Tomas G. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
now all the departments have his training in one place, making easy for everyone
The trainings are so organized that you only need time to search and select the courses do you want to complete.
Some training requires Flash, and right now that's an outdated plugin and unsupported for some web browsers
Russell K. Branche: Bankwesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
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.
Patricia C. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Our company uses Saba as a part of our training and development program. Saba is where we house our new hire orientation, training and presentation videos, and completing the performance review process each year. I rated three stars for ease of use simply because it takes multiple steps to set up a course on the platform. I find it difficult that you have to add content here, manage the class there, edit the course content somewhere else, etc. If this was all done as one feature it would make it a lot easier for client users on the back-end. Being able to delete a class is also a difficult step.
Many features we can use - upload training videos, performance reviews, tracking who has completed certain classes by building reports.
Cannot upload videos onto the platform itself - must use an outside source to house the video like YouTube or SCORM and then upload it within the Saba. Sometimes if the video file is too large it takes a long time for the video to play within the platform. Being able to create a new class and delete old classes - I don't understand why we can't delete certain classes or content or courses because there are certain subscribers but if the content is old and I choose not for those subscribers to see it, why don't I have the power to delete it?
Availability of customer service representatives. I would love to just pick up a phone and speak to someone about my technical difficulties. I often use the chat feature but I find that it takes a long time for the representative to respond back.
All around performance managment and the bonus of job descriptions.
Their talent management suite is the best I have seen anywhere. Not only it is comprehensive but it is easy to use and to administrate. Whenever you can't figure something out the support team is out of this world and will do what it takes to assist you in the mean time give you a work around if needed. The system is also easy to customize to design and complete other processes that reduce the use of paper and improve efficiency. I am thinking of things monthly to add to Halogen to streamline our HR processes.
Anything related to performance they have thought of it all. If not, I guarantee you they are working on in to launch in a new version.
The way the licenses are structured it can be expensive if you have a high turnover. Licenses are not replaceable.
The other thing is that you do get a discount to add some other products to your talent management suite, but some of them can be kind of pricey.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Made it easy for us to post our eLearning, organize and manage classroom training, and provide reporting.
I like the configurability and the many different options available, the ability to customize the look of the home page, and the power of the reporting
Saba can be a little overwhelming until you settle into the functions you actually use, reporting is powerful but can be alot to figure out