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

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Training Sessions

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing sessions from our training team at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some of the hands-on sessions that will be presented. Changing How You Hire in 2018 and Beyond – Tuesday, May 1st – 8:45A  In this han...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

5 Ways Companies Can Improve the Employee Experience

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) The employee experience matters. In a survey conducted by The Future Workplace, the majority of employers (83%) said the employee experience is important or very important for organizational success. Yet, many...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Privacy & Compliance

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing privacy & compliance-focused sessions as well as the changing landscape of the employee experience at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by industry thought leaders. Insider D...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Podcast: Moving from Reports to Analytics

In the last few years, HR teams have been struggling with data – how to use it, how to show it in meaningful ways to organizational leadership. Traditional reporting typically won’t provide insight that’s useful to management. Management wants information that can help move the organizatio...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Talent Acquisition

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing talent acquisition-focused sessions at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by the SilkRoad team, analysts, and industry leaders. The Future of Onboarding is Now – Pricewaterh...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Healthcare Organizations: How Can You Prevent Quick Quits?

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of PeopleResults)  Hiring and retaining new employees are daunting tasks for most healthcare organizations for a variety of reasons. To start, many are struggling with major skills shortages and even sourcing the proper talent to fill open...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

How to Attend an HR Conference (and make it worth your while)

[Editor’s Note: This blog post and podcast comes from Ben Eubanks of upstartHR and Lighthouse Research] One of the greatest compliments I get from you, the listener, is when I have the opportunity to share something highly practical with you that you can use to improve your results in a powerf...

Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research

Using Personalization to Activate Learners

It seems logical to draw a connection between learning and performance. The question becomes, what is the extent of the relationship between those two variables. During this year’s SilkRoad Connections Conference, David Wentworth, principal analyst in learning and development at Brandon Hall Group...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Aptitude Research Journey Series

We’re excited to welcome back Aptitude Research Partners to SilkRoad Connections 2018. Aptitude Research Partners is an independent research-based analyst and advisory firm guiding businesses to success within the increasingly complex Human Capital Management Technology Landscape. Founded by ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Performance

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing performance-focused sessions at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by our customers and the SilkRoad training team. Death to the Performance Appraisal: A New Approach to Agile ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Learning

Last week, we announced the full SilkRoad Connections 2018 agenda. Here are some Learning highlights. Keeping it Clean – Organizing Your Stuff in SilkRoad Learning – Huntington Learning Center – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Huntington Learning Center will outline how to keep all of your G...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Strategic Onboarding is Essential for Vulnerable Financial Institutions

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of PeopleResults)  In the financial world, failing to effectively onboard new employees can be catastrophic. There are the usual costs associated with new hire turnover (nearly a million dollars a year for the average organization), but in...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Onboarding

We are excited to highlight some of the amazing sessions that will take place at SilkRoad Connections 2018. We’ll start with some of our onboarding-themed sessions. High Volume Onboarding – Presented by SeaWorld – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 SeaWorld will present on how they leverage Sil...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New: HR Hackathon at Connections 2018

Onboarding processes not delivering results? Maybe your development practices aren’t meeting the needs of your learners? Or are you struggling to find the right balance in your recruiting process? Face it: we all have a process or two that needs some attention. We’re excited to announce ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Top Three Must-Know Onboarding Trends for 2018

{Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Lilith Christiansen, VP, Onboarding Solutions at SilkRoad and author of Successful Onboarding.} Organizations used to think of onboarding as the automation of paperwork – a “set it and forget it” approach focused on ensuring all the new-hire ...

Lilith Christiansen, VP, Onboarding Solutions
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