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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

TalentGuard

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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.3
TalentGuard
Corporate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.7
TalentGuard
Subordinate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.8
TalentGuard
Individual goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
TalentGuard
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
TalentGuard
Performance tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.6
TalentGuard

Performance Management

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
TalentGuard
Performance plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
TalentGuard
Plan weighting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
TalentGuard
Manager note taking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
TalentGuard
Performance improvement plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.8
TalentGuard
Review status tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.6
TalentGuard
Rater nomination workflow
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
TalentGuard
Review reminders
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.5
TalentGuard
Workflow restrictions
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
TalentGuard
Multiple review frequency
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
TalentGuard
Reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.1
TalentGuard

Succession Planning

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

Pros

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

TalentGuard

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Cons

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

TalentGuard

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Likelihood to Renew

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

TalentGuard

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Usability

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

TalentGuard

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Support Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 5.1
Based on 20 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

TalentGuard

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Online Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to use and I can do my own programming instead of paying a technician and waiting sometimes days for them to program the changes.
Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentGuard

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Implementation Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentGuard

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Alternatives Considered

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

TalentGuard

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Return on Investment

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

TalentGuard

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Pricing Details

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

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

TalentGuard

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.5
TalentGuard

Likelihood to Renew

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
TalentGuard

Usability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1
TalentGuard

Support Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.1
TalentGuard

Online Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
10.0
TalentGuard

Implementation Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
TalentGuard

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