SilkRoad technology Winner of 2011 Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service…from SilkRoad

March 1, 2011

 

Award Honors SilkRoad’s Core HR Solution for Getting to the “HeartBeat” of Organizations

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.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. 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!

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it was named the winner of a celebrated Stevie Award.  HeartBeat, SilkRoad’s core HR solution was selected as the winner in the “Relationship Management Solution” category in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  SilkRoad COO Brian Platz accepted the award at the gala banquet held this week in Miami Beach, Florida.  

The awards were presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60 percent over 2010.  

“Our HeartBeat team works very hard to help organizations manage all relevant human resource information,” said Brian Platz, EVP, and Chief Operating Officer of SilkRoad technology.  “This win for our newest product is a great honor, and recognition of our efforts to provide the best talent management solutions on the market to companies around the globe.” 

SilkRoad technology’s HeartBeat is an on-demand core HR system that allows workers and managers to access and act on HR information relevant to them. This information can be readily integrated with all SilkRoad’s Life Suite solutions or other HR-related third party applications, such as payroll, recruiting, performance, training and compensation, and providing a unified front-end for all users.

SilkRoad provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve talent management for more than 1,700 customers across the globe, cutting millions of dollars in human resources costs with integrated solutions that manage the entire employee life cycle. With its award-winning Life Suite, SilkRoad assists companies to attract best-fit talent, manage onboarding and employee transitions, maximize employee performance, provide a centralized learning management system, and deliver accurate information with employee intranets and content management systems. 

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Wins HRtechnology Ironman…from SilkRoad

July 6, 2010

 

HRchitect’s latest educational webinar series pits software vendors against one another

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 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.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have 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 here to help!

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the company was named the winner of the June 2010 HRtechnology Ironman. SilkRoad’s market leading Life Suite product OpenHire competed in the Mid-Market Talent Acquisition Systems Ironman competition on June 18th.

The competition is the latest in HRchitect’s educational webinar series and has software vendors compete against one another to prove who can “swim better,” “bike stronger” and “run faster.” HRchitect recently developed the series of webinars as a way to educate consumers on the human resource technology choices available.

In these fast-paced web events, vendors compete head-to-head in each category. Spectators then vote after each portion and the vendor with the most total votes receives the medal and is named HRtechnology Ironman. In the competition vendors must prove their advantages over the competition in each category including:

Swimming – In this category vendors discuss company history, overview, specific identity, financial viability, marquee clients and leadership team.

Biking – During the biking portion the vendors showcase their product’s functionality, technology/integration, usability and configurability.

Running – In this segment of the competition the vendors discuss the key differentiators of their solution and their company.

Media Interviews – Finally, the vendor is judged based on answers to questions from the audience.

At the conclusion of the competition, SilkRoad technology was voted the winner and named HRtechnology Ironman.

“We enjoyed participating in the webinar and are honored the audience selected us as the Ironman winner,” said Thomas Boyle, Director of Product Strategy, SilkRoad technology. “We always welcome any opportunity to show what sets our products and company apart from other vendors.”

SilkRoad provides Web-based talent management solutions, including OpenHire, a market-leading recruiting management solution, RedCarpet, onboarding and life events management solution, WingSpan for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Eprise for employee intranets and content management and HeartBeat for core HR.

You can see SilkRoad’s winning Ironman webinar here.

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


MasTec Selects SilkRoad technology’s GreenLight for Learning Management…from SilkRoad Technology

June 17, 2009

 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 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 participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow2009 event. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today MasTec has selected SilkRoad’s GreenLight learning management solution.  With GreenLight, MasTec will be able to manage all online training programs and course creation. GreenLight is the fourth Life Suite solution MasTec has added to their talent management solution set.

As a leading specialty contractor for communications companies, utilities and governments throughout the United States, MasTec believes their greatest asset is their people. Their commitment to the development and retention of their employees is evidenced in the steps they take to provide employees with the materials, knowledge, and skills they need to succeed.

“Our team at SilkRoad has been extremely reliable and helpful throughout our implementation with OpenHire, RedCarpet, and WingSpan, and we are very much looking forward to implementing GreenLight,” said John Wolhfert, Director, Human Resources Infrastructure, MasTec. “MasTec is very committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to succeed; we have found SilkRoad’s Life Suite to be invaluable to our organization, and have been very pleased with how well the solutions work together to manage the employee life cycle.”

SilkRoad’s learning management solution, GreenLight, allows organizations to centrally manage the entire process of creating, delivering, and tracking online and offline training programs for a global workforce. Delivering incredible flexibility, the learning process has never been easier. GreenLight enables organizations to create, capture, assemble, publish, deliver and store content, as well as share learning objects and manage learner performance data.

Including the basic management of classroom and standards-based eLearning training interventions, the GreenLight solution will manage and track student marks and progress for SCORM or AICC compliant Web-based training, instructor-led courses (training events) and on-the-job training (assignments). In addition, this powerful tool enables organizations to create a unified experience and consistent brand for their employees through sophisticated multi-language content management and user-configurable “skins.”

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Sponsored Report Indicates Growing Uptake of Onboarding…from SilkRoad Technology

February 12, 2009

 

Aberdeen Group report surveys 600+ HR executives; Complimentary copy made possible in part by SilkRoad sponsorship

 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad Technology in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad Technology also participated in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009, where they were crowned the winner and also participated in the Talent Acquisition Systems pageant in November 2008.

 

Sixty-eight percent of corporate human resources executives recently surveyed indicated that their companies have a formal onboarding process in place, according to a recent Aberdeen study sponsored in part by SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions. The study, “Fully On-Board: Getting the Most from Your Talent in the First Year,” found that top-performing companies with formal onboarding procedures in place saw a 31 percent average improvement in new employee engagement and a 24 percent average decrease in time-to-productivity for new employees.

 

Effective onboarding of new employees is so crucial that more than half of the 600 human resources, talent management, and line of business executives surveyed and interviewed in December 2008 and January 2009 for the study indicated that the current state of the economy would increase the importance their organization placed on onboarding in 2009.

 

Two-thirds of survey respondents also indicated that their organizations start the onboarding process even before the new employee’s start date of employment to smooth the transition process. Top concerns related to onboarding included retaining new employees, increasing their productivity and improving the reputation of the company as an employer of choice.

 

A complimentary copy of the Aberdeen report has been made available by SilkRoad and other sponsors at: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5729.

 

“We have long joined others in the HR industry to tout the importance of formalized onboarding programs, and this study underscores how they can contribute to improvements in efficiency and engagement,” said SilkRoad technology CEO Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski. “One of our products, RedCarpet, provides massive increases in new hire satisfaction and day one readiness for many of our clients, ultimately keeping employee morale and productivity high while automating time-consuming HR tasks.”

 

SilkRoad provides a suite of Web-based talent management solutions, including RedCarpet, an onboarding and life events management solution that automates the socialization and transition of employees into their new roles while alleviating the burden and cost of paperwork and task management, saving companies time and money. Other SilkRoad products include OpenHire, a market-leading recruiting management solution, WingSpan for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight for learning management, and Eprise for employee intranets and content management.

 

“It is very clear that for a majority of Best-in-Class organizations, onboarding is the continuation of the recruitment process well into the first year of a new employee’s tenure with the company,” noted the co-author of the report, Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen. “If they haven’t done so already, these organizations seek to integrate onboarding with recruitment and performance management. At these companies, onboarding not only improves hiring quality and efficiencies, but also increases the new employee’s ability to contribute productively in a timely manner.”

 

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit www.silkroad.com

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad Technology Crowned HRchitect Beauty Pageant Winner…from SilkRoad Technology

February 9, 2009

 

SilkRoad technology, the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced the company was named winner of the January 23, 2009 HRchitect onboarding systems “Beauty Pageant.” SilkRoad entered its market-leading onboarding and life events product, RedCarpet, into the pageant alongside three other companies, including AllegroHR, KMS, and Verifications

 

SilkRoad Technology, the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced the company was named winner of the January 23, 2009 HRchitect onboarding systems “Beauty Pageant.” SilkRoad entered its market-leading onboarding and life events product, RedCarpet, into the pageant alongside three other companies, including AllegroHR, KMS, and Verifications. After showcasing the company’s service differentiators, value proposition and technology, SilkRoad’s RedCarpet was selected as the winner.    

 

HRchitect recently developed the series of “Beauty Pageant” webinars as a way to educate consumers on the human resource technology choices available. Each webinar focuses on a different category of human resource technology, including onboarding, succession planning, and compensation management. During each “pageant” human resource technology providers give company overviews, cover functionality and usability, and answer questions from the audience. After all presentations, the audience votes for its favorite contestant.

 

“As a leading provider of talent management solutions, we are always eager to help companies recruit and retain the best talent,” said Brian Platz, COO of SilkRoad technology. “We enjoyed participating in the webinar and are honored the audience selected our product as the best of show.”

 

“As the leading Talent Acquisition Systems consulting firm, we wanted to find a fun and easy way to educate consumers on the HR technology options available,” said Rick Fletcher, President and Founder of HRchitect. “This has been a great way to get the HR decision makers the information they need to make great choices for their organizations, and congratulations to SilkRoad for its well-deserved win.”

SilkRoad provides Web-based talent management solutions, including OpenHire™, a market-leading recruiting management solution, RedCarpet™, onboarding and life events management solution, WingSpan™ for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight™ for learning management, and Eprise™ for employee intranets and content management.

 

The webinars are free, and future sessions are listed at: http://www.hrchitect.com/News/Pageant. If you would like to view SilkRoad’s recent onboarding beauty pageant please click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/118289254.

 

For more information on SilkRoad Technology, please visit www.silkroad.com

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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