Employee Engagement at Halogen Software Conference in Ottawa (September)

David Zinger

Join me September 9 to September 11, 2015 in Ottawa to learn more about employee engagement. davidzinger shares how to make #engagement work for your org at #HSCC15. Halogen Software (@HalogenSoftware) July 30, 2015. Employee Engagement Canadian employee engagement David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker Halogen software OttawaRegister now! link] pic.twitter.com/JK4sHA0TJP.

3 Questions Managers Should Regularly Ask Employees

HR Daily Advisor

By Anita Bowness, Halogen Software. It’s important for managers to keep the lines of communication open with their staff. These discussions are vitally important; regular communication engages employees and provides the guidance they need to improve and succeed.

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Train for Compliance—More Manager Actions that Can Risk Lawsuits

HR Daily Advisor

Turning down a leave request when there is no reason to do so. Treating some groups differently from others when it comes to documentation requirements during the Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) process. Not being courteous and respectful to all employees.

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. A partial retirement program can be good incentive for your workers to stick around longer than they would if they had to keep working full-time. Employees who are inspired to be loyal will, naturally, be retained, and the program may also help to drive engagement.

3 Typical Problems First-Time Managers Face—and How to Solve Them

The People Equation

In a webinar with over 900 first-time managers, The Ken Blanchard Companies asked people to list their biggest challenge when they made the leap from individual contributor. In addition, I’ve added resources to help you resolve these issues, if they’re of concern to you.

Webinar: How People Analytics can Impact your Retention Strategies


Join Donal Murhpy as we discuss: - What people analytics is, and how it differs from HR reporting. - How to get started with analytics. Previously, he led European and Middle Eastern Sales and Operations for Halogen Software

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

45 Things

Trust also is becoming a bigger deal in companies, especially as cross-functional teams strive to develop a cohesive strategy to drive innovation. First impressions are not always the best way to judge a person and can prove to be inaccurate, experts say.

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


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. Back to the breakout sessions. Well, what a conference!

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. But does it actually matter how happy your employees are? Demonstrate the business benefits to adopting a health, wellness and happiness strategy. Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017. Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

How Annual Reviews Damage Engagement, Career Jumping, Organizing Your Office and Closing The Skills Gap #FridayFinds

Get Hppy

On behalf of our employee engagement and workplace happiness community, allow me to thank all the hardworking, enthusiastic and involved employees who’ve given their talent and their energy to create amazing projects, fulfill deadlines and drive business growth!

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! Her now infamous Netflix “Culture” slide deck has become a go-to for HR innovators and thinkers around the globe. In the end, we had to declare a winner.

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Setting SMART Goals the Smart Way: Backwards


do you want to accomplish? What do you want the business result of achieving your goal to be? How will you measure. What steps will you take in order to put achieving your goal into action , and do those actions fall within your realm of responsibilities or will you need support?

HRE Column: Navigating #HRTech Mergers and Acquisitions

Steve Boese

Shaking off the post-Thanksgiving holiday turkey coma to share with you, gentle reader, the latest installment of the monthly Inside HR Tech Column that runs on Human Resource Executive Online. The piece is titled Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions in HR Tec h, and is a look at some recent M&A activity in the HR Tech space, and offers some suggestions for HR leaders as to how to best protect their organization's investments in HR tech in this climate.

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

The HR Capitalist

Everyone needs to be developed. But you and I both know that not everyone wants to be a rock star. There''s a lot of your people that just want to do their job, keep cashing those checks and clock in/clock out. They''d like to define themselves as "well placed."

Steve Boese: Navigating mergers, acquisitions and coronavirus


I think these basic recommendations are still valid, so I recommend checking out that piece for more details on how to navigate M&A activity with regard to HR technology. Read also: How should HR approach coronavirus in the workplace.

Future-Proof Your Organization with Talent Pools

HR Daily Advisor

by Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. How to create a succession planning strategy. In short, implement the learning strategies identified earlier to help each candidate reach his or her potential.

3 Tips to Help Employees Prepare for Conversations About Their Performance

HR Daily Advisor

by Anita Bowness, global practice leader, Business Consulting, Halogen Software. The challenge is, it doesn’t always go this way, and one side tends to do more of the talking. Can you guess which side I’m referring to?

Jump into the Talent Pool

HR Daily Advisor

By Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. How to Create a Succession Planning Strategy. Tomorrow we’ll look at how to develop and use talent pools. A common problem among HR managers and recruiters involves critical vacancies.

Use Ongoing Performance Management To Sweeten Business Outcomes


Talent management is once again among the top concerns for business leaders, according to PwC’s 19 th. As such, there are many things to consider. It begs the question: How can business leaders strike a balance? Creating a culture to put people first.

The Best Halogen TalentSpace Blog Posts of 2016


We published a lot of great content this year on the Halogen TalentSpace Blog this year with topics ranging from learning to performance management , baseball to bad breath , and everything in between. 3 Ways Leaders Are Getting Ready To Win In 2017.

Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions in HR Tech


From Ultimate Software acquiring PeopleDoc to Saba Software acquiring Lumesse (and Halogen Software before that) to the latest and largest announcement that SAP will acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash, there has been no shortage of wow-inducing developments in HR tech.

Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged: Telecommuter Appreciation Week


Remote workers often get a bad rap – there are negative assumptions about working in pyjamas, being emotionally distant, and being tough to collaborate with. We know just how important it is to keep employees engaged. Watch this video on how to engage remote employees.

Talking About The New Age Of HR at HRSE16


The event’s theme looks to explore the balance between effective people management and business success. We will be presenting in two tracks at HRSE16, offering practical insight into how organisations can get ahead of the game to boost retention and engagement in 2017.

HR Reading For New Year’s Weekend


Our stomachs are full, we’ve caught up with loved ones, and now it’s time to get back to work. With the extra downtime, you might want to continue eating and spending time with loved ones this weekend. Get to some great #HR reading for your holiday weekend!

#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. In 2005 Mulligan partnered with Halogen.


Lesson From #SHRM16 - How Leaders Receive Feedback Matters


I flew back home to Ottawa last night from SHRM 2016 in Washington, D.C., 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. I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to do so.

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. Since age eight, Wilder aimed to be an actor and worked extremely hard to do so.

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? If you really want to spark a more authentic — and revealing — discussion, the answer is simple: ask better questions.

Designing Learning: Does 70:20:10 Still Work?


When it comes to learning and development in the workplace, it’s common to come across the 70:20:10 ratio. On the one hand, it could be easy to assume that formal learning would have increased since this learning ratio was first introduced. From macro-learning to micro-learning.

Podcast: Bring Out the Best in Your Employees Through Performance Coaching


We love podcasts here at Halogen. They're a great way to learn on the go (I'm partial to listening to them on long car rides). In this episode of HR Works, Anita talks about how to bring out the best in your employees through performance coaching.

Are You Making The Best Of Your Workforce?


Harnessing the hidden potential of your existing workforce is a great way to drive business outcomes without changing personnel. Human Resources is actually my second career, and I was driven to it from a place of passion. You can’t assume that this is intuitive to everyone.

Family Ties and Corporate Culture


Five years ago while I was leading a conference session on how to influence employee behavior and drive engagement, I brought up the idea that being a good manager was like being a good parent. Provide opportunities for employees to do what they are good at.

ROAR Uncovers the Secret to Organizational Resiliency


San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) is a global leader in connecting people to wildlife and conservation. This Halogen customer is also incredibly successful at creating a culture where employees love their jobs and are inspired to high performance. to 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to the New Saba-Halogen Blog


You may have heard that back in May that Saba Software acquired Halogen Software. While that information might be old news, our commitment to help you improve employee engagement and business performance remains unchanged.