Halogen Software Ratings & User Feedback

(39) 7.9 of 10

Software Profile & Review Summary

2016 Top Rated Talent Management Software Badge

Company Status: Public
Customers: 2,000+ organizations
Employees on LinkedIn: 510
Headquarters: Ottawa, Ontario
Founded: 2001

Halogen is a pure-play talent management cloud software vendor geared towards mid-market companies with between 100 and 10,000 employees. Halogen Software was founded in Ottawa Canada in 2001, and the company released its first performance management solution in 2002. The company primarily sells subscription-based software and the current Halogen TalentSpace™ suite offering is characterized as performance-led talent management that includes integrated solutions for: learning, succession, compensation and talent acquisition. The suite also includes a 1:1 meeting tool, a 360 multi-rater feedback tool, a job description builder tool and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. Key technology partnerships within the past two years include: DDI for competencies and leadership learning, Dell Boomi for Halogen Talentspace™ Connect (provides cloud-connectivity between the Halogen TalentSpace suite and HRIS and other systems of record), and Jobvite for talent acquistion.

Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, Halogen Software is:

A good fit for: Mid-sized companies, particularly in the healthcare industry, that want to do frequent performance reviews with feedback from employees' coworkers and/or customers in addition to managers, and that need to be able to adapt the system to their fixed processes

Most compared to: SuccessFactors Talent Solutions, Cornerstone OnDemand, Kallidus LMS, and Workday HCM

Find detailed user ratings of Halogen Software's talent management features here.

Halogen Customer Demographics*

Halogen customer demographics - company size and industry size
*Customer demographics data is drawn from User profiles and User reviews of Halogen on TrustRadius. Data may not be available for all reviewers.

Summary of Halogen Software Reviews

Source: (29) User reviews of Halogen on TrustRadius, (13) updated or written in the last year.
Halogen Pros Halogen Cons
Customer Support
  • Very competent and highly responsive support staff.
Implementation takes longer than expected
  • While implementation is effective and implementation staff is easy to work with, several users cautioned that implementation took longer than expected.
  • For some, change management was a major issue with implementation.
Feedback Central
  • Users like the employee-to-employee feedback mechanism, particularly that they get feedback more frequently.
  • Peer/supporting feedback attached to performance reviews via Outlook plugin is convenient.
Some complications with SSO
  • Users reported various complications with signing into the system (though once they got it working they were happy to have the single sign on feature).
Goal Management
  • The process of setting and monitoring goals is straightforward; provides visibility for managers and executives into alignment with corporate goals.
  • Notification options are limited and there is no way to segment different notifications or route for approval before sending.
Increased transparency & accountability
  • Users said Halogen has helped foster a more transparent, accountable environment at their organizations, in particular between employees and supervisors.
  • Users said it is easy to run reports, but options are somewhat limited (for example in terms of visuals, data exportability, etc.)
Flexibility to fit existing processes
  • Users said Halogen's flexibility to accommodate their existing processes is a key differentiator (versus other vendors who required changing HR processes to fit the system or “best practices”)
Customization for changing business rules
  • While Halogen is highly flexible during the initial setup, users said it is difficult to adapt the system to changing business rules on the fly.
  • Users would like the ability to do deeper customization more easily, in-house.
Online performance appraisals
  • Halogen's online performance appraisals are a strength for many users; this is the most developed area of the platform.
  • The tracking and approval system for performance appraisals is particularly strong.

Aggregate User Ratings of Halogen on TrustRadius

Halogen aggregate ratings in 2016 Talent Management Buyer's Guide
Source: (29) User reviews of Halogen on TrustRadius. (13) updated or written in the last year.

Halogen Software Response to Reviewer Feedback

Thank you to our customers for providing feedback on our products, services and overall customer experience. We are committed to supporting our customers in achieving success with their talent programs and delivering outcomes that matter to their business. For this reason, we appreciate and value the insights provided by the feedback shared here.

Every customer touch point at Halogen puts a priority on sharing enhancement requests from our broad customer base with our product and services teams, so we can continuously improve our offerings. It's through this lens that we continue to build depth and capability in our talent management solutions to meet the most important business needs of our customers.

We're relentlessly focused on making our customers successful, whether they're a small firm of 100 employees or a large enterprise with tens of thousands of employees. And it's that focus that has earned us repeated recognition as having the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Thank you again to our customers for sharing feedback about their experience in partnering with Halogen Software.