SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced those companies supporting the 2015 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards as silver-level supporters.

Over the last five years, the CandE Awards has brought increased attention to candidate experience practices around the world. The largest program of its kind, the CandE Awards provides a large number of companies with access to aggregated candidate experience datasets, collected on an annual basis to help them improve their rerating practices. Participation in the program continues to grow rapidly, with more than 130,000 candidates surveyed in 2015 up from 95,000 in 2014.

This year's CandE Awards program welcomes several new sponsors, including some of the industry's leading talent acquisition and recruiting solution providers. By aligning with the Talent Board mission, these organizations are helping to uncover recruiting trends and best practices, raise awareness about candidate expectations and reveal actionable insights that employers can use to improve candidate experiences throughout each stage of the talent acquisition process. The companies supporting the 2015 North American Candidate Experience Awards at the silver level are:

  •, a career website serving information technology and engineering professionals;
  • Findly, the on-demand talent acquisition solutions market leader;
  • Jibe, a leading recruitment technology company;
  • NAS Recruitment Innovation, delivering integrated solutions to attract and engage talent;
  • QUEsocial, a leading Social Talent Acquisition solution;
  • Seven Step RPO, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services;
  • Shaker Recruitment Advertising, a full-service recruitment advertising agency and employee communications agency;
  • Skillsify, apps that solve common hiring and retention problems; 
  • SmashFly Technologies, the leader in recruiting marketing platforms and analytics;
  • TalentWise, a leading Cloud pre-employment screening and onboarding solutions provider for the Human Capital Management industry;
  • The Arland Group, a full-service recruitment marketing agency;
  • TMP Worldwide, a global innovator in talent acquisition leveraging software, strategy and creative.

By recognizing those companies that provide their job applicants with a transparent, positive and rewarding candidate experience, the CandE Awards aim to promote innovation in the recruiting space. The winners of the 2015 CandE Awards will be announced at the CandE Gala and Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Texas. This event will take place during the Second Annual Candidate Experience Symposium, which will feature keynote addresses from Heath Padgett, Molly Fletcher and China Gorman as well as panel and roundtable discussions with top HR leaders, industry influencers and previous CandE Award winners.

"The CandE Awards started back in 2011 from a conversation between a few of us who recognized that there's no better source of recruiting insight than the experiences of the candidates," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman, and CEO of Talent Function. "Since then, we have worked to understand these experiences in addition to the candidates' expectations. We are thrilled to have the support of these progressive solutions providers, as we unpack this year's data. By supporting our 2015 program, these silver sponsors showcase their dedication to our shared goal of advancing candidate experience as part of the recruitment process."

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 supporters 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