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Halogen Software and CPP to Deliver Industry First: Integrating Myers-Briggs® Assessment with Leading Talent Management Solution

July 29, 2013

Exclusive agreement makes world’s most popular personality assessment
simple to leverage across all talent programs

OTTAWA, ON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Halogen Software
(TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud based talent management
solutions, and CPP, Inc., the Myers-Briggs(®) company, today announced an exclusive reseller partnership to integrate
CPP’s MBTI(®)Complete into the Halogen Talent Management Suite(TM). For the first time, organizations will be able to access their
employees’ personality insights through a talent management suite and
use this data to improve coaching, communication and collaboration
across the organization and within various talent processes.

Studies show that aligning skills, behaviors and personality styles with
business strategy is critical to improving organizational performance.(1) Often however, personality assessments are filed away, or provide value
to only a limited set of people within the organization because the
insight is not broadly shared. Integrating MBTI assessment results into
the Halogen Talent Management Suite overcomes this challenge, allowing
the personality-based insights to be easily retained and shared among
users. Using the insights from these assessments across the
organization’s talent programs can help foster improved understanding,
communication and productivity.

“MBTI is a well adopted model to assess personality, used widely to help
employees understand how to work well together,” said Josh Bersin,
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte. “By
embedding the Myers Briggs assessment and type descriptions into talent
management software, companies can easily and efficiently help their
employees understand how to work better together, build better teams,
and create more effective leaders.”

Because all the modules in the Halogen Talent Management Suite are built
from the ground up to work together seamlessly, the integration of MBTI
assessment insights into the talent lifecycle is particularly powerful
and intuitive for the user. Here are some examples of how the
integration touch points can support high performance, and enrich
collaboration and communication — all within one talent management user

        --  Better performance and self-awareness: Enhance collaboration
            and teamwork across the organization by helping employees
            understand their own tendencies and preferences and how to best
            work with other personality types.
        --  Improved coaching skills: Help managers become more effective
            at communicating performance feedback by taking into
            consideration their employees' personality types.
        --  Enhanced leadership development: Help managers build their
            leadership competencies, ensuring employees are more motivated,
            productive, and satisfied.
        --  Broader succession planning: Develop talent pools by leveraging
            employee strengths and complementing development gaps to meet
            future leadership demands.
        --  Improved learning programs: Use assessment data to recommend
            courses based on an employee's identified development

To view a visual representation of these touch points and benefits


“Like Halogen Software, CPP is focused on helping organizations make
better talent decisions and improve the performance of their people,”
said Dennis Diligent, Vice President, U.S. Sales and Professional
Services, CPP. “The use of assessments within the Halogen solution can
help organizations optimize the inherent strengths within their
workforce, target development objectives to align with business goals,
and engage employees through insightful succession planning — all
important factors in developing a high-performing workforce.”

CPP’s MBTI(®)Complete features the Myers-Briggs assessment and a basic gold standard
interpretation all in one package. The Halogen Talent Management Suite
is an organically built cloud-based solution that reinforces and drives
higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that
is recruiting, performance management, learning and development,
succession planning or compensation. And with Halogen’s role-based
security, employees and organizations will have the ability to control
access to assessment results to meet privacy standards.

“We’re thrilled to deliver this industry first combination to the market
with CPP, and to partner with an organization that shares the same
customer focus as Halogen,” said Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing and
Business Development, Halogen Software. “This partnership and offering
reinforces our unrelenting commitment to help our customers build world
class workforces.”

Availability: Scheduled for release in the second half of 2013.

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 Exploring Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware.

About CPP – The people development people

At CPP, our only job is to help you be a better people development
professional and, in turn, help every employee flourish.  While we’re
best known for our products like the Myers-Briggs assessment, CPP is
also a group of people who can offer you the information, guidance, and
support you need.  We offer solutions to help you improve
organizational performance and address whatever challenges you face -
from team building, leadership and coaching, and conflict management to
career development, selection, and retention.  Perhaps that’s why
millions of individuals in more than 170 countries use our products
each year.  They include people at Fortune 500 companies and businesses
of all sizes, as well as educators, government agencies, and training
and development consultants.  CPP’s world-renowned brands include the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(®) (MBTI(®)), Strong Interest Inventory(®), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO(®), CPI 260(®), and California Psychological Inventory(TM) (CPI(TM)) instruments. Let’s make
a difference together. Talk to us today to see how: 800-624-1765, www.cpp.com, The Myers-Briggs(®) experts. Subscribe to CPP’s blog:  http://www.cppblogcentral.com/ or follow the MBTI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thembti

(1) Talent Assessment Strategies: A Decision Guide for Organizational
, Aberdeen Group


Source: PR Newswire