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SilkRoad Connections User Conference Kicks Off with Product News

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, welcomed nearly 550 attendees to the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers this morning. Senior leadership kicked of the 5th annual users conference, SilkRoad Connections, with an announcement of enhancements, new features, and next generation product initiatives spanning its integrated Life Suite® of talent management solutions.

“Providing customers with the best tools to attract and engage top talent is at the core of SilkRoad and what guides our development,” said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer at SilkRoad. “Our annual user conference provides the perfect venue to announce our product enhancements which bring simpler ways to acquire talent, and a refined user experience with even closer integration within SilkRoad’s Life Suite and partner applications.”

Richard Buchheim, Chief Product Officer at SilkRoad, took to the stage to announce the direction of Life Suite products and reveal the company’s next generation Core HR solution.

“Ease of use has been the guiding force behind our recent product updates and is the driver for where our products are headed,” said Buchheim. “Our goal is to make it easier for HR professionals to acquire, deploy, and use our solutions.”

SilkRoad Life Suite® Enhancement Highlights

Life Suite Login – Customers will now have one place to login to all SilkRoad products, streamlining the login process for those using multiple offerings. And the interface is configurable, allowing organizations to brand their complete employee experience.

Life Suite Talent Portal – Customers will have one central location to manage SilkRoad and partner products. This feature gives administrators a control center from which to launch resources with a consistent user experience.

New Life Suite Core HR – Includes Talent Base, a comprehensive employee data store and data management solution.

Enhanced Reporting – Includes more robust reporting – standard and ad-hoc – to better serve company-wide data and reporting needs.

SilkRoad Connections continues through Friday and provides SilkRoad customers a unique opportunity to discuss trends in talent management and learn new ways to connect people to business success. For more information visit

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end talent management software that enables 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.

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