Talent Activation Blog

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

Onboarding Programs Connect Employees to the Company's Future

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) The future of any organization lies with its employees. And new hires are no exception. An outstanding new hire onboarding experience sets employees up for success. Good onboarding programs save the organizati...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

The Numbers Speak: The Onboarding Experience is King

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  The Numbers Speak: The Onboarding Experience is King At SilkRoad’s annual users conference, Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder of Aptitude Research Partners Madeline Laurano shared recent data with the C...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Forbes Publishes SilkRoad Onboarding Roadmap

We’re all about providing great tools for you to use to provide a great employee experience, especially in the extremely important area of onboarding new hires. It was a thrill to see that Forbes is helping us spread the word by sharing the SilkRoad Onboarding Roadmap in this great article—Onboa...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

How to Create a Culture of Performance

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  On our thought leadership track at SilkRoad Connections, Aptitude Research Partners co-founder and CEO Mollie Lombardi described a culture of performance as a set of behaviors that are rewarded or discouraged by t...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

New Report—Retention, Engagement, & Branding

In discussions about the war for talent, HR teams often focus in on hiring.  But winning the war for talent isn’t just about hiring. A powerful retention strategy plays a huge role in developing a workforce that’s a strategic advantage. A new report, the 2017 Retention, Engagement and Branding ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New I-9 Coming in July

Form I-9 to be revised in July 2017 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that it will update the Form I-9 in July 2017. Based on the final International Entrepreneur Rule published in the Federal Register it appears that the changes to the Form I-9 will focus o...

Chad Tino, SilkRoad

3 Questions That Will Uplevel Your New Hire Onboarding

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  At the annual SilkRoad Connections conference in Orlando, IDC Research Manager Kyle Lagunas discussed new hire onboarding as a pivotal step between talent acquisition and talent management. And while onboarding is...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Recruiting Analytics: A Data-Driven Approach to Talent Acquisition

As the job market continues to tighten, finding and acquiring the right talent has become a key success factor for many businesses. The shift in market dynamics has created a candidate-driven market, in which the best candidates carefully evaluate prospective employers and businesses strive to prese...

Nirmala Pol, QA Automation Engineer, SilkRoad

New Statistics: Converting Candidates to Hires

How many applications does it take to get a good-fit interview?  How many interviews to hire? In SilkRoad’s Sources of Hire 2017 report, you’ll find the answers to this and much more, including the top source of hire, job boards and the top 5 actions to take now. Download this brief infographic...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Onboarding Success in Today's Talent Economy

Traditionally, onboarding has been defined as new hire paperwork and tasks required to maintain compliance and ensure day one readiness. But what about after day one? In the current talent market, new hires decide if they are going to stay with a company within the first six months of employment. Ac...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

The Consumerization of HR Technology: Better Outcomes by Putting Employees First

As HR leaders look to 2017 and beyond, a key question has emerged: how can HR teams and their organizations better enable their workforce to provide a substantial competitive business advantage? Many believe HR technology should be that enabler, but traditional talent management technologies focus o...

Amber Hyatt, Vice President, Product Marketing, SilkRoad

Infographic: Source of Hire 2017

The first impression you make with a candidate has become just as important as how you impress a prospective customer.  Especially since the competition for talent grows fiercer each day. That first impression starts with sources of hire—where you appear, what you say and the candidate experience...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Engagement Isn't the End Variable

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  At our annual Connections conference in Orlando last week, Lighthouse Research Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks talked to us about employee engagement. Most know that diminished engagement has reached a crisis point ...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Diversity Isn't a Program

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Lighthouse Research Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks’ session at SilkRoad’s Connections conference hammered home the importance of culturally embedded diversity and inclusion practices. According to Deloitte, emp...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

The Key to NextGen Performance Management is Alignment

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  At last week’s Connections conference, ITM President and HR Bartender blogger Sharlyn Lauby discussed the current war for skilled talent. “It’s a candidate-driven market,” she said. “Finding the right pe...

Alexandra Levit, People Results