Halogen Highly Recommended!
Updated October 14, 2021

Halogen Highly Recommended!

Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • eAppraisal, eLearning, eRecruitment, Job Description Builder

Overall Satisfaction with Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • Halogen is easy to use, very good value for your money and can be configured without the help of an IT Department.
  • Their Customer Support team is excellent and are always available 24/7 to help answer questions.
  • Their implementations Team is excellent and makes your initial implementation go very fast.
  • Track changes functionality is needed for goals and also job descriptions
  • Manager notification if a goal is changed by an employee is needed
  • Easier report functionality is needed.
  • 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.
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Halogen was easier to use and required no IT support. HR was able to implement without the use of expensive software consultants.
It works very well for companies of all sizes.

Using Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

146 - All functional areas of the company.
All 3 are human resource employees. None support it on a full time basis - rather are cross-trained for greater coverage..
  • Performance Management
  • Goal Management
  • Recruiting
  • Conducting surveys
  • On-boarding
  • Exit Interviews
  • Compensation planning
  • Succession Planning
Very pleased with the product and functionality.

Evaluating Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) and Competitors

Yes - It was a limited, home-grown system.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
Value for the money.
We did a very comprehensive evaluation, so I would make no changes.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Implementation

Very easy to implement and Halogen has a well-trained implementation staff!
Yes - Phase I was Research; Phase II was implementation; Phase II was change management, communication, training and deployment.
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled - Communication in advance and executive management support are critical.
  • No major issues encountered.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Training

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.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Support

Excellent, knowledgeable support staff.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No
Premium Support is not needed.
Yes - I have reported several bugs to Halogen and they take them very serious. They are escalated to Tier II and Tier III Support.
Many times, the Support Team has gone above and beyond to fix an issues, often times calling me for follow-up details or to make sure the issue was resolved. They usually always answer a call within 60 seconds.

Using Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Halogen is Intuitive for the end user.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
Lots to learn
  • The system is user friendly and intuitive.
  • Spell and language check were a great addition.
  • Processes are easy to administer by HR
  • Learning Job Description Builder is a bit difficult until you understand the relationship to job specific competencies and how to use competency libraries.
  • There are many steps to some processes, which could be simplified such as Job Description Builder.