Talent Activation Blog

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

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

2017 Sources of Hire Report

There’s fierce competition for talent. In fact, according to Mercer’s Talent Trends, 92% of employers expect an increase in competition for talent this year. Are you ready? Get ahead by starting where the candidate journey begins. SilkRoad’s 6th annual Sources of Hire 2017 examines top results...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Don't Fear the Analytics

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  On a SilkRoad webinar with HR Daily Advisor last week, we talked about how advances in people analytics are augmenting the business and HR operations of modern organizations. The event, called, The Next Frontier o...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Connections 2017 Recap

Connections 2017 was packed with fun-filled customer events, amazing thought leadership sessions, insightful user groups and roadmap sessions, an amazing keynote from Carey Lohrenz, and the launch of SilkRoad Activate, Talent Center, and Engagement Center. We even visited the Wizarding World of Ha...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

2017 Talent Activation Award Winners Announced

Last week, SilkRoad announced the winners of the 2017 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

The Next Frontier of People Analytics

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Deloitte University Press’ Global Human Capital Trends 2017 report revealed that people analytics is undergoing a transition. The field of people analytics has moved from answering basic questions about recruitm...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Talent Management Evolves to Talent Activation with Newly Unveiled SilkRoad Activate

Today from its 2017 Connections user conference, SilkRoad (www.silkroad.com), a global leader in Talent Activation, unveiled its innovative technology, SilkRoad Activate which evolves Talent Management to Talent Activation. The first commercially available HR technology to truly activate employees f...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

How to Test Your New HR Apps

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  In a recent webinar with Inside Solutions, we talked about the growth of mobile apps in the HR space, and specifically, citizen development. Over the past five years, many organizations have moved their HR systems...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

How to Deliver Positive Feedback (that Employees Want to Hear)

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) “No news is good news” isn’t a feedback program. Every employee wants to hear feedback. That’s not a Millennial or Gen Z thing. Specifically, everyone likes getting well-thought out feedback, with an e...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

Create a Personalized Agenda for Connections

Connections 2017 is just a few weeks away! Use this interactive tool to create a personalized agenda to take advantage of all that Connections has to offer! Just answer a few questions and the agenda picker will create a unique agenda based on your answers.            ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Turner Broadcasting System Creates Modern, Global New Hire Experience

For Turner Broadcasting System, a global media company, sending an offer and paperwork in email just wasn’t leaving the right first impression with new hires. “You’ve just accepted an offer from this innovative media company and we say, ‘Here’s an email with a bunch of attachments to print...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

The Rise of HR Citizen Development

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Over the past five years, many organizations have moved their HR systems into cloud platforms and are looking for add-on tools that allow them to access/integrate – or build their own – mobile apps. This has l...

Alexandra Levit, People Results