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. For two and a half years I have written a monthly blog on employee engagement for Halogen.

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. Register today for this free (thanks to sponsor Halogen Software) interactive webcast. HR Policies & Procedures business depression Halogen Software talent management

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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. .

Human Resources Today – Resources for the People Side of Business

The People Equation

There’s also a smattering of content offered by HR vendors such as Halogen Software and Globoforce. Oh, and yours truly is part of the posse as well. A new site just launched called Human Resources Today. Human Resources Today curates content from many sources on the web regarding the people side of HR: employee engagement, leadership, corporate culture, employee retention and workplace communication.

Key Takeaways from Saba Insight 2018 (#sabainsight18)

Lighthouse

I’m talking with a variety of vendors that are tackling this, and one of them that is poised to do it well is Saba. However, the performance capabilities have historically been less robust and user friendly, which prompted the company to buy Halogen Software, one of the industry leaders in performance management technology. Since then, Halogen has been incorporated into the Saba fold as Talent Space, an SMB-focused product.

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Tips for Setting and Monitoring Workplace Goals That Create Organizational Success

HR Daily Advisor

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

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

The HR Capitalist

Well, it's here. . Whether it’s Ned Stark or Khal Drago, we’ll go rapid fire and tell you what they did well from a coaching perspective, then tell you what dysfunction caused them to be… well… cancelled. — We’ll feature the 5 most notorious leaders currently alive on the show and break down their coaching style—where they’re strong and where they struggle—with the help of the performance management experts at Halogen Software.

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

Saba

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. Bailey from @dogfishbeer "We encouraged managers to insert awkward questions & experiences of failure into 1:1's to build trust" #TSLive17 pic.twitter.com/vc0EQ9TgwC — Halogen Software (@HalogenSoftware) May 3, 2017.

Knowledge Bomb – Fistful Of Talent Style – #GOT

What is Paul Thinking

Whether it’s Ned Stark or Khal Drago, we’ll go rapid fire and tell you what they did well from a coaching perspective, then tell you what dysfunction caused them to be… well… cancelled. We’ll feature the 5 most notorious leaders currently alive on the show and break down their coaching style—where they’re strong and where they struggle—with the help of the performance management experts at Halogen Software. Pop culture. Gotta love it! Game of Thrones.

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

The People Equation

Turns out, it’s of high interest to them as well, because research indicates that few companies invest in training new supervisors on the “people” elements of their job. Here’s a great overview of writing an employee performance review by Halogen Software’s Melany Gallant. Taking on your first official management role is exciting. It’s also challenging, overwhelming and perplexing.

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. In an increasingly diverse, global workforce, it is important for leaders to get to know their employees as individuals, understanding their personal values and passions as well as their strengths, development needs, preferred working environment, and career aspirations.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Iconixx, an Austin, Texas-based provider of sales compensation software, closed $4.2M Saba Completes Acquisition of Halogen Software. Questis Enters Joint Business Relationship with Alliance Pension Consultants for Digital Financial Wellness. Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below.

Setting SMART Goals the Smart Way: Backwards

Saba

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. Learning Consultant, Halogen Software. Joanne Wells. Manager, Centre of Excellence, Halogen Software. Goal setting is such a crucial part of performance management , but often the process behind it gets overlooked.

Highlights from Day One of TalentSpace Live 2017

Saba

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. By Joanne Wells, Manager, Learning Center of Excellence, Halogen Software. The data-driven talent pool approach to succession planning enables an across-the-organization view of talent to diagnose strengths and gaps and to identify opportunities for moving talent to fill those gaps as well as to meet development needs. But there is more to do.

Bridging The Gap Between HR And Business Outcomes

Get Hppy

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. With the new technological advancements in people analytics, it’s becoming increasingly important for HR to strategically integrate with the business and operate efficiently.

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

The HR Capitalist

They''d like to define themselves as "well placed." I recently did a post over at Fistful of Talent for Halogen Software on Goal Settting. Let''s face it, any time we talk about professional development, we talk in broad terms. Everyone needs to be developed. We''re building a shining city on the hill here, people. But you and I both know that not everyone wants to be a rock star.

New Report Highlights Importance of Continuous Performance Management

Saba

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. This will ensure an objective, well-rounded approach aligned with strategy and that will help avoid subjectivity or bias. Talent pools are best when kept fluid, with regular monitoring and re-assessments of candidates to track progress and allow for new entrants as well as exits from the pool. Joanne Wells is Manager, Learning Centre of Excellence at Halogen Software.

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

Saba

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. Join myself along with Julie Harrison , Product Marketing Manager, and Joanne Wells , Manager, Learning Center of Excellence from Halogen Software on March 23rd for our ‘Ongoing Performance Starts with Onboarding’ webinar. While working in recruiting and HR coordination, I’ve seen the number of employees at Jobvite almost double.

4 Ways Organizations Can Connect Talent Strategy to Business Strategy

Saba

Performance Management : Employees need regular, specific, timely feedback to perform well. I hope you’ll join me during Halogen Software’s TalentSpace Live conference for a discussion about connecting talent and business strategies. The biggest waste of organizational resources, both in terms of time and dollars, is hiring the wrong employees , according to a survey conducted by Harvard Business Review (HBR). The logic makes sense.

Steve Boese: Navigating mergers, acquisitions and coronavirus

HRExecutive

Back in November 2018, after a few high-profile M&A transactions in the HR-tech market (Ultimate Software acquiring PeopleDoc and Saba acquiring Lumesse and Halogen Software), I wrote a column about how HR leaders could protect their organizations’ interests moving forward—particularly if they were customers of one of the providers involved in the transactions. But, as everyone is well aware, nothing about the last few weeks has been “normal.”

Use Ongoing Performance Management To Sweeten Business Outcomes

Saba

On top of that, leaders understand the top and bottom line impact of employee performance management, satisfaction, and well-being. Sweets of Oman understands the impact of talent management on employee performance all too well. However, since redefining its approach to talent management, Sweets of Oman has established a culture of ongoing performance management with the support of Halogen Software.

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. This will ensure an objective, well-rounded approach aligned with strategy that will help avoid subjectivity or bias. Talent pools are best when kept fluid, with regular monitoring and reassessments of candidates to track progress and allow for new entrants to—as well as exits from—the pool. A common problem among HR managers and recruiters involves critical vacancies. The solution?

What Are Top Businesses Doing To Measure Workplace Learning?

Saba

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. What this tells me is that, in general, the learning function is far more concerned with how well it is delivering learning than it is with what the learning means to the business. I plan to dig into this and more during session at Halogen’s TalentSpace Live 2017 , I hope to see you there

HR Reading For New Year’s Weekend

Saba

Well, not quite. 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. We hope you had a great holiday weekend like we just did. Our stomachs are full, we’ve caught up with loved ones, and now it’s time to get back to work. There’s another holiday weekend coming up: New Years’ Eve and Day!

Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged: Telecommuter Appreciation Week

Saba

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.

#SHRM16 Interview with Tim Mulligan the CHRO of the Year

OmegaHR Solutions

Their technology needed to be updated and how they communicated with employees needed to be changed as well. In 2005 Mulligan partnered with Halogen. He will be signing copies of the book at Halogen’s island 2325 at #SHRM16. He is also participating in the CHRO panel hosted by Halogen Software. If you get the opportunity to hear and meet with Tim Mulligan it will be well worth your effort.

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

45 Things

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. The reason why most cross-functional teams fail is because silos tend to perpetuate themselves: for example, engineers don’t work well with designers, and so on,” says Behnam Tabrizi of Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering.

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

Steve Boese

Whether it’s Ned Stark or Khal Drago, we’ll go rapid fire and tell you what they did well from a coaching perspective, then tell you what dysfunction caused them to be… well… cancelled. We’ll feature the 5 most notorious leaders currently alive on the show and break down their coaching style—where they’re strong and where they struggle—with the help of the performance management experts at Halogen Software.

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. 3: Halogen Software Succession Planning Study, 2016. This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

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.

4 Best Practices for Passive Recruiting in Healthcare

Precheck

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. Even a well-written confirmation email can help you build a community of people who remain interested in your company for years to come, regardless of the outcome of their job application, Doucette says.

Lesson From #SHRM16 - How Leaders Receive Feedback Matters

Saba

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 flew back home to Ottawa last night from SHRM 2016 in Washington, D.C., the largest HR conference in the world. And that’s exactly why we make the effort to attend, isn’t it? I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to do so.

Boomer Exodus—the Benefits of Partial and Trial Retirement

HR Daily Advisor

For example, consider the minimum age at which the employee will be eligible, as well as the minimum number of years he or she needs to have been with the organization before being able to participate in the program. In tomorrow’s Advisor , we will show how a partial or trial retirement program can benefit your employees as well, plus we introduce the free (thanks to sponsor Halogen Software) interactive webcast, 4 Strategies for Aligning Your Talent and Business Plans.

Drinking Our Own Champagne: Defining Our Core Competencies

Saba

The “Drinking Our Own Champagne” series shares how we are striving to win with talent here at Halogen Software. In the first post of this series , we spoke with Hawley Kane who, as Halogen’s Champion, has taken on an integral role in ensuring that within our own organization, we are practicing the best of the best in talent management. In her interview, Hawley shared that Halogen has recently implemented a complete redesign of our performance process.

Are You Making The Best Of Your Workforce?

Saba

There’s a lot of buzz around how to keep and engage millennial workers , but it’s rare that a company doesn’t also have boomers and other generations to keep engaged as well. Presenters: Nina Mehta-Vania , Talent Management Consultant, Halogen Software. Harnessing the hidden potential of your existing workforce is a great way to drive business outcomes without changing personnel.

#DebateHR: HR Raging Debates - please comment! ~ HR to HR 2.0.

Strategic HCM

Im included as one of the experts in Halogen Software s latest round of HR Raging Debates , describing my views on: Talent shortage - "In most businesses its the team & community which provide performance, not just individuals.". Technorati Tags: Halogen Software , Raging Debates. “Errol, can you please send me the template as well.” iCIMS iCIMS is the leading provider of talent acquisition software for growing businesses.

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