Strategic World-Class Onboarding Keeps People On Board

Seal the deal for candidates and retain your people with personalized experiences
Engage | Activate | Transition | Analyze

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Engage Before Day One

Engage and activate with personalized talent journeys

Lower Costs, Save Time

Eliminate manual process and cost with workflow automation

Connect People to Goals

Transform onboarding into a goal-driven, branded experience

Comply, Assess

Dashboards assess how onboarding impacts goals

Go beyond simple paperwork automation and i9 compliance. Onboarding is more than a one-off experience. Talent Activation actually begins with onboarding. When you onboard-to-retain, you connect and engage new employees from the minute they accept an offer and extend it beyond the first week, first month, even the first year.

SilkRoad makes it easy to create a personalized onboarding experience—even a global multi-regional one—that’s consistent across your organization but highly personalized to a job, role, team and location. So all new hires are ready to work. And employees, contractors, part-timers, contingent workers, and others in your modern workforce are activated to performance, productivity and goals.

SilkRoad enables us to establish a measurable baseline of new hire success, while creating meaningful journeys in local languages to support our mission as a global company.
– General Electric

Personalize and Brand New Employee Experiences

Fully engage new hires in your brand so they assimilate into their roles from the moment they say "yes." Serve the most applicable branded content and education at the right time automatically in bite-size pieces, specific to your brand, culture, and business.

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Fully Engage Your Modern Workforce

Today’s modern workforce is not one size fits all. That’s why your onboarding system needs to address more than the first few week and just one type of worker in one location. It needs to provide consistent onboarding for all locations and every type of worker – part-time, seasonal, intern, contractors or contingent workers. Everyone needs to be productive and engage with your goals.

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Go Mobile, Be Global from One System

Easily scale a consistent, branded onboarding experience across departments, states, regions, countries or languages – yet stay personal. Targeted workflows, configurable by geography, language and division. Transform the onboarding process into a strategic, branded enterprise experience while keeping all the localization almost one to one.

Eliminate Manual Tasks Forever

Targeted personalized workflows provide the right content to the right people automatically so the right tasks, forms, or materials, including i-9 verification happen seamlessly.


Go Beyond Week One – Onboarding to Retain People

Create a single, fluid and personalized experience that engages a complex, modern workforce and impacts business results. All from a single platform, branded and personalized. Measure with pulse surveys. Use their feedback to continuously improve the experience.

Know, Assess, Perfect to Retain Develop People

Empower yourself with data and analytics to help leadership understand how activated new hires drive company goals. Use the built in assessment pulse surveys to take a new hire temperature at any point in the process. Then use the data to perfect the experiences.

Offboard Departing Employees Responsibly

Just like onboarding, being able to offboard departing employees responsibly and consistently can make all the difference at a crucial transition point.

Right now you are probably spending more time managing employee exits than you do onboarding new hires. The paperwork, the compliance, making sure you receive timely signatures and acknowledgements. SilkRoad Activate for Offbarding saves you time and protects your organization.

Bad employee separations can result in lost productivity, intellectual and physical property loss, and additional processing costs. Plus, poor offboarding often leads to poor ratings on Glassdoor and other crowd-sourced reviews about employers.

SilkRoad helps you handle employee exits quickly, easily and consistently.

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“Ensuring that new employees – regardless of location or position – know we can’t succeed without them, is vital to our culture. SilkRoad enables us to create meaningful moments.”
– Akin Gump | Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Key Resouces

2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey
HR Professionals Share their Views

Once you have hired someone, getting them activated in the company is just as important as selecting the right candidate.

Onboarding / New Hire Experience | Whitepaper / Research

With all of the talk lately about this or that approach to recruiting, it’s easy to forget all about onboarding. We recently conducted research with 401 HR professionals on the topic of onboarding and are excited to share the results with you.

Ultimate Guide to Onboarding Portals

See some of the best onboarding portals and why they work so well.

Onboarding / New Hire Experience | Whitepaper / Research

The potential employee experience is key to the success of any company. Learn the 5 key elements to welcome them with an onboarding portal that works.

Ultimate Guide to Onboarding

Most new hires have a so-so first week. Automated onboarding transforms that process.

Onboarding / New Hire Experience | Whitepaper / Research

Most new hires have a so-so first week. Automated onboarding transforms that process. It rapidly engages and connects them to the life of the organization even before day one. Engagement leads to commitment. And commitment leads to success.

Who, How and Why of Onboarding | White Paper

Learn key findings from the 2016 CLO Innovations in Onboarding Survey, onboarding best practices and success stories.

Onboarding / New Hire Experience | Whitepaper / Research

How do organizations define onboarding and how it fits into their overall strategy? Learn about key findings from the 2016 CLO Innovations in Onboarding Survey, onboarding best practices and success stories.

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Engagement and Activation Begin with Onboarding. So Do It Right

Find out how talent activation begins with strategic onboarding. Doing onboarding right goes beyond one-off new hire form completion to deliver personalized experiences that help them fit in, grow and engage with your culture - from the moment they say "yes!"

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