SilkRoad technology To Offer First Talent Management Benchmark Tool

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Free interactive tool will identify strengths and weaknesses, and provide a path for improvement.

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We are pleased to partner with Aberdeen to be the first and only company to provide this tool to Human Resources professionals

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) August 31, 2009 -- SilkRoad technology, a leading provider of talent management solutions, today announced the availability of the first and only interactive talent management assessment tool designed specifically for the Human Resources industry. This tool will be offered free of charge to Human Resources professionals, and will allow organizations to compare their performance against Best-in-Class companies from around the world.

Created in partnership with Aberdeen Group, SilkRoad's Benchmark Tool will help companies identify areas for improvement across their talent management portfolio. While this tool is a first in the Human Capital Management industry, Aberdeen has been successfully building their Assessment Tool Series across multiple other industries since 2004.

"We are pleased to partner with Aberdeen to be the first and only company to provide this tool to Human Resources professionals," said Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad technology. "This powerful resource will assist organizations across the globe in developing a more efficient and effective HR process."

In order to compile the data used in this tool, Aberdeen collected and analyzed data, including over 640,000 datapoints, from more than three thousand organizations around the world.

By completing the online assessment, which can be completed in less than 15 minutes, users are provided with a personalized summary that illustrates the company's maturity by benchmarking against Best-in-Class organizations, as identified through Aberdeen's PACE™ (Pressures, Actions, Capabilities, and Enablers) research model. In addition to pinpointing performance strengths and weaknesses, the tool will help identify and quantify potential savings in time and resources, and provide a roadmap with next steps, recommendations, and suggestions to achieve success.

"The powerful tool that Aberdeen and SilkRoad have developed will allow companies at varying levels of organizational maturity to truly understand what they're doing well and where they have room for improvement," said Kevin Martin, vice president and group director for HCM and Extraprise research at Aberdeen. "Our Assessment Tool Series has proven very successful over that past five years, and we look forward to introducing it into the Talent Management industry."
For more information on the talent management Benchmark Tool, visit

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen™ for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to

About SilkRoad technology
SilkRoad technology, inc. provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve the talent within its more than 1000 customers across the globe. Through SilkRoad's Life Suite™, an integrated talent management solution, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. The SilkRoad Life Suite includes OpenHire™ for recruiting management, RedCarpet™ for employee onboarding and life events, WingSpan™ for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight™ for learning management, and Eprise™ for employee intranets and content management.

SilkRoad technology is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC with offices in Bedford, MA; Chicago, IL; Red Bank, NJ; Jacksonville, FL; Edmonton, Canada; Singapore; Sydney, Australia and Hamburg, Germany. More information is available on the Web at or by phone: U.S. toll free at 866-329-3363 or internationally at +1-336-201-5100. Follow SilkRoad technology on Twitter at


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