In all, 64 employers made 2013 list, including familiar names like Accenture, MetLife, Lockheed Martin, BASF, CVS Caremark, Intuit and General Motors. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your own candidate experience, Talent Board’s CandE award winners would be a pretty good place to start.
Earlier today, I did a video interview with Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads and one of the CandE’s co-founders, on the significance of the awards as well as other topics. (That video will be posted to our website shortly.) Crispin is of the opinion that companies are definitely getting much better at creating a more positive candidate experience.
If you missed Sue Meisinger’s HR Leadership column on the candidate experience, you might want to take a few minutes to check it out. (Meisinger served as one of the judges for this year’s CandE’s.)
Elaine Orler, chairman and co-founder of the Talent Board, sums this year’s selections this way ….
The organizations selected as CandE Award winners show a firm understanding of the need to continuously improve their recruitment practices and provide their job applicants with a positive, rewarding and insightful candidate experience, regardless of whether or not they are hired.”
As was the case last year, recruiting continues to be high on the radar of attendees at this year’s conference. (Orler’s session held earlier today titled “The Recruiting Technology State of the Union,” for instance, was packed.) Further evidence, perhaps, that HR leaders acknowledge that there’s still plenty of room for improvement as far as recruiting processes are concerned.