SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

August 27, 2015 07:00 ET

Avature to Support 2015 Candidate Experience Awards at Gold Level

Company Promotes Positive Recruiting Practices by Supporting Benchmarking and Awards Program for Second Time

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2015) - Today Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, announced that Avature, a leader in enterprise SaaS for recruiting and talent management, will lend its backing to the 2015 Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards) as a Gold-level supporter.

Since 2011, the CandE Awards program has sought to recognize and celebrate the companies with exemplary recruiting processes that result in a positive and transparent candidate experience. In addition, the CandE Awards serves as a benchmarking program, allowing participating organizations to see how their practices compare to their peers. As more companies around the world understand the need to provide a stellar candidate experience in order to be seen as an employer of choice, the CandE Awards has grown immensely, documenting the experiences of more than 250,000 job seekers in North America and the United Kingdom to date. As the CandE Awards continues to expand, it has grown to include programs in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

By lending its support to the CandE Awards program, Avature is playing a key role in helping employers around the world identify the tools and strategies that can enhance the candidate experience and, thereby, improve their ability to attract and hire top talent.

"Avature is committed to developing industry-leading recruiting solutions designed with the end user in mind -- whether candidate, recruiter or hiring manager," said Dimitri Boylan, founder and CEO of Avature. "As employers today face ever-growing competition for top talent, the ability to deliver an enhanced candidate experience can make all the difference. That is why we are proud to work with Talent Board to support the CandE Awards and honor the companies that get the candidate experience right."

Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman and CEO of Talent Function, commented, "While more and more organizations around the globe recognize the crucial importance of delivering a positive candidate experience, not all understand the best way to do this. The CandE Awards are designed to give participating employers a glimpse of what their own candidates have to say about the recruiting process, while learning the proven strategies that create an elevated candidate experience. As we continue to introduce the CandE Awards program to new markets around the world, we are very grateful to companies like Avature that make our mission possible."

The winners of the 2015 North American program will be honored at at the Fifth Annual CandE Awards Reception and Banquet, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 1, 2015. This event will take place during the Second Annual Candidate Experience Symposium, a three-day event featuring talent acquisition experts, industry influencers, top HR leaders and past CandE Award winners. The Symposium is being held at the Hilton Fort Worth in Texas, from Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2, 2015. Additional information can be accessed at www.cande-events.org.

About Avature
Avature is a highly configurable enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, and the leading provider of CRM technology for recruiting globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature brings consumer-web technology and innovation to the HCM software market. Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, campus & events recruiting, employee referrals, social onboarding, branded employee engagement, internal mobility, and performance management. Avature has 63 of the Fortune 500 as customers and is used in 67 countries and 14 languages. Avature delivers its services from data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has offices in Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Shenzhen. www.avature.net @Avature.

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 http://www.thetalentboard.org.