EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Halogen TalentSpace

71 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.

Halogen TalentSpace

Halogen has been transformative for us in how we approach the manager and employee performance conversations, goal setting and feedback. The 1:1 module and performance processes have provided an incredible platform for tracking, reporting and standardizing the way our company approaches these performance areas while still allowing flexibility for the manager and employee. The system worked so well for us because we did not have a process in place and our implementation team was able to help us create our process for this using the system capabilities.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.3
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.5
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.4
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.6
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
6.3
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.4

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.9
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.3
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.7
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.4
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.4
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.8
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.4
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.1
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.4
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.8
Manager note taking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Halogen TalentSpace
7.3

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
  • The Outlook Feedback Plugin is a perfect way for managers and associates to provide quick feedback to others. Being able to access Feedback in Outlook makes it easier and quicker to keep the conversations going.
  • The Job description feature is great as we can assign job description s upon hire and have a sign-off process that the associate has read and acknowledged receipt of their JD. The employee can also access the job description whenever they want to.

Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
  • When creating Evaluation Processes the limitations around the number of Goals that will push over to the form can be frustrating to some departments/positions. Only the first 10 will automatically come over.
  • The ability to attach any Documents that you have saved within Halogen should have a way to link to any Feedback that is entered in through Feedback Central.
  • The file size of and media that is attached to a Learning Activity or Path could be increased to accommodate more elaborate videos/presentations.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
Halogen TalentSpace8.0
Based on 11 answers

Usability

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Halogen TalentSpace9.0
Based on 4 answers
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!

Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
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Support

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Halogen TalentSpace8.1
Based on 5 answers
The support staff is knowledgeable, prompt and very transparent as far as if the answer or solution is unknown they will research and reply back quickly. Always friendly and courteous each and every time that I call. Hold times a short ... when you don't reach a live person immediately

Implementation

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Halogen TalentSpace8.1
Based on 3 answers
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)

Alternatives Considered

I've seen or used several of the other 360 tools. EchoSpan is better in nearly every way. It is more customizable. It can be administered completely by someone internally, so no need to request someone to set up a 360 - you can just do it yourself. Competency library is great, and you can create others if you want to. Reports are easy to interpret. Very good customer service
Based on our needs with supplemental learning, consistency with our forms, and the desire to want one location to store the information that was easy to navigate, Halogen was the best choice based on the robust functionality the application provides.

Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
  • Halogen has allowed us to automate our review process. This means that instead of keeping paper copies and a manual tracking spreadsheet of who has turned in their review; Halogen has allowed the HR team to really hold employees, particularly managers, accountable to accurate completion of employee reviews.

Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Halogen TalentSpace

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details