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    New Zealand's Top-Ranked University for Research Quality Selects SilkRoad’s RedCarpet

    University of Otago Chooses SilkRoad’s RedCarpet for Onboarding and Compliance Effectiveness

    The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand has selected SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of social talent management solutions, to streamline its onboarding and compliance management processes.  University of Otago will be implementing RedCarpet, SilkRoad’s onboarding and life event solution that creates a personalized employee experience and reduces costly new hire paperwork. RedCarpet will bring new employees into the University of Otago easily and effectively, engaging them and making them productive from day one.

    The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. With the large numbers of students and faculty in multiple schools within the university on different campuses, the need for a streamlined, customizable onboarding solution was paramount. The University of Otago had invested large amounts of time and energy into refining their institution’s messaging and content, and needed a solution that would deliver an exceptional experience and continue to set them apart as leaders in the tertiary sector.

    “The flexibility to be able to create a personalized onboarding experience was a key factor in our decision to select SilkRoad,” said Shane Sturgeon, HR Projects Manager for the University of Otago. “The ability to cater to different roles and responsibilities will be a huge asset to us and provide our new employees with a much more engaging start to their new role.”

    SilkRoad's RedCarpet, the number one employee onboarding and life events solution on the market, goes beyond just onboarding to handle any employee life cycle event.  In addition to onboarding, these transitions can include offboarding, crossboarding, promotion, transfers, mergers and acquisitions, medical leaves and any other life event an employee may experience. The cloud-based HR employee onboarding software helps HR staff quickly improve productivity, go paperless, increase day one readiness, and reduce legal risks. RedCarpet eliminates the need for fragmented paper-based systems and integrates with most of the HR applications your company currently uses.

    About The University of Otago

    Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first and finest university. The University enjoys a world-wide reputation for excellence, successfully balancing the traditions of its history with modern scholarship and research. It offers a unique campus lifestyle, creating a culture of learning that reflects the special characteristics of New Zealand together with international academic values. Otago is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality and has also been rated as its most research intensive university. In 2011, Otago employed 3,749 full-time equivalent staff. The University boasts a diverse population of well over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and more than 100 nations around the world. Otago alumni now number more than 77,000 and can be found in every corner of the globe. To learn more about the University of Otago, please visit http://otago.ac.nz

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