The CandEs: Kudos to ALL participants

Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards (PRNewsfoto/Talent Board)

TalentBoard announced today (Sept, 9) the 50 North American employers whose Candidates ranked their Experience highest in 2017.

2017 standards were tougher this year to ensure that the quality of the responses from nearly 200,000 candidates from more than 200 firms, met completion requirements, response totals and response rate goals and, could be 'normalized' to ensure they included appropriate proportions of candidates who were not hired versus those knowing they were offered a position when they responded.

Data review was done 'blind' - w/o reference to company name. The 50 firms form a bench and their aggregate data is accessible by all participants- as is their 'practices' at each stage of the candidate journey. We'll be looking for more specifics at the Candes Symposium next month (Oct. 2) in Nashville and distributing what we learn over the next year.

While only the 50 'winners' are acknowledged publicly, congratulations are offered to every participant. Each is a winner for their willingness to look in the mirror, collaborate with their peers, colleagues and competitors to improve their ability to measure and improve the treatment of their candidates.

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Gerry Crispin
Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics during a career in Human Resources that spans more than 40 years from HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; to boutique Executive Search firms; a Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior; and, GM of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 20 years ago.

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