

Halogen Job Description Builder not only ensures every employee has a clear understanding of their current job responsibilities, it does what no other job profile tool can: it is the only solution to seamlessly link job descriptions and their associated competency information to other talent management processes, including job requisitions, performance appraisals, learning and development activities and succession planning.

"Job descriptions are a fundamental building block of our talent management processes, so it is critical that they are consistent and can be easily updated," said Andrea Resnik, HR Manager, Fairbanks Hospital. "Halogen Job Description Builder helps to alleviate the administrative burden of job descriptions and turns them into a strategic tool that enables our hospital to ensure goals and competencies are clearly articulated to employees. This offering is proof of Halogen's commitment to meeting actual customer needs and delivering outstanding value."

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 http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Employee Performance and Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or Follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

To view a video on how Halogen Job Description Builder simplifies job descriptions, please visit the following link: http://youtu.be/Y1jKZ9Zi8O8

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Contacts:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant-Halogen Software
(613) 989-1866
mpatterson@ripnet.com


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