Talent Activation Blog

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

Indigo Transforms Recruiting and Hiring Experiences to Meet Modern Workforce Needs

Indigo Books and Music Inc., Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer, employs more than 6,200 people throughout Canada. A recipient of the Canadian Randstad award as a top Canadian retail employer brand, the company places a big emphasis on a positive experience for employees. To ma...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

7 Opportunities for Managers to Solicit Feedback from Employees

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Feedback is an essential part of business. Organizations solicit feedback from customers all the time, so it makes sense that they would also solicit feedback from employees. HR is often involved in gathering ...

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender

New—Annual 2017 Recruiting Survey

It’s tough out there for recruiters, especially with an improving economy and low unemployment rates. Discover how recruiters are tackling this big challenge in HR Daily’s and SilkRoad’s Annual 2017 Recruiting Survey.  Over 400 respondents shared their approaches, including: Top recruiting m...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Join us in Sunny Orlando for Connections 2017

SilkRoad’s annual user conference is your way to network with colleagues from around the globe, explore industry topics and experience the best that Orlando has to offer! If you’re thinking warm thoughts, we’d love for you to join us in sunny Orlando in May. You’ll have all of th...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Customer Success: GE delivers a welcoming new hire journey in any language

Creating a consistent and welcoming new hire experience is a challenge, especially for a complex global enterprise like GE. Their HR leadership set out with the objective of delivering a unified global experience for new hires across 63 countries, in 20 languages. GE partnered with SilkRoad to creat...

Michael Powers,

SMART Goals - Steering it the agile way!

Simon Sinek, a renowned TED Speaker, marketing consultant and author, believes that uncovering the why behind one’s actions is the best way. He emphasizes that starting with WHY is a means to both understand and influence others to take action or accomplish any goals. When you start with w...

Nirmala Pol, QA Automation Engineer, SilkRoad

Connections 2017: 20+ SHRM/HRCI Credits Available

SilkRoad’s annual user conference is a great way to network with colleagues from around the globe, explore industry topics, and learn new ways to Connect People to Business Success. This year, we’re going beyond… Join us for two and a half jam-packed days filled with 20+ opportunities...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

The Employee Experience is the Gateway to Better Business Outcomes

Today’s talent economy paired with the requirements of a complex modern workforce has caused organizations to take pause.  For years, organizations have focused time, energy, and resources on talent management but haven’t been able to uncover discernible business results. For many, t...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Connections 2017: New Training Sessions Announced!

Whether you’re new to SilkRoad or are a long-time customer, our Training team has put together tons of great hand-on sessions for each product for a variety of user levels. Some sessions are part of a series where you can dig deeper into best practice strategies with the help of a facilitator....

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

State of Talent 2017: Employee Experience Needs Attention

An important new insight emerged in this year’s State of Talent 2017.  Are HR professionals paying enough attention to how the employee experience aligns with business goals? To explore this important topic and how to address it, download SilkRoad’s State of Talent 2017 today.

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Big Shift Ahead: Employee Experience in 2025

For many HR leaders, the employee experience is seen as a huge opportunity to impact business results. In a new industry brief, Employee Experience in 2025, four industry experts share their thoughts on what’s ahead, including: Personalized experiences Employee ownership of careers CEOs ranked on...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Connections 2017: Customer Appreciation Night - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Get ready for an exclusive evening of wizarding & fun! SilkRoad has reserved several attractions just for Connections attendees. First, we’ll have dinner with the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center™. Then we’ll head to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Released: SilkRoad’s State of Talent 2017

Big 2017 Changes—All About the Employee Experience  In 2017, HR will go beyond today’s traditional approaches and focus on their most important consumer—the employee. This shift and more emerged in SilkRoad’s annual report, The State of Talent 2017, representing surveys of 1,335 HR professi...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager, SilkRoad

Culture is an Important Dimension of the Differentiated Employee Experience

Last week, SilkRoad presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor.  We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience throughout the lifecycle, and how design thinking, talent ac...

Alexandra Levit, People Results

Why is Only One Third of the Workforce Engaged?

According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace 2017, “In 2016, 33% of U.S. employees were engaged – involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” That figure remains very consistent year after year. Even with all of the investments in HR technology and re...

John Westby,