SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

October 18, 2016 07:00 ET

Talent Board Develops Candidate Experience Track at Recruiting Trends Conference 2016

Organization to Present Track of Sessions Highlighting How Leading Companies Transformed Their Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2016) -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced the prominent role it is playing at the upcoming Recruiting Trends Conference 2016, taking place in Austin, Texas November 14 - 16, 2016.

In addition to sharing its thought leadership during the event, Talent Board helped develop the conference's Candidate Experience track of sessions. Having recalibrated the content from its annual Candidate Experience Symposium into the Recruiting Trends Conference, Talent Board presents an informative track of sessions designed to provide attendees with extensive insight into the candidate experience -- and how it can be improved.

"Most companies today understand the need to deliver an exceptional candidate experience and its role in attracting and recruiting top talent; what's less apparent, though, are the tools and strategies that can truly enhance the experience," said Gerry Crispin, Talent Board co-founder and CareerXroads principal and co-founder. "We are thrilled to join forces with the Recruiting Trends Conference this year to develop the Candidate Experience track and showcase the companies that have achieved enormous success in transforming their recruiting processes. As a result, attendees will gain actionable advice on how they can drive positive change in their own companies' candidate experience practices."

The Candidate Experience track will feature six sessions led by Talent Board members and leaders from CandE Award winning companies, sharing their insights and experiences on how to deliver an exceptional candidate experience. For instance, in the session, "Why a Dedicated Role in Candidate Care Ensures a Greater Return on Talent," Kevin W. Grossman, vice president, North America Program for Talent Board, moderates a panel discussion among representatives from CandE Award winning organizations, including Questrade, Wells Fargo, Deloitte Services LP and Lockheed Martin. The panelists will discuss why candidate care at every touch point is so important and explore the role of the candidate experience in improving the employer brand.

Attendees will also learn how other CandE Award winning companies implemented positive change, including how:

  • AT&T improved its recruiting processes and candidate experience at the application process stage, reducing time to hire.
  • CA Technologies built an employee advocacy platform to create an exceptional candidate experience and referral system.
  • Capital One transformed its recruiting process, enriching job seekers' experience by treating them like customers.
  • Fiserv transformed its candidate journey by turning its talent acquisition team and hiring managers into brand ambassadors and candidate experience champions.
  • Humana took a consumer-centric approach in designing its candidate experience to cater to the needs of its various groups of talent.

In addition to the sessions in the Candidate Engagement track, Elaine Orler, co-founder and chairman of Talent Board and CEO of Talent Function, will present a general session, "The ROI Realities of Improving Candidate Experience." During this presentation, Orler moderates a discussion between talent leaders from Delta Air Lines, SWIFT, T-Mobile and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- all CandE Award winners -- on the cost benefits of improving candidate experience. The panel will discuss how candidate experiences impact allegiance, product purchases and relationships, and what talent acquisition teams can do to improve candidate experience throughout the recruiting cycle.

Additional information about Talent Boards role in the Recruiting Trends Conference can be found at:

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, Candidate Experience 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