Saba TalentSpace Features

Saba TalentSpace

Put your people in the driver's seat of their own experience

4.36/5 (94 reviews)

Saba TalentSpace Features In Depth

Performance Management

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.

Learning and Development

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.

Succession and Leadership

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.

Compensation

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.

Recruiting and Onboarding

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.

Competitor Feature Comparison

"What If" Scenarios
360 Degree Feedback
API
Academic/Education
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Background Screening
Benefits Management
Blended Learning
Boolean Search
Built-in Course Authoring
Candidate Management
Candidate Profiles
Candidate Tracking
Career Development
Careers Page
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Charting
Compensation Management
Competency Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Continuous Feedback
Corporate/Business
Course Management
Course Tracking
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Document Management
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Database
Employee Handbook
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Engagement Tracking
Execution Survey
Feedback Management
Forms Management
Gamification
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Gradebook
HR Management
Individual Development Plans
Interaction Tracking
Internal Chat Integration
Internal HR
Interview Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Description Management
Job Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
KPI Monitoring
Labor Forecasting
Learner Portal
Learning & Development
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Metrics Navigator
Mobile Access
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Negative Feedback Management
On-going Performance Tracking
Onboarding
Organizational Charting
Orientation Workflow Management
Payroll Management
Peer Appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Review Management
Progress Tracking
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Question Library
Rater Selection
Real Time Reporting
Recruiting Firms
Recruitment Management
Reference Checking
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Resume Storage
Review Cycle Tracking
SCORM Compliance
Search/Filter
Self Assessment
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Social Media Integration
Stack Ranker
Strategic Planning
Succession Management
Succession Planning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Talent Acquisition
Talent Management
Task Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Management
Variable Workforce
Video Conferencing
Weighted Performance Measures
Workflow Management
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Learn moreCompare App
"What If" Scenarios
360 Degree Feedback
API
Academic/Education
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Background Screening
Benefits Management
Blended Learning
Boolean Search
Built-in Course Authoring
Candidate Management
Candidate Profiles
Candidate Tracking
Career Development
Careers Page
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Charting
Compensation Management
Competency Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Continuous Feedback
Corporate/Business
Course Management
Course Tracking
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Document Management
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Database
Employee Handbook
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Engagement Tracking
Execution Survey
Feedback Management
Forms Management
Gamification
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Gradebook
HR Management
Individual Development Plans
Interaction Tracking
Internal Chat Integration
Internal HR
Interview Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Description Management
Job Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
KPI Monitoring
Labor Forecasting
Learner Portal
Learning & Development
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Metrics Navigator
Mobile Access
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Negative Feedback Management
On-going Performance Tracking
Onboarding
Organizational Charting
Orientation Workflow Management
Payroll Management
Peer Appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Review Management
Progress Tracking
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Question Library
Rater Selection
Real Time Reporting
Recruiting Firms
Recruitment Management
Reference Checking
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Resume Storage
Review Cycle Tracking
SCORM Compliance
Search/Filter
Self Assessment
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Social Media Integration
Stack Ranker
Strategic Planning
Succession Management
Succession Planning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Talent Acquisition
Talent Management
Task Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Management
Variable Workforce
Video Conferencing
Weighted Performance Measures
Workflow Management
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Visit WebsiteCompare App
"What If" Scenarios
360 Degree Feedback
API
Academic/Education
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anonymous Feedback
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Background Screening
Benefits Management
Blended Learning
Boolean Search
Built-in Course Authoring
Candidate Management
Candidate Profiles
Candidate Tracking
Career Development
Careers Page
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Charting
Compensation Management
Competency Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Continuous Feedback
Corporate/Business
Course Management
Course Tracking
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Document Management
E-Verify/I-9 Forms
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Database
Employee Handbook
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Engagement Tracking
Execution Survey
Feedback Management
Forms Management
Gamification
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Gradebook
HR Management
Individual Development Plans
Interaction Tracking
Internal Chat Integration
Internal HR
Interview Management
Interview Scheduling
Job Application Management
Job Description Management
Job Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
KPI Monitoring
Labor Forecasting
Learner Portal
Learning & Development
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Metrics Navigator
Mobile Access
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Negative Feedback Management
On-going Performance Tracking
Onboarding
Organizational Charting
Orientation Workflow Management
Payroll Management
Peer Appraisals
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Performance Review Management
Progress Tracking
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Question Library
Rater Selection
Real Time Reporting
Recruiting Firms
Recruitment Management
Reference Checking
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resume Parsing
Resume Search
Resume Storage
Review Cycle Tracking
SCORM Compliance
Search/Filter
Self Assessment
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Social Media Integration
Stack Ranker
Strategic Planning
Succession Management
Succession Planning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Talent Acquisition
Talent Management
Task Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Management
Variable Workforce
Video Conferencing
Weighted Performance Measures
Workflow Management
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Mobile apps

iOS App


8 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


18 reviews

Saba TalentSpace Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Saba TalentSpace's features:

Dan H.

Verified Reviewer

Powerful talent managment tool

2016-03-11

Whether it is goal setting, reviews, or just a "way to go" message, the Halogen dashboard makes it quick and easy to keep in touch with employees.

Pros

Halogen customer services can't be beat.

Cons

Need to increase the dialogue between users by adding user group webinars/meetings based on industry - ours being professional services has some unique reporting structures.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Lalita A.

Excellent Performance Management Platform

2018-08-09

I appreciate the training provided to me, as I am a new administrator and the training is interesting and useful.

Pros

They are easy to create, and are very useful in evaluating performance and providing performance bonuses.

Cons

Some of our employees get confused about how to include goals and write self-evaluations, so a guide for employees would be beneficial.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Louis C.

Saba Talent Space Software offers an exciting team galvanizing solution to tracking performance according to project and specific task.

2018-12-27

This result is realized through the use of Saba Talent Space's intuitive user interface which allows communication and a monitoring dashboard which they can constantly update.

Pros

This software provides features which allow the inclusion of third party materials which can then be associated to employee and task.

Cons

Our only concern is that the mobile software version of their software might benefit from some design improvements to make it as interactive and as intuitive as their desktop solution.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Jessica S.

Performance Management Made Easy

2016-02-24

Pros

Easy to use, reports are informative and helpful for driving business decisions and tracking performance, great for providing eLearning to our employees, quick customer service.

Cons

Very intuitive and customer service is great to help out with any changes, etc. that you want to make to how you use the system i.e. implementing SSO

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

Evaluate needs, set up, data transfer, etc. and how what you want to achieve by using the software.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Anonymous
HR Coordinator (Banking company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Simple Tool for Learning & Performance Management

2018-04-13

Pros

which allows for run-rate processes to be duplicated year after year and just the new employee base to be imported.

Cons

It's possible to assign HR Reps to each employee, but the purpose of this is limited to just filtering the employee base in reports, it doesn't really allow HR Reps to go in there and help facilitate with their clients.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Stephanie C.

Easy Implementation and awesome bells and whistles

2017-09-05

I'm so excited to get more and more employees onboard using Halogen.

Pros

All the extra features that bring together the entire performance management process are awesome.

Cons

We are just getting started and so there are no cons at this time. The biggest challenge comes with changing our culture, not the use of the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Brittany F.

My Review of Halogen

2015-11-23

Pros

This feedback is attached to the employee's annual performance review.

Cons

With any system there are limitations, I would like the e-Recruit system to be more robust.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

If you are interested in the product I would recommend testing the system out.. asking the sale reps to build you whatever you wanted in the process...

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Melanie G.

Verified Reviewer

Great for flexible year-round communication

2016-12-01

We use the Performance Management module of Halogen, and it's been a hugely successful upgrade from our previous, paper-based system.

Pros

Encourages yearlong engagement with performance management through editable goals and supervisor/employee relationships.

Cons

I wish the coding for forms was a little less confusing. Some of the buttons for that (and the processes themselves, only not quite as much for those) are counterintuitive and require more try-it-and-see than I'd like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

Have a clear-cut integration and training plan specified to your company going in. It's got great support for any way you want to do it.

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Kerry M.

Helpful support desk

2017-12-15

Pros

Their customer service desk is generally very helpful.

Cons

For performance management, other vendors are more user friendly on the user side.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
gisele t.

great experience

2017-08-17

Pros

Like the performance appraisal 630 and option for the employee to give feedback and set goals.

Cons

It is very heavy on administration and requires a great deal of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Karen B.

Verified Reviewer

Managing Your Performance is simple with Halogen

2016-02-08

We have 250+ employees in our organization and have been using Halogen for 1 year.

Pros

Create an electronic processes for manual/paper forms Customized Reporting Customized View Customized Learning Units Customized Learning Paths e-Courses available ... and more!

Cons

That we didn't purchase sooner!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Cina H.

Halogen helps!

2017-08-03

Pros

online set up dashboard workflows set up reporting customer service is awesome!!!

Cons

not the easiest to navigate not the best training set up to learn product bugs multiple updates etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Jayalakshmi K.

This is the product we can say true open source and quite amazing.

2019-02-27

Pros

Help us to track individual employee performance concurrently.

Cons

Providing timely customer service support is very helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
E. Jay H.

Verified Reviewer

After one year, still going strong...

2016-03-04

The major issue I had with the software was lack of appropriate reporting - there was not a built-in report for simple things I wanted to see, and I have not been able to set up a report for all managers to use to give them data on their employees.

Pros

I wasn't able to pull reports and contacted the team.

Cons

Reporting still remains an issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Christina L.

Verified Reviewer

Using Halogen In the Public Sector

2016-04-26

Our old performance management system was archaic and very had very bulky maintenance for Human Resources.

Pros

Feedback to document employees performance year long, not just was evaluation time.

Cons

Has proven to have some limitations for our law enforcement agency. Building out competencies and forms was very labor intensive because there was not a variety of pre-built law enforcement competencies (officer safety etc.). That said, some of the competencies in the Halogen Library were able to be used after being manipulated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Chrissy L.

Performance Module for Law Enforcement

2016-04-09

Pros

Feedback in Halogen allows them to keep that conversation of performance management going within the software year long and makes the evaluations easy.

Cons

Has proven to be challenging at times to meet law enforcement needs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

Watch a demonstration of the product and see how easily the evaluations can be filled out.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Maren K.

Rockstar of talent management

2016-11-17

Our organization has used Halogen TalentSpace for 9 years as our goal management, feedback and performance management solution.

Pros

Easy to configure, great tools for Outlook users makes feedback simple and easy, can integrate with other applications.

Cons

It's not an HRIS or payroll system so you need to integrate it with your other solutions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

Utilize their customer success consulting services - they can really help you define your programs and build processes around them that make sense.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 10001+ employees)

Provide Feedback With Ease

2018-12-31

Pros

Saba Talentspace allows a company to personalize the program with branding specific for your organization.

Cons

We have over 30k employees so when I need to access a review it can take a bit of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Alan J.

Verified Reviewer

An organization centric solution for talent management.

2018-08-15

Pros

Presence of a wide range of modules to achieve performance management.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Mindy F.

Great product and great people

2014-12-08

Pros

The people at Halogen are so easy to work with and really knowledgeable.

Cons

The performance management module was very impressive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

You will find that your current process will easily fit into the flexibility of Halogen's product. Listen to Halogen as they make recommendations for setup. They are the experts and have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Julie G.

Verified Reviewer

Halogen and Law Enforcement

2017-03-13

Pros

It has completely shifted our culture from performance evaluation to performance management.

Cons

However, they are constantly updating so we are hoping they integrate some of our wish list into future updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Dee H.

Verified Reviewer

Great Communication Tool for Large Companies

2017-06-15

Pros

Old performance management software only allowed supervision to leave notes about employee behavior, with this software all are able to do so.

Cons

I wish there were an easier way to assign quarterly and annual evaluations without having to individually do each one.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Kelly M.

Customer Service is Top!

2015-10-21

Pros

The customer service line is amazing.

Cons

Sometimes the reporting options do not fulfil our requirements

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Saba TalentSpace

Ensure that you are clear on the objectives that you want to achieve with the software and it will support you in what you want to do.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Bobbi K.

Verified Reviewer

Your imagination is the only limitation

2017-04-06

Pros

Seems to be on the cutting edge of what trends are coming up in performance management (i.e. one on one meetings, etc.)

Cons

So flexible it can be overwhelming at times. Halogen has many "bells and whistles" that it can be overwhelming at first, especially to new users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Eric B.

Customer Support has taken a nosedive since the Saba acquisition

2018-03-21

I've had three Customer Success Managers (essentially an Account Manager) in the last two years, and I think they've reached out to me once in that period of time, right around the time of contract renewal.

Pros

I like that it is customizable to a large extent.

Cons

The administrative portal can be challenging to use, and it seems that most of the updating has taken place on the front end.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more