Talent Activation Blog

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

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

Beacon Communities Says Death to the Performance Review

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Scores and numbers are the downfalls of the performance review process according to Jess Molson and Chris Salamanis from Beacon Communities. Their solution? “HR needs to let go of the scores.” Boston-based...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

4 Innovation Success Stories for HR Leaders

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Ben Eubanks of Lighthouse Research and upstartHR.) If you read any headlines today, you’ve probably seen a variation of this: Robots coming. Human jobs lost. Automation spells doom. During the recent SilkRoad Connections event in San Antonio, my goal ...

Ben Eubanks,

Moving from Reports to Analytics: Data-driven Onboarding

[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]. The key to strategic onboarding is a data-driven approach. Onboarding analytics can be used to define, manage and measur...

Nirmala Pol, Data Visualization Analyst, SilkRoad

2018 Talent Activation Award Winners Announced

Yesterday, SilkRoad announced the winners of the 2018 Talent Activation Awards, created to honor 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 outcomes. Presen...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Training Sessions

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing sessions from our training team at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some of the hands-on sessions that will be presented. Changing How You Hire in 2018 and Beyond – Tuesday, May 1st – 8:45A  In this han...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Ways Companies Can Improve the Employee Experience

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) The employee experience matters. In a survey conducted by The Future Workplace, the majority of employers (83%) said the employee experience is important or very important for organizational success. Yet, many...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Privacy & Compliance

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing privacy & compliance-focused sessions as well as the changing landscape of the employee experience at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by industry thought leaders. Insider D...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Podcast: Moving from Reports to Analytics

In the last few years, HR teams have been struggling with data – how to use it, how to show it in meaningful ways to organizational leadership. Traditional reporting typically won’t provide insight that’s useful to management. Management wants information that can help move the organizatio...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Talent Acquisition

We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing talent acquisition-focused sessions at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by the SilkRoad team, analysts, and industry leaders. The Future of Onboarding is Now – Pricewaterh...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager