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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is the #1 Learning Management System for a reason. The Learning Management and Performance Management tools are amazing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a talent platform. They have room to grow in the recruiting space. I believe that the new tools on the roadmap look promising, however, we ended up removing this tool from our contract and going with another vendor. Cornerstone is not nearly as experienced in the talent acquisition space as it is in talent management.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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.
Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.1
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.4
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.6
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.8
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.8
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.1
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.4
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.9
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.4
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.2

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User friendly and attractive website design.
  • It offers the ability to do online training, or also track face to face, on the job training.
  • It's continuously improving with new features to keep up with the growing demand for online learning.
  • Rather simple admin interface.
Jessica Bussey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
Bonnie Van Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Observation checklists can be tricky to navigate
  • Updating content and how that affects Curriculum/re-versioning
  • Certification management can be frustrating for expired users
  • Removing content for terminated employees could be easier, instead of removing content item by item, would be nice to be able to remove all content from active transcript to removed transcript
Stephanie Dorsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.5
Based on 25 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.8
Based on 25 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
Andriy Verminskyy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
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!
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 34 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 5.9
Based on 12 answers
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.9
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Very easy to implement and Halogen has a well-trained implementation staff!
Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
L Bednar, Learning and Development Guru | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The work my small admin team has done in the past 2 1/2 years, would have cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars with a 3rd party.
  • Using Cornerstone as an LMS has put our Company on the map for a leader in Learning and Development.
Nina Queen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

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

* One-time fee

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.9

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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