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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

TalentReef

I rarely give 10/10, mainly because I have learned that that we can always learn new things and to grow. Thus, I feel that same applies to Talent Reef. While I struggled a bit in the beginning to use this application, It is probably that struggle that has made me a better user for being so persistent at using it. Now that I have more than just the basics I think for any size company the functionality of the program will work for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
TalentReef
8.9
New hire portal
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
TalentReef
8.8
Manager tracking tools
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
TalentReef
8.8
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
TalentReef
9.0

Performance and Goals

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.3
TalentReef
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.7
TalentReef
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.9
TalentReef
7.0
Individual goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
TalentReef
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
TalentReef
Performance tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.6
TalentReef
8.0

Performance Management

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
TalentReef
5.5
Performance plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.0
TalentReef
2.2
Plan weighting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
TalentReef
Manager note taking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
TalentReef
5.2
Performance improvement plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.8
TalentReef
2.3
Review status tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.7
TalentReef
8.2
Rater nomination workflow
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
TalentReef
Review reminders
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.5
TalentReef
Workflow restrictions
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
TalentReef
Multiple review frequency
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
TalentReef
8.3
Reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.1
TalentReef
6.9

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.5
Job Requisition Management
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.0
Company Website Posting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.9
Job Search Site Posting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.2
Customized Application Form
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.2
Resume Management
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
9.0
Candidate Search
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
9.0
Applicant Tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
9.2
Email Templates
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
7.9
User Permissions
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.9
Notifications and Alerts
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
7.9
Reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
TalentReef
8.8

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

TalentReef

  • We've been with talentReef nearly 2 years and our last 2 account managers have been great! Support was a concern right after we converted, but we were able to gain an account rep and began weekly calls until all the holes were plugged in.
  • Linking ATS data and onboarding data eliminates the need for the applicant/new hire to enter the same information twice.
  • We're now receiving system emails regarding upcoming new releases, which is helpful.
Cari Gray, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TalentReef

  • If any organization is looking to use TalentReef, I would suggest they make sure they have a project lead. TalentReef is a customizable platform that can be used to help your business. Your business will only get the full use out of the program if someone from within leads the project and communicates what they need from TalentReef. TalentReef can provide the basic needs, but the true value comes when you customize the program.
Jason Valentine | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TalentReef

TalentReef 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had very few issues with talentReef, but when we did they were resolved quickly and in a timely manner.
Luke Duncan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TalentReef

TalentReef has a better interface than SnagAJob, but that is just about it. SnagAJob did a very good job in applicant flow, however, they also advertise for other companies during the application process which is a major downside to their system.Newton is far superior not only with pricing but in support and functionality. After only 60 days with the system, I could not imagine going back to TalentReef ever again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TalentReef

  • The impact in terms of I-9's and E-Verify being completed accurately and quickly is immense. It is tough to put a price or ROI on avoiding any legal complications.
  • All of our corporate locations now "speak the same language" in terms of applicants and new hire on-boarding.
Steve Hewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

TalentReef

Pricing Details

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

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

TalentReef

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
TalentReef
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
TalentReef

Usability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1
TalentReef

Support Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.1
TalentReef
9.0

Online Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
10.0
TalentReef

Implementation Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
TalentReef

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