Talent Board Reveals Winners of 2014 North American Candidate Experience Awards

Fourth Annual Award and Benchmarking Program Recognizes Companies Delivering a Stellar Candidate Experience

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2014) -   Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a positive candidate experience, announced the winners of the fourth annual North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. The winners were named and celebrated at the Candidate Experience Awards Reception, held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. During this event, 62 companies were recognized for delivering a high quality candidate experience validated by their candidates surveyed.

In today's highly competitive hiring environment, the ability to provide a transparent and insightful candidate experience is proving to be a significant advantage. Although the Candidate Experience Program highlights the Award aspect, it was developed to enable any company to benchmark and improve their candidate experience and facilitate comprehensive surveys conducted by their job candidates. Following an extensive evaluation process, the CandE Awards recognize all companies that meet the standard of candidate experience excellence in 2014.

The 62 winners of the 2014 North American Candidate Experience Awards are:

  • Accenture*
  • Achievers
  • adidas Group
  • AGCO Corporation
  • American Family Insurance
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Assurant Specialty Property
  • AT&T
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bell Canada
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Boston Scientific
  • Capital One*
  • CH2M Hill
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Corning Incorporated*
  • Deloitte*
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Deluxe
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Express Scripts
  • Gap
  • Genentech
  • General Motors
  • Hilton Worldwide*
  • Humana
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation*
  • Integrity Staffing Solutions
  • Intel Corporation*
  • inVentiv Health
  • JetBlue Airways
  • LifePoint
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McGladrey LLP
  • McGraw Hill Financial
  • MetLife*
  • MetLife Premier Client Group
  • NBCUniversal*
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • PepsiCo
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Questrade
  • Raymond James Financial, Inc.
  • Risk Management Solutions*
  • Sage North America
  • Sapient
  • SNL Financial
  • Sodexo USA
  • Spectrum Health System
  • Stryker
  • Superior Group, Inc.
  • Sutherland Global Services
  • SWIFT, Inc.
  • The American Heart Association
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
  • The Bozzuto Group*
  • The Hersey Company
  • T-Mobile US, Inc.*
  • Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
  • UNC Health Care
  • Wells Fargo

In addition to being recognized as winners of the 2014 CandE Awards, twelve companies (those marked with an asterisk above) were also designated as "With Distinction" winners. A volunteer panel of industry leaders judged the submissions of all of the winners, to identify the areas of innovation, interest and learning. Those with unique efforts were selected as "With Distinction" winners.

"An effective candidate management program is more than just getting top talent through the door; it fosters relationships with candidates, creates transparency into the process and communicates in a timely manner, whether they are hired or not," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman, and CEO of Talent Function. "The data from the last four years of the program validates that candidate experience has a real impact on the employer brand, and in turn, the company's overall brand, highlighting the need for employers to get it right. The 62 companies selected as winners of the 2014 North American CandE Awards, truly show that they understand what it takes to provide a transparent, positive and rewarding candidate experience."

The CandE Award program has grown rapidly since its inception, as more companies recognize the role that candidate experience plays in improving employer brand and enhancing their ability to attract and engage top talent. As a result, participation has grown exponentially with more than 170 companies participating in the program and responses collected from more than 95,000 candidate surveys in 2014. No other survey in recruiting is backed by this amount of data. Talent Board shares this aggregate insight to promote positive candidate experience and educate the market on best practices.

The announcement of the 2014 CandE winners is followed by the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium, taking place at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday, September 19, 2014. During this event, attendees will learn from the foremost industry experts and CandE Award winners about the best practices that can improve the candidate experience.

Companies interested in the 2015 CandE Award program can learn more at: www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org.

About 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 through the entire recruitment cycle, and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org