University Business magazine readers have honored Halogen Software with a Top Product award for product innovation in higher education in the publication's January edition. Changing strategies for higher education are driving the need for new roles and skills for staff and faculty. The Halogen eAppraisal™ module helps higher education institutions drive improved employee performance, align staff objectives with strategic priorities and improve educational and operational efficiencies.

"This award for Halogen is well deserved," says Dave Jones, Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, Housing and Food Services Division, Purdue University. "Halogen's performance management solution is helping to drive greater accountability within our organization. Our managers now look at performance management as a year-around process rather than just a once-a-year evaluation. The mentality has shifted from performance evaluation to true performance management."

Winners of the University Business Readers' Choice Top Product award were selected by the editors of the magazine from hundreds of nominations.

"It's clear that our readers rank Halogen as a top provider of performance management solutions. This is a wonderful achievement for Halogen and recognition of their commitment to meeting the needs of their customers," says JD Solomon, Editorial Director of University Business.

The Halogen Talent Management Suite™ for Education provides education specific competencies, coaching and development tips, goal management and process flexibility to meet the unique performance management needs of staff in higher education. In addition, the solution can be used to capture employee knowledge and skills that reach beyond current job descriptions — enabling institutions to tap into to a wealth of talent that was previously difficult to identify, track and integrate with short- and long-term strategies. With Halogen's performance management solution, higher education institutions are better positioned to quickly identify any requirements or gaps across the organization, develop talent pools for succession planning, and stay competitive.