Talent Activation Blog

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

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,

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 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 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

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,

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

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

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,

IPG Mediabrands Awarded Honorable Mention for Corporate University of the Year

Recently, IPG Mediabrands was awarded honorable mention for Corporate University of the Year at the CUBIC Awards. The Corporate University Best-In-Class Awards were established to honor, recognize and promote internal training organizations and corporate universities that set standards of excellence...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview can be difficult at best, and stressful at worst. You want to go in equipped to put your best foot forward, and to learn as much as you can about your potential employer. But how? This video explains how to prepare answers that specifically relate back to what your pros...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Wood Group Does Onboarding Right With SilkRoad

Wood Group is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. They strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for, and invest in. Previously, they faced challenges with their onboarding processes and their abil...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad Takes the Burden off of HR for On Tap Credit Union

On Tap Credit Union, a full-service financial institution, founded in 1954, is known for its Colorado-lifestyle and beer-centric culture.  According to On Tap Credit Union, they are “dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of their employees and members alike”. Previously...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

2018 Talent Activation Awards Now Open

The second annual Talent Activation Awards are now open for submissions! The Talent Activation Awards celebrate outstanding employer branding and design, innovative candidate-to-new hire experiences, and strategic excellence in leveraging the onboarding process to activate talent to drive business o...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

As you put the final touches on your 2018 plan, be sure to check out SilkRoad’s most popular blog posts from 2017. Unsurprisingly, many are seeking ways to leverage metrics and strategies to attract and retain right-fit employees while driving engagement, alignment to organizational goals, and...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Creating a Culture of Conversation Around Performance

According to the recent 2017 HR Technology Trends Survey, 43% of organizations provides metrics that show how people impact company goals 41% feel that technology supports a positive employee and/or candidate experience 38% say HR Tech has not really affected their organization one way or the othe...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager