SOURCE: The Candidate Experience Awards

The Candidate Experience Awards

August 22, 2012 07:00 ET

Changeboard Supports Inaugural U.K. Candidate Experience Awards as Gold-Level Sponsor

Company Helps to Elevate the Importance of a Positive Candidate Experience Through Sponsorship

LONDON--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - The Candidate Experience Awards, a non-profit organisation focused on facilitating the evolution of the employment candidate experience, today announced that Changeboard, a free global career community where HR and recruitment professionals can find relevant jobs and career advice, is supporting the first-ever U.K. Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandEs") as a gold-level sponsor.

While companies that offer positive recruiting, screening and onboarding experiences can strengthen employment brand and attract top-level talent to fill their positions, those whose candidate experiences fall short of job seeker expectations are likely to leave candidates with feelings of frustration and resentment. They not only risk damaging employment brand, but also the company's overall brand and bottom line. By sponsoring the CandEs, Changeboard is helping to emphasise the impact of candidate experience and highlight why it is so important to provide more visibility into the recruiting process and meet candidate expectations.

Following the success of last year's 2011 North American Candidate Experience Awards, the inaugural U.K. programme is open to organisations that recruit in the British employment market. The CandEs recognise those companies who set a high standard for how they engage and treat candidates. Participating organisations receive a benchmark report allowing them to see how their candidate experience measures against the aggregate of all other companies in the CandEs. Employers can apply by 7 September to be considered and receive a benchmark report.

Mark Arneill, Head of Partnerships at Changeboard, said of the affiliation, "We are pleased to be supporting the Candidate Experience Awards in 2012; initiatives focusing on best practice and benchmarking such as this are very important for continual business improvement. The Candidate Experience Awards offer a great opportunity for participating companies to gain real value and insight around their recruitment processes, and highlight ways in which they can deliver a better and more valuable experience."

"The experience that employers provide their candidates has become a major differentiating factor as companies face increasing competition for top talent. The goal of the CandEs is to promote the importance of a positive candidate experience that leaves a strong impression on all candidates, whether hired or not," said Talent Board member and partner at Talent Collective, Jeremy Tipper. "Following last year's inaugural event in North America, we are thrilled to bring the CandEs to the U.K. and value the support of Changeboard in helping us draw attention to the need for a positive candidate experience and recognize the employers that provide an exemplary experience."

About Changeboard
Changeboard is a global job site dedicated to helping HR, recruitment and training professionals find their perfect job and get ahead. We've got thousands of specialist human resources jobs, recruitment jobs, training jobs, and learning and development jobs, and hundreds of guides, videos and articles to give you the insights you need to be successful in your career.

For further information on Changeboard, visit: http://www.changeboard.com

About the Candidate Experience Awards
The Candidate Experience Awards is a non-profit organisation focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organisation, awards programme and sponsors are dedicated to recognising 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://uk.thecandidateexperienceawards.org.