SOURCE: SilkRoad


June 08, 2015 18:07 ET

400 HR Leaders Come Together as SilkRoad Connections User Conference Kicks Off in Orlando

Meet to Learn, Share, and Re-Energize Talent Management

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 08, 2015) - SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, welcomed nearly 400 attendees to the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida this morning. President and CEO John Shackleton and team kicked off the 6th annual user conference, SilkRoad Connections, with a presentation focused on customer success, the ongoing partnership of SilkRoad and its customers, and looking ahead to a rapidly-changing workforce.

"SilkRoad is absolutely dedicated to the success of our customers as they meet the challenges of a changing workforce," said Shackleton. "Our customers' success means our success, so we will continue to provide the products, services and support that will enable them. That means delivering technology to support innovation in how they engage with current and potential employees."

SilkRoad's opening remarks also included a celebration of its customers by recognizing the top ten Champions, SilkRoad's customer advocacy group, one of the largest in the industry with over 180 companies and more than 250 individuals. In addition, SilkRoad will announce the winner of the first annual Golden Portal Awards, created to honor the top achievement in new hire onboarding with a live streaming broadcast on June 9 at 3pm ET.

SilkRoad Golden Portal Awards

A highlight of this year's conference will be the announcement of the winners of SilkRoad's newly-minted Golden Portal Awards. The Golden Portal Award is given to SilkRoad customers with an outstanding and exemplary onboarding portal. The judging panel, which includes Brandon Hall Group's Kyle Lagunas and experts from SilkRoad, looked at over 30 submissions from around the globe and selected finalists based on onboarding content, visual design, and ease-of-use. For more on Golden Portal Awards visit:

SilkRoad Connections continues through Wednesday, June 10 and provides SilkRoad customers a unique opportunity to discuss trends in talent management and learn new ways to connect people to business success. For more information visit

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end talent management solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, and HRMS solutions that are delivered through a tablet-friendly Talent Portal. The suite is easy to deploy and use -- a single platform to rapidly boost employee engagement and business performance. Visit, follow on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

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