SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

September 15, 2014 07:00 ET

Talent Board Announces Silver Sponsors of the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards

Talent Acquisition Solution Providers Support Talent Board's Mission of Highlighting Excellence in Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced the 17 companies supporting the 2014 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards as silver-level sponsors.

Now in its fourth successful year, the 2014 CandE Awards and benchmarking program continues to draw greater awareness around the need for an enhanced candidate experience to help companies attract and retain top talent. Overall, more than 170 companies participated in this year's event; candidate participation has more than doubled in just one year, with 95,000 surveys submitted in 2014.

The 2014 CandE Awards welcomes many new sponsors, including several of the HR industry's leading recruitment and talent acquisition solution providers. These organizations support Talent Board's mission of elevating the importance of a positive, transparent candidate experience and revealing what employers can do to ensure they meet candidate expectations in their recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding practices. The companies sponsoring the 2014 North American Candidate Experience Awards at the silver level are:

  • CareerXroads, helping organizations better understand and adopt cutting-edge, recruiting technology solutions;
  • Findly, the on-demand talent market leader;
  • iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses;
  • iMomentous, delivering mobile talent solutions that enable companies to recruit, retain and engage talent through intuitive mobile experiences;
  • Jibe, a leading recruitment technology company;
  • Logi-Serve, emerging leader in human capital management software;
  • Montage, a provider of purpose-built video interviewing solutions to the Global 5000;
  • QUEsocial, a leading Social Talent Acquisition solution;
  • Seven Step RPO, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services;
  • SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing;
  • Shaker Recruitment Advertising, a full-service recruitment advertising agency;
  • SimplyHired, a leading job search engine;
  • SmashFly Technologies, the leader in recruiting marketing platforms and analytics;
  • StartWire, the nation's leading online job search organizer;
  • Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interview process;
  • Talent Function, reinventing talent acquisition for leading global organizations; and
  • WilsonHCG, a top global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm

The goal of the CandE Awards is to recognize those companies that provide their job applicants with a transparent, positive and rewarding candidate experience. Although the CandE Awards program is a competition, it provides all participating companies with the opportunity to benchmark their own candidate experiences against those of their peers. As a result, employers can recognize innovation in their own practices while identifying areas for improvement. The winners of the 2014 CandE Awards will be announced at a special awards reception, taking place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. They will continue to be celebrated at the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium, also held at the Hyatt McCormick Place on Friday, September 19, 2014.

"The CandE Awards are designed to uncover innovation and best practices in candidate experience, as determined by feedback from our participating organizations' own candidates," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman, and CEO of Talent Function. "It is a great honor to work with these 17 companies, each of which delivers cutting-edge solutions that help employers improve the candidate experience they provide. By supporting this year's event, our 2014 silver sponsors demonstrate their commitment and a shared goal of advancing the importance of candidate experience in the recruitment process."

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 throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at