Talent Activation Blog

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

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

New: HR Technology Trends 2017 Survey

We wanted to know: How is HR technology being used in the ever-evolving field of HR and what impact it’s having on business outcomes. HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad recently conducted the HR Technology Trends Survey to find out the impact technology has had on HR, the employee experience, and t...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Finding a High-Tech, High-Touch Balance is Critical for New Hires

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, SilkRoad presented a second panel webinar with best practices on mapping workplace culture to the employee experience, especially as it pertains to onboarding. We talked with Tanya Papahristos, Directo...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Avid Solutions Transforms Performance Management: Faster Feedback, Faster Action

Avid Solutions, an industrial automation consulting firm based in North Carolina, provides project-based services through project managers and engineering consultants. Although the managers and consultants report to department managers, projects and the mix of teams constantly change, leading to a h...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Knowing How Much is At Stake, Onboarding is Personal for DentalOne and Rust-Oleum

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, SilkRoad hosted Part I of our webinar series on mapping culture to the employee experience. Our initial panel consisted of Jackie Bressie, Supervisor, HR Technology, Reporting and Analytics at DentalOne...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Exploring the Relationship Between Culture and the Employee Experience

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  I recently worked for a Fortune 500 consumer goods company with a very particular culture. In the U.S., anyway, the moment you stepped into the headquarters building, everyone said hello to you and smiled. And I m...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Get Your Boss to Say Yes to Connections 2018

SilkRoad’s Annual Users Conference, Connections will take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 29th-May 2nd, 2018. Join us for endless opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe, explore industry topics and experience the best San Antonio has to offer. Here are four ways to...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Customer Alert: Hurricane Irma and Weather-Related News

With the recent impacts from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in southeastern US, we want to assure you that we remain ready to support our SilkRoad family of customers. For those of you who are facing impacts from either storm, our thoughts are with you, and we hope you experience no ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Trendmaker Homes Provides a Welcome Home Experience for New Hires

Trendmaker Homes, a premier new home builder, was challenged to create a ‘welcome home’ experience for new hires. They also needed to improve efficiencies, reduce paperwork, centralize information and automate processes. Our goal was to align product, brand and employee experience throug...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Time to Proficiency is a Key Outcome of Strategic Onboarding

62% aim part of their onboarding program at getting employees working productively as fast as possible. – 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey Report by HR Daily Advisor & SilkRoad Many organizations strive for improved time-to-productivity as a key outcome of an onboarding process. A trans...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

7 Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of an Onboarding Program

“According to the 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey Report by HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad, 45% do not evaluate their onboarding programs.” The ultimate goal of onboarding is to enculturate, enable, and connect employees to success. Its impact can be felt throughout the employee life cycle – f...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Strategic Onboarding Maturity Assessment

“12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.” – Gallup’s State of the American Workforce The competitive nature of today’s talent economy means that protecting your recruitment investment, reducing turnover and diseng...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

The Importance of Pre-boarding

According to the 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey by HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad, 45% of respondents engage in onboarding activities before a new employee reports to work. The current talent economy will continue to be less about employees competing for jobs and more about organizations competing ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

New: 2017 Strategic Onboarding Report

Companies with no onboarding strategy are three times more likely to lose high-potential talent.  – Aptitude Research Partners, Hire, Engage, Retain 2016 On Day One, employees seek two things: learning their new role fast and feeling like they belong. Does your onboarding program set new hir...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad