Customer service and support team are very courteous and knowledgeable, they listen to our problems and promptly fix them. Coming to features, Halogen is very functional and highly customizable. Presence of a wide range of modules to achieve performance management. Rather than just concentrating on technical aspects, it also pays equal attention to personalize the features with respect to a firm’s vision and mission. The application tracks, records and engages the employees through chat and voice-enabling them to learn while they work. It has really helped us with our HR activities and boosts efficiency. Being a cloud-based system, it is a bit expensive but worth it. You can check out the evaluations and feedback along with the updates of your whole organization chart.
As I mentioned earlier, the cost of it is slightly on the heavier side (which is fine, because it is efficient). Also, we feel we should be able to delete certain classes because they may seem to be outdated.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
Halogen is great product but also has great customer service. I was never on hold for very long and called them often. They do not have an automated phone service. You just call the support line and you'll be talking to a real person in just a few minutes.
Halogen's 'comment helper' function is easily the best and most innovative feature. The comment helper makes it really easy for managers to add specific comments to their direct reports without having to come up with comments from scratch. For example, if you have a 5 point scale, manager's simply drag the slider from a level 5 comment (ie. He/she is always courteous and respectful with customers) to a level one comment (ie. He/she is rarely courteous and respectful with customers). It takes a little bit to setup, but you don't have to write them. Admins can just download the comment helpers directly from Halogen and train managers on how to use them. Halogen also has a multi-rater and a third-party rater function. This is quite nice for larger organizations. A multi-rater function gives managers the ability to combine/average out the ratings from multiple managers. The third-parter rater gives the manager the ability to forward the appraisal to another manager entirely.
Halogen is not intuitive. It's unlike any other software I've come across, so the back end might be confusing if you try and learn it on your own with no training. For example, administrators might be confused by the fact that there are two locations sets of user information; one called the 'user center' and the other set inside each 'appraisal process'. The user center information holds user demographic information while the appraisal process set contains user performance information.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Simple and lean cloud system for learning solutions and easy to use. I love that as for a newcomer to company such solutions is very important and explaining SABA to a newcomer is very easy.
We are using SABA CLOUD as learning solution for online learning classes and webinars. In terms of that, SABA is very precise and lean.I have never experienced a problem.
I'm not sure if it is really required but some features to make learning activities more interactive might be useful. There are lots of new learning websites, especially for data science products which are very interactive.
Likelihood to recommend: 6/10
I am disappointed in SABA. They have added an unneccessary burden to my work life and I resent it.
Less paper in my office - mobile platform. Some groups like being able to send kudos to each other in a public forum. If it worked, it would be great. Theoretically employees and managers would have access to prior years docs. For a small company of 200 people, with a tiny HR department, the ADMIN burden of this product outweighs any benefit.
The product is counterintuitive, difficult to maneuver thru, inefficient, and offers no immediate online training/support. If an employee fails to hit complete on their input or hits complete too soon, it affects the Managers ability to see the input. If a Manager fails to log in and hit the complete button after the final review mtg, then the review won't be available for viewing in next year. This is emblematic of multiple faults with the software. At review time, I become a Full Time Software Support rep trying to handling all employee inquiries relating to Saba's many limitations. I do NOT have time for this additional FT job! There is no reason this software should be so difficult to use. The fact that Training is extra adds insult to injury. It should not be an annual add-on. This is expensive software. Saba should offer a FREE generic training and offer a buy-up for customers wanting something Customized. Saba nickel and dimes customers to death. for the ridiculous price we pay, I do not think we get our money's worth.
Likelihood to recommend: 1/10
One of the greatest features of Halogen/Saba is their people. The implementation team, the customer representatives, and the technical service support all make sure to answer every question to help in the best way possible in finding a solution to your problem.
Some of the administrator features are not as user friendly as the end user technology. I do find myself wishing for some additional customization features in how the forms and processes run. However, that being said, Halogen/Saba has always taken their client feedback into consideration and often will try to include the features you request in the last version roll-out. It looks promising that many of the things we would like to see could be part of a future version.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
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Halogen Software is a complete suite of talent acquisition and learning management solutions in one cloud-based platform. It helps companies attract the best talents in their fields, manage team and individual performances, align workforce goals with the company’s objectives, develop a highly skilled manpower pool, and identify the next batch of leaders from within. The app automates various employee management processes including talent acquisition, performance appraisals, goal management, peer-to-peer feedback, employee development, and succession planning, among others.
The software is composed of a number of proprietary solutions that address the talent management needs of companies in various fields: Halogen Performance, Halogen 1:1 Exchange, Halogen 360 Multirater, Halogen Job Description Builder, Halogen Learning, Halogen Myers-Briggs Module, Halogen Compensation, Halogen Succession, and Halogen Talent Acquisition.
Aside from a web-based app, Halogen Software is available as a mobile web app so users who are constantly on the go or remotely located are afforded 24/7 access to the records they need.
From talent acquisition to onboarding, from performance management to succession planning, from skills development to goal alignment, Halogen Software is an end-to-end cloud-based talent management solution aimed at companies of all industries and sizes. Used by 2,000+ organizations worldwide, including Aramco Services Company and ICANN, Halogen Software simplifies HR and talent management workflows and centralizes employee files and records in one location.
The Halogen HRIS Connect module integrates a customer’s existing HRIS system with Halogen’s TalentSpace suite, so that information seamlessly flows from one stage of the employee lifecycle to another. For example, the recruitment module automatically assigns onboarding passes and learning materials to a new hire.
Halogen Software comes with an easily navigable interface where managers, regardless of their technology proficiency or know-how, can set up performance metrics without IT help. Available tools like talent profiles, electronic signature capture, spelling and language checkers, and automated email reminders allow HR professionals, team managers, recruitment staff, and employees to get things done in the most efficient manner possible, saving time and energy in the process.
Consistently high-performing employees drive better business returns and give the company a competitive edge. To encourage a culture of excellence in your organization, Halogen Software’s performance management module offers tools to make the appraisal process as quick and seamless as possible, all the while helping you cultivate a culture of ongoing coaching and feedback between managers and employees.
Halogen Performance allows team managers to track and manage employee performance, align their goals with the company’s objectives, and guide them in their career progression goals. The Halogen 360 Multirater feature makes it easy to gather performance feedback from direct reports, peers, partners, suppliers, customers, mentors, and consultants. Feedback can either be anonymous or named. Halogen 1:1 Exchange, on the other hand, is a coaching companion tool that helps managers discuss goals, plans, expectations, and progress with employees, not just at year-end but throughout the year.
Performance management goes hand in hand with training and development. To align the performance of each employee with the company’s business goals, employees should possess the necessary skills to do their jobs according to predetermined standards. The Halogen Learning module is a learning management system (LMS) that allows you to plan and create the most suitable employee learning initiatives, as well as schedule, track, and gauge the success of your training programs.
Halogen Learning works in conjunction with other Halogen Software modules to address skills gaps. Features included in the module are an LMS dashboard, competency maps, certifications, status monitor, and email reminders. Employees are likewise assigned their own Halogen Software portal to help them manage their activities within the app, including training and development.
No matter how promising the future of your business seems to be, succession planning cannot be taken for granted. The process identifies the company’s future leaders, future-proofing your business as a result. By keeping a pool of talents with the requisite skills to readily move up the ranks, skills shortage during unexpected job vacancies can quickly be addressed.
Halogen Software’s succession and leadership module allows organizations to build a deep bench of talents they can tap at will. As baby boomers leave the workforce and millennials take on more challenging leadership roles, the solution lets you tie your succession planning program with your organizational objectives, as well as retain high-value talents and develop those in need of help. Halogen Succession simplifies succession management in three steps: identify performing and nonperforming employees, build talent pools, and quickly fill job vacancies.
While it’s true that employees are motivated to perform their best not just by monetary rewards, the fact remains that financial compensation help, as long as the bonuses and merit increases your employees receive are consistently aligned with their actual performance and the value they provide to the company.
Halogen Compensation helps organizations easily link compensation to performance through automated compensation workflows and calculations. This ensures staying within budget allocations, plus accountability, transparency, and objectivity among managers who recommend compensation increases. Halogen Compensation also provides a centralized portal for C-level executives to keep track of compensation information, and monitor and control the compensation expenses of team managers.
Acquiring top talent in a competitive recruitment landscape is no easy feat. Hiring the wrong people can open up the company to risks and financial losses, and a difficult onboarding process can negatively affect new hires’ view of your organization. Aside from keeping all recruitment records in a cloud-based hub, Halogen Talent Acquisition, Halogen Software’s proprietary applicant tracking system, allows you to configure your own recruitment workflow rules to reflect your talent strategy.
Screening procedures that can be added to your workflows are prescreens, phone screens, interviews, reviews, background checks, assessments that include third-party tools, offers, and other custom activities. Auto-notifications can be set up to immediately inform hiring personnel of next-step tasks, and requisition templates available in the Halogen Job Description Builder can be configured to suit your needs. Job postings can directly be published to your company’s career page.
Halogen readily integrates with Microsoft Outlook for your messaging needs. The Halogen HRIS Connect module allows users to rapidly update data from between HRIS systems and Halogen’s TalentSpace suite.
Halogen solutions are tailored to your company’s specific requirements, and customized pricing can be obtained from Halogen’s sales team.