SOURCE: SilkRoad


July 23, 2015 11:00 ET

Genscape Wins SilkRoad First Golden Portal Onboarding Award

Accenture UK and Humana Named Top Finalists

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions, announced the winners for the SilkRoad Golden Portal Award, created to honor top achievement in new hire onboarding. Genscape received top honors for leveraging its employee brand through an approachable and user-friendly new hire portal; Humana and Accenture UK were named as top finalists.

Award Highlights Strategic Role of Onboarding
The Golden Portal award stresses the strategic importance of the onboarding experience for new hires and the way technology can streamline the paperwork and compliance process, while contributing to employee retention and strategic business outcomes. "Onboarding plays a critical role in employee engagement, right from day one," said Edward Vesely, chief marketing officer, SilkRoad. "It ensures your investment in new hires pays off with engaged, motivated employees."

The new SilkRoad award program focuses on a critical entry point for new employees, the new hire portal, which provides the doorway to the company and its people culture. Judging criteria evaluated how well the firm's portal supported engagement: use of content, breadth of site, ease-of-use and visual design. Scores in each category were weighted and tallied. Each finalist met these criteria in unique ways.

Award Finalists-What Stood Out
Genscape, the award winner and the global leader in intelligence for the commodity/energy markets, received top honors for successfully combining technology with a human touch, an excellent mentorship program and creating awareness of collaboration opportunities

Top finalist accomplishments included:

  • Humana, a leading health and well-being company, was recognized for culturally integrating social collaboration into its culture, a strong mentorship program and sharing department mentoring successes via the portal
  • Accenture, a leading global management consulting company, was acknowledged for its theme of connecting the organization to employees (not just employees to the organization) and a robust 12 month buddy program

"We strive for our first impression be the best impression-this is the philosophy that drives our onboarding program," said Merabeth Martin, HR Manager, Genscape. "Our goal, from day one, is to have new team members feel appreciated and valued. Genscape's new hire portal, created through SilkRoad Onboarding, plays a huge role in achieving that warm welcome. We're honored, and humbled, to receive this award."

About the Award
The Golden Portals were created to honor annual achievement in new hire onboarding programs. Applications were accepted from SilkRoad customers across the world and a panel of onboarding specialists reviewed 33 applications to select the 3 finalists. Results were announced during a live broadcast from SilkRoad Connections 2015, the company's annual user conference.

About the Winner
Genscape is the leading global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, driven to improve market transparency and efficiency. With thousands of patented monitors strategically deployed worldwide, Genscape is unique in its ability to collect and report proprietary market fundamentals in real-time or near real-time. Genscape delivers innovative solutions across a number of asset classes including: Oil, Power, Natural Gas and LNG, Agriculture, Petrochemical and NGLs, Maritime, and Renewables. Genscape clients often gain important insights, improve risk management, or increase operational efficiency. For more information, please 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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