Talent Activation Blog

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

Connections 2019: Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers for Connections 2019 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...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Measuring Onboarding Effectiveness Using SilkRoad Analytics Part II

Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Nirmala Pol, Data Visualization Analyst on SilkRoad’s R&D team and Mimi Jerkan, Talent Activation Director for SilkRoad A new SilkRoad Talent Talk Radio podcast takes a deeper dive into SilkRoad Onboarding Analytics. This episode discusses how...

Nirmala Pol, Data Visualization Analyst, SilkRoad

Gilbane Streamlines Their Performance Process with SilkRoad

Gilbane, Inc. is one of the largest privately held family-own construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane has 46 office locations and 2,700 employees around the world. With mainly paper-...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Secrets to Retaining Millennials

More than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%) are Millennials, making them the largest population in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As of 2017 – the most recent year for which data are available – 56 million ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Tips: Driving Excellent Customer Service Through Strategic Onboarding

You don’t want your customers hitting the “thumbs down” button.  Period. Terrific customer service is important, especially if you are in the services business, like the airline industry, financial services, consulting and more. In fact, a recent press release by United Airlines announcing a ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

The Importance of Personalizing Your Onboarding Experience

For many organizations, retaining new hires is becoming more important than ever. The productivity, morale, and monetary losses of new hire attrition have always been a concern, but finding the right caliber of talent in today’s talent economy is becoming harder and harder. Best practices for ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

How to Choose the Right Onboarding System for Your Organization

According to a recent study from Brandon Hall Group, “One of the big trends in onboarding is that high-performance organizations are acquiring a dedicated onboarding system at a faster pace than other organizations.” The study also states that the main drivers behind acquiring an onboard...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

How NCSOFT Gamifies the Onboarding Experience

With 765 employees, NCSOFT, a leading online gaming publisher, operates many of the most successful and influential multiplayer online games on the market. Prior to partnering with SilkRoad, NCSOFT found that their onboarding process was inconsistent across the workforce and highly manual and time-...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

How Organizations Can Make Data Security a Part of Their Company Culture

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Often when we have a vision of company culture, we think about fun stuff like foosball tables, free food, and wearing Aloha shirts on Fridays. But a prominent component in company culture is safety and securit...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

Why Job Seekers Aren’t Finishing Your Application

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Life’s decisions increasingly begin with an online search, according to Carmen Bryant, global director of employer insights at Indeed. Think about it. Want to find a new home? Call up Zillow. Looking for a n...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

Measuring Onboarding Effectiveness Using SilkRoad Analytics

[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Nirmala Pol, Data Visualization Analyst on SilkRoad’s R&D team and Mimi Jerkan, Talent Activation Director for SilkRoad] Defining and measuring onboarding metrics is very important because the new hire experience is the period of an employee’s jour...

Nirmala Pol, Data Visualization Analyst, SilkRoad

Why Organizations Need to Onboard Employees Through Their First Year

According to the 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey by HR Daily Advisor, for 70%, onboarding is finished by the end of the first quarter at the latest. However, Brandon Hall Group research found that 51% of new hire attrition happens within the first six months of employment. This suggests that organi...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

New: When, Why, & How of Onboarding for Results

While the concept of onboarding isn’t new and many organizations have some form of onboarding process in place, its meaning and application have changed. Onboarding doesn’t just consist of a new hire’s first 30, 60, or 90 days. Onboarding has transformed into a continuous experienc...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

The 4 Pillars of Strategic Onboarding

Most companies want to attract high caliber talent, especially in today’s talent economy. They go to great lengths to cultivate a talent pipeline that will make a discernible impact on the organization with an exciting and enticing candidate experience. The downfall for most companies is thei...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager