SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

November 01, 2016 07:00 ET

Talent Board Reveals Winners of 2016 North American Candidate Experience Awards

Organization Recognizes 50 Companies for Demonstrating Candidate Experience Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2016) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced the 50 winners of the 2016 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. These 50 winners were found to provide their job candidates with an exemplary candidate experience as defined by the candidates themselves.

"Since 2011, Talent Board has sought to evaluate and honor the companies representing excellence in candidate experience, and each year we are extremely encouraged by the tremendous progress companies have made in creating a positive, transparent and insightful process," said Elaine Orler, co-founder and chairman of Talent Board and CEO of Talent Function. "The 50 organizations designated as 2016 Candidate Experience Award winners are leaders in engaging their candidates from the first interaction through onboarding. We applaud these companies for setting an example for their peers and more importantly, valuing their candidates as humans and recognizing that their experience matters."

The 2016 North American CandE Awards set a new program record, with more than 240 participating companies eager to put their recruiting practices under the microscope, and over 183,000 job seekers sharing their thoughts and experiences as candidates. The 50 winning companies were identified through a blind data analysis based on their candidate survey scores. Focused on the candidates' direct responses to 'likely to apply again,' 'likely to refer a friend' and overall ratings, the scoring created value ranking for systematically identifying the strongest companies and ultimately, this year's winners. To qualify, each company had to commit to a statistically significant candidate response, and the proportion of respondents not hired also had to exceed a set standard. No other candidate experience research effort meets these strict standards.

More than an awards competition, the CandE Awards also serve as a benchmarking program to raise awareness of the benefits of a positive candidate experience and highlight the tools, technology and techniques that can facilitate the process, as demonstrated by winning companies.

The 50 companies identified as winners of the 2016 North American CandE Awards are:

  • Alexander Mann Solutions
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Atmos Energy
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bozzuto
  • Capital One
  • CH2M
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Comcast
  • Compassion International
  • Cumming Corporation
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Facebook
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • General Electric
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Hyland, creator of OnBase
  • Informatica
  • Intel Corporation
  • inVentiv Health
  • JetBlue Airways
  • KPMG
  • LaSalle Network
  • LEGO Group
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Marriott International
  • McKesson Corporation
  • MD Financial Management
  • MetLife Premier Client Group
  • NCR Corporation
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Point B Management Consultants
  • Questrade
  • Risk Management Solutions
  • Samsung Electronics Canada
  • Sobeys Inc. {Thrifty Foods, Safeway, FreshCo, IGA, Lawtons Drugs and Foodland}
  • Spectrum Health System
  • SSM Health
  • Sundt Construction
  • Superior Group
  • SWIFT
  • Synchrony Financial
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
  • West Monroe Partners

Two organizations, Deloitte and Risk Management Solutions (RMS), stand out as winners for all 6 years of the awards program. As more employers compete for the recognition, this accomplishment sets these companies apart as they continuously provide their job applicants with an exemplary candidate experience.

"Candidates today are more empowered than ever -- they know what a positive candidate experience should be, and won't hesitate to share their impressions of an organization's recruiting experience with their peers if it leaves them underwhelmed or frustrated," said Heidi Soltis-Berner, managing director, Evolving Workforce, Deloitte Services LP. "Deloitte strives to continually improve and bring new innovations into our candidate experience, ensuring all candidates, whether hired or not, are informed throughout the process and have a positive impression of our brand. We are thrilled that our candidates have rated their experiences with us so highly and delighted to be named a CandE Award winner for the sixth time." 

"A successful recruiting strategy for RMS involves much more than finding the best talent for our company. How we treat candidates throughout the entire recruitment process, especially those not selected, can have a lasting impact on our employer brand and reputation. Many times our candidates become our customers if they decide to join one of our client organizations," said Gail Jacobs, senior director of Talent Acquisition and HR Operations of RMS. "The RMS talent acquisition team has designed our recruiting processes with a candidate-first approach through each step. This methodology has clearly resonated with our candidates, and we are incredibly grateful to have this recognized year after year." 

The winners will be formally recognized and celebrated at the 2016 North American Awards Gala, taking place during the Recruiting Trends Conference on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Hilton in Austin, Texas.

Talent Board will publish the annual aggregate North American CandE data results and report in early 2017, representing the 2016 "Benchmark" for Candidate Experience. The full report will be available on a complimentary basis to all interested employers and organizations.

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 http://www.thetalentboard.org.