SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Talent Acquisition

Kelly Carmody, Field Marketing Manager
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We’re excited to highlight some of the amazing talent acquisition-focused sessions at this year’s SilkRoad Connections user conference. Here are some best practice sessions presented by the SilkRoad team, analysts, and industry leaders.

The Future of Onboarding is Now – PricewaterhouseCoopers – Monday, April 30

With over 60,000 new joiners entering the largest professional services firm in the world annually, PwC needs to get it right. What used to be a consistent approach for their 158 territories, has now transformed into a more flexible, virtual and impactful experience. What was their strategy to innovate onboarding internally, and what are they doing externally to address their clients’ issues and trends in the marketplace? It is critical to consider advanced analytics and a holistic approach to process and operating model changes while keeping the employee experience top of mind.

New Hire Orientation, the Southwest Way – Southwest Airlines – Tuesday, May 1

New Hire Orientation, the Southwest Way. Let’s take a 34,000-foot view at Southwest Airlines’ approach to the new hire experience for over 7,000 employees every year. This highly engaging session includes the culture, tools, and resources Southwest Airlines uses to welcome and inspire new hires to embrace their journey.

Jumpstart Employee Engagement with Exceptional Onboarding Practices – Brandon Hall Group – Tuesday, May 1

Will your new hires succeed in your organization and contribute to organizational performance? It all depends on how your organization engages and activates them during onboarding and teaches them how to navigate the culture at your organization. Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition at Brandon Hall Group, will share recent research on the latest onboarding and engagement practice trends, the impact of improving onboarding, what new hire attrition is doing to your budget, and how you can make your onboarding more strategic and apply it to all employee transitions.

Topics to be explored:

  • The employee engagement lifecycle, and the critical onboarding juncture
  • The impact of onboarding maturity
  • The newest trends in onboarding
  • Applying onboarding to employee transitions

To see the full agenda and to register for SilkRoad Connections 2018, please visit

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