Announcing the Winners of the 2013 U.K. Candidate Experience Awards

Second Annual Awards Recognise Those Organisations That Provide Job Candidates With Outstanding Recruiting, Screening and Hiring Experiences

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) - The Candidate Experience Awards, a non-profit organisation focused on advancing the employment candidate experience, announced the winners of the second annual U.K. Candidate Experience Awards (known as "the CandE Awards"). Fifteen companies were honoured and celebrated as winners at the second annual CandE Awards Announcement and Reception for upholding a high standard for how they engage and treat job candidates.

"Positive recruiting and hiring practices are key differentiators for employers working to engage and retain job candidates, and this year's programme proved just how important the experience is to employers and candidates alike in the current job market," remarked Elaine Orler, chairman of the Talent Board, founding organisation of The Candidate Experience Awards. "We saw tremendous interest in the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards, collecting responses from 29 companies and nearly 3000 job candidates who applied for positions at those companies. We are thrilled to honour the winning organisations and recognise their continued commitment to the candidates."

Open to employers that recruit in the British employment marketplace, the U.K. CandE Awards consists of three rounds of review designed to identify organisations that meet candidate expectations and provide value to job seekers throughout the talent acquisition process. All participating organisations receive benchmarking data that will allow them to compare their candidate experience against an aggregate of all the entrants.

Organisations that met criteria for a positive candidate experience in the employer and candidate survey round of the evaluation process were awarded a "CandE Award Winner" designation stamp. Those identified implementing innovative or stand out practices throughout the recruiting cycle were named "With Distinction." All honourees were celebrated at a special ceremony held at The Brewery in London on 25 February, 2014.

The following organisations were recognised as 2013 U.K. CandE Award Winners:

  • Avanade UK
  • BP (With Distinction)
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • Deloitte Experienced Hires
  • Empiric Recruitment Solutions
  • E.ON UK (With Distinction)
  • Informatica
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intercity Telecom Ltd
  • Judicial Appointments Commission
  • McGraw Hill Financial
  • Pepsico
  • RMS (With Distinction)
  • Sapient Limited
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland (With Distinction)

"Winning The Candidate Experience Award is truly an honour. Over the last few years, we have worked to enhance our recruitment process to show candidates that we value the commitment they make to our company when they apply for a job, while ensuring our recruiters and hiring managers are able to make well informed hiring decisions," said Bethan Davies, senior manager, Talent Acquisition at two-time CandE Award With Distinction winner, RMS. "We strive to engage and treat these candidates in a positive, respectful manner to help promote the values of our organisation."

Support for the 2013 U.K. CandE Awards programme came from principal sponsor, Talent Collective; global sponsors, Avature, Cornerstone OnDemand, HireRight, HireVue and Monster; and strategic U.K. sponsors, Kelly Services and StackOverflow.

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About the Candidate Experience Awards
The Candidate Experience Awards is a non-profit organisation focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organisation, awards programme and sponsors are dedicated to recognising 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