SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of quality candidate experience, today announced JIBE, a leading provider of integrated software solutions to the human capital and talent acquisition communities, as a gold-level sponsor of the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards). Supporting the awards and benchmarking program for the second year in a row, JIBE offers a robust, cloud-based platform designed to significantly improve the candidate experience and maximize hiring efficiencies.

Since 2011, the CandE Awards have measured, tracked and promoted the candidate experience to aid organizations working to attract, recruit and hire top talent. Demonstrating the significance of the candidate experience as part of the employment brand, the annual awards and benchmarking program recognize and honor those organizations that provide a positive applicant process. Now in its third year, the 2013 CandE Awards are continuing to elevate the importance of the candidate experience and offer participating companies improved tools to benchmark candidate experience against their peers.

"As we embark on the third annual awards process, we know companies now recognize the candidate experience as an integral factor in their overall success," commented Gerry Crispin, industry expert, Talent Board co-founder and Chief Navigator of CareerXroads. "We are delighted that JIBE will be joining us again and appreciate the company's continued dedication to improving the candidate experience and the recruiting industry."

The CandE Awards process consists of three survey rounds that evaluate recruitment practices throughout the entire recruitment cycle. Now closed, Round One is a multi-dimensional survey designed to capture the nominated company's recruitment processes impacting the candidate experience. Companies that have completed the first round process will receive access to Employer Benchmark data. Those that meet the standard for candidate experience will be invited to participate in the second round, where a random sampling of the company's 2013 job candidates will be surveyed. Companies that meet criteria for both rounds will be recognized as CandE Award winners. High scoring companies will be advanced to the final round and interviewed by the CandE Awards judging panel to determine areas of distinction. With Distinction honorees will be celebrated, along with all CandE Award winners at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this October.

Joe Essenfeld, CEO at JIBE, commented, "Improving the candidate experience is at the core of everything we do at JIBE. Our SaaS-based recruiting platform enables employers to attract and acquire talent without sacrificing a high-quality candidate experience, allowing them to provide job seekers a simple and intuitive application process regardless of the technology they use -- mobile, tablet or desktop. We're happy to partner with the Talent Board for a second year as they honor those organizations providing candidates with the resources they need to succeed, and look forward to meeting the CandE Award winners at HR Tech."

About JIBE, Inc.
Launched in 2009, JIBE provides a cloud-based platform for human capital management and talent acquisition teams. Adopted by many of the world's top companies -- including Accenture, Macy's and Walmart -- JIBE's award-winning platform optimizes the hiring process for the mobile, social and increasingly networked world. JIBE's robust suite of enterprise tools significantly improves the candidate experience, maximizes hiring efficiencies and enables mobile recruiting. Full integration with applicant tracking systems, combined with a SaaS delivery model, provides a seamless solution without disrupting processes or impacting IT resources. JIBE is headquartered in New York City and is backed by top investors, including Longworth Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Draper Fisher Jerveston and Gotham Ventures. For more information, please visit and follow us @JIBE.

About the Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at