SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2016) -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Sterling Talent Solutions, one of the world's largest background screening and on-boarding solutions providers, is a Global Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards.

"Faced with growing talent gaps and skills shortages, companies around the world recognize the need to enhance their candidate experience to better engage talent from the beginning," said Gerry Crispin, Talent Board co-founder and CareerXroads principal and co-founder. "Through its advanced background screening and on-boarding solutions, Sterling Talent Solutions helps companies improve a crucial step of the hiring process, helping them make informed decisions about their talent faster and, thus, elevating the candidate experience. We are pleased to work with Sterling Talent Solutions to recognize additional tools and strategies that can further enhance how employers attract and engage talent, and hire the best candidates much more quickly."

For six years, Talent Board has recognized and celebrated candidate experience excellence through its annual CandE Awards program, while providing all participating companies and the employer community as a whole with key insights to improve the candidate experience. Faced with growing interest around the world, Talent Board expanded the CandE Awards beyond the original North American program to include additional programs in the EMEA and APAC regions. As a Global Platinum sponsor, Sterling Talent Solutions plays a key role in supporting all three programs, helping Talent Board raise awareness of the need for an enhanced candidate experience and celebrate the companies that get it right.

"Sterling Talent Solutions and Talent Board share a common goal of helping employers around the world improve their recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes," said Julia Mair, chief marketing officer of Sterling Talent Solutions. "To that end, we are thrilled to support the global CandE Award programs and help employers around the world understand what it takes to deliver an exemplary candidate experience."

The CandE Awards programs continue to grow each year, with the 2015 programs attracting more than 200 participating companies and garnering feedback from over 130,000 of their actual job candidates. The 2016 CandE Awards programs promise to be even bigger, as more organizations seek to benchmark their current candidate experience practices and learn how they can be improved.

Additional information about the 2016 Candidate Experience Awards can be accessed at

About Sterling Talent Solutions
Sterling Talent Solutions (formerly SterlingBackcheck), empowers employers to hire with confidence through our comprehensive suite of background screening and onboarding solutions. Our cloud-based technology provides peace of mind by offering a simpler, smarter experience for you and your candidates -- delivering accurate, reliable results and tools to maintain compliance throughout the hiring cycle.

With 20 offices in nine countries, our team of more than 3,700 employees proudly serves over 50,000 customers around the world, including a quarter of the Fortune 100. Our pioneering-technology centralizes your needs in one platform for faster, transparent results tailored to your company and industry. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by fewer than ten percent of all background screening companies. For more information, visit us at

Sterling Talent Solutions is a service mark of Sterling Infosystems.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, Candidate Experience 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