Talent Activation Blog

Trends, research, & insight from industry leaders to help you create personalized and connected employee journeys.

Strategic Onboarding Maturity Assessment

“12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.” – Gallup’s State of the American Workforce The competitive nature of today’s talent economy means that protecting your recruitment investment, reducing turnover and diseng...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

The Importance of Pre-boarding

According to the 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey by HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad, 45% of respondents engage in onboarding activities before a new employee reports to work. The current talent economy will continue to be less about employees competing for jobs and more about organizations competing ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New: 2017 Strategic Onboarding Report

Companies with no onboarding strategy are three times more likely to lose high-potential talent.  – Aptitude Research Partners, Hire, Engage, Retain 2016 On Day One, employees seek two things: learning their new role fast and feeling like they belong. Does your onboarding program set new hir...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Newlink Creates an Amazing Onboarding Journey

Newlink, an internationally recognized consulting firm, recently revitalized their onboarding program with SilkRoad Onboarding, creating a highly engaging experience for new hires and freeing up time for the HR department. In this brief video, Newlink tells the story of the transformation and their ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Seven Rules for Good 1-on-1s

Regular 1-on-1 conversations between an employee and manager can be indispensable opportunities for information exchange and relationship building—or, they can be a complete waste of time.  In this insightful video, Ed Muzio, award winning author, speaker and CEO of Group Harmonics, offers practi...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Can Tours of Duty Survive Manager Turnover?

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, I presented a webinar with HR Daily Advisor, Extending the Employee Experience for Alternative Workers .The session described how to design the right experience for employees in transition, as well ...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

New Report: Retention, Engagement, & Branding

In discussions about the war for talent, HR teams often focus in on hiring.  But winning the war for talent isn’t just about hiring. A powerful retention strategy plays a huge role in developing a workforce that’s a strategic advantage. A new report, the 2017 Retention, Engagement and Branding ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Extending the Employee Experience for Alternative Workers

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  In the last few years, much emphasis has been placed on designing a strong employee experience that encourages talent activation, engagement, performance, and retention. However, all more organizations move toward...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Time to Fill Metrics: A Data-Driven Approach to Talent Acquisition

As with any complex business process, timely and accurate information is an essential element of an optimized talent acquisition program. In previous posts, we have discussed the importance of analytics in talent acquisition. Today, we will focus on a single metric, Time to Fill, and discuss in deta...

Nirmala Pol, QA Automation Engineer, SilkRoad

Onboarding Programs Connect Employees to the Company's Future

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) The future of any organization lies with its employees. And new hires are no exception. An outstanding new hire onboarding experience sets employees up for success. Good onboarding programs save the organizati...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

The Numbers Speak: The Onboarding Experience is King

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  The Numbers Speak: The Onboarding Experience is King At SilkRoad’s annual users conference, Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder of Aptitude Research Partners Madeline Laurano shared recent data with the C...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Forbes Publishes SilkRoad Onboarding Roadmap

We’re all about providing great tools for you to use to provide a great employee experience, especially in the extremely important area of onboarding new hires. It was a thrill to see that Forbes is helping us spread the word by sharing the SilkRoad Onboarding Roadmap in this great article—Onboa...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

How to Create a Culture of Performance

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  On our thought leadership track at SilkRoad Connections, Aptitude Research Partners co-founder and CEO Mollie Lombardi described a culture of performance as a set of behaviors that are rewarded or discouraged by t...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

New Report—Retention, Engagement, & Branding

In discussions about the war for talent, HR teams often focus in on hiring.  But winning the war for talent isn’t just about hiring. A powerful retention strategy plays a huge role in developing a workforce that’s a strategic advantage. A new report, the 2017 Retention, Engagement and Branding ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New I-9 Coming in July

Form I-9 to be revised in July 2017 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that it will update the Form I-9 in July 2017. Based on the final International Entrepreneur Rule published in the Federal Register it appears that the changes to the Form I-9 will focus o...

Chad Tino, SilkRoad
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