SOURCE: SilkRoad Technology

SilkRoad Technology

October 08, 2013 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Announces Enhancements Across Life Suite® Talent Management Software

Updates Drive Greater Collaboration and Visibility in Strategic HR Efforts

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, announced its fall release, including enhancements spanning its entire Life Suite of integrated HRMS, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Development software.

"Effective talent management requires a continuous evolution of the ways that companies attract, develop, and retain employees," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer at SilkRoad. "Our fall product enhancements facilitate greater collaboration across global HR teams and greater visibility across strategic HR functions."

Highlights from the Quarter:
Life Suite - SilkRoad formalized a partnership with workforce analytics provider Visier. This relationship will provide SilkRoad customers with simple-to-use, pre-packaged analytics and dashboards for end-to-end visibility across hiring, onboarding, performance, learning, compensation, and other strategic HR functions.

Talent Acquisition - SilkRoad rolled out a new Recruitment Teams feature to customers using its OpenHire® applicant tracking solution, allowing up to 30 designated team members to simultaneously view open job requisitions and related candidates. Globally distributed recruitment teams can now collaborate across continents to hire top talent. SilkRoad also expanded its partnership with LinkedIn to include social apply capabilities within OpenHire.

Additionally, SilkRoad's RedCarpet® employee onboarding solution now allows customers to embed training courses from their GreenLight® learning management solution directly into onboarding curriculum for new employees, decreasing time to productivity.

Talent Development - SilkRoad announced enhancements to GreenLight's customization capabilities, allowing companies to set tailored course prerequisites that account for employees' related on-the-job experiences. This ability to support a wide range of equivalencies allows companies to cater to the different learning styles and experiences of their employees, driving greater adoption and engagement.

Additionally, SilkRoad was ranked as an Innovator in the Aragon Research Globe for Real-time Collaboration, 2013. The report lauded GreenLight's integration with Point for its social collaboration capabilities and intuitive user interface. (The Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Learning 2013: the March to Social and Mobile, Jim Lundy, October 2013)

Talent Portal - SilkRoad's Point™ collaboration solution has become the preferred user interface for customers using the Company's GreenLight learning management and WingSpan® performance management solutions. Point offers an intuitive user experience to foster greater employee engagement and social sharing.

HRMS - SilkRoad's HeartBeat® HRMS solution includes improved EEO-1 and VETS-100 compliance reports. These reports have better sorting of data by location to assist in running reports for upcoming U.S. Compliance deadlines. Additionally, HeartBeat introduced enhanced carrier integration to further streamline employer communications with health care providers around open enrollment elections and deductions.

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end HR solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Portal, and HRMS solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable. Powered by social, mobile, analytic, and cloud technology, it's everything you need in one platform to engage your people and rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

About Visier
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, CA, Visier delivers workforce analytics through the cloud to empower HR professionals and business managers with the most critical insights for optimizing their people strategy to align with their business strategy. Visier's unique analytics combine the sophistication of predictive capabilities with the ease-of-use of consumer applications. With over 1.5 million customer employee records in the cloud and counting, Visier is experiencing significant quarter over quarter growth. Visit, follow them on Twitter @VisierAnalytics or call 1.888.277.9331.

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