Talent Activation Blog

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

4 Reasons New Hires Should Have an Onboarding Buddy

According to research from CEB, the average time to hire for white-collar positions is 68 business days. This means when organizations actually have a new hire start, they want to get them onboarded as quickly as possible. They’re looking for the new hire to start contributing and being productive...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

How to Leverage Technology to Create a Positive Candidate Experience 

In the current talent economy where the voluntary quit rate is 3.1 million (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Openings & Labor Turnover Summary, April 2017) and 46% of employers citing difficulty filling jobs (Manpower Group 2016 Talent Shortage Infographic), organizations need to create and deliv...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Restoring Employee Engagement

According to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce, only 33% of the workforce is engaged. If you don’t like your job, the answer may not be to suffer or to quit. Ed Muzio of Group Harmonics,  explains the simple questions you can ask to discover whether there is something you can cha...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Join us in the Knowledge Lab at Connections 2018

(Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Chris Corbin, SilkRoad’s Manager of Product Training and member of the Center of Excellence.)  This year will be my 6th Connections.  I love saying hi to all of the familiar (and new) faces, but my favorite part is managing the Knowledge Lab. I...

Chris Corbin, Manager, Product Training

Real-Time Performance is Key

According to a Tiny Pulse Survey, “64% of employees wanted a supervisor check-in at least every two weeks, with 42% of millennials wanting feedback every week.” In the recent HR Technology Trends Survey conducted by HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad, we found: 51% of organizations allow emp...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Encouraging Adoption of HR Tech

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, I did a webinar with HR Daily Advisor to discuss SilkRoad’s newest HR Tech Trends survey. The study asked a variety of technology adoption questions to 500 HR professionals with diverse locations, com...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Suez Speeds up the Hiring Process

With 3,000 employees, Suez is an industrial services and solutions company specializing in securing and recovering resources. Their employees are critical to the challenges posed by the resource revolution. According to Suez, “In a world facing high demographic growth and runaway urbanization,...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

3 Surprising Stats from the New HR Tech Trends Survey

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Call me a numbers geek, but I was so excited to get my hands on the results of SilkRoad’s newest HR Tech Trends survey. Conducted with HR Daily Advisor, the study asked a variety of technology adoption questions...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Connections 2018: Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Lim will be the keynote speaker at SilkRoad Connections 2018 in San Antonio in April. Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happines...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New: The First 90 Days eBook - How Strategic Onboarding Sets New Hires Up for Success

Organizations spend a lot of time, money, and energy to attract and hire the very best talent. The last thing that they want is to have new hires leave – it’s costly, disruptive, and unproductive. In a market where employees feel that there are plentiful jobs, one-third of new hires quit...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

5 Things You Need to Know Before Implementing an Onboarding ‘Buddy’ Program

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Organizational onboarding programs offer new hires two things: 1) a welcome to the company and 2) the tools to be successful in their role. On some level, giving employees the tools they need to be productive ...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

RR Donnelley Speeds New Hire Onboarding

With more than 52,000 customers and 42,000 employees across the globe, RR Donnelley (RRD) is a leading global provider of integrated multichannel marketing and business communications solutions.  The company hires 3-5,000 employees a year, which put the spotlight front and center on onboarding as a...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Connections 2018: Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Connections 2018 is open! By presenting at SilkRoad Connections and sharing your expertise with your HR colleagues and peers, you elevate yourself and your organization as leaders! The high quality of our presentations is a big part of the reason our attendees gain so much from t...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Talent Activation Starts with Strategic Onboarding

Among strategic objectives for many organizations is to attract, retain, and develop the caliber of talent that will enable the organization to achieve its goals and increase the speed at which they do business. To do that, organizations need to go beyond engagement to create meaningful touch points...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

SilkRoad to Power CareerBuilder's Expanded Onboarding Offering

SilkRoad, a global leader in Talent Activation, today announced from the HR Technology Conference and Expo a new partnership with CareerBuilder, a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire, and manage great talent. Through the partnership, CareerBuild...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad
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