The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted June 27, 2013 by

How Respect for Candidates Led to Adidas Group Winning a Candidate Experience Award

adidas group logoWhile companies may want to provide a unique candidate experience for job applicants, sometimes keeping things simple works.  When everyone in the hiring process is on the same page, they can continue to deliver a candidate experience that will make them proud.  If done correctly, this experience can earn the respect of job seekers. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2013 by

How Communicating with Candidates Led to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Winning a Candidate Experience Award

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan logoIt is reasonable for a job applicant to expect feedback at some point in time during the application process.  However, wouldn’t it be nice to keep track of your application’s status instead?  As a result, you stay in the know during the candidate experience. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2013 by

How Emphasis on Communication with Job Seekers Led to Business & Technology Resource Group, Inc. Winning a Candidate Experience Award

btrg logoJob seekers do not want to be neglected in the application process.  Once they have submitted their applications online, they should not have to think about whether or not they will receive a response.  Instead, applicants should know their status every step of the way.  That is why companies need to focus on building a recruiting system that provides effective communication. (more…)

Posted June 25, 2013 by

How a Positive and an Efficient Application Process Led to Hyatt Winning a Candidate Experience Award

Hyatt logoPeople who are passionate tend to be successful.  In the workplace, this passion can boost your company’s brand, creating an interest from job seekers to work for your company.  So, why not create a candidate experience that is efficient and leaves them feeling positive about your business. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2013 by

How Open and Honest Communication Led to Case-Mate Winning a Candidate Experience Award

Case-Mate logoWould you say that communication is key to any successful relationship?  Probably yes, but it’s not just communication itself; it is the way you communicate.  If your company wants to deliver a positive candidate experience to job seekers, it should establish open and honest communication. (more…)

Posted June 11, 2013 by

How Treating Candidates as Clients Led to The Bozzuto Group Winning a Candidate Experience Award

Bozzuto Group logoDoes your company deliver a candidate experience that is easily understood and constantly providing a positive experience for everyone involved in the hiring process?  If not, you’re probably missing out on top talent for your business.  The last thing you want to do is leave job seekers uncertain of where they stand in the hopes of landing a new position, therefore, opening the door to criticism of your company. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Why Intuit Cares About the Candidate Experience

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, recently co-hosted a half day, college recruiting conference.

Below is a video recording of the presentation by Chris Galy, Director of Recruiting of Intuit, at the May 13, 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp at the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California:



Posted March 22, 2013 by Continues Its Active Support of the CandE’s Effort to Improve the Candidate Experience

CandE Council Member 2013 badgeTalent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and elevation of the candidate experience, today announced details of the Candidate Experience Council, comprised of some of the leading voices in HR and talent acquisition.

As the organization behind the Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs), the Talent Board’s goal is to facilitate the evolution of the employment candidate experience. In just two years, the CandEs have grown considerably (rising from 57 participating organizations and seven sponsors in 2011 to 90 companies and 18 sponsors in 2012 in North America, and expanding the program to the U.K.) as more organizations recognize the bottom line and branding benefits of keeping job seekers engaged and informed about their candidate status.

The Council was created to help steer the future of the CandEs awards and benchmarking program by drawing on the expertise and knowledge of the HR community’s thought leaders. The Council ensures the Talent Board has access to the latest information and a wide variety of ideas that can enhance the program and ensure its continued success as it enters its third year. Through various committees, the members of the Council will be involved in numerous support initiatives by creating deeper awareness of the program, conducting sponsorship outreach, conducting employer and candidate surveys and sharing ideas to various reports and presentations based on the CandEs.

The Candidate Experience Council currently consists of 24 recruiting industry experts, including: (more…)

Posted September 19, 2012 by President Selected as Judge of Candidate Experience Awards

Organizations Assembles Panel of HR and Talent Acquisition Thought Leaders to Select Companies that Best Exemplify a Positive Candidate Experience 

SAN FRANCISCO – September 19, 2012 – The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced the members of its panel of independent judges who will select the winners of the Second Annual North American Candidate Experience Awards.(known as “The CandEs”). The judges include: Joseph P. Murphy, vice president of Shaker Consulting Group; Steve Rothberg, president and founder of; Jeremy Tipper, founder of the Talent Collective, a U.K.-based talent acquisition advisory firm; and John Vlastelica, managing director of Recruiting Toolbox, Inc.

Founded by the industry’s leading authorities on candidate experience, the CandEs are designed to recognize organizations that produce outstanding candidate experiences. The program consists of three survey rounds that capture and evaluate employers’ recruitment processes and practices through the entire recruitment cycle and candidate experience. With the first and second employer and candidate survey rounds now closed for North American employers, companies identified with unique and innovative efforts will be advanced to the final round, where they will be interviewed by the CandE judging panel using HireVue’s digital interviewing solutions to determine areas of distinction. (more…)

Posted July 04, 2012 by

Candidate Experience Awards – Virtual Job Tryout Client Among Winners

2011 Candidate Experience Award Stamp

2011 Candidate Experience Award Stamp

Some organizations take their candidate experience seriously.  This year, after considerable thought, some survey data and insightful collaborative writing, The Candidate Experience Awards were conceived.

Gerry Crispin and a team nurtured the idea and a process for application and evaluation was born.  The industry is fortunate to have forward thinking individuals willing to get out in front and take some pull-forward actions. (more…)