Halogen - It's pretty solid
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 04, 2015

Halogen - It's pretty solid

Score 6 out of 10
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Software Version

Modules Used

  • Halogen eAppraisal

Overall Satisfaction with Halogen Software

Halogen is currently being used organization wide for our annual performance reviews. The most important problem it addressed was turning a paper process fully electronic. We as a organization relied very heavily on paper, to the point were employee files were massive. Halgoen consolidated the process to one place and significantly minmized the tracking efforts.
  • Simple user interface - I think for most computer friendly populations, Halogen's interface is easy to navigate from an end user perspective.
  • Dashboard- The product delivered dashboards are great- especially for data driven organizations
  • Customer service - Every rep I have spoken with has been very pleasant and knowledgeable. I have had very positive experiences dealing with their customer reps.
  • Reporting - My organization is extremely data driven; I find the reporting to be ridged, requiring way too much manual work. This maybe a limitation based on our configuration, but it would be great to see an easy way to create custom reports.
  • "Third Party Feedback" we do not use the multirater functionality, and in lieu of that we use third party feedback -- it would be nice if the manager had the option to post third party comments into the review without having to copy/paste. Seems small but every appraisal process someone is confused or challenged by this.
  • Notifications are pretty one size fits all, which does not always work. It would be great to be able to customize notifications for groups of users. Currently, I have to follow up with employees via email, despite having notifications configured.
  • Reducing the time and effort of tracking a paper process.
  • Better customer service
  • Nearly 100% Appraisal compliance.
  • Workday
I inhereted this software, so I was not invovled in the selection process.
I would definitely recommend asking about the reporting capabilities, depending on organizational expectations. The information is there, but it is a hassle. When considering this software, I would also stress: garbage in, garbage out. Halogen is a little less forgiving than other systems. Once you have made the decision to move to this software - make sure you are really vetting current processes and appraisal forms. Otherwise, you will find yourself very frustrated!

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Feature Ratings

Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Subordinate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Line-of sight-visibility
Performance tracking
Performance plans
Plan weighting
Performance improvement plans
Review status tracking
Rater nomination workflow
Not Rated
Review reminders
Workflow restrictions