Critical Need—Compensation Security
Symbotic started with performance management and compensation to get ahead of their rapid growth curve. “We felt it was more manageable to roll out a system and process at our current size so that we could scale up as needed,” said Pliskaner.
The company tackled its biggest pain point first—access and security for their compensation program. Symbotic had used an in-house Excel program that they thought was unbreakable. However, they discovered that their internal team, who is paid to break things, was able to access and tinker with the formulas. “We needed an extra level of protection,” said Jason Kyle, financial analyst, Symbotic. “There was also tedious version control with different departments. CompensationXL solved all of it.”
“We had our first cycle where no errors made it through to payroll. Data flowed from SilkRoad Performance into CompensationXL and then into ADP exactly as expected,” said Pliskaner. “The security features are very strong and parameters cannot be altered.
The company also gained an easier way to view individual salary history, which helps managers see the overall picture and make better salary planning decisions. “Compensation data can now be used for business planning,” said Pliskaner. “By incorporating market data into the system, we can keep salary competitiveness on the radar which is so important in the high tech industry.”
Complete Automation—Recruiting, Employee Onboarding and Performance Management
Even though at an early implementation stage, expectations are high for SilkRoad Recruiting, SilkRoad Onboarding and SilkRoad Performance Management.
“We’re looking forward to saving time relative to data entry, when the applicant transfers smoothly from recruiting to onboarding and then other modules. Everything will be connected and data will flow easily,” Amanda Church, HR coordinator, Symbotic.
In addition to saving time, SilkRoad Recruiting is helping the company ramp up for fast growth. “To attract talented candidates, the solution enables us to go far and wide to find talent,” said Pliskaner. “We can better understand trends in data and the source of our best hires.” Company recruiters look forward to tracking online progress, keeping information in one place and easily storing information for the future.
Once an offer is extended, SilkRoad Onboarding provides an even deeper, positive experience for new hires to get to know Symbotic. “We built an onboarding experience that is friendly, streamlined and consistent across the company,” said Church. By using the solution’s flexible task list, the HR team was able to customize task lists for interns vs. full-time employees and adapt forms for employees working nationally.
Finally, SilkRoad Onboarding will connect all employee information into SilkRoad Performance, supporting a complete online experience for employees and the company. “As we grow, automated performance management will help us align goals across the organization and simplify communication,” said Church.
By implementing an integrated talent management platform, Symbiotic is ready for growth and managing their best asset—talent.