Employee Engagement and Working with Halogen Software

David Zinger

I am in Ottawa right now at the Halogen Software Conference. Halogen Software was welcoming, supportive, fun, and well-organized. My session went very well as I outlined the pyramid of employee engagement and even had the opportunity to have about 25 participants purchase an advance copy of the new book on People Artists by Peter Hart and myself. I think this site is worth a visit at least once a week. Thank you Halogen for making my day!

Easing the Transition: Helping Your Employees Enter Retirement

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we presented some options for partial or trial retirement and how employers can benefit; today, how such programs can ease the burden for employees as well. The arrangement typically offers a lot of flexibility, allowing the employee to pursue other paths at the same time, such as hobbies or time with family. Register today for this free (thanks to sponsor Halogen Software) interactive webcast.


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Unlocking happiness at work: Strategies to fuel purpose and performance

HR Daily Advisor

Complimentary Webinar Sponsored By Halogen Software. Unlocking happiness at work: Strategies to fuel purpose and performance. In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s more difficult than ever to keep employees engaged and, well, happy. In this webinar, Jennifer will: Debunk happiness myths and explore the hard science of well-being. Demonstrate the business benefits to adopting a health, wellness and happiness strategy.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals


Iconixx, an Austin, Texas-based provider of sales compensation software, closed $4.2M Saba Completes Acquisition of Halogen Software. Reflexis and Seal Highlight Real-Time Store Operations Solutions at APAS Show 2017. Detroit at Work Partners with Grand Circus to Launch ‘TechHire Bootcamp’ . Questis Enters Joint Business Relationship with Alliance Pension Consultants for Digital Financial Wellness. Happy Friday.

20+ High Impact HR Technology Acquisitions, Mergers, and More from 2020


The roll up in previous few years brought two other talent-focused companies, Halogen Software and Lumesse, into the Saba family, and Cornerstone now has all of that capability under one roof.

TRUST and HR TECH: Always Flock To Any Provider Brave Enough To Recommend Someone Else's Solution (Over Their Own).

The HR Capitalist

In a rare acknowledgement that a suite provider doesn't have to be all things to all people, Halogen Software has figured out they can focus on what they do best, and partner with best in other areas. Here's some notes from a recent announcement that they're partnering with Jobvite on the Recruiting front : "Halogen Software ( HGN.TO ) and Jobvite — today announced that Halogen will integrate and resell the Jobvite Platform with the Halogen TalentSpace ™ suite. .

Tips for Setting and Monitoring Workplace Goals That Create Organizational Success

HR Daily Advisor

By Anita Bowness, talent management consultant, Halogen Software. Goal-setting is an effective method for aligning and improving performance at the individual and organizational level. Well-written goals can also provide objective standards on which to evaluate individual and organizational performance. And yet, we know that for many, the year begins with setting goals that fail to align efforts as intended. The reason?

Learning Together - Highlights from Day Two of TalentSpace Live 2017!


Well, what a conference! Just like day one of TalentSpace Live 2017 , day two of the conference was packed full of incredible insights from the innovators in HR: thought leader guests, the Halogen+Saba team and most importantly, our customers. To address the adoption roadblock, we invited the following customers to share their insights: Bailey Borzecki, HR Inspirations Manager at Dogfish Head Brewery. Sam Crumley, VP of Employee Experience at Panopto.

Knowledge Bomb – Fistful Of Talent Style – #GOT

What is Paul Thinking

The team at Fistful of Talent? Join us on May 19th at 2pm Eastern for “RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams” and we’ll use Castle Black and King’s Landing to explore best practices in performance coaching by giving you the following goodies: A quick rundown of the history of Game of Thrones from a leadership perspective. Pop culture. Gotta love it! Game of Thrones. REALLY gotta love it.

CAPITALIST WEBINAR: What Game of Thrones Can Teach HR About Coaching Styles and Building Teams!!!

The HR Capitalist

Well, it's here. . The team at Fistful of Talent? Join us on May 19th at 2 pm Eastern for “ RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams, ” (click any of the links on this post to register) and we’ll use Castle Black and King’s Landing to explore best practices in performance coaching by giving you the following goodies: — A quick rundown of the history of Game of Thrones from a leadership perspective.

Crunching the Numbers: Why HR Metrics Matter in Performance Management Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Dominique Jones is Vice President of Human Resources at Halogen Software. Andrews University in Scotland, as well as the Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD) certification from the United Kingdom. By Dominique Jones. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”— Albert Einstein. According to IBM, every day we create 2.5

5 Tips to Help Develop Great Leaders

HR Daily Advisor

by Anita Bowness, global practice leader, Business Consulting, Halogen Software. Like a stone thrown into the water, what leaders do has a ripple effect that extends well beyond those immediately around them. Here are five tips to help ensure the ripples cast by leaders at all levels impact your organization in a positive way.

Setting SMART Goals the Smart Way: Backwards


Every organization is different, so we asked our customers and some in-house experts whether they prefer SMART goals or TRAMS goals, what the advantages of each type are , and some of the challenges as well. Manager, Training and Development at Farm Credit Illinois. HR Coordinator at Meridian Credit Union. Manager, Learning and Development at Builders Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. TRAMS is a fresh and new way to look at SMART goal setting! Joanne Wells.

Highlights from Day One of TalentSpace Live 2017


TalentSpace Live, the Halogen customer conference, kicked off yesterday and we have a full recap of day one highlights for you! After a side-splitting introduction from our emcee Steve Patterson , host of CBC Radio’s The Debaters and all-around funny guy, day one kicked off with a welcome from Halogen CEO, Les Rechan, and Saba CEO, Pervez Qureshi, to provide more details to customers about Saba’s acquisition of Halogen.

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Vacancy Armor: Talent Pools

HR Daily Advisor

Just getting a talent pool put together might seem like a job well done. Today, we’ll take a look at what to do next when dealing with high-potential employees (HiPos) and succession planning. By Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. Regular reviews of data and discussion of candidates are conducted at increasingly higher levels of the organization. But there is more to do.

Bridging The Gap Between HR And Business Outcomes

Get Hppy

Most likely, we’ll be looking at revenue goals, costs-related goals, market share goals, customer satisfaction or return on capital. As the CHRO, I’ll be looking at what drives customer satisfaction. These analytics are used to model and predict capabilities so that an organization gets an optimal return on investment on its human capital, as well as quickly answer workforce-related questions, monitor potential risks, and identify trends.

What If Employees Could Say "Leave Me Alone" Related to Professional Development?

The HR Capitalist

They''d like to define themselves as "well placed." But that''s probably not going to happen at most companies. I recently did a post over at Fistful of Talent for Halogen Software on Goal Settting. Primary Feature of Goal Setting for the Jimmy Eat World Crew: You’re giving them something that all stars had at one time—access to a coach giving feedback on how to get better.

New Report Highlights Importance of Continuous Performance Management


New report from @PM_Insight & Halogen explores the need for ongoing #performancemanagement Tweet This! A new report entitled Making Ongoing Performance Management a Reality published by People Management Industry Insight, in partnership with Halogen Software, suggests that more employers would benefit from adopting a more continuous approach to performance management.

Future-Proof Your Organization with Talent Pools

HR Daily Advisor

by Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. Leaders looking to future-proof their organizations are using an integrated approach, incorporating succession planning at multiple career levels into the overall talent management strategy. This will ensure an objective, well-rounded approach aligned with strategy and that will help avoid subjectivity or bias. Joanne Wells is Manager, Learning Centre of Excellence at Halogen Software.

From Recruiting to HR: The Importance of the Candidate-to-Employee Experience


While working in recruiting and HR coordination, I’ve seen the number of employees at Jobvite almost double. Finally, by greeting interviewees at the elevator with small items of swag and a little extra Jobvite info, we had really put the icing on the cake. After a candidate has become an employee, building a well thought-out onboarding process is crucial for them to start out on the right foot.

Steve Boese: Navigating mergers, acquisitions and coronavirus


But, as everyone is well aware, nothing about the last few weeks has been “normal.” Even if your organization is not yet directly at risk from COVID-19, chances are that, as this situation continues, your business will be impacted.

Use Ongoing Performance Management To Sweeten Business Outcomes


On top of that, leaders understand the top and bottom line impact of employee performance management, satisfaction, and well-being. For Sweets of Oman , an award-winning confectionary manufacturer in the Middle East, establishing a clear connection between employee performance, satisfaction, and business success is at the heart of its talent strategy. Sweets of Oman understands the impact of talent management on employee performance all too well.

What Are Top Businesses Doing To Measure Workplace Learning?


David Wentworth is an experienced research analyst with Brandon Hall Group in Florida, and a guest speaker at this year’s Halogen Software customer conference, TalentSpace Live 2017. Get a preview of what he’ll be talking about at the conference, and register for the conference here. Most organizations really aren’t that good at measuring the traditional learning they’ve been delivering for years.

3 Tips to Help Employees Prepare for Conversations About Their Performance

HR Daily Advisor

by Anita Bowness, global practice leader, Business Consulting, Halogen Software. As an HR professional, you know that a conversation about performance provides an equal opportunity for managers and employees to talk about what’s going well, what needs to improve, and how things are going in general. Not only does this tip help employees prepare, it also helps their manager prepare as well.

Jump into the Talent Pool

HR Daily Advisor

By Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. Leaders looking to future-proof their organizations are using an integrated approach, incorporating succession planning at multiple career levels into the overall talent management strategy. This will ensure an objective, well-rounded approach aligned with strategy that will help avoid subjectivity or bias. Tomorrow we’ll look at how to develop and use talent pools.

HR Reading For New Year’s Weekend


Well, not quite. Read more at Harvard Business Review. How to give and receive feedback at work: The psychology of criticism. This is a highly comprehensive look at how feedback works. Student employment at universities and colleges has a huge number of benefits. Happy New Year from Halogen Software and the TalentSpace Blog team! We hope you’re having a great time, whether you’re still hard at work or enjoying a well-deserved holiday.

#SHRM16 Interview with Tim Mulligan the CHRO of the Year

OmegaHR Solutions

I have probably been at least 15 times and consider it to be one of the premier zoos I have ever been to. When I was given the chance to interview the Chief Human Resources Officer for the zoo I jumped at the chance. I had a delightful conversation with Tim Mulligan and was very impressed with what he has done at the zoo for the people working there. Their technology needed to be updated and how they communicated with employees needed to be changed as well.


Why Teams Don't Trust One Another -- and How to Fix It

On The Job

Stephen Covey In an election year, the issue of trust is front and center as candidates at the local, state and national level argue who is the most trustworthy. For example, science shows that human beings often make snap judgments about people they meet for the first time, but research shows that our own intuition can be wrong when judging those we don’t know well. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication.

Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged: Telecommuter Appreciation Week


We’re just hitting the tail end of Telecommuter Appreciation Week , and it’s a well-deserved week. So we talked to a number of leaders around the Halogen office about how they keep their remote employees feeling appreciated, involved, and engaged. We know that keeping remote employees engaged can be tough, so we talked to some leaders in Halogen's Ottawa office to see what tips they had to offer for keeping remote employees feel included, appreciated, and engaged.

WEBINAR: What does Game of Thrones have to do with performance coaching?

Steve Boese

So what does the popular TV series Game of Thrones have to do with performance coaching and building great teams at work? But it seems popular with you kids, and even more popular with your pals over at Fistful of Talent - so much so that they have latched on to the idea of tying the show into some lessons for the workplace in the next installment of the FOT free webinar series. The team at Fistful of Talent?

10 of the Most Revealing Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates

Spark Hire

You can bet your candidates are well-versed in how to answer standard interview questions like, “What’s your greatest strength? Because questions like these are so often used to gauge a candidate’s potential to perform well in a particular role or company, answers are usually very scripted, insincere, and tailored to what you’re looking for in a candidate. That’s how you know your hire will mesh well with your team or company, rather than turning out to be a costly regret.

9 Lessons on Employee Engagement From Willy Wonka

Vibe HCM

I was saddened to hear the news of Gene Wilder’s passing on August 29 th , from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, a terrible illness that my Father has as well. Violet: Well, they can’t be real people. The most engaged organizations work very hard at it. 3: Halogen Software Succession Planning Study, 2016. Kevin can be reached via email at kevin@kevinsheridanllc.com , on LinkedIn at [link] and on twitter @kevinsheridan12.

HR TechStack – Onboarding Software


HR Onboarding Software Definition. Why Your Organization Needs a Solid Onboarding Software. Here are some numbers that show how important it is to have a smooth & effective onboarding process and thus access to a solid tool or software for the same. The HR TechStack for Onboarding Software. Workday’s enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products are cost-effective alternative to ERP software systems for human resource management. Compas ATS.

Lesson From #SHRM16 - How Leaders Receive Feedback Matters


My head is full of ideas that I want to start sharing at Halogen Software, as well as ideas that I want to use for my own personal growth. One of the sessions that I found especially poignant was on feedback by Sheila Heen , bestselling author and faculty member at Harvard Law School. It will often be delivered poorly, unfairly, and at a bad time. I flew back home to Ottawa last night from SHRM 2016 in Washington, D.C.,

4 Best Practices for Passive Recruiting in Healthcare


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016, the unemployment rate for the healthcare sector was only at 2.9 It’s about convincing candidates that what your organization has to offer is better than what they have now or than what the competition is offering, says John Fleischauer , Talent Attraction Manager at Halogen Software, a cloud-based intelligent talent management solution. 4 Best Practices for Passive Recruiting in Healthcare Aug. 30, 2017.