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NASCO Makes Organizational Alignment a Reality with Halogen Software

Leading IT healthcare insurance solutions provider uses Halogen to improve workforce planning and to support three-year strategic talent management roadmap

Ottawa, ON - January 6, 2014 - A leading provider of healthcare insurance IT solutions, NASCO, has selected Halogen's performance management, succession planning and learning management solutions to support its three-year talent management vision. Using Halogen's talent management solutions, NASCO aims to gain efficiency, improve workforce planning and create a highly optimized workforce by 2015.

NASCO's new talent management process with Halogen's solution makes organizational alignment a priority. Individual employees are now creating goals that tie directly into larger corporate goals, and associates are engaged in managing their own performance and development.

"Thanks to Halogen's talent management solutions, we've been able to make organizational alignment a reality. By ensuring associate goals are linked to organizational imperatives, we're in a much better place to achieve our vision as an organization," says Barbara Bell-Dees, Vice President, Human Resources & People Services at NASCO.

Using Halogen's solutions NASCO is able to centralize its talent management functions and data in one location. This ability coupled with the system's ease of use, are among several reasons NASCO selected Halogen as its talent management partner.

According to Bell-Dees, NASCO also chose Halogen because of the talent management vendor's reputation for delivering world class customer service: "It was comforting to know that we were choosing a company who is number one in customer service. As an organization, we are committed to delivering world class customer service and we selected Halogen because they share our values."

A cross-functional team selected and helped implement the Halogen eAppraisal™ Financial Services and Halogen eSuccession™ modules to ensure buy-in at all levels of the organization and drive associate accountability in the process. The team plans to roll out the Halogen eLearning Manager™ module to the organization as the next phase of the implementation.

"We've been seeing a lot of 'ah ha' moments with our staff coming to us and saying how easy and intuitive the system is to use," says Kim Ziprik, Manager, Organizational Development at NASCO. "Halogen has been more than a vendor to us; they've been a real business partner in our talent management journey. We always feel heard and well served."

The Halogen Talent Management Suite™ is built from the ground up to drive higher employee performance across all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. All the modules in the suite integrate fully and seamlessly, providing a consistent and intuitive experience for all users, while supporting organizations in developing their human capital as a strategic, sustained competitive advantage.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software 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: Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog: or follow Halogen Software on Twitter:


Founded in 1987, NASCO provides information technology solutions exclusively for Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Health Plans. NASCO's single-system claims processing solution is designed to ensure that our Blue Plan members' insurance claims are paid accurately and efficiently. Annually, NASCO processes more than 250 million claims, serving close to 20 million members. To learn more about NASCO, visit:

Contact information:

Melany Gallant

Manager, Public Relations

Halogen Software

613-270-1011 x 4338