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  • nonprofit hub
    Hub Staff

    Why Your HR Department Needs to Accept Social Technology

    Infographic

    November 7, 2013

    Social media provides so much for the people who fully embrace it as their own, molding their social media profiles to fit their personalities, and not the other way around. Everything that it has the potential to provide is something your nonprofit’s HR department needs to look into.

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  • HR Bartender
    Sharlyn Lauby

    Learn How to Flow Chart Your Business Processes

    November 5, 2013

    When companies are considering process changes, creating a flow chart of the current process can be extremely valuable. It can show us where we’ve “dead ends” or “infinity loops” have surfaced. You know what I’m talking about. When employees are supposed to get approval from someone – but that someone doesn’t exist. Or when they actually find that someone, they’re sent back to the start of the process. It can be incredibly aggravating. Not to mention the drain on productivity.

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  • Human Resource Executive Online
    Larry Stevens

    Customizing Their Careers

    Some companies are going the extra distance to help their employees take charge of their careers, whether they want to move up, sideways or to a completely new function altogether.

    November 5, 2013

    At many companies, career advancement is a bit like an elevator: first floor ... second floor ... third floor. Employees move along predetermined vertical career paths from supervisor to department head to manager, or they get stuck on one of the floors.

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  • Forbes
    Josh Bersin

    The 9 Hottest Trends In HR Technology ... And Many Are Disruptive

    October 21, 2013

    I just completed several weeks of HR conferences (four vendor conferences, the HR Technology Conference, SuccessConnect, and LinkedIn TalentConnect) and want to share some insights on key directions in HR technology.
    Here are the 9 biggest trends I see taking place, many of which are highly disruptive.

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  • Bloomberg BNA
    Bulletin to Management

    Most HR Departments Lagging Behind In Integrating Technology, Survey Reveals

    October 15, 2013

    The majority of human resources departments have only partially integrated the technology available to them with their HR processes, a survey of HR professionals reveals.

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  • HR Zone
    SilkRoad HR

    Onboarding hindered by lack of time, not budget

    October 15, 2013

    The majority of companies undertake onboarding in order to improve employee productivity (39%) and engagement (31%), yet a perceived lack of time can put a spanner in the works, according to research by SilkRoad, providers of talent management SaaS solutions.

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  • Ragan Public Relations
    Jennifer King

    What to do in your first 30 days on the job

    How crafting an elevator pitch, interviewing your boss and being cautiously ambitious will make you an all-star new hire.

    October 11, 2013

    Taking the time to explore the business will help you understand how your work supports departmental and corporate objectives. According to Tracy McCarthy, senior vice president of human resources for SilkRoad Technology, that's the biggest difference between average and exceptional employees.

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  • Talentbrander
    Red Maxwell

    HR Tech Roundup

    October 10, 2013

    Each year the hoi polloi of HR geekery converge to meet at the HR Tech Conference. In case you didn't attend the conference in person last week in Las Vegas, here's a quick roundup of some of the notable vendor releases and intros.

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  • Training Zone
    Nicholas Roi

    How to improve business performance

    September 23, 2013

    Nicholas Roi, MD SilkRoad UK, explains how companies can drive exceptional business performance and agility within the next five years.

    The last ten years have seen substantial growth in the perceived importance of HR and talent management within organisations. I say "perceived" because HR has always been important; what has changed recently is the recognition of talent management as a crucial business function, it is no longer an afterthought managed by administrative teams.

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  • Training Zone
    Nicholas Roi

    Beyond the appraisal

    September 23, 2013

    Nicholas Roi, managing director of SilkRoad, a provider of talent management software, explains the importance of joining the dots between an employee’s appraisal and their ongoing development plan.

    For some, the word appraisal is enough to induce a cold sweat. It may come but once a year, but it has a reputation as one of the most dreaded appointments in an employee’s diary. It’s an unfortunate reaction given that the appraisal plays a vital role in the management of a worker's long-term career development.

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  • Talent Management
    Katie Kuehner-Hebert

    Practice Makes Perfect: Does It Work?

    August 23, 2013

    Phoenix-based medical device company Ulthera Inc. is integrating all five modules of SilkRoad’s talent management suite into a single sign on. The company will launch the rebranded social component, Point, to optimize engagement among its corporate employees and field representatives, said Stacie Mallen, the firm’s vice president of human resources.

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  • peHUB
    Luisa Beltran

    SilkRoad Closes $16 Mln Financing Round

    August 22, 2013

    Keating Capital said it made a $1 million convertible note investment in SilkRoad, an existing portfolio company. The investment by Keating is part of a $16 million growth financing round for SilkRoad. Other participants in the financing include Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners and Crosslink Ventures. Chicago-based SilkRoad provides cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses.

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  • Software Advice
    Alan S. Horowitz

    How HR Professionals Can Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table

    August 21, 2013

    It should go without saying that, to get anywhere, you first must be technically proficient in HR matters. According to Tony Preston, senior vice president of business strategy at SilkRoad, a provider of HR solutions, and former head of HR for a 5,000-person software company, any business that will even consider you for a more advanced role will expect you to first possess in-depth HR experience. This includes understanding key issues in corporate culture and having knowledge about compensation, compliance and so forth.

    “These things are still very, very important,” Preston says. “They are what gets you a ticket to the dance. But once you’re there, you need more than vertical expertise to move forward.”

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  • Talent Management
    Katie Kuehner-Hebert

    A Suite Offering: Buy, Build and Borrow

    August 15, 2013

    SilkRoad Technology built its social platform as a native part of its talent management products. The idea was to have like-minded workers connect via learning activities, performance reviews and other HR tasks, as well as to groups for information sharing, said Thomas Boyle, the Chicago-based company’s director of product marketing. “Even in group forums sometimes there is a little too much noise, but connecting with individuals can give them a more targeted stream of content.”

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  • pandodaily
    Fritz Nelson

    The bubble around talent and human capital management is too big

    August 14, 2013

    Just this week, SilkRoad (the HCM company), raised a Series D round of $16 million, bringing the company’s total raised capital to $145 million. SilkRoad CEO John Shackleton says the latest round was bridge funding from existing investors, and that he’ll be seeking another $35 million from new investors in the next year or so. SilkRoad is also said to be considering an IPO, which Shackleton confirms, but he obviously won’t discuss timing.

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  • digitalmediawire

    SilkRoad Raises $16 Million

    August 13, 2013

    VentureBeat reports that SilkRoad, the provider of human resources and talent management software, has raised $16 million. The company is based in Chicago and assists small and medium sized companies to search, select and retain employees. Currently, the company holds more than 1800 customers across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. “SilkRoad is at the forefront of a growing global opportunity to serve the evolving HR needs of the mid-market,”“We’ve forged a distinctive path as an HCM provider by offering industry-leading innovation to under-served markets, and we’re poised for continued growth.” said John Shackleton, the CEO of SilkRoad.

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  • built in chicago
    Carlin Sack

    Social Talent Management Solution SilkRoad Snatches Up $16M in Series D Round

    August 13, 2013

    Chicago’s talent management software company SilkRoad just raised $16 million in a Series D round, landing the company’s total funding at $145 million since it was founded in 2003. The round, which was raised from existing investors and was led by Silicon Valley’s Foundation Capital, will position SilkRoad for more product innovation in its cloud-based talent management system, specifically for a software solution called Life Suite, CEO John Shackleton said.

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  • Reuters
    Jolie O'Dell

    Funding Daily: Beyond the Hyperloop

    August 13, 2013

    SilkRoad, a provider of human resources and talent management software in the cloud, has raised $16 million in new funding, the company announced today. Successful businesses such as Workday and Taleo (now owned by Oracle) have already shown that HR-focused software provided via the cloud can be extraordinarily valuable, so SilkRoad is in a ripe market. Research firm IDC forecasts the worldwide human capital management (HCM) market at $11 billion for 2016. In 2011, the HCM market was $7.5 billion.

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  • Dow Jones
    Scott Denne

    SilkRoad Gets $16M Bridge Amid Continuing Investments in HR Software

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad Technology Inc . has raised $16 million in bridge financing from its existing investors to cope with higher demand for software to manage human resources.

    The funding comes from backers including Azure Capital Partners , Crosslink Capital, Foundation Capital, Intel Capital and Keating Capital . The company will likely add to the round next year and assign a valuation to it at that time, said John Shackleton , its chief executive.

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Daily Startup: Bio-Based Chemicals Startup OPX Seeks Funding

    August 12, 2013

    Also in today’s VentureWire, Nutrition tracking tool MyFitnessPal LLC has closed a whopping $18 million Series A round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Accel Partners…InsideView Inc., a provider of customer intelligence information, has raised $19 million in Series D funding led by Split Rock Partners to expand beyond its sales audience…and SilkRoad Technology Inc. has raised $16 million in bridge financing from its existing investors to cope with higher demand for software to manage human resources.

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  • DealBook
    WILLIAM ALDEN

    Fresh Scrutiny for Wall Street Analysts

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, a talent management technology start-up, raised $16 million in financing, bringing its total money raised to $145 million, the company announced on Monday. Investors included Foundation Capital and Intel Capital.

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  • Venture Beat
    Sean Ludwig

    SilkRoad grabs $16M to push forward cloud-based HR and talent apps

    August 12, 2013

    "SilkRoad is at the forefront of a growing global opportunity to serve the evolving HR needs of the mid-market," SilkRoad CEO and President John Shackleton said in a statement. "We’ve forged a distinctive path as an HCM provider by offering industry-leading innovation to under-served markets, and we’re poised for continued growth."

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  • Fortune
    Dan Primack

    Venture capital deals

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, a Chicago-based provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has raised $16 million in new VC funding. Backers include Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners, Keating Capital and Crosslink Ventures, SilkRoad has now raised a total of $145 million

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  • Crain's Chicago Business
    John Pletz

    SilkRoad raises $16 million in venture funding

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, the human-resources software company founded by Andrew "Flip" Filipowski, has raised another $16 million in venture capital.

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  • FinSMEs

    SilkRoad Raises $16M in Growth Financing

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, a Chicago, IL-based global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, raised $16m in growth financing. Investors included Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners, Keating Capital (NASDAQ: KIPO), and Crosslink Ventures. The company intends to use the capital for product innovation across its software.

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  • Xconomy

    SilkRoad Technology Lands $16,000,000 New Funding

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad technology, inc. specializes in talent management solutions that offer a unique blend of systems and services that enable companies to gain competitive advantage through optimum alignment of employee performance with organizational goals.

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  • VentureBeat
    Jolie O'Dell

    Funding Daily: Beyond the Hyperloop

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, a provider of human resources and talent management software in the cloud, has raised $16 million in new funding, the company announced today. Successful businesses such as Workday and Taleo (now owned by Oracle) have already shown that HR-focused software provided via the cloud can be extraordinarily valuable, so SilkRoad is in a ripe market. Research firm IDC forecasts the worldwide human capital management (HCM) market at $11 billion for 2016. In 2011, the HCM market was $7.5 billion.

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  • pandodaily

    SilkRoad raises $16M for cloud-based talent management

    August 12, 2013

    Chicago-based cloud talent management company SilkRoad has raised $16 million in growth financing from Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners, Keating Capital, and Crosslink Ventures. The round brings the ten-year-old company to $178 million in total financing.

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  • Tech Investor News

    SilkRoad grabs $16M to push forward cloud-based HR and talent apps

    August 12, 2013

    SilkRoad, a provider of human resources and talent management software in the cloud, has raised $16 million in new funding.

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  • HC Online
    Cameron Edmond

    Social media policies "critical" to workplaces

    July 30, 2013

    Regardless of employers encouraging or discouraging it, employees are accessing social media while at work. A 2012 report from SilkRoad Technologies that surveyed 1,105 employees found that 75% of workers access social media from personal devices at least once a day, with 60% accessing multiple times.

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  • Wired
    John Shackleton

    The Role of Services in a SaaS-Dominated World

    July 12, 2013

    Whether deploying CRM, marketing automation, or talent management technology, organizations adopt cloud computing with the goal of standardizing and centralizing processes, reducing costs and driving results.

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  • Business News Daily
    David Mielach

    11 Resume Myths Busted: Realities Revealed

    July 12, 2013

    Crafting the perfect résumé is a hard-enough challenge before trying to factor in all the myths there are about the process. However, some of those common myths — including your résumé can't be more than one page or it's OK to have some white lies on your résumé — hold very little water among companies looking to hire employees. To separate fact from fiction, several experts gave the truth behind some of their favorite myths on what companies look for in a résumé.

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  • Forbes
    Josh Bersin

    The 9 Hottest Trends in Corporate Recruiting

    July 4, 2013

    The corporate recruiting market just gets hotter and hotter. We just returned from a two week tour through Europe and attended the iRecruit conference in Amsterdam, where we had the opportunity to talk with dozens of top recruiting managers.

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  • ERE.Net
    Tom Boyle

    Recruiting Goes Mainstream With Reality TV, Exposing Tech Divide Between Corporate and Executive Recruiters

    July 2, 2013

    With more than 11.8 million unemployed Americans (and millions more globally) it only makes sense for anything recruiting or hiring-related to get a lot of attention. In fact, recruiting has gone mainstream enough to garner not only national attention from businesses and their C-suites, but also its own reality TV show.

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  • Customer Magazine
    Paula Bernier

    SilkRoad Helps Smooth the Ride for Employees

    June 24, 2013

    Investing in solutions that address employee lifecycle can result in big returns for businesses, according to recent research from Aberdeen and SilkRoad.

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  • HR Bartender
    Sharlyn Lauby

    Corporate Training Can't Ignore Mobile

    June 19, 2013

    Bringing mobile into organizations takes time and a well-thought out plan. During this year’s SilkRoad Connections conference, Cindy Riddle, one of SilkRoad’s instructional designers, shared their journey to embracing mobile learning as a company. She used a 4-phase model to outline how mobile can be incorporated into your existing learning strategy.

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  • TLNT
    Tim Sackett

    Lessons From SHRM Chicago: The 3 Big Misnomers About HR Technology

    June 19, 2013

    One of the big things that hits you right across the face when attending SHRM’s national conference is all the technology that is being peddled at the event.

    Hundreds of companies are all there competing for your HR dollar on how they are going to make your HR life easier. The problem is, I don’t really get what these companies really do! There’s no real differentiation amongst any of them, and I actually follow the industry.

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  • BrandonHall Group
    Stacey Harris

    SilkRoad: Treat Your Employees as You Want Them to Treat Your Customers

    June 18, 2013

    Flip Filipowski, SilkRoad's highly enigmatic and outspoken leader, opened his Connections user conference in mid-May with a comment that he wasn't really thanking his customers, but rather he was thanking his employees. In other words, in Flip’s opinion if he treats his employees well they will treat the customers well. My conversations that week at the users conference definitely showed that to be the case. Many of SilkRoad's customers are loyal fans, due mostly to their relationship with someone at SilkRoad.

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  • Talent Management

    Firms Still Figuring Out Internal Use of Social Media

    Just more than half of employers say they use social media for internal communication and community building, but most are not convinced it is effective.

    June 11, 2013

    Even though social media has vastly changed the way people communicate in their personal lives, the medium's use in the corporate space is still struggling to find its footing.

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  • ASTD
    Ann Pace

    Emerging Challenges in Employee Engagement

    A lack of formal engagement programs and generational differences are the main barriers to employee engagement.

    June 8, 2013

    In a recent online survey by cloud-based social talent management solutions provider SilkRoad, 781 HR professionals revealed their companies' employee engagement practices.

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  • HRE Online
    Steve Boese

    A Small Reminder of HR Tech’s Greatness

    For small to mid-size businesses, even basic HR technologies can drive meaningful business value -- a reminder to us all of HR tech’s real promise.

    June 7, 2013

    Recently, at an event put on by HR software provider SilkRoad, which focuses on the SMB market segment (lots of customers in the under-1,000-employee category), I was reminded again how so many seemingly easy or simple or "How is it in 2013 you are still doing that on paper?" kinds of technology applications remain incredibly relevant for many, many employers. I sat in on presentations from small organizations about the value of moving new-hire processing online from stacks of paper, and the cost and time savings involved in making that switch. Other HR leaders shared how, prior to having an automated tool for performance management, they had never been able to even conduct formal performance reviews.

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  • Business Software
    Chris Chang

    The Rise of Talent Management

    June 6, 2013

    In 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a survey on 313 global CEOs, CFOs, and HR Directors from companies with over $10 million in revenue and 45 percent of them from companies with over $1 billion in annual revenue. The survey, Talent pipeline draining growth: Connecting human capital to the growth agenda, found that “43 percent of respondents partially attributed the failure of their firms to achieve key financial targets to ineffective people management, while 40 percent said it had reduced their company’s ability to innovate.” Additionally, 40 percent of respondents believed that “while their firm had a lot of data regarding human capital, its usefulness was questionable and that they did not receive enough data-based insights or analysis to help their firm with human resource planning.” Employees are the single largest investment every company has to make, yet most companies have inadequate tools and metrics to accurately analyze and monitor their effect on the company. Current Human Resource Management Software is often outdated and incapable of giving employers the information they need to make better business decisions.

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  • HRO Today
    Kyle Lagunas

    ATS 2.0

    Technology is pushing the market forward to offer recruiters the much sought after competitive advantage.

    June 5, 2013

    One area where hiring organizations need the most help is on their career page. Tom Boyle, director of product marketing at SilkRoad, explains, "Your career site is the first chance you have to engage
a candidate. In a market where there aren't a lot of qualified candidates, you’re selling people on your company as much as they’re selling themselves to you."

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  • HRO Today
    Debbie Bolla

    Technology Reigns

    The top disruptors were crowned at the HRO Today Forum in Philadelphia.

    May 31, 2013

    To select our 2013 TekTonic winners, HRO Today magazine identified top providers throughout the HR industry and solicited nominations through a Web-based research tool for each category. After submissions were received, the HRO Today staff conducted research and read submitted documentation to determine the winners.

    HRMS Suite Winner.
    Solution: HeartBeat
    Provider: SilkRoad

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  • Forbes
    Josh Bersin

    7 Reasons HR Technology Is So Hot Today

    May 31, 2013

    We just published new research on HR technology buying trends and the market is hotter than ever. As companies start a new war for talent, this $14+ billion market continues to explode with growth. Fast fact: 57% of companies plan to make a major new HR software purchase in the next 18 months.

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  • Baseline
    Samuel Greengard

    Building-Clouds-That-Are-Flexible-and-Secure

    At the heart of the cloud issue is how to design and build clouds that deliver maximum flexibility and agility, while providing the highest level of security.

    May 30, 2013

    In many instances, clouds are helping companies gain collaboration and workflow capabilities that wouldn't have been possible only a few years ago. In addition, many of these organizations benefit from lower CAPEX costs, as well as an ability to plug in new infrastructure, software and platforms with minimal IT staff and resources.

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  • Yahoo! News
    Aaron Guerrero

    7 Tips For Checking Facebook at Work

    May 29, 2013

    Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy laws that bar employers from hiring or firing employees for not surrendering an account username or password. Social media privacy laws have been introduced or are pending in 35 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislators, an organization that tracks legislation at the state level. Since the beginning of this year, five states - including Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Washington - have enacted legislation that prohibits employers from accessing social media passwords of employees.

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  • Business 2 Community
    Dan Schawbel

    5 Ways To Use Social Media To Support Your Company

    May 29, 2013

    Years ago, there was a stigma around social media. Many companies ignored it simply because they didn’t understand it. Worse yet, they feared using social media and even blocked all the networks from employee use at work. Times have obviously changed, and now more than ever before companies can empower employees to leverage their own social graph for the company’s benefit. In a Proskauer Study, they found that more than 40 percent of employers considered it an advantage to allow employees to use social media for both business and non-business use. Today, it’s normal to work for a company that has an internal social network and for people to promote their company work on their personal blog and/or on social networks. Employees who use social networks in support of their company become more valuable and effective in their work. I know this because I was one of those employees. I ‘crowdsourced’ answers to my questions on Twitter, and was able to leverage my status as a social media expert to get my company PR.

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  • onrec

    Online Recruitment Magazine Big Debate: Can you use Social Media to recruit?

    May 24, 2013

    Today social networks form a major platform from which recruiters source and interact with prospective candidates. But internal hiring managers are missing a trick when it comes to using social media to recognise and optimise the talent already in their organisations. Talent management software, which incorporates social media functionality, can help organisations to better understand their workforces through social collaboration and learning. By encouraging employees to share content and expertise with each other, companies will know which internal candidates are best qualified to fill vacancies during recruitment drives, thereby narrowing the gap between social networking and talent management.

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  • HR Bartender
    Sharlyn Lauby

    Using Employee Opinion Surveys to Drive Engagement

    May 23, 2013

    According to SilkRoad’s TalentTalk Research Program, the most popular way companies measure employee engagement is via their annual employee survey (59%). Since employee surveys should never be done haphazardly, this puts the development, implementation and communication of an employee survey front and center.

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  • Steve Boese's HR Technology
    Steve

    Thinking about what no one knows they're missing

    May 22, 2013

    A couple of months ago I posted about the continuing advances in driverless vehicle technology, and the implications on work and worker's commutes to the office in an environment where essentially, everyone has a technological chauffeur to ferry them to their job. My point in the piece was, more or less, that driverless vehicle technology would potentially one day add hours of 'productive' time to a commuter's day - taking calls, reading documents, even creating and writing while on the go. Freed from the task of actually driving the car, the driver becomes a passenger - and gains the benefits from reduced stress, (driverless cars probably won't pass on their road rage to you), and more flexibility.

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  • Lance Haun - Life between the brackets
    Lance Haun

    The Uncomfortable Reality of HR Today

    May 22, 2013

    I'll tell you what I saw: I saw a product that got out of its own way, allowed HR pros to do their job better, and to push employers toward a more progressive and engaged workforce. What I saw were HR pros driven by compliance, efficiency, old-school executive thinking, and squeezing value out of the product without making things uncomfortable at their job.

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  • Bersin
    Dr. Katherine Jones

    HCM Partners Bring Human Capital Management to NetSuite ERP

    May 21, 2013

    While many of today’s talent management suite providers are extending their talent management capabilities to become full HR providers and HR providers hasten to add talent management support, NetSuite, a cloud-based ERP solution that includes e-commerce, professional services, and financials, has partnered to provide its customers with increased HCM functionality.

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  • 1 to 1 Media
    Cynthia Clark

    6 Tips to Immerse Off-Site Employees

    May 20, 2013

    More organizations are including home-based work among their benefits. However, business leaders need to have a sound strategy to retain high levels of engagement among their remote employees.

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  • CFO
    David McCann

    Anatomy of a Buying Decision

    A CFO seeks and finds an HR technology solution to address some very-specific needs.

    May 14, 2013

    This is the fifth of five articles in a special report looking at the buying of HR technology from a CFO’s point of view. Also included are: Why Upgrade Your HR Systems?; What Kind of HR Automation Do You Need?; Making a Mess of People-System Purchases, which explores pitfalls to avoid; and HR Tech Vendors: Who’s Out There?

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  • HRM Online
    Rose Sneyd

    Onboarding and the bottom line

    May 13, 2013

    An excellent onboarding process has a real, positive impact on a business’s bottom line, according to new research commissioned by SilkRoad. The latter commissioned a report by Aberdeen that examined the use, experiences, and intentions of enterprises using strategic onboarding initiatives. The research was conducted in January and February of this year, and involved 230 organisations of diverse size in North America, predominantly, but also in the Asia-Pacific region.

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  • TechTarget
    Emma Snider

    Offboarding automation reduces risk, manual labor

    May 10, 2013

    In the midst of today's "war for talent," recruiting and onboarding are top priorities for HR departments. But experts stress that the opposite end of the employee lifecycle -- offboarding -- is equally important. But many HR departments do not have an automated process in place, which can create risk.

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  • TLNT
    Dr. John Sullivan

    Top Performers: Here’s Why Their Employee Referrals Are Golden

    May 10, 2013

    That means that top performers have an incredibly high ROI because they produce more than four times more; however, they are generally paid less than 20 percent over an average worker in the same job.

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  • SmallBiz Technology
    Carolyn Crummey

    Take Human Resources (HR) Past Payroll and Turn It Into A System That Grows Your Business

    May 6, 2013

    April knows that HR is not the first thing that small businesses focus on, especially when starting out, but knows that as most businesses grow, the desire to automate core HR functions through the use of technology begins to fall to the forefront. Manual processing of HR functions is time consuming and with new regulations coming into play with the Affordable Care Act, which requires businesses to report on benefit offerings and their affordability, businesses face more processing and reporting and failure to report accurate information could lead to additional time and cost ramifications.

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  • Fox Business
    Emily Driscoll

    How Grads Can Negotiate a Salary and Benefits Package

    May 6, 2013

    Salary negotiations are hard for even the most seasoned workers, but for college students fresh on the job market, the process can be intimidating. While talking about money can be uncomfortable, the discussion is necessary because it will determine grads’ starting income and potentially set the bar for future earnings.

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  • Fox Business
    Emily Driscoll

    4 Interview Mistakes Grads Should Avoid

    May 6, 2013

    According to a 2012 study conducted by York College of Pennsylvania concerning professionalism in the workplace, 29% of college grads show up late for job interviews, 40% don’t dress appropriately and nearly 1 in 4 show poor verbal skills including grammatical gaffs.

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  • ERE.Net
    Dr. John Sullivan

    Top Performers Produce 4x More Output and Higher Quality Referrals

    May 6, 2013

    Just like on the business side of the enterprise where the 80/20 rule prevails (80 percent of your profit comes from 20 percent of your products) there should be a similar 80/20 rule covering employee performance. This disproportional impact means that despite the fact that many in HR are enamored with the practice of “treating everyone equally,” it turns out that that approach may be well-intentioned but misguided because in business, just like sports and entertainment, top performers have a significantly higher business impact than the average. Top performers need to be prioritized.

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  • Training Journal
    Andrew 'Flip' Filipowski

    Five years to better business performance

    May 3, 2013

    The last ten years have seen substantial growth in the perceived importance of talent management within organisations. I say "perceived" because this has always been important; what has changed recently is the recognition of talent management as a crucial business function, it is no longer an afterthought managed by administrative teams.

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  • HRO Today
    Debbie Bolla

    Technology Reigns

    May 3, 2013

    For the last four years, HRO Today has been recognizing disruptive technology in human resources operations with its annual TekTonic Awards. Our categories cover the full gamut of HR outsourced services including HRMS, learning, social media, talent management, vendor management, and payroll. We also honor an overall winner for a solution that’s impact reaches far beyond innovation.

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  • More than a Minute
    Holly G. Green

    It’s Time to Engage with Employee Engagement

    May 2, 2013

    I recently came across a survey conducted by SilkRoad, a “leading provider of cloud-based, social talent management solutions.” In other words, they do the human resources thing.

    Their survey polled nearly 800 HR professionals on a number of issues related to engaging and energizing employees for business success. As someone who constantly stresses the importance of developing an engaged and inspired workforce, I would like to say that I found the results pleasantly surprising. Unfortunately, I can’t.

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  • The Human Resources Field Guide

    What's Your HRIS Say About You?

    May 1, 2013

    When I started in HR everything was on paper. Personnel files... paper. Applications... paper. Vacation requests... paper. Internal communications... nope, not email just paper. Slowly and surely though with each organization I joined the way of the world started to change little by little to the point that I've been involved in some capacity in the implementation of either an online application system, HRIS, or a combination of both at every place I've worked over the last nearly 15 years.

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  • Corporate Compliance Insights
    April Escamilla

    Are You Ready for Health Care Reform?

    April 22, 2013

    When President Obama signed the health care reform bill, or Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law in March of 2010, an initial swell of concern swept over the business community. Employers were left asking themselves what this meant for the bottom line and which offerings and processes would need a complete overhaul.

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  • Fresh Business Thinking
    Daniel Hunter

    HR departments turn to social networking technology for recruitment

    April 19, 2013

    Nearly two thirds of companies do, or plan to bolster their recruiting and hiring efforts with internal social networking technology according to a whitepaper by SilkRoad Technology.

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  • TechRepublic
    Guest Contributor

    Top five social networking policy mistakes

    Developing and distributing a social networking policy can help your company minimize the risks that come with employees using social media sites at work.

    April 19, 2013

    Social networking has been a prominent trend for a while, but companies are still figuring out the best ways to handle it in the workplace. Although social media sites can have many benefits for business — they can offer companies new ways to reach current or potential customers or for employees to connect with each other — they can also introduce new risks.

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  • Social Networks Buzz
    Flip Filipowski

    Small businesses: Here’s how to prepare for health care reform

    April 16, 2013

    This is a guest post by SilkRoad’s co-CEO Flip Filipowski In the past, small businesses could afford a certain lack of sophistication in their human resources processes. It was common practice to rely on Excel and labor-intensive reporting, but health care reform is changing the game.

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  • VentureBeat
    Flip Filipowski

    Small businesses: Here's how to prepare for health care reform

    April 16, 2013

    A central feature of the new Affordable Care Act is the government’s new health care exchange. While the finer details are still being worked out, the goal of the exchange is to empower citizens to choose affordable benefits from an array of state-sponsored plans.

    So what does this mean for small business owners? It means that the onus is on you to ensure that your employees are offered an employer-sponsored plan and offered information on the exchanges as an alternative option. Having a systematic way of tracking, reporting and communicating this data will be essential to the bottom line.

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  • ZDNet
    Brian Sommer

    PUREs and how to stop them

    April 15, 2013

    Almost simultaneously last week, Wowzer, Silkroad, and Nobscot all announced new capabilities to help companies in their War for Talent. Wowzer now has a Match functionality to go with its video interviewing, and SilkRoad has teamed with Nobscot to better understand why people leave companies, especially those who leave shortly after joining the company.

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  • Training
    Lorri Freifeld

    Bridging the Skills Gap

    Employers want certain skills. Employees don’t have them. Why? And what can organizations and Training, employees, and the educational system do to eliminate the disconnect?

    April 3, 2013

    With the U.S. unemployment rate hovering around 8 percent and millions of people desperately looking for jobs, why are many employers claiming they can’t fill their vacant positions?

    The answer: A skills gap that threatens the sustainability of businesses around the world. And while a big part of the skills gap is a shortage of people skilled in the STEM (science, technology, education, and math) industries, there also is a gap in soft skills such as communication and advanced leadership skills. (See sidebar below for skills gap statistics.)

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  • HRO Today
    Tom Boyle

    The Sourcer's Stone

    April 3, 2013

    Companies around the globe are intent on reducing the impact of an uncertain economy on hiring. When hiring budgets are thinner, HR professionals must continue to look for ways to make the most of precious recruitment dollars, all while positioning their companies for future growth. In fact, in difficult economic times, recruiting the best-fit talent becomes more crucial than ever.

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  • TechTarget
    Emma Snider

    Three tips to avoid talent management suite integration hurdles

    April 3, 2013

    HR managers using a variety of products said integration hurdles can be mitigated or avoided by researching which modules were built and which were acquired, consulting the right references and having the IT department involved before making an investment -- and that's certainly a better strategy than trying to remedy problems after implementation. Rowan said that many talent management vendors are cloud-based, and therefore there's not much HR managers can do to contend with serious integration problems between modules after a suite has been implemented.

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  • Aberdeen Group
    Madeline Laurano

    eBay Improves the New Hire Experience

    March 28, 2013

    Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the leading Internet consumer-to-consumer companies, operating in 28 countries around the world. With approximately 33K employees and a significant need for additional talents in 2013, recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent is paramount. Although eBay’s strong employer brand has helped create a stellar recruitment program, onboarding new hires has presented several challenges over the past few years. eBay recognized that in order to maintain competitive advantage, it would need to rethink its approach to onboarding and invest in a comprehensive technology solution, SilkRoad technology. - See more at: http://blogs.aberdeen.com/human-capital-management/ebay-improves-the-new-hire-experience/#sthash.0wFULm2D.dpuf

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  • Forbes
    Karsten Strauss

    Tech Startup City: G2 Crowd in Chicago

    March 27, 2013

    "The vibe here is very supportive of high tech startups," Gorniak said. Since the business community in Chicago is not as saturated with tech as Silicon Valley, New York and other cities are, there’s a novelty surrounding such startup ventures that creates buzz. "Here there’s a general interest to understand what the startup is about and when you ask for help, to get help."

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  • TLNT
    Mark Finn

    6 Reasons Why Video Interviewing Will Soon Go Mainstream

    March 26, 2013

    One industry that is ripe for innovation is the human resources sector, and more specifically, the recruiting part of it. In a recent survey conducted by SilkRoad on the State of Talent Management, only 38 percent of companies reported that their HR systems were fully automated.

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  • Personnel Today

    Employee engagement in 2013

    March 22, 2013

    A new report on talent management based on a series of surveys of US HR professionals throughout 2012 offers a good progress report on HR. "The State of Talent Management 2013" from SilkRoad and TalentTalk covers topics including social media and technology, onboarding, recruitment metrics, learning compliance and HR management systems.

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  • HR Review

    HR departments turn to social networking technology for recruitment

    March 20, 2013

    Nearly two thirds of companies do, or plan to bolster their recruiting and hiring efforts with internal social networking technology according to a whitepaper by SilkRoad Technology. Just over half, 54 per cent, do or will use social technology to supplement in-house learning and development while 34 per cent do or will use it to support performance management.

    The results are from SilkRoad’s ‘The State of Talent Management A white paper based on eight surveys issued to 5,753 professionals in the HR industry in 2012, focuses on social media and talent management, learning and compliance, recruitment and transition management, human resource management systems, and the state of employee engagement.

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  • SHRM
    Dawn S. Onley

    Social Recruiting Opening More Doors for Job Seekers

    March 20, 2013

    One in three employees will leave a current job between 2013 and 2014, but not solely for more money or a shorter commute or because of a challenging manager.

    Certainly, these are all contributing factors, but, according to a new study, the most common reason respondents left their job was a lack of growth opportunities. Of those job seekers who left, two in five secured the coveted interview after applying online, the survey revealed.

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  • Workforce

    Companies Turning to Tools to Manage Contingent Labor

    Sarah Fister Gale

    March 19, 2013

    In 2012, more than 1 in 4 employees were contingent labor, according to the Aberdeen Group in Boston. And that number is likely to jump to 30 percent in 2013.

    As those dramatic statistics suggest, contingent workers such as staffing agency temps and independent contractors have become a large and permanent part of the workforce. As a result, companies need to think carefully about the tools they use to manage these workers so they can maximize productivity while minimizing compliance issues.

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  • HR Bartender
    SHARLYN LAUBY

    HOW TO: Manage a Virtual Workforce

    March 19, 2013

    If you haven’t checked out SilkRoad’s 2013 State of Talent Management Report, it’s a must read. It outlines 20 human resources trends impacting today’s workplace. You can download a copy here. One trend particularly stood out – virtual work.

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  • Chief Learning Officer
    editor@clomedia.com

    Part 3: The Word

    Learning leaders give their take on how social learning fits into the workplace.

    March 18, 2013

    “Social learning [is] any informal learning that happens collaborating with others in a social context. The goal of using technology for social learning is so that an organization can capture the knowledge and reuse it.” — Chris Lennon, director of product management, SilkRoad Technology

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  • Bersin
    Josh Bersin

    The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

    March 18, 2013

    Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. In this article I review the history of this space and point out some important trends.

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  • Business Insider
    Julie Bort

    VCs Are Throwing Money At These 10 Enterprise Startups

    March 17, 2013

    It's clear that enterprise tech is currently a hot area for investors. But which startups have reeled in the most VC funds in a single round in the past 12 months? We scoured TechCrunch's Crunchbase database to find out.

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  • Human Resource Executive Online

    FYI: Talent Management

    March 12, 2013

    Not quite half of major organizations consider talent management a top priority, according to a survey of 537 senior managers and HR professionals, conducted by Milwaukee-based Right Management. Indeed, 49 percent of respondents to the survey, The Struggle Over Talent Management Strategy: A North American Progress Report, said leadership at their organizations regard talent management as a top priority. Thirty-eight percent said talent management is not a priority at all, with 13 percent reporting it to be a secondary priority.

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  • Workforce

    Succession Planning Roadmap

    March 11, 2013

    If your CEO has a sudden heart attack, do you know who will take the chief executive's place? What if your top executives are wooed away to another firm? Do you have the next generation of leaders ready to fill those roles? If not, you may end up with an empty C-suite—or worse, underqualified people moving into leadership roles because there is no one better to take over.

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  • Workforce
    Sarah Fister Gale

    Recruiting Software: The Key to Global Sourcing

    March 4, 2013

    Talent management software with global capabilities can go a long way to helping human resources teams ramp up their international recruiting program.

    "It speeds the hiring process, and makes it easier to process large numbers of candidates in a short time," says Richard Wellins, senior vice president at Development Dimensions International in Pittsburgh. That speed can be vital in countries such as, Brazil, India and China, where talent is scarce and competition is brutal.

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  • Fox Business
    Emily Driscoll

    How Grads can Increase their Online Visibility and Job Prospects

    March 4, 2013

    According to a recent report by SilkRoad on the most successful sources for generating candidate interviews and hires, the top three places where companies find candidates online that they actually hire are their own websites (14% of more than 150,000 hires), Indeed.com (9% of hires) and CareerBuilder and LinkedIn (5% of hires).

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  • Business Performance
    Tim Hird

    Leveraging Social Learning to Improve Compliance Culture

    March 4, 2013

    For most organisations, traditional training is a major component of their compliance strategy. As mandates from regulatory agencies become evermore demanding, companies are dedicating more and more resources to compliance training.

    Whilst companies can use a tick box approach to demonstrate that employees are completing their necessary compliance training, they are still open to massive fines from regulators as tick box measures don't go far enough and certainly don't necessarily instill a compliance culture.

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  • ZDNet
    Charles McLellan

    SaaS: Pros, cons and leading vendors

    March 4, 2013

    Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular delivery model for a wide range of business applications. We outline the benefits and drawbacks of SaaS, present a listing of vendors and consider which kinds of companies will benefit most from outsourcing software provision to the cloud.

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  • About.com
    Susan M. Heathfield

    What Works in Employee Recruitment for Sourcing and Hiring Employees?

    SilkRoad's Second Annual Study Yields Needed Information

    March 1, 2013

    SilkRoads's report was designed to help HR staff understand the employee recruitment sources that other organizations are using so that they can assess their own employee sourcing efforts. These are the significant findings from the study.

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  • VentureBeat
    John Koetsier

    Indeed.com reaches 100M monthly visitors, handles half of all U.S. job search traffic

    March 1, 2013

    That’s translated to about 16 million jobs being present on the site at any given time, three billion job searches just in the last month, and according to a recent study by SilkRoad of more than 150,000 hires, more people finding jobs through Indeed than any other career site or service. Not to mention the number one mobile app for Android, iPhone, and iPad for job seekers, and that one new account is created on Indeed every single second.

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  • Huffpost Students United Kingdom
    Nigel Rayment

    Experiential Learning Through, for and About Social Networks

    February 22, 2013

    Despite the billions spent by the Coalition and the previous government on school building programmes, research published this month by the British Educational Suppliers Association (Besa) has found that only 22% of English secondary schools have wi-fi access in most or all of their classrooms. Commenting on the BBC website Valerie Thompson, the CEO of the E-Learning Foundation, stated that full web access is "vital to a 21st Century learning environment."

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  • Human Resource Executive Online
    Tom Starner

    Dodging HRIS Disasters

    February 20, 2013

    April Escamilla, San Francisco-based director of product management at SilkRoad, which offers an HRMS called HeartBeat, says configuring the workflow to adapt to an organization's policies and procedures is critical. In essence, changing over to a new HR system is the time to improve, validate and confirm every business process.

    "That includes everything, from how you approve changes to benefits to how you process a termination," Escamilla says. "There are smart ways to enforce and improve business processes, and that should be part of an overall best practices approach."

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  • HR Examiner
    John Sumser

    Surveys in the HR Market

    February 19, 2013

    If you want to do a survey that has meaningful results, you have to acquire a random sample of the universe you want to understand. The whole idea is that by randomly picking the survey subjects, you will get a result that is a meaningful representation of the whole.

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  • Mashable
    Samantha Murphy

    How to Find a Jedi Warrior for Your Company [INFOGRAPHIC]

    February 15, 2013

    According to new data from SilkRoad, companies continue to shell out big dollars to bring in talent. In fact, the cost to find top-notch employees (Jedi warriors, if you will) costs about $3,500.

    While recruiting costs go towards various online tools, not all of these platforms are created equal. Indeed.com far surpasses other sites including CareerBuilder, Monster and LinkedIn in terms of landing interviews and getting hired.

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  • Talent Management: how to channel the force of social media

    February 14, 2013

    Talent Management is becoming ever more “social,” driven by mobile and tablet computing.

    That’s one of the main conclusions of the ‘State of Talent Management 2013’ study conduced by SilkRoad which polled 5,753 people, both dedicated HR professionals and other employees.

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  • Becker's Hospital Review
    Sabrina Rodak

    Moving to a Centralized Hospital Compliance Training System

    February 7, 2013

    As healthcare reform provisions continue to roll out, it is critical for healthcare leaders and staff to be educated on regulations and compliance in areas such as HIPAA and quality. To facilitate this process, SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford, Ill., moved its training system to an online, centralized program. Toni Thompson, director of organizational development for SwedishAmerican Health System, explains how a centralized training program helps improve efficiency in the organization.

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  • Upstart Business Journal
    Laura Baverman

    Chicago's digital startups had a banner 2012

    February 7, 2013

    TechStars made headlines last week when it announced its move into the Chicago digital tech scene. Now the Windy City is in print once again, featured in a breakdown of startup activity in 2012.

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  • information management
    Justin Kern

    HR Taking Ownership of the Cloud

    February 6, 2013

    HR software provider SilkRoad released the results of its survey, “The State of Talent Management 2013,” a compendium of questions on technology and trends it asked of executives and human resources practitioners during the previous year.

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  • The Stevie Awards Blog
    Liz Dean

    5 Ways HR Awards Winner Achieved $2 Million in Savings

    February 6, 2013

    Fazoli's Italian Restaurants of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, won the 2012 Gold Stevie® Award for Human Resources Department of the Year in the HR awards categories of The 2012 American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A. (The entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs is March 27, request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.) Here we look at the human resources awards winner's progressive and innovative practices which helped lead to an annualized savings of $2,192,000.

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  • CMS Wire
    Barry Levine

    Report: Talent Management in Age of Cloud and Social Media

    February 4, 2013

    Social tools and cloud computing are emerging as key strengths for talent management, while learning compliance is an Achilles heel for many organizations. Those are some of the key takeaways from a new report.

    Entitled "The State of Talent Management 2013", the report by SilkRoad is based an online survey last year of more than 5700 professionals, representing a wide range of corporate positions. SilkRoad is a provider of cloud-based social talent management software.

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  • Workforce
    Michelle V. Rafter

    Want Cloud HR Software to Be a Breeze? Follow These Steps

    January 30, 2013

    If you're contemplating moving human resources functions from homegrown or other on-premise software to the cloud, here's advice from managers who've done it on making a smooth transition,

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  • Human Resource Executive Online
    Tom Starner

    Is 2013 the Year HR Takes Analytics Seriously?

    January 25, 2013

    Tracy McCarthy, chief human resource officer at SilkRoad, the Chicago-based provider of talent acquisition and social talent-management solutions, says the ACT Bridge survey results aren't very surprising and probably accurately reflect reality. "Measuring some of the less tangible aspects of HR, or of any discipline, can be tricky – and for some downright impossible," she says. "It really depends upon the practitioner's access to the right data and their understanding and comfort level with metrics."

    To McCarthy, the most important reason why RTI isn't measured is because it isn't demanded or important to the executive leaders of the 56 percent of companies who responded that they don't measure return in the ACT Bridge study. "I suspect that if measurement was expected, like it is with financial data, the percent would be higher," she says.

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  • Human Resource Executive Online
    Andrew R. McIlvaine

    No Link Between HR Technology and Strategic Gain, Say Researchers

    January 25, 2013

    Many of the studies cited by Marler and Fisher examined "point" solutions rather than integrated talent-management suites that make it easier for HR to do things such as tracking and developing high-performing employees -- things that can help a company gain an edge over its competitors, says Vesely.

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  • TLNT
    John Hollon

    Weekly Wrap: A Good Look at the State of Talent Management in 2013

    January 25, 2013

    Yes, I’m a sucker for these kind of surveys — and this is a big one, with more than 5,700 talent management professionals responding to eight (8) different surveys between January and October 2012 — and they always seem to provide some insight that is useful for most every talent management professional in their day-to-day work.

    And in this survey, there is a tremendous amount of details and deeper insights that I just can’t do justice to in a brief blog post like this. You should get a copy of the report from SilkRoad (and you can download one here) if you really want to get under the hood of what all those talent management and HR pros had to say.

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  • Scientific American
    Ariel Schwartz

    The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, and More Telepresence

    January 23, 2013

    SilkRoad, a social talent management organization, assigns numerical values to employee influence based on algorithms. The next steps, says PSFK, are "a system that is constantly collecting and visualizing employee performance", letting workers constantly rank each other on contributions and skills, generating metrics for worker engagement.

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  • Fast Company
    Ariel Schwartz

    The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, And More Telepresence

    January 23, 2013

    For many people, especially those working at desk jobs, the workplace is very different than it was 20 years ago: there’s a computer at every desk, telecommuting is fairly common, and the traditional cubicle is giving way to more collaborative spaces. We’ve seen predictions about where we’ll go from here before; now PSFK, a popular blog that also happens to be a thriving consultancy, has come up with its own version of the future of work, described in a new 138-page report.

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  • Fox Business
    Emily Driscoll

    What is More Important for Recent Grads: Salary or Benefits

    January 23, 2013

    For today’s graduates on the job hunt, the amount of numbers on a paycheck is becoming more important than benefits such as medical insurance and retirement plans when deciding to take a job offer.

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  • PSFK
    Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby

    Companies' Hidden Talent Revealed By Social Metric Score

    January 20, 2013

    Social talent management brand SilkRoad has developed a feature called Point that calculates a numerical valuation of an employee’s influence by analyzing how content is created, shared and received by individual workers. Metrics that Point analyzes includes how content is created or shared by an individual, how much validation their sharing has received, whether validation is coming from inside or outside their project teams and the expertise level of the people who are validating the content.

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  • psfk
    Wesley Robison

    Quantified Employee - A Future Of Work Trend

    January 20, 2013

    Staying on top employee performance is pivotal to effective management. For example, More than 75% of all organizations (those where HR contributes to corporate strategy and those where it does not) either have a workforce analytics system in place or have plans to implement one.

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  • zowchow
    Jeanne Meister

    2013: The Year of Social HR

    January 5, 2013

    According to a recent study called State of Social Technology and Talent Management, commissioned by SilkRoad, 75 percent of leaders in human resources and talent management believe their companies are behind the curve regarding both internal and external social networking technology. -

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  • Forbes
    Jeanne Meister,

    2013: The Year Of Social HR

    January 3, 2013

    According to a recent study called State of Social Technology and Talent Management, commissioned by SilkRoad, 75 percent of leaders in human resources and talent management believe their companies are behind the curve regarding both internal and external social networking technology.

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  • Fox Business
    Jeanette Mulvey

    22 Reasons to Start a Business in 2013

    January 2, 2013

    2013 is a terrific year to launch a business as the economy continues to recover from the devastating recession of 2008. We have a shortage of startups from the last five years as ventur capitalists sat on the sidelines. Certain seismic sifts have unlocked opportunities to create software that will replace premise-based software over the next decade, and with the venture funding available and technology needed to solve problems businesses will be facing in the future, it has perhaps never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. – Flip Filipowski, CEO and Founder, SilkRoad

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  • SHRM
    Kathryn Tyler

    Job Worth Doing: Update Descriptions

    The basic job description is the foundation of nearly every HR function.

    January 1, 2013

    "Having a bad job description is worse than [having] none at all," asserts Tracy McCarthy, senior vice president of HR at SilkRoad, a talent management organization headquartered in Chicago.

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  • ere.net
    John Zappe

    2012′s Vendor Consolidation Holds the Potential for the Biggest Impact on Recruiting and HR

    January 1, 2013

    Naturally, employers now have concerns about how their data is stored, and who has access to it. Few object to aggregated data analysis. We've seen a little of this beginning to creep out. Months ago, SilkRoad released a study of the source of hire of its 700+ customers. Pulled from its ATS cloud, the report, coincidentally, validated the painstaking annual survey done by CareerXroads.

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