SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that SocialEars® HR, HRmarketer's social listening and media analytics software platform for the HR marketplace, will sponsor the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandEs"). SocialEars HR is a first-time sponsor of the CandEs and will be supporting the benchmarking and awards program at the gold level.
"Providing candidates with a positive experience is not only crucial to building an employment brand, but also maintaining relationships with the talent the company they may need in the future. Both employers and candidates play an important role in creating a positive experience and, through the CandE awards, we gain valuable insight into what the expectations are and how they can be met effectively," said Ed Newman, Talent Board member and vice president of Strategy for iMomentous. "We are grateful for SocialEars HR's support for the second annual CandE awards, and we fully appreciate their commitment to promoting the value of a positive candidate experience."
Founded by the industry's leading authorities on candidate experience, the CandEs are designed to recognize organizations that produce outstanding candidate experiences. The program consists of three survey rounds that capture and evaluate employers' recruitment processes and practices through the entire recruitment cycle and candidate experience.
Companies that meet criteria for both rounds one and two will be awarded a "CandE Award Winner" designation stamp. With the first and second rounds now closed for North American employers, high scoring companies will be advanced to the final round, where they will be interviewed by the CandE judging panel to determine areas of distinction. All organizations that have completed first round submissions will receive a complimentary candidate experience Employer Benchmarking Report. North American "With Distinction" honorees will be celebrated, along with all CandE winners, at the 2012 HR Technology Conference in Chicago this October.
"SocialEars HR is cloud-based software that uses social listening and pattern analysis technology to provide sophisticated conversation analysis in the human capital marketplace," said Mark Willaman, co-founder of SocialEars Corporation. "We work with some of the industry's leading providers of HR technology, providing them with the resources to connect with employers to help improve their candidate experiences and talent acquisition strategies. We are proud to sponsor the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards and are excited to help recognize those companies that provide job seekers with exceptional experiences."
SocialEars HR edition is a cloud-based software product of HRmarketer.com that listens to and analyzes the online "social" conversations in the human capital marketplace to identify trending topics and the key influencers driving these discussions. SocialEars HR Edition monitors news stories, blogs, Tweets, publicly shared Facebook and LinkedIn communications and content that is linked to from social updates -- allowing companies to quickly cut through the noise and discover content and people that matter.
About the Talent Board
The 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 http://www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org.