SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2016) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that it will hold its 2016 Candidate Experience Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas, taking place in conjunction with LRP's 2016 Recruiting Trends Conference. The organization also shared details of its continued growth and momentum as it helps more companies gain insight into how candidates view their recruiting practices and what they can do to improve the candidate experience.

"The CandE Awards were established to fill the void in the recruiting industry, providing a comprehensive source of data focused on candidate experience practices of employers and elevating what candidates want in an exemplary experience," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman. "Each year the program has seen thousands upon thousands of candidates eager to share their experiences as job seekers, and hundreds of companies that step up to learn how they can improve that experience. We are excited to recognize the winners of the 2016 North American CandE Awards program and thrilled to hold this event during the Recruiting Trends Conference."

In addition to honoring the 2016 CandE Award winners during the Recruiting Trends Conference, Talent Board is joining forces with Recruiting Trends on content. Talent Board will deliver the conference's Candidate Experience track. This includes an engaging lineup of sessions designed to help attendees enhance the candidate experience, as presented by companies recognized for their exceptional recruiting practices, including AT&T, Capital One, Delta Air Lines, SWIFT, T-Mobile, and other CandE Award winners.

Rebecca McKenna, LRP's vice president of Global Events and publisher of Human Resource Executive® magazine, commented, "LRP has supported the CandE Awards program and the Talent Board for many years at our HR Technology Conference. We have also worked with all of the board members through the pages of the Human Resource Executive® magazine for many years. We are thrilled to have the CandE Awards content and awards program as part of the Recruiting Trends Conference. The addition of the CandE Awards to our program will elevate the content and be very valuable to our attendees."

Now in its sixth year, the North American CandE Awards program has grown considerably since its launch in 2010. The 2015 program achieving record-breaking participation, with more than 200 participating companies and over 130,000 candidates sharing their experiences as candidates. The 2016 program is on course to surpass this level of participation, with even more companies participating and candidates eager to have their voices heard.

Talent Board has also achieved success with its Candidate Experience Workshops, designed to help companies improve their recruiting practices and deliver a positive, transparent candidate experience. Through these complimentary, half-day workshops, previous CandE Award winners shared their recruiting best practices. Workshop attendees also benefited from peer interaction and table discussions on how to elevate the candidate experience and an overview of the CandE Awards program.

Additional information about the 2016 CandE Awards Gala, including registration details, can be found at:

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