A web-based multi-module management system designed by Halogen Software Inc.
Halogen eAppraisal automates, dramatically simplifies, and streamlines the entire employee performance evaluation process. It acts as a cloud based performance hub to ensure a thoughtfully integrated approach to talent management across your organization.
Use it standalone or in conjunction with any of the other modules in our suite to deliver a complete cloud-based, performance driven talent management solution.
Halogen eAppraisal lets you build, streamline, and deliver strategic initiatives across all your talent management programs: recruiting, onboarding, performance appraisals, competency assessments, 360 degree feedback, learning and development, succession planning, compensation management and more.
HR professionals: get the most convenient and cost-effective way to conduct performance evaluations, align and track goals, track employee profiles, develop critical talent and more. Now, HR can play a strategic role in helping the organization build a world-class workforce that is aligned and delivering on the business strategy.
C-level executives: get a single system that keeps the organization aligned. They can see how employee goals are aligned with those of the organization, know where performance gaps exist and how they’re being addressed, and ensure the organization has the skills it needs to succeed.
Managers: get a convenient and powerful tool for aligning and tracking goals, managing employee performance, providing meaningful feedback and coaching, and supporting employee development.
Employees: get their own personalized page where they can access their appraisals, goals, development plans and more, in just a few clicks. Employees feel more connected and engaged because they know what’s expected of them and can see how they’re helping the organization succeed.
Halogen Software’s unique activity tracker lets Halogen users keep track of any activity taking place in the system related to their or their employees’ performance or development. Much like Facebook and LinkedIn’s status updates, it posts updates in a single view – plus it provides direct links to the updates made in the various talent management modules you own.
The first status update feature of its kind for a talent management solution, activity tracker has been designed in response to a real business requirement – the need to understand what performance and development related actions are taking place in the system.
Activity tracker provides three different views:
You can group or filter each of these views, as well as set preferences for the data you want to see.
HR and managers can now more easily monitor when goals or development plans are being updated and performance journal notes are being entered, as well as gauge employees’ overall engagement with the system. Not only does the tool save users time, but like Halogen’s talent profiles, it’s been designed to drive application adoption, and entrench talent management processes more strongly in the organization
Halogen eAppraisal" provides you with effective tools to evaluate your employees’ demonstration of key competencies, and put development plans in place where needed. Our industry-leading competency management feature gives you the sophistication and flexibility you need to get truly meaningful assessments and ensure the success of your organization.
Halogen eAppraisal gives you the flexibility to:
Halogen eAppraisal also comes complete with an extensive library of Lean competencies, developed by Lean Institute faculty members, to help you cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.
Halogen eAppraisal Competency Management gives you three ways to rate competencies:
1) Use a short rating scale and optional comment for simple competency assessments: “Needs Improvement” to “Exceeds Expectations”.
2) Rate detailed behavioral descriptions of the levels of competency demonstration and provide optional comments.
3) Use a sophisticated matrix to rate competencies using different dimensions and weights. For example, how well was the competency demonstrated, how frequently was it demonstrated, how important is it, etc.
Unlike other products on the market, Halogen eAppraisal even lets you use different types of ratings for different competencies on the same form, so you can mix and match to suit your needs.
Ultimately, your company’s core competencies help define and sustain your competitive advantage. Competency management is critical for assessing employee performance, identifying opportunities for training and development, and cultivating talent pools.
One thing that we’ve learned from experience is – there’s no such thing as ‘one way fits all’. Every organization has a unique performance appraisal process, with its own review or workflow steps. Halogen eAppraisal’s configurable, automated appraisal workflow management tool makes it easy for you to automate your current process and adapt it tomorrow to meet your changing needs.
As part of your workflow, you can configure Halogen eAppraisal’s automated email reminders to send notifications to stakeholders when they have a task to perform or when their task is overdue.
With Halogen eAppraisal", you can truly have it your way! When it comes to performance management workflow, you know what works best for your organization.
The Halogen eAppraisal" dashboard makes it easy for managers and executives to track key performance indicators for employee performance. Check that progress, ratings, and goal setting are in line with expectations, and quickly get the “big picture” on the status of your overall employee performance appraisal process.
Process status: see the exact status of all appraisals and where people are at in the review process – all the time and in any level of detail – to support appraisal workflow management.
Goal status: start from the highest-level organizational objectives and drill down to the lowest level projects and initiatives that are linked to employee goals – determine whether progress is being made by individuals, groups, departments or the organization as a whole.
Competency scores: quickly see whether you are building strength in specific core or leadership competencies, determine your organization’s top competencies, see what the trend is across the organization – or by department or group, and more.
Score distribution: spot and track trends in performance appraisal scores by comparing the current scores to previous years’.
Track key performance indicators for organization goals, identify important trends and act more quickly on performance metrics.
Halogen eAppraisal" lets you establish relevant employee development activities that are tied to competencies or that support career development plans and/or goals.
You can create career and professional development plans as part of the employee performance appraisal process or independently. Halogen eAppraisal career and development planning makes it easy for you to:
Just as you can align employee and organizational goals, Halogen eAppraisal lets you link development activities to specific competencies.
This gives employees a larger context for both individual and group development activities, and helps to drive organizational alignment.
Now you no longer have to guess! Managers, leaders, HR and even your training and development personnel can see what career and/or employee development activities have been identified for employees, and easily track progress and completion using real-time reports.
This makes it easier for managers at all levels of the organization, and especially for your learning and development staff to plan, budget and manage professional and career development activities.
Ongoing employee development and training are key to developing and maintaining a high-performance workforce, but also to increasing employee satisfaction and retention.
Halogen eAppraisal’s configurable, automated email reminders notify managers and employees about upcoming tasks and remind those who are late, with no need for manual intervention. It offers tremendous flexibility in terms of the type and tone of message to be sent, the events that trigger emails, the frequency, the recipients, etc. We sometimes call it our HR “auto-nag” feature!
Free yourself from nagging – and the time and hassle it takes. Halogen eAppraisal’s automated email reminders help keep your performance appraisal process on everyone’s radar, dramatically increasing participation and on-time completion.
The beauty of Halogen eAppraisal" flexible employee evaluation forms is that they adapt to your performance appraisal system rather than imposing a narrow template or a fixed number of options. With this unique feature, it’s a breeze to configure different employee evaluation forms and competency layout styles to meet your specific performance management process and needs.
Our Employee Lifecycle Pack is a complete set of ready to use forms that support proven best-practices in talent management – from hire to retire. We’ve done the research for you, and solicited feedback from hundreds of companies just like yours. The Employee Lifecycle Pack is included free with Halogen eAppraisal, and gives you a head start by providing you with a comprehensive library of form templates that address every stage of the employment lifecycle, so you can be sure you:
The pack also includes guidelines that give you guidance, tips and tricks for creating your own highly effective forms. They provide invaluable help whether you’re modifying one of our form templates, or starting from scratch to create your own.
Creating your own performance appraisal forms is really quick and easy. But if you don’t have the time or resources, Halogen Software can create your performance review forms for you as a turnkey project. Just give us a call.
Professional looking performance evaluation forms that are easy to create and maintain are just a click away!
Let Halogen eAppraisal’s Feedback Central feedback management feature help boost employee engagement. Engaged employees are proven to be more productive and passionate, leading to higher returns.
We all know how hard it is to remember what we did 3 months ago, let alone a year ago. Because of this, performance appraisals are often skewed, focusing primarily on recent performance. Feedback Central captures in-the-moment coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams and external constituents, providing fuller, richer details come review time. Give employees what they want – accurate, meaningful feedback!
Don’t rely on your memory and potentially lose track of your employees’ performance details. By reviewing feedback received throughout the year, managers can provide a more meaningful performance appraisal and be less subjective.
Halogen’s organization-centric goal management is one of the most distinctive features of Halogen eAppraisal", and highly valued by HR professionals, managers, and C-level leaders. It’s a strategic workforce alignment tool that links organizational objectives with departmental and employee goals – and brings extreme accountability to the entire organization.
Workforce alignment empowers employees by creating ownership in the organization’s success. The result: more satisfied employees, increased retention, and business success!
Traditional employee profile applications have promised much, but delivered very little business value to the organization.
According to Bersin & Associates: “While profile management may seem like just another “bell or whistle” feature set promoted by marketing teams, we believe it is a critical aspect of this juggernaut called integrated talent management… Profile management is a key system feature to support integrated talent planning and management.” They state “Halogen customers will not have to worry” about the current problems with existing employee profiles; Halogen “does a great job!”
Transform your employee profiles into a truly useful business tool with:
Unlike other employee profile offerings on the market today, Halogen’s next generation Talent Profile categories are completely configurable, so you can gather any and all data that is important to your organization, including things like:
Your one trusted and secure source for complete employee information. You can use our free, industry-standard Talent Profile API to augment your Halogen employee profiles with data from external systems like Microsoft® Sharepoint®, Yammer, third-party talent management solutions, license and certification systems, or your HRIS. You can also use the API to send updates from your Halogen employee profiles to these same third-party systems, ensuring accurate, up-to-date employee data across the organization.
Employee profiles should be more than just another static collection of data that is incomplete or quickly out of date, and doesn’t give you the information you need.
Employees get an easy-to-use, self-service interface where they can communicate their capabilities, career goals, preferences and more. HR, managers, team leaders and decision-makers get centralized access to useful, up-to-date information to support key decisions.
Security limitations with traditional employee profile systems mean they can only provide two profile views: a “public view” that is very limited but searchable by all employees, and an administrator/manager view that shows detailed talent information that is too sensitive to be used by other members of the organization.
Halogen eAppraisal’s highly robust security model allows you to:
Launching a new project that requires special knowledge or skills? Dealing with language or culture issues with an important customer? Trying to identify the best internal candidate for an open position? Putting together a volleyball team for a charitable fundraiser? Trying to achieve overall talent mobility objectives?
Halogen’s superior, highly intuitive, role-based profile search capability lets you easily search Talent Profiles for a match. Searchers can:
Give internal recruiters, hiring managers, project leaders and others the tools they need to easily uncover hidden talent, foster collaboration and identify suitable internal candidates, every time.
Managers can easily couple Talent Profile information with data from your talent management processes, to get the information they need to make informed decisions – all from one central location. And because our suite is tightly integrated, they can access Talent Profiles from any module, wherever they support the talent process at hand.
Build organizational bench-strength with a broader understanding of individual and organizational competencies, skills and gaps so you can address them with targeted development plans.
Get a deeper understanding of your employees’ engagement in your organization and in their careers, as well as the background, experience and interests of your top performers.
Make it easier for your staff to connect and collaborate. When a project team member, hiring manager, succession planner or anyone else searches for candidates matching specific criteria, they can compare profiles, find the best match, then click a button to communicate with their ideal candidate by email – all within the Halogen Talent Management Suite".
Even seasoned managers struggle to describe the behaviors that are associated with a competency that has been scored or rated. The task can absorb precious hours of manager and HR time, fussing with the right words. Yet descriptions are what employees crave and need to better understand their performance appraisals. That’s where Halogen eAppraisal" authoring tools can really help:
Pack reviews with more meaningful, detailed and useful information that really helps employees understand the evaluation.
Halogen eAppraisal comes complete with a pre-populated and customizable spell checker and a language sensitivity checker, to ensure managers do not include misspelled or inappropriate words in their employee performance appraisals.
Check for questionable words or comments that can lead to legal headaches. Rid employee performance appraisals of embarrassing spelling mistakes. Reduce the time HR spends pouring over performance appraisals to ensure appropriate language and avoid potentially litigious comments.
Help each employee get specific feedback that is relevant to their performance.
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