Candidate Experience Awards Co-Founder to Be Next Featured Guest on The Bill Kutik Radio Show

Recruiting Expert Ed Newman to Discuss Status of Second Annual Candidate Experience Awards and Make Special Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - The Candidate Experience Awards, created by veterans of the recruiting industry to help employment candidates have a better experience when they apply for work, announced today that co-founder Ed Newman will appear as this week's featured guest on The Bill Kutik Radio Show®.

The Bill Kutik Radio Show is a bi-weekly online talk show hosted by Bill Kutik, a leading independent analyst in the HR technology marketplace. Produced by Knowledge Infusion, the show features unedited and unrehearsed conversations with some of the industry's key thought leaders, including executives from leading technology providers. Newman will be the featured guest on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, airing at 12:00 noon EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT.

The Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs) were founded by Newman, along with Elaine Orler, CEO of Talent Function, and Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads, to find and honor the organizations who are "the best companies to apply to work for." During his appearance, Newman will provide an update on the status of the 2012 CandEs ahead of its second annual outing at this year's HR Technology Conference, held in Chicago on October 8, 2012. Following its highly successful debut last year at the conference, the CandEs have experienced an 80 percent increase in the number of companies applying and have been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal numerous times.

Listeners of the show will also be the first to hear a special announcement from Newman, as this leading expert in recruiting unveils his latest engagement.

"Ed Newman has been making recruiting systems work almost since they first appeared. But companies too often use those systems to create 'black holes' for their candidates or otherwise treat them poorly. During his appearance on the show, Ed will discuss the hard work he has done for the second annual Candidate Experience Awards, which honor those companies who make recruiting better," said Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive and HRE Online.

In addition to the live broadcast, archived and iPod versions of The Bill Kutik Radio Show can be accessed at

About Bill Kutik
Bill Kutik is considered the leading independent analyst of the HR technology marketplace with specialties in HCM, Recruiting, Talent Management, and social networking. For 21 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive (five years for, also serving as co-chairman of the magazine's famous annual HR Technology Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998. HR World named him one of "The Top 25 HR Influencers of 2007." More recently, he was named a "Top 25 HR Digital Influencer 2009," a "Top 100 Influencer" and one of Human Resource Executives "10 most powerful experts in HR technology."

About Knowledge Infusion
Knowledge Infusion is a world class HR consulting organization, focused on driving change in the industry. We provide traditional and on-demand advisory and consulting services to help clients transform people, process, and technology to drive business results. With over 400 clients worldwide, Knowledge Infusion has been recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation with the INC 500/5000 award, and is part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast Fifty. Follow these industry thought leaders on Twitter at @jasonaverbook and @billkutik.

About the Candidate Experience Awards
The CandE Awards is an annual competition process whereby employers have the opportunity to benchmark their candidate experience against peers and participate in a third-party survey of their employment candidates. The CandE Award process is a competition, but it is also designed to provide every organization that chooses to participate with confidential and specific feedback on how they can improve their candidate experience.

To learn more about the CandEs and how to apply, please visit: