Talent Activation Blog

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

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

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