Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace
Formerly Halogen

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Score 7.5 out of 100
Saba TalentSpace

Overview

Recent Reviews

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8 out of 10
January 18, 2019
Performance and Learning Management globally across the business.

HR manages the systems centrally from global headquarters in the US. We …
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Halogen review

9 out of 10
January 16, 2019
Halogen is used across our company to manage reviews, learning management, compensation, and for onboarding policy sign-offs. All …
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Popular Features

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Individual goal setting (32)

7.2
72%

Performance tracking (32)

6.5
65%

Review reminders (32)

6.3
63%

Review status tracking (30)

5.5
55%

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What is Saba TalentSpace?

Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that includes recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning and compensation programs. It is optimized for mid-sized businesses.

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Features Scorecard

Onboarding

7.8
78%

Performance and Goals

5.2
52%

Performance Management

6.1
61%

Succession Planning

7.8
78%

Product Details

What is Saba TalentSpace?

Saba offers an organically built cloud-based talent management suite — Saba TalentSpace™ — that promises to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation.

TalentSpace provides end-to-end, fully integrated applications that were designed to organically support optimal employee performance. The vendor says each module works together to streamline talent management operations, while also aligning a company's workforce with their business strategy. The software offers industry-specific solutions to address the unique requirements and challenges of mid-size companies in healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, the public sector and more.

Fully featured, TalentSpace is a comprehensive performance management software offering a consistent and user-friendly interface. The vendor says its powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results.

Saba TalentSpace Features

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Subordinate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Manager note taking
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency
  • Supported: Reporting

Additional Features

  • Supported: Instant, social feedback and recognition: Use Feedback Central™ to capture in-the-moment coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams. Convert emails into feedback entries and share feedback anytime, anywhere using your mobile phone or tablet.
  • Supported: Detailed employee appraisals: Managers have quick fingertip access to all the information they need — from feedback, results from self-evaluations, multirater assessments and past appraisals, talent profiles, employee goals and development plans, to Halogen 1:1 Exchange™ meeting minutes. TalentSpace Performance comes with nearly 5,000 preconfigured performance comments and coaching tips to modify, or you can create your own.
  • Supported: Competency management: Easily evaluate your employees' demonstration of key competencies, build your competitive advantage and help define your culture — your way. Use our extensive competency library (which includes Lean competencies), yours, or one of the third-party libraries available with TalentSpace Performance.
  • Supported: Goal management: With TalentSpace, link individual goals to the organizational goals they support, so employees have 20/20 vision into the value and relevance of their work. Then easily track and communicate progress on goals at every level
  • Supported: Career and development planning: Create career and professional development plans as part of your employee performance management process whenever you identify a learning need. Tie development plans and activities directly to competencies, for greater context, or set them independently to support career aspirations and/or goal performance.
  • Supported: Real-time reporting: You can also pinpoint the status of every appraisal, track progress on goals, identify development needs across the organization, compare and calibrate performance ratings, identify top performers and those at risk, and more.

Saba TalentSpace Screenshots

ReportsTalentview1-1 CoachingCreate performance appraisalsGiving FeedbackScore reportSearchable Talent profilesSuccession - High Potential reportTalent Acquisition

Saba TalentSpace Videos

The essential tool for organizations that want to change the way their people manage performance. With award-winning Halogen 1:1 Exchange™, managers and employees finally have an easy way to stay aligned, engaged and focused on achieving real-time performance outcomes. How? B...
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Foster a culture of continuous coaching and feedback that supports strong relationships and team success.
Engage employees with a talent management solution that is flexible and simple and adjusts to their unique business needs.
Empower employees to drive their own performance with learning that is aligned to individual, team and business goals.

Saba TalentSpace Downloadables

Saba TalentSpace Integrations

  • Oracle DMP (Bluekai)

Saba TalentSpace Competitors

Saba TalentSpace Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)50%

Saba TalentSpace Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Saba TalentSpace?

Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that includes recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning and compensation programs. It is optimized for mid-sized businesses.

What is Saba TalentSpace's best feature?

Reviewers rate Plan weighting highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses Saba TalentSpace?

The most common users of Saba TalentSpace are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.

Reviews

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Score 4 out of 10
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Verified User
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Saba TalentSpace is best suited for large organizations with budgets capable of supporting all modules and a staff dedicated to the management and oversight of the system. As a small non-profit with neither of these things, Saba was not the right fit for us.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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One thing I really appreciate about Saba is the support department. Whenever I want to create a process they will listen and help me by providing options on what the system's capabilities are.

Some of the language within the forms cannot be changed unless you change the language in the entire system. So the more creative you become the system can become more restrictive.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It's really fine for having everything digitized and communicated to your employees. For performance, you can open the process and customize the notifications for all employees and the reminder emails and whatnot. Very easy to maintain users during an active process. There are some odd glitches during processes if you use certain steps (i.e. employee self appraisal, manager appraisal, next level approval - if a mistake is made, it needs to be rolled all the way back to the beginning).

The big problem we have is that it makes things almost impossible to take OUT of the system. Good luck printing goals or moving them to a different place for reviewing. It doesn't happen too often but fundamental features within a Performance Management System are missing here.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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This system fits very well with small to mid-size organizations looking for a cloud-based system. At a minimum, I highly recommend the performance management tool. I also strongly recommend understanding your end-user populations. If you happen to work in an industry with low technology utilization I'd advise against a cloud-based system like this.
Amanda Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I think it's great for evaluation time, both self and for supervisors. I'm not really sure how else you would use it. It's nice that you can do your self-evaluation, then once your supervisor completes their evaluation of you, you can easily see and compare the two. It's also well suited for viewing your job performance over the years.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Based on our experiences with TalentSpace I think it is best suited for an organization that is truly committed to building a learning and performance culture and will leverage the tools that TalentSpace provides. We haven't taken full advantage of these tools and it often seems that we are paying for far more than we need or use.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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This is very useful for an organization where employee development is a core value. I cannot think of where this might not be well suited. If you are a company looking to move from a performance review culture to a performance management culture then Saba TalentSpace is your solution. But like with everything you also want to implement this in a culture where top management supports the initiative.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I have worked on other systems and Halogen is great for a higher education institution. The system allows for flexibility to extend out the appraisal as well as create appraisals based on your company/department needs.
January 18, 2019

Quick Review of Halogen!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The Halogen TalentSpace is suited for attaching learning courses to goal forms and e-learning content storage. We find the customer support great and the system works for what we need it to do. We'd love it to be a little "next-level" or "above and beyond". It's a bit clunky at times but gets the job done.
January 16, 2019

Halogen review

Jennifer Keith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Halogen is great for Talent Management. It is just learning that I would recommend they look somewhere else (their partner/owner company, Saba, has an amazing learning platform). Halogen also works very well for compensation. There is a tiered approach to giving raises that go up the chain of command that lets managers control over raises, but makes sure higher-ups get to confirm and sign off.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Halogen, like all systems has its limitations. The learning portion is quite amazing, however, the DDI courses are not impressive. The competencies are simply built into the Learning, yet not designed around any path. Each path has to manually be created.
Sandra Neal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Halogen is great if you need to run a complex process, get multi-rater feedback, and/or collect succession information from managers. Like any tool, it will NOT solve your people/culture problems. If your people don't like the current appraisal process, don't feel like they get good feedback from their managers, etc... address these BEFORE adding Halogen to the mix.
April 17, 2018

Halogen Review

Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Dan Hamann, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We have not regretted moving to Halogen and continue to enjoy the benefits. We came from paper processes and the integration team made things very easy. I highly recommend it to those wanting to automate their performance evaluation, goal setting, etc.
Abby Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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When there are large enough companies to where manually tracking performance evaluations is no longer possible, Halogen Talent Space offers a pretty remarkable solution. Also, I think the system does a great job of aligning the appraisal process for all of our managers, even though some of them are in very different and varied roles.