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The Candidate Experience Awards

January 09, 2013 09:30 ET

Stellar Panel of Judges Announced for Inaugural U.K. Candidate Experience Awards

Leading HR Experts to Determine Companies That Provide the Best Candidate Experience

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) - The Candidate Experience Awards, a non-profit organisation focused on facilitating the evolution of the employment candidate experience, today announced the judges of the first-ever U.K. Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandEs"). The judges will determine which participating companies will be awarded "With Distinction" designations, showcasing those that demonstrate exemplary candidate experience processes and practices. The judges include: Bill Boorman, founder of #Tru Events; Gerry Crispin, principal and co-founder of CareerXroads; and Keith Robinson, founder and director of ECOM Digital.

The CandEs recognise those companies that set a high standard for how they engage and treat candidates. Following the success of the 2011 North American Candidate Experience Awards, the inaugural U.K. programme is open to organisations that recruit in the British employment market. The programme consists of three survey rounds, designed to recognise organisations that produce outstanding candidate experiences.

Companies that meet criteria for the first and second rounds will be awarded a "CandE Award Winner" designation stamp. All 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. U.K.-based "With Distinction" honourees will be celebrated, along with all CandE winners, at a special ceremony to be held at The Brewery in London on February 26, 2013.

"As we hold the inaugural U.K. Candidate Experience Awards, it is crucial that we have a panel of judges that fully understands the realm of recruiting and the way in which candidates find and apply to jobs," said Talent Board member and partner at Talent Collective, Jeremy Tipper. "Our judges bring together a wealth of experience in all aspects of human resources, as they have each influenced numerous organisations to improve their processes and strategies. We are confident that our CandEs judges will identify true innovation and best practices to help participating organisations better understand and improve the candidate experience they provide to their job seekers."

About Bill Boorman
Bill Boorman has spent more than 30 years in the field of recruiting, serving as a recruiter, trainer, operations director, consultant and coach. Over the last five years, he has served as a consultant for a number of growing recruiting firms across Europe. Described as the "King of Social Recruiting," Boorman helps companies integrate social recruiting into their organisations and consults on a number of recruitment applications. He is also the founder and host of #Tru Events held around the globe.

About Gerry Crispin
An international speaker, author and consultant, Gerry Crispin's views on employment strategy, hiring processes and staffing technology are widely sought after by many of the world's most competitive corporations. He has nearly four decades of experience in the human resources field, serving as director of Human Resources of Johnson & Johnson and the general manager of Shaker Recruitment Advertising. Crispin is currently principal and co-founder of CareerXroads, an international consulting practice. He holds an ABD in Organisational Behaviour from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

About Keith Robinson
Keith Robinson, widely considered a thought leader in the HR industry, leverages an almost three-decade career in recruitment. Having experience in managing recruitment for Computer Weekly, he founded HR magazine Personnel Today and was part of the management team that took to U.K. market leadership. In leading two of the U.K.'s largest recruitment advertising agencies, he knows full well the value of a positive candidate experience. Robinson is currently founder and director of ECOM Digital, a content marketing agency specialising in the HR and recruiting sector.

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