New Zealand’s Top-Ranked University for Research Quality Selects SilkRoad’s RedCarpet …from SilkRoad Technology


University of Otago Chooses SilkRoad’s RedCarpet for Onboarding and Compliance Effectiveness


HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009, and the HRchitect IRONMAN on Mid-Marketing Talent Acquisition Systems on June18, 2010, where they were crowned the winner of each. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. Finally, HRchitect attended the SilkRoad user conference, SilkRoad Connections, in May 2010 and May 2011.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!


The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand has selected SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of social talent management solutions, to streamline its onboarding and compliance management processes.  University of Otago will be implementing RedCarpet, SilkRoad’s onboarding and life event solution that creates a personalized employee experience and reduces costly new hire paperwork. RedCarpet will bring new employees into the University of Otago easily and effectively, engaging them and making them productive from day one.

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. With the large numbers of students and faculty in multiple schools within the university on different campuses, the need for a streamlined, customizable onboarding solution was paramount. The University of Otago had invested large amounts of time and energy into refining their institution’s messaging and content, and needed a solution that would deliver an exceptional experience and continue to set them apart as leaders in the tertiary sector.

“The flexibility to be able to create a personalized onboarding experience was a key factor in our decision to select SilkRoad,” said Shane Sturgeon, HR Projects Manager for the University of Otago. “The ability to cater to different roles and responsibilities will be a huge asset to us and provide our new employees with a much more engaging start to their new role.”

SilkRoad’s RedCarpet, the number one employee onboarding and life events solution on the market, goes beyond just onboarding to handle any employee life cycle event.  In addition to onboarding, these transitions can include offboarding, crossboarding, promotion, transfers, mergers and acquisitions, medical leaves and any other life event an employee may experience. The cloud-based HR employee onboarding software helps HR staff quickly improve productivity, go paperless, increase day one readiness, and reduce legal risks. RedCarpet eliminates the need for fragmented paper-based systems and integrates with most of the HR applications your company currently uses.

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: