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Congratulations to the 2017 Candidate Experience Award Winners

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Earlier this month, Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, revealed the winners of the 2017 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. More than 200 companies registered to participate in this program, which ultimately collected the thoughts and experiences of over 180,000 job candidates. Winners were identified through a blind data analysis based on their job candidates’ satisfaction survey scores, with a focus on three key areas:

  • Likelihood that the candidate would reapply to the organization.
  • Whether the candidate would refer other job seekers to the organization.
  • Overall ranking of their specific candidate experience.

IBM is proud to sponsor Talent Board and we applaud the 50 winning organizations on their efforts to always put the candidate first and to provide them with exceptional experiences throughout their journey from job seeker to employee. We are particularly pleased that several IBM clients were honored, including Brown-Forman and Deluxe.

Providing a great candidate experience is no longer a “nice to have” for organizations. Rather, it’s a fundamental requirement with far-reaching implications, as recent research from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute revealed. The study found that more than 60 percent of all candidates share their experiences with others, regardless of whether they received a job offer or not.  A poor candidate experience could not only have consequences for attracting future talent, but also potential sales. Learn more by downloading the report, “The far-reaching impact of candidate experience.”


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