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Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace
Formerly Halogen


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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  • Individual goal setting (32)
  • Performance tracking (32)
  • Review reminders (32)
  • Review status tracking (30)
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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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Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 7.3

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 7.3

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 6.8

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 7.2
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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

Screenshot of ReportsScreenshot of TalentviewScreenshot of 1-1 CoachingScreenshot of Create performance appraisalsScreenshot of Giving FeedbackScreenshot of Score reportScreenshot of Searchable Talent profilesScreenshot of Succession - High Potential reportScreenshot of Talent 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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

PiiQ by Cornerstone, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Infor Human Resources are common alternatives for Saba TalentSpace.

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

The most common users of Saba TalentSpace are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Saba TalentSpace Customer Size Distribution

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


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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Halogen is a versatile software that has been widely adopted across organizations for various purposes. Users rely on Halogen for performance appraisals, pay for performance raise systems, and annual assessments. It efficiently captures and documents performance metrics while also creating and storing job descriptions. By eliminating the need for homegrown programs, Halogen provides flexibility for learning needs. The software streamlines the performance management process, ensuring clear goals and professional development opportunities for employees. HR departments appreciate Halogen's ability to centralize all reviews into an easy-to-use system of record. Ongoing conversations between employees and managers are facilitated, enabling timely feedback and support. Halogen is also beneficial for organizing and delivering training on a large scale, as it tracks all activities. Moreover, it has transformed the appraisal process from paper to digital, making it easy to report on and highly configurable. With its comprehensive features, Halogen serves as a single online source for employee appraisals, improved documentation, and easier tracking. It helps manage employee performance and reduces the administrative burden on HR. Halogen TalentSpace fosters a shared understanding of high performance by providing managers with a user-friendly solution for training and performance management across the organization. The system addresses various development issues such as succession planning, form consistency, and data storage concerns. Managers and employees can track goals, feedback, development, and important conversations in one accessible place using Halogen. This promotes transparency and communication between supervisors and employees through feedback sharing. The software also aids in transitioning from a performance review culture to a more efficient performance management culture. Users have reported that Halogen has helped them move away from rigid systems towards more flexible and dynamic approaches in their organizations. By facilitating open communication and collaboration within teams, the software has become an integral part of many organizations' performance management processes.

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Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Executive Team now has a clear view into which employees' goals are linked to corporate objectives. This allows them to track project completion, resources needed, etc.
  • Processes are automated, which has saved the company substantial amount of money in HR resources to manage the review process.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Negative Impact has been how costly this solution ended up being since they charge you for everything. Training should not be an additional cost IMO.
  • We have had to manually download (one by one) all of our reviews to save them locally, which was a major time suck.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Made the actual process become almost run-rate. Very easy to maintain and duplicate year after year with new users - PRO.
  • Very difficult to customize as we change our needs. Any change typically requires more $ and time with a CSM which we can rarely land so we find alternatives - CON.
  • Drives our incentive program and it does a good job at exporting final data.
Amanda Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I think the positive impact is keeping evaluations consistent so that you can consistently track job performance.
  • Negative impact is the self-performance aspect can seem very repetitious, especially if your job doesn't change much year to year.
  • Overall, I think it's positively impacted the company. It may seem a tedious thing to do each year, but it keeps evals consistent in a way that I think Faculty evaluations are lacking. (I don't believe they use Halogen, I think it's only staff that do).
Kristen Slade, CPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The reduction in the time it takes for Managers to complete their performance reviews.
  • The total number of completed reviews, as it is now easier to track and follow-up with users and provide hard deadlines for completion as the system does not have date flexibility.
January 16, 2019

Halogen review

Jennifer Keith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Because we have multiple locations, Halogen has allowed us to deliver training across the business without sending people to job sites to deliver it, saving us money and time on travel.
  • More performance reviews are being done on a yearly basis, which is great for employees and managers to address and receive recognition for accomplishments, as well as set goals for the next year.
Jenise Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The negative impact has been the way the pricing has been set up for additional licenses being needed.
  • We would love to as a company extend Halogen to our Non-Staff associates, instead of just staff. However, we know the cost would be very expensive. We have about 3000 Non-Staff employees compared to the almost 150-200 Staff employees that we have.
April 17, 2018

You Got This

Nicole Waterbury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • All positive - we now have job descriptions for every position and our team members are having meaningful conversations with their management about their performance.
April 17, 2018

Halogen Review

Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has provided a way to efficiently monitor and report development progress
  • It has also created a need for a position that primarily focuses on Halogen administration.
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