Five Halogen Software customers were recently named to Accounting Today’s 2012 list of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For. Published in the December issue of the magazine, the list is created annually by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group in order to identify and honor the best employers in the accounting industry.
The Halogen customers who received this employer of choice recognition include: Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP; Brown Smith Wallace, LLC; Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, P.A.; Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC and Affiliates; and Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman.
“This is the third time in four years our firm has received this recognition from Accounting Today,” said Catherine Hentges, Director, Human Resources, Brown Smith Wallace, LLC. “We have a commitment to excellence that is ingrained in our culture and reinforced through our use of Halogen. The solution gives our employees visibility into our talent processes so they have a complete and accurate picture of their performance and that empowers them. Employees see they can make a measurable difference, which has helped our firm achieve this recognition.”
According to findings released in a recent report for Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) by the American Institute of CPAs and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, ineffective talent management strategies are impacting the ability for CGMAs to meet performance targets and recruit and retain the best talent. Better alignment of their talent strategies to their business strategies can help CGMAs fully harness the skills of their people.1
With the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ for Professional Services, accounting firms and other professional services organizations can support workforce alignment and more easily provide employees the direction and performance feedback they need to be successful. By providing a more consistent and streamlined way to manage talent programs, the suite can help firms maximize their billable hours and identify and retain their top performers. The suite can easily be configured to support any kind of review process including project and engagement reviews, 360-degree feedback, goal setting, annual performance reviews and more. It gives firm partners the workforce performance data needed to make effective talent decisions while providing employees the ability to actively participate in the review process.
“At Bernard Robinson & Company, we are CPAs and advisors with an unrelenting commitment to our clients, profession and community,” said Marsha Kunz, Director of Human Resources, Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP. “Since 1947, we have continued to cultivate a firm where excellence in all endeavors is celebrated. We are deeply committed to offering exceptional professional development and career progression opportunities to our 82 professionals and 46 CPAs — Halogen supports us by providing a strong platform for this process. This recognition by Accounting Today is a reflection of our success in being able to support and build upon a culture of distinction where professionals not only want to work, but also to excel.”
Halogen continues to see strong momentum in the professional services industry, with over 340 customers using Halogen eAppraisal™ Professional Services edition to support their talent management strategies. Earlier this year, Halogen and the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA) announced a partnership to support the association’s 900+ members in building their world-class workforces.
About Halogen Software
Endorsed by thousands of HR professionals from around the world, Halogen Software (halogensoftware.com) is revolutionizing the way businesses manage their talent — and raising the bar on what you should expect from a talent management vendor. Halogen offers the first and only cloud-based talent management system that’s been purpose-built from the ground up to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. Halogen has been recognized as a market leader by all major business analysts, but even more important, has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The company has been named employer of choice over multiple years and has won numerous leadership and product innovation awards, including HR Technology Product of the Year. Halogen Software’s powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are ideal for any company that wants to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results.
1Talent Pipeline Draining Growth: Connecting Human Capital to the Growth Agenda