SOURCE: SilkRoad technology, inc.

SilkRoad technology, inc.

October 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Social Networking, Collaboration and Talent Management Unite With SilkRoad Point

Next Generation Talent Management Software Reveals an Organization's Social Matrix

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - HR Technology Conference -- SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has unveiled the industry's first knowledge sharing platform that brings together the most compelling features of social networking, collaboration and talent management software. SilkRoad Point gives employees the forum they need to share expertise and be recognized by peers and leaders while simultaneously helping companies identify their highest performers and solve pressing business challenges.

While the organizational chart simply maps roles and responsibilities, Point reveals employees' knowledge and contributions beyond what is known through traditional sources such as a job description or performance review. Point delivers deeper insights into whom and what drives organizations by identifying and measuring influence by content, contributor and topic. With Point, employers can encourage and increase knowledge sharing, and identify influential leaders to problem solve and reveal new opportunities. The result is a model of an organization's social matrix that 'points' to centers of influence, information and trends, leading to greater productivity, innovation and collaboration.

"In recent years, automating traditional paper-based HR processes has revolutionized talent management. We expect the integration of social media, collaboration and talent management to have a similar impact on our industry," said Andrew 'Flip' Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad. "Our vision with Point is to provide organizations with a system of record to truly capture how every employee contributes to the success of the organization. Moreover, the social and collaboration aspects marks a new chapter in talent management; one where HR can facilitate innovation and idea generation. The Point is to change the game."

Point enables crowdsourcing across the organization by capturing connections and relationships across content, topics and people in the social matrix. By using Point, companies can:

  • Engage and Retain - Create a self-motivating culture by giving employees the environment they need to be recognized and to recognize others.
  • Collaborate and Share - Personalized displays and peer influence scoring encourage content sharing, collaboration and relationship building. Increase the fluidity of sharing by understanding centers of gravity using blogs, activity streams, status updates, messaging, polling, profiles and more.
  • Learn and Grow - Employees acquire the insight and knowledge to increase productivity and performance.
  • Innovate and Lead - Quickly identify the most influential leaders needed to solve a business problem or seize an opportunity to move the business forward.
  • Plan and Manage Risk - Inventory and forecast expertise to align with learning and recruiting strategies.

Point will be available in the first quarter of 2012 and will be packaged with all of SilkRoad's Life Suite products.

To learn more about SilkRoad Point, visit www.silkroad.com or visit SilkRoad at HR Tech in Las Vegas, October 3 - 5 at Booth Number 823.

About SilkRoad technology, inc.
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Eprise for intranets, and HeartBeat for trusted core HR. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture -- implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

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