Talent Activation Blog

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

3 Surprising Stats from the New HR Tech Trends Survey

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Call me a numbers geek, but I was so excited to get my hands on the results of SilkRoad’s newest HR Tech Trends survey. Conducted with HR Daily Advisor, the study asked a variety of technology adoption questions...

Alexandra Levit, Managing Partner, PeopleResults

Connections 2018: Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Lim will be the keynote speaker at SilkRoad Connections 2018 in San Antonio in April. Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happines...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

New: The First 90 Days eBook - How Strategic Onboarding Sets New Hires Up for Success

Organizations spend a lot of time, money, and energy to attract and hire the very best talent. The last thing that they want is to have new hires leave – it’s costly, disruptive, and unproductive. In a market where employees feel that there are plentiful jobs, one-third of new hires quit...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

5 Things You Need to Know Before Implementing an Onboarding ‘Buddy’ Program

(Editors Note: Today’s post comes from Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender and ITM Group.) Organizational onboarding programs offer new hires two things: 1) a welcome to the company and 2) the tools to be successful in their role. On some level, giving employees the tools they need to be productive ...

Sharlyn Lauby, President, ITM Group

RR Donnelley Speeds New Hire Onboarding

With more than 52,000 customers and 42,000 employees across the globe, RR Donnelley (RRD) is a leading global provider of integrated multichannel marketing and business communications solutions.  The company hires 3-5,000 employees a year, which put the spotlight front and center on onboarding as a...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Connections 2018: Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Connections 2018 is open! By presenting at SilkRoad Connections and sharing your expertise with your HR colleagues and peers, you elevate yourself and your organization as leaders! The high quality of our presentations is a big part of the reason our attendees gain so much from t...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

SilkRoad to Power CareerBuilder's Expanded Onboarding Offering

SilkRoad, a global leader in Talent Activation, today announced from the HR Technology Conference and Expo a new partnership with CareerBuilder, a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire, and manage great talent. Through the partnership, CareerBuild...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

New: HR Technology Trends 2017 Survey

We wanted to know: How is HR technology being used in the ever-evolving field of HR and what impact it’s having on business outcomes. HR Daily Advisor and SilkRoad recently conducted the HR Technology Trends Survey to find out the impact technology has had on HR, the employee experience, and t...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Finding a High-Tech, High-Touch Balance is Critical for New Hires

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, SilkRoad presented a second panel webinar with best practices on mapping workplace culture to the employee experience, especially as it pertains to onboarding. We talked with Tanya Papahristos, Directo...

Alexandra Levit, Managing Partner, PeopleResults

Avid Solutions Transforms Performance Management: Faster Feedback, Faster Action

Avid Solutions, an industrial automation consulting firm based in North Carolina, provides project-based services through project managers and engineering consultants. Although the managers and consultants report to department managers, projects and the mix of teams constantly change, leading to a h...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Knowing How Much is At Stake, Onboarding is Personal for DentalOne and Rust-Oleum

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  Last week, SilkRoad hosted Part I of our webinar series on mapping culture to the employee experience. Our initial panel consisted of Jackie Bressie, Supervisor, HR Technology, Reporting and Analytics at DentalOne...

Alexandra Levit, Managing Partner, PeopleResults

Exploring the Relationship Between Culture and the Employee Experience

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work).  I recently worked for a Fortune 500 consumer goods company with a very particular culture. In the U.S., anyway, the moment you stepped into the headquarters building, everyone said hello to you and smiled. And I m...

Alexandra Levit, Managing Partner, PeopleResults

Get Your Boss to Say Yes to Connections 2018

SilkRoad’s Annual Users Conference, Connections will take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 29th-May 2nd, 2018. Join us for endless opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe, explore industry topics and experience the best San Antonio has to offer. Here are four ways to...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Customer Alert: Hurricane Irma and Weather-Related News

With the recent impacts from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in southeastern US, we want to assure you that we remain ready to support our SilkRoad family of customers. For those of you who are facing impacts from either storm, our thoughts are with you, and we hope you experience no ...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager

Trendmaker Homes Provides a Welcome Home Experience for New Hires

Trendmaker Homes, a premier new home builder, was challenged to create a ‘welcome home’ experience for new hires. They also needed to improve efficiencies, reduce paperwork, centralize information and automate processes. Our goal was to align product, brand and employee experience throug...

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager
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