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Bright Lights in Talent Management Recognized at Halogen Customer Conference

 Bright Lights in Talent Management Recognized at Halogen Customer Conference

PR Newswire

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013

Leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions honors four
customers for outstanding achievements

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) recognized
four top performers in talent management at its annual Bright Lights awards
ceremony, held during its Customer Conference in Henderson, Nevada on
September 23. Conference attendees took a break from the conference sessions
to recognize the outstanding achievements of organizations that have
implemented Halogen's talent management solutions.

The winners of this year's awards were:

  *Dazzling Implementation: Community Care received this year's Dazzling
    Implementation award for its rollout of multiple Halogen solutions. In 10
    months Community Care implemented the Halogen Job Description Builder™,
    Halogen eAppraisal™ and Halogen eLearning Manager™ modules for more than
    1,000 employees, across 17 sites in 11 counties. Branded 'USucceed', the
    new talent management system has helped Community Care transition to a
    common review period and create a culture where employees are highly
    invested in talent management and overall organizational success.

  *Bright Bottom Line Award: UW Credit Union received the Bright Bottom Line
    award in recognition of driving strong ROI from its implementation of
    Halogen solutions. As a result of implementing the Halogen eAppraisal and
    Halogen eCompensation™ modules, UW Credit Union has realized higher than
    average customer satisfaction scores and consistent improvement in
    year-over-year employee engagement scores. The credit union has also
    reduced the time it takes for HR to manage appraisals from 120 to 20 hours
    and decreased managers' time doing administrative work by 60 percent.

  *Brilliant Corporate Culture Award: Kansas City Southern Railway won the
    Brilliant Corporate Culture award by leveraging Halogen solutions to drive
    cultural change and development within the organization. Using the Halogen
    Talent Management Suite to support its talent goals, Kansas City Southern
    Railway recruited and retained the necessary talent to meet future
    requirements, has aligned training and development to increase employee
    retention, and has built a strong roster of talent for future senior
    leadership roles. The organization is focused on coaching and development
    as part of its ongoing talent management strategy and employees are taking
    accountability for their performance.

  *Strategic Vision Award: Black River Memorial Hospital is the first-time
    recipient of the Strategic Vision award. This new award category
    recognizes a Halogen customer who has achieved significant outcomes using
    Halogen's talent management solutions to move its organization's strategic
    vision forward. Black River Memorial Hospital was recognized for using
    Halogen solutions to help reach its vision of achieving the highest
    quality patient care. The hospital dramatically increased its scores for
    patient perception of care, moving from the 70th percentile to the 95th
    percentile. It also exceeded benchmarks for employee engagement, scoring
    higher than the industry average, and increased its net operating margin
    from below one percent in 2008 to 9.6 percent in 2011.

"Being recognized with the Bright Bottom Line Award reflects the commitment UW
Credit Union has in creating a culture of high performance and high
engagement," said Kate Adametz Jenkins, Talent Management Consultant III.
"Halogen is the super glue that aligns our performance management practices
across the organization and as a result, it helps support overall credit union
effectiveness and efficiency."

To view a photo of Kate Adametz Jenkins receiving the Bright Bottom Line award
from Paul Loucks, click here:

http://www.halogensoftware.com/_images/bright-bottom-line-award-recipient.jpg

Raising Funds for the International Red Cross
While there was a time for recognition of accomplishments, Halogen also
continued its strong tradition of giving back. At the Halogen Customer
Conference this year, customers had the opportunity to test their knowledge
during the Be Brilliant HR Trivia Challenge to raise funds for the
International Red Cross. For each person who played this fun interactive game,
Halogen made a donation to the International Red Cross.

About Halogen Software
Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent
management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across
all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management,
learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 1,750
customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader
by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction
ratings in the industry. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use
solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by
organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned,
inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information,
visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's
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SOURCE HALOGEN SOFTWARE

Contact:

Melany Gallant
Manager, Public Relations
Halogen Software
613-270-1011 x 4338
mgallant@halogensoftware.com