Halogen to the rescue! Your One-Stop-Shop for On-boarding, Development, Learning and More!
Updated July 15, 2016

Halogen to the rescue! Your One-Stop-Shop for On-boarding, Development, Learning and More!

Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Modules Used

  • Halogen eLearning Manager

Overall Satisfaction with Halogen TalentSpace

Our organization implemented Halogen across the organization 2 years ago. Halogen allows us to address development issues, Succession issues, form consistency issues, and provides one central location to store the data.
  • Halogen makes it easy to connect with your employees around Goals and Development plans. As a Leader, you are able to enter and/or assign Development Activities whether it is an external activity or a Learning Activity that has been setup in Halogen.
  • Halogen allows you to give and receive feedback, which is a crucial component to Development. By utilizing Feedback Central you can easily attach these items received throughout the year to any Evaluation process that you have created ... eliminating the need to re-type!
  • Halogen's Learning Module allows you to purchase of variety of e-Learning content and assign these course to specific competencies within your organization. You can also create Instructor Led Learning Activities and have employees Enroll.
  • Learning Paths are another great way to get everyone within a department or the organization on the same training page (New Employees, Department Specific, etc.) Learning Paths are various Learning Activities that you group together and can assign to individual employees or entire groups. You can add prerequisites, documentation, url's, or SCORM compliant data to test th knowledge of your employee once they have completed the course.
  • When creating Evaluation Processes the limitations around the number of Goals that will push over to the form can be frustrating to some departments/positions. Only the first 10 will automatically come over.
  • The ability to attach any Documents that you have saved within Halogen should have a way to link to any Feedback that is entered in through Feedback Central.
  • The file size of and media that is attached to a Learning Activity or Path could be increased to accommodate more elaborate videos/presentations.
  • Halogen has given our organization the ability for employees to align their individual goals directly to our corporate goals. This really keeps people on the same page as it relates to what the focus should be throughout the year.
  • Unfortunately, the lack of flexibility with the e-Learning bundles has kept our organization from adopting and utilizing the e-Learnings as supplemental development tools. The courses that come with the Foundations Bundles are great for a first review, but the flexibility to make changes once your employees get in and start using them would be great verses having to wait until the contract renews.
  • Feedback Central is having a great impact on supporting employees comments regarding their performance during the evaluation periods. By attaching the feedback to the Goal and or Development plan it provides proof that other people think the employee is great, too!
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Based on our needs with supplemental learning, consistency with our forms, and the desire to want one location to store the information that was easy to navigate, Halogen was the best choice based on the robust functionality the application provides.
I love the benefits of Succession Planning that Halogen provides. The succession questions appear at the bottom of your evaluation processes and really takes the guess work on your high potentials, low performers and those who are approaching retirement.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Feature Ratings

New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Corporate goal setting
10
Subordinate goal setting
10
Individual goal setting
10
Line-of sight-visibility
10
Performance tracking
10
Performance plans
10
Performance improvement plans
10
Review status tracking
10
Review reminders
10
Multiple review frequency
10
Reporting
7
Create succession plans/pools
10
Candidate ranking
10
Candidate search
10
Candidate development
10

Using Halogen TalentSpace

All - HR, Learning & Development, Marketing, IT, Customer Relations, Finance, Sales, etc.
3 - AVP of HR - Decision maker, Manager of Learning & Development - Learning Module, Halogen Administrator - Processes, etc.
  • Feedback
  • Learning
  • Evaluations
  • Goals
  • Development Plans
  • Succession Planning
  • Creating custom Learning Activities - Instructor Led and e-Courses
  • Learning Paths - What a neat way to get groups on the same page!
  • We would like to be able to continue to develop Learning Paths/Activities that support Career growth with each position within each department in our organization.

Evaluating Halogen TalentSpace and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
I am not the decision maker as it relates to the purchase of the software. My area is focused around the Learning Modules.
More in-depth testing around the flexibility of changing e-Learnings to accommodate needs verses having to wait until renewal.

Halogen TalentSpace Implementation

Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
Change management was a major issue with the implementation - Anytime there is a change that will affect your employees it's important to communicate that change ... What is Changing, Why is it Changing, What are the benefits of this change, How will this affect me, what are the next steps. You can not over communicate. Follow up communications are just as important, too!
  • Single Sign On, but it was corrected in a timely manner.

Halogen TalentSpace Support

The support staff is knowledgeable, prompt and very transparent as far as if the answer or solution is unknown they will research and reply back quickly. Always friendly and courteous each and every time that I call. Hold times a short ... when you don't reach a live person immediately.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes - Our organization has reported things that Halogen has corrected. We have made suggestions to product enhancements and have actually seen these suggestions become a part of future product releases.
Just one time? Now that is a hard question ... Halogen provides exceptional support EVERY TIME!

Using Halogen TalentSpace

Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Register for Learning Activities
  • Tracking Completion of Goals, Development Plans, Learning Activities
  • Updating information once entered into the system
  • Easily locating Tasks and the status of them
  • I find the Reporting functionality is challenging for me
  • Changing Business Rules