Halogen - Great Performance Product; Needs Improvement on Functionality
August 24, 2018

Halogen - Great Performance Product; Needs Improvement on Functionality

Jenise Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Modules Used

  • Halogen eAppraisal
  • Halogen e360 Multirater
  • Halogen eLearning Manager
  • Halogen eSuccession
  • Halogen eCompensation

Overall Satisfaction with Halogen TalentSpace

We currently use Halogen to manage our Performance Management cycle for our organization. We also utilize the Learning Management module of Halogen to allow our employees to take their career to the next level through learning.

It is being used across the whole organization for our staff-level positions.

The business problems that it addresses is training needs and feedback needs for our employees.
  • It is a tool that promotes continuous feedback.
  • I like that Halogen has a lot of different processes that can be used for any stage of the Human Resources lifecycle like onboarding, performance, compensation, etc.
  • The functionality of the system definitely needs to be improved. For example, just from looking at Saba Cloud it looks like it is a more well-rounded system that is more modern than Halogen is.
  • The learning curve of Halogen is one of the cons of the system. Anytime we have someone come onboard with our HR team, it takes a long time for someone to become comfortable with the system.
  • Customer Service should be easy to be reached. Chat features, more responsiveness from Client Success Managers, etc.
  • 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.
Halogen stacks up against Paycom because it is a global solution. Paycom is only used for the U.S. because it is a payroll system that cannot be extended globally.
It is well-suited because it has a lot of different processes, forms, and competencies that can be used. However, the functionality of the system is very old and it should be more modernized.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Feature Ratings

Corporate goal setting
8
Subordinate goal setting
8
Individual goal setting
8
Line-of sight-visibility
7
Performance tracking
7
Performance plans
7
Manager note taking
8
Performance improvement plans
8
Review status tracking
8
Review reminders
4
Multiple review frequency
6
Reporting
7