EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

Halogen TalentSpace

75 Ratings
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Score 8 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.
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Halogen TalentSpace

I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.2
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.4
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.3
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.5
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
6.6
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.3

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.9
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.0
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
7.3
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
8.1
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
8.1
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
7.5
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Halogen TalentSpace
7.9
Manager note taking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Halogen TalentSpace
7.6

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.
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  • The coaching piece is great because we personalize it with our values and branding.
  • We have customized the feedback piece with our own visuals and branding. It makes it easy for our managers to give and track feedback.
  • We use if for onboarding pieces. I like that it sends automatic reminders.
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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.
Ellen Spara profile photo
  • 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.
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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!
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Halogen TalentSpace8.0
Based on 11 answers
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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!
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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
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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!)
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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
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Halogen stacks up against Paycom because it is a global solution. Paycom is only used for the U.S. because it is a payroll system that cannot be extended globally.
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Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
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  • Increased efficiency managing the overall performance evaluation process.
  • Ability to track milestones, overall ratings and manage the process with dashboard reporting.
  • Ability to manage the process in one integrated platform.
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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