Talent Activation Blog

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

Wood Group Does Onboarding Right With SilkRoad

Wood Group is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. They strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for, and invest in. Previously, they faced challenges with their onboarding processes and their abil...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad Takes the Burden off of HR for On Tap Credit Union

On Tap Credit Union, a full-service financial institution, founded in 1954, is known for its Colorado-lifestyle and beer-centric culture.  According to On Tap Credit Union, they are “dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of their employees and members alike”. Previously...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

2018 Talent Activation Awards Now Open

The second annual Talent Activation Awards are now open for submissions! The Talent Activation Awards celebrate 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 o...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

As you put the final touches on your 2018 plan, be sure to check out SilkRoad’s most popular blog posts from 2017. Unsurprisingly, many are seeking ways to leverage metrics and strategies to attract and retain right-fit employees while driving engagement, alignment to organizational goals, and...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Creating a Culture of Conversation Around Performance

According to the recent 2017 HR Technology Trends Survey, 43% of organizations provides metrics that show how people impact company goals 41% feel that technology supports a positive employee and/or candidate experience 38% say HR Tech has not really affected their organization one way or the othe...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad Welcomes Lilith Christiansen as VP of Onboarding Solutions

We are excited to announce that Lilith Christiansen is joining SilkRoad as Vice President of Onboarding Solutions. Lilith comes to SilkRoad from Kaiser Associates, a boutique strategy consulting firm, where she co-lead the Organization Development Practice. With 20 years of consulting experience, Li...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Employees Data Theft – What You Need To Know

[Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Rick Weber, president of Elijah, LTD.] Data thefts from hackers make headlines, but the bigger risk to companies is walking out of the door each day.  A recent survey of over 200 organizations found that 69 percent experienced data theft incidents inv...

Rick Weber,

The Importance of an Offer Letter

There’s a lot at stake when extending offer letters to candidates. Your organization has likely spent a lot of time, money, and energy in sourcing the right fit candidate that will hopefully make a meaningful impact. To seal the deal with your desired candidates, it’s important to go bey...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Reasons Why Your Onboarding Program Should Include Self-Learning

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) An important component of every onboarding program is assimilation or welcoming a new hire into the organization. Of course, that means spending time with the new hire, introducing them to other employees, and...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

Justify Your Trip to Connections 2018

SilkRoad’s annual users Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 29th – May 2nd, 2018. Connections is two and a half days of learning, best practices, hands-on training, and exposure to the latest trends and technologies in the marketplace. To help you justify your trip,...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

New: Evolution of Onboarding eBook

In years past, many organizations viewed onboarding as a transactional process comprised of new hire paperwork and time spent orienting to company policies. Today’s talent market, which is characterized by low unemployment and high voluntary attrition, has created a need for organizations to l...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Ways to Take Onboarding to a Strategic Level

According to the 2017 Brandon Hall Group Evolution of Onboarding Survey, 69% of organizations are in the Casual or Developing stages of onboarding maturity which typically includes the beginning stages of automating HR processes and an elementary level ability to measure the effectiveness of their o...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Verso Corporation Creates a Consistent, Personalized Experience through Acquisitions

With 5,000 employees, Verso Corporation is a leading North American provider of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp. Having recently acquired another paper company, Verso was challenged to create a seamless experience across both entities. Verso leveraged SilkRoad to automate the acquired com...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Extending the Onboarding Experience to First Time Managers

According to the 2017 Brandon Hall Onboarding Survey, 53% of organizations have formal onboarding processes for promotions. More and more, organizations are beginning to see the importance of extending the onboarding experience to additional inflection points in the employee life cycle, such as prom...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

4 Reasons New Hires Should Have an Onboarding Buddy

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) According to research from CEB, the average time to hire for white-collar positions is 68 business days. This means when organizations actually have a new hire start, they want to get them onboarded as quickly...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group