Accenture Awarded Top Honor in 2018 SilkRoad Talent Activation Awards

Published On: May 2, 2018

HomeAway, NCSOFT and Gulfstream also honored for exceptional enterprise onboarding program elements

San Antonio – (May 2, 2017) – SilkRoad (, a global leader in strategic enterprise onboarding and talent activation to drive business outcomes, today announced the winners of the SilkRoad 2018 Talent Activation Awards, created to honor outstanding talent activation in human resources. Winners were honored for employer branding and design, innovations in candidate-to-new hire experiences, and excellence in leveraging the strategic onboarding process to activate talent to drive business outcomes. Presented at SilkRoad Connections, SilkRoad’s annual customer conference, the awards included a top overall honor (Outstanding Talent Activation) and three sub categories honoring outstanding program elements: ROI, Branding and New Hire Experience.

Accenture earned top honors, the Outstanding Talent Activation Award

By personalizing the new joiner experience, Accenture ensures this “moment that matters” to each person reflects their role, location, experience, and any number of factors. Accenture creates connections from offer acceptance through the first year, onboarding around 10,000 new joiners in North America every year. With the program, Accenture achieves 100% compliance from new joiners, while enabling them to focus on their own individualized, unique journey.

Honorees in additional categories are:

Talent Activation ROI Award – HomeAway

HomeAway’s ability to use automated workflows tailored to each of their global locations improved their employee onboarding experience in addition to decreasing the number of tasks needed to successfully relocate an employee. The company also streamlined international employee onboarding from a process that took 29 business days to three or fewer by using the SilkRoad Onboarding Global Mobility workflow and was able to reduce the number of manual steps needed to complete employee relocation from 11 to one.


Talent Activation Branding Award – NCSOFT

NCSOFT’s goal was to deliver a best in class onboarding program that would engage new hires immediately upon acceptance of an offer. It leveraged the “NC Launch” branded onboarding site as a way to introduce new hires to its culture and get them excited about joining NCSOFT as well as to equip them with the knowledge and socialization required to be successful on day one. The NC Launch platform provides an experience for new hires that strengthens the employment brand, accelerates new hire performance and maximizes retention. The onboarding program also gives new hires an opportunity to collaborate with hiring managers early in the new-hire process.


Talent Activation New Hire Experience AwardGulfstream Aerospace

Much like the customer experiences aboard its aircraft (first impressions are everything and not easily forgotten), Gulfstream Aerospace provides hands-on, personalized employee onboarding experiences. The moment a new hire signs an employee agreement, Gulfstream delivers a first-rate experience designed to activate the new talent well before their first day enabling them to arrive at their new job with questions answered and no hesitation that they’re starting their employment on the right foot. Utilizing SilkRoad Onboarding, each new hire is welcomed with a personalized email from their manager and an employee video explaining the culture and provided an in-person orientation with a custom designed game to bring Gulfstream’s culture and strategy to life.

“Customized employee experiences that quickly and efficiently integrate new hires into their roles and company cultures have become critical components of the enterprise onboarding process,” said Lilith Christiansen, SilkRoad’s Vice President of Onboarding Solutions and co-author of the business best-seller, Successful Onboarding. “Each of the honorees exemplifies the importance of customized journeys that activate talent to positively impact business outcomes, capitalizing on the critical touchpoint onboarding offers by engaging employees the moment they agree to join the organization.”

About the Awards
The SilkRoad Talent Activation Awards were created to honor outstanding design, innovative experiences and strategic excellence in leveraging onboarding to activate talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Applications were accepted from SilkRoad customers across the world, and a panel of experts reviewed the submissions to select the semi-finalists who each submitted further documentation. Results were announced during the SilkRoad Connections 2018 user conference.

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is the world’s leader in Strategic Onboarding for Talent Activation, helping organizations win the war of retention by engaging people with personalized world-class onboarding to keep talent engaged and connected to business goals throughout their employment journeys. SilkRoad has helped thousands of companies around the world create highly scalable personalized experiences that activate and retain people.

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