Fifth Annual Halogen User Conference to Enable Customers to Drive Strategic Talent Management for Better Business Results

Ottawa, ON — June 03, 2010 — Halogen Software’s fifth annual user conference is set to inspire customers from around the globe about how strategic talent management programs can support better business results. Taking place September 16 and 17, 2010 in Ottawa, the Conference recently opened up early-bird registration. Customers are encouraged to begin submitting speaking proposals and nominations for the third annual Bright Light Awards honoring successes in implementation, culture and bottom line results. New this year, attendees can also earn HRCI credits towards their GPHR, SPHR, or PHR certification.

The User Conference will feature value packed presentations from keynote speakers Libby Sartain, SPHR, Author and HR Advisor; Steve Roesler, Principal and Founder of The Steve Roesler Group; and Kris Dunn, Vice President of People at Daxko, social networking guru and blogger at HR Capitalist, and Fistful of Talent. Other main stage and workshop conference sessions will showcase the expertise of thought leaders such as Dr. William Rothwell on succession planning, and Donna Wright on competency assessment. Halogen experts as well as new and seasoned customers will share best practices and real-world experiences on a wide breadth of talent management topics, targetin! g the interests and needs of customers of all experience levels.

“As a speaker at Halogen Software’s 2009 User Conference, I can attest to the valuable exposure it provided for me as a professional and for my organization,” said Derek Dozer, HR Manager, Clow Water Systems. “It was a great opportunity to share my experiences and learn from others at the same time.”

Following the conference are optional, high-value training sessions that target specific levels of user experience. The training and workshop rates are a tremendous value during the conference, compared to the cost of running them at individual organizations. Ideal for new users and those who want a refresher, post-conference training provides attendees deep hands-on experience with Halogen’s entire talent management suite.

“Our fifth annual User Conference continues its tradition of offering outstanding value to our customers,” said Paul Loucks, President and CEO, Halogen Software. “Clients tell us that every year they attend they are able to find new and innovative ways to improve overall business results and raise the strategic function of their HR departments. It also provides a forum for clients to have one-on-one conversations with Halogen staff and to share their successes and suggestions.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and is strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their talent management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning and learning management. Halogen’s offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services, professional services, manufacturing and education specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services. Halogen was named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for employee performance management software in 2009 and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit


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