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

Why Strategic Onboarding Matters to Financial Leaders

For financial leaders, an emphasis on onboarding within the organization results in lower recruiting costs, business continuity, improvements in revenue performance, and higher customer satisfaction.

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4 Pillars to Build a High Impact Strategic Onboarding Program

It’s all over the media. Strategic onboarding offers all sorts of benefits: speeding new hire productivity, creating deeper new hire engagement and improving retention. But what are the basics to get there? If, like many organizations, you’re on the path to transform to a strategic program, th...

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Automated Forms—That’s Not Strategic Onboarding

When people think about onboarding, the first picture that comes to mind is often filling out forms. That’s not strategic onboarding, that’s data management. It’s incredibly important, but it’s not strategic onboarding. To assess your current program, try this onboarding assessment quiz.

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3 Ways Strategic Onboarding Impacts Employees

Onboarding strategies offer big wins for new hires. If you’re recruiting a top candidate and you have a strategic onboarding program in place, you can offer some great selling points on how the company helps new hires succeed.

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How Wood. Enabled Better Day One Productivity Through Strategic Onboarding

Wood. implemented a strategic onboarding solution that replaced 83 pieces of paper with 7 electronic eforms that could be completed at scale in the field or at the airport using a mobile phone, enabling new hires to be billable by noon on their first day.

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Strategic Recruitment and Onboarding Are Essential for The Best Patient Care

[[Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of PeopleResults]] According to a recent piece by the Society for Human Resource Management, the biggest threat to healthcare in the United States is staffing. A 2017 survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit showed that we...

Alexandra Levit, Managing Partner, PeopleResults

NCSOFT Wins Silver Brandon Hall Award for Onboarding

NCSOFT, a leading online gaming publisher, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for excellence in the Best New Hire Onboarding Program category. The Excellence Awards feature annual programs that recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modaliti...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

2018 SilkRoad Global Strategic Onboarding Report

In recent years, especially in the current labor market, organizations have placed an emphasis onboarding, yet have struggled to find the right mix of connection to strategy, streamlined processes, and an engaging and personalized new hire experience. This survey, conducted by SilkRoad, captured th...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

8 Tips to Help New Hires Build Relationships

Gallup research shows that “those who have one or more strong partnerships at work generate better customer scores, safety, retention, creativity, productivity, and profitability for their companies”. Exemplary onboarding programs view relationship building as a strategic and intention...

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