SOURCE: Talent Board

Talent Board

November 09, 2016 08:17 ET

UPDATE - Lever Supports 2016 Candidate Experience Awards as Gold Sponsor

Company to Help Talent Board Uncover Recruiting Best Practices and Recognize Companies Offering an Exemplary Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2016) -  Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Lever, the recruiting software platform for more than 1,000 fast-growing companies around the world including Netflix, Lyft, Eventbrite, Quora and Shopify, is a Gold sponsor for the 2016 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards.

"Each year, the Candidate Experience Awards recognizes the companies that display excellence in candidate experience, by way of delivering a positive, transparent and insightful recruiting process to all applicants," said Ed Newman, Talent Board co-founder and vice president at Phenom People. "To make this possible, we rely on the support of organizations that share our mission to elevate the candidate experience and its role in helping companies to attract, engage and retain top talent. We are grateful to Lever for supporting this objective and working with us to recognize candidate experience excellence."

Now in its sixth year, The CandE Awards is open to any organization interested in enhancing the candidate experience they provide, through an in-depth evaluation of their current process and surveys of their actual job candidates. More than a competition, the program aims to benchmark candidate experience best practices, enabling participants to see how their recruiting strategies measure up against their peers and learn what they can do to continually improve. The program continues to grow each year, with a record number of participating companies and candidates in 2016 eager to share their experiences from pre-application to onboarding.

"At a time when hiring has never been more competitive and candidates are more informed than ever, a strong candidate experience is essential to an effective recruiting process," said Leela Srinivasan, chief marketing officer of Lever. "As we fully understand the challenges companies face in building high-performing teams, Lever's talent acquisition suite helps companies develop meaningful candidate relationships that lead to their next great hires. We are thrilled to support the Candidate Experience Awards and help even more companies understand what it takes to provide an exceptional candidate experience."

The deadline for participating in the 2016 North American CandE Awards program has now passed. The winners will be celebrated at an awards gala taking place on November 15, 2016 during the Recruiting Trends Conference at the Hilton Austin.

Additional information about the Candidate Experience Awards can be accessed at http://www.thetalentboard.org/cande-awards/.

About Lever
Built from the conviction that recruiting is the responsibility of everyone at the company, Lever's applicant tracking and sourcing technology draws the entire team together to source, engage, interview, and hire top talent through effortless collaboration. Lever was founded in 2012 in San Francisco. The company has raised more than $32 million in funding from Scale Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, Redpoint Ventures, and Correlation Venture among others. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 1,000 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Lyft, Eventbrite, Quora and Shopify. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co or the company press page at https://www.lever.co/press.

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.