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Score 8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I like the Halogen platform. It is easily customizable and easy to use for the most part. I like the ability to track things and the automated messages. My favorite thing about Halogen is the performance management piece. I like that it is so varied and that our managers can learn to use it without a lot of training. I would like to see the recruitment management piece become easier to use. It is a little clunky.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
New hire portal
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Performance and Goals

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.4
Corporate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.2
Subordinate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
Individual goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.1
Performance tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6

Performance Management

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Performance plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.5
Plan weighting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
Manager note taking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
Review status tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
Rater nomination workflow
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Review reminders
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7

Succession Planning

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate ranking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate search
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
Candidate development
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Pros

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • The Halogen Helpdesk is very accessible. Whether I call the 800 number or submit a ticket via email, I typically have a response within minutes. The Halogen reps are very competent and able to efficiently resolve most issues.
  • The training provided to system administrators during implementation is extremely thorough and makes the implementation process much easier.
  • Halogen is very user friendly. We launched the system just in time for the 2013 performance evaluation process, and had little time to conduct training sessions. Although we did offer training, a majority of the users were able to figure out the system on their own since it is quite intuitive.
  • My organization was interested in taking our existing evaluation forms (mainly Word and Excel documents) and replicating them in Halogen. The system offers a great deal of customization options, which is exactly what we needed.
  • The 360Multirater reports look slick and offer a great vehicle for incorporating feedback into your evaluation process. It allows you to obtain feedback from peers of the employee, as well as managers, and even external customers.
  • Automating performance management is a huge benefit, and Halogen does this well. You can customize when reminders are sent to employees, when to copy managers on reminders (i.e. if a task is late), and when to notify HR. Furthermore, the electronic signature is a fabulous (and green!) feature that was important to us.
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Cons

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • Reporting - could be more concise and clear. Our managers and leaders struggle on pulling reports for their employees.
  • User-Friendly - on learning control center side (for learning administrators) the interface is not that intuitive and takes a while to get used to.
  • Prompts are not intuitive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
So far, my experience with Halogen has been a very positive one. I would rate it higher, except due to a few limits to the system we had a few departments opt not to use Halogen for reviews this year. Their evaluation forms were quantitative, and could not be replicated in Halogen. I am hoping that we can come up with a creative solution for next year, but since we implemented and went live with Halogen in a condensed timeframe, it was not possible to meet everyone's needs. Ultimately, we are still quite happy with the product since a vast majority of our corporate workforce was able to use it.
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Usability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I'm a user, and we get very little complaints about "how hard" it is to use.
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Support

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 5 answers
We have never had an issue they haven't been able to resolve.
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Implementation

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • A singular way to deliver sales training and on-boarding. It has decreased total time to productivity.
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Pricing Details

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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