Bersin & Associates Names Halogen a Learning Leader

Ottawa ON — March 5, 2010 — Bersin & Associates, the leading research and advisory services firm in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, has named Halogen Software a 2010 Learning Leader in the “Vendor Innovation” category. Halogen’s approach to learning management tightly integrates learning with key talent management functions.

The Learning Leaders program recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and talent management, resulting in significant business improvement.

“Organizations have long struggled with how to bring together learning and performance management,” said David Mallon, principal analyst with Bersin & Associates. “Halogen eLearning Manager is a great example of how to achieve integration. It enables learning managers and HR leaders to use the same system to link and track employee performance and learning, providing insight into important metrics. We were highly impressed with its workflow engine and strong integration capabilities.”

Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With Halogen eLearning Manager, training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals. They can measure the effectiveness of training programs by monitoring actual improvements in employee performance — something organizations have been longing to do for years — and tangibly demonstrate the return on training investments.

Halogen eLearning Manager also provides a number of key benefits to managers and employees. Managers can create development plans, and even register employees for training, right within the employee’s performance appraisal; they can also tie a development plan to a specific goal and/or competency, so development needs are addressed in context, when they are being identified. Employees can then manage their performance and learning from the same simple to use web interface, and even launch e-learning courses without having to link to another site or log into another portal.

Unmatched in the market, this seamless closed-loop approach, which tightly integrates learning with key talent management functions, has earned multiple awards.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Bersin & Associates for our innovation in the learning market,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “It reinforces our commitment to and focus on developing products that address real business issues for our customers. Halogen eLearning Manager is a perfect example of this — bridging the gap between learning and performance that exists in many companies.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and 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

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