SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

October 01, 2013 13:40 ET

Candidate Experience Awards 2013 Judges Announced

Talent Board Appoints Distinguished Panel of HR and Talent Acquisition Thought Leaders to Select Companies That Exemplify a Positive Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced the members of the panel of independent judges who will select the winners of the third annual North American Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandE Awards"). The judges include: Tom Becker, VP of Recruiting, North America for ManpowerGroup; Linda Brenner, managing director of Designs on Talent; Master Burnett, director of Strategy for BraveNewTalent; Peter Clayton, founder, producer and host of the TotalPicture Radio internet radio show; and Sue Meisinger, expert on HR leadership and former CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Founded by the industry's leading authorities on candidate experience, the CandE Awards are designed to recognize organizations that produce outstanding candidate experiences. The program consists of three survey rounds that capture and evaluate employers' recruitment processes and practices through the entire recruitment cycle and candidate experience. With the first and second employer and candidate survey rounds now closed for North American employers, companies identified with unique and innovative efforts are advanced to the final round, where they are interviewed by the CandE judging panel using HireVue's digital interviewing solutions to determine areas of distinction.

Companies that meet criteria for both rounds one and two will be awarded a "CandE Award Winner" designation stamp and trophy. All organizations that have completed first round submissions will receive a complimentary candidate experience Employer Benchmarking Report. Winners of the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards will be announced and celebrated at the 2013 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas this October.

"In assembling our panel of judges, we sought individuals who are not just luminaries in the HR industry, but who also understand the factors that contribute to a stellar candidate experience," said Elaine Orler, chairman and co-founder of Talent Board. "The distinguished members of our judging panel have led their respective organizations to business success and have an in-depth understanding of the role that the candidate experience plays in attracting and retaining top talent. Their expertise is critical in evaluating CandE Award finalists and determining those that best exemplify the spirit of the Candidate Experience Awards."

More information about the CandE Awards can be accessed at:

About Tom Becker
Tom Becker is a leader in the field of staffing and recruiting with extensive experience in leading complex global staffing teams and programs, including his current role as VP of Recruiting, North America for ManpowerGroup. With a track record of championing change and leveraging data and process excellence to help Fortune 500 companies achieve business success, Becker has made it his professional vision to personalize and optimize the staffing industry.

About Linda Brenner
Linda Brenner, managing director of Designs on Talent, has built her career on helping HR leaders achieve faster and better results in talent acquisition and talent management. Under her direction, the firm has helped a number of companies reach higher levels of success, achieved through her practical real-world approach. Brenner's expertise includes talent strategy development, talent acquisition process improvement, leadership development, simulations and assessment centers, and self-directed career management.

About Master Burnett
As director of Strategy for BraveNewTalent, Master Burnett develops boundary-breaking products that radically rethink how the world's employers relate to and leverage the worlds' workforce. Burnett has an extensive career in talent management, including a role as a global talent management advisor to the leadership of Global 500 organizations. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the world's emerging workforce issues that is crucial to developing next generation solutions.

About Peter Clayton
Peter Clayton is the award-winning founder, producer and host of TotalPicture Radio, the first internet radio show focused on HR, recruiting and career management, and producer of employment brand and job marketing service, An expert in social networks and Internet media, Clayton provides strategic consulting services to corporations through TotalPicture Media, and writes and directs documentaries, employee motivation, sales and marketing videos.

About Sue Meisinger
Sue Meisinger has led a distinguished career in human resource management, having previously served as the CEO of SHRM and as deputy under secretary of the Employment Standards Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. Currently a columnist with Human Resource Executive Online, Sue is widely recognized as an expert and speaker on the subject of adding value to organizations through effective human resource management, emerging trends and the legal and legislative issues confronting the profession.

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