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SilkRoad Technology

October 01, 2013 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Sponsors the Second Season of Top Recruiter

Web-Reality Series Shines a Spotlight on War for Talent

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, is a sponsor of the second season of the hit web-reality series, Top Recruiter. As companies compete for talent on a global stage, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to attract, engage, and hire the best in today's competitive business climate. According to a recent study by KPMG, 81 percent of executives believe that talent management will serve as a key competitive advantage over the next three years.

"Top Recruiter offers a glimpse into the high-stakes world of corporate recruiting, showcasing how the world's best recruiters are using technology innovations to secure companies' greatest asset: talent," said Edward Vesely, Chief Marketing Officer at SilkRoad. "As a leading innovator in Human Capital Management (HCM), and the creators of a top talent acquisition solution, SilkRoad is a natural partner for the series."

SilkRoad executives Thomas Boyle and Jaclyn Branch will appear in an episode of Top Recruiter as judges of the second challenge of the season, where contestants compete to create the Employment Brand. Employment Brands are a vital weapon in any company's recruitment arsenal. Many of the most qualified candidates aren't actively looking for new opportunities, leaving the onus on employers to attract them through smart branding. According to LinkedIn, 79 percent of working professionals worldwide are passive candidates, and these candidates are in the highest demand. SilkRoad's own research found that company career websites are their best online source of hires, accounting for 14 percent of more than 150,000 hires made in 2012. The Employment Brand Challenge premieres on October 8th and the concluding episode airs on October 15th. In this episode, contestants battle to find the best-fit candidate for customer, Clear Channel Communications, using their state-of-the-art career portal, powered by SilkRoad's recruiting solution, OpenHire®.

"Having SilkRoad judge The Employment Brand Challenge was a no brainer given their track record helping companies around the world perfect their employer branding," said Executive Producer, Chris Lavoie.

Set in Miami, Top Recruiter goes behind the job search scenes and into the minds of some of the best and brightest recruiters on the planet. Over 2.2 million viewers logged on to watch the drama unfold last year. This year features six new contestants chosen from more than 4,100 audition tapes from recruiters around the world. To watch this year's action, go to:

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad® is a leading global provider of cloud-based, 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, and HRMS solutions that are delivered through a Talent Portal to drive greater engagement, collaboration, and user adoption. The suite is easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable for businesses of every size. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

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