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Halogen Software Helps Government Organizations Address Key Workforce Challenges

Public sector organizations choose Halogen to help retain skilled staff and efficiently deliver core services to taxpayers (December 20, 2011)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/11 -- Talent management leader Halogen Software today announced that it is helping local government agencies address key workforce challenges such as retaining skilled staff to deliver core services, sustaining employee morale and managing workloads with reduced staff levels. Halogen is seeing strong momentum in the public sector in many different areas; a sample of recent customer wins includes: Cranberry Township, the San Diego Housing Commission, Harris County Appraisal District, County of Chester, State of Oregon, Saint John Energy and Coral Gables Police Department.

A recent report from the International City/County Management (ICMA) found that in the wake of the economic crisis, public sector organizations have already exhausted conventional cost-cutting measures and now need to focus on productivity and efficiency improvements. At the same time, the need to retain skilled staff and increase their job satisfaction is paramount to maintaining quality service delivery to taxpayers. As a result, an increasing number of public sector organizations are turning to talent management best practices to increase workforce efficiencies and to foster employee engagement and accountability.

Cranberry Township recently purchased Halogen eAppraisal(TM) Public Sector and Halogen Job Description Builder(TM) to increase the strategic value of its talent management programs. "We reviewed five different talent management vendors and what attracted us to Halogen is the flexibility of their solution to adapt to our needs," said Richard Cibella, Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Cranberry Township. "As well, the performance rating system in Halogen is significantly better than what you see in other appraisal systems out there. It will allow us to provide deeper, more meaningful feedback to employees, and this is key to driving engagement."

Halogen eAppraisal Public Sector is designed to meet the specific talent management needs of public sector and government departments. It supports employee performance management best practices to:

-- Increase workforce efficiencies and drive accountability -- Keep employees engaged and motivated -- Create meaningful employee development plans by identifying skills gaps and training needs -- Align employee's goals with the overall organization goals create a performance-based culture focus on service and accountability

The San Diego Housing Commission implemented Halogen Software to support its appraisals and pay-for-performance programs. "We assessed several vendors and selected Halogen because we like that it consolidates and centralizes performance data in a single system, which will make it easy for us to track and manage our entire performance management workflow," said Tina Holmes, HR Manager, San Diego Housing Commission. "That it came highly recommended by San Diego Zoo Global was another plus. We also like that Halogen gives employees visibility into the objective-setting process and their progress on goals, which will help us increase accountability with our entire performance review process."

Visit the Halogen Software website for more information on Halogen's talent management solutions for the public sector:

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.

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

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