Recruiting, Talent

And the CandE Goes to …

Talent Board, a nonprofit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, has announced the winners of the 2017 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards.

Source: DNY59 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

More than 200 companies registered to participate in the 2017 North American CandE Awards program, which ultimately collected the thoughts and experiences of more than 180,000 job candidates.

About the Awards Program

Talent Board, the CandE 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.
The CandE Awards also serve as a benchmarking program to raise awareness of the benefits of a positive candidate experience and highlight the processes, methodologies, and technology that can enhance the recruiting experience as demonstrated by the winning organizations.

About the Process

2017 winners were identified through a blind data analysis based on their job candidates’ satisfaction survey scores. To qualify, each company committed to a statistically significant candidate response rate, where the proportion of respondents not hired met or exceeded a set standard.
Multiple factors in the data summaries were considered in the final analysis; however, three key questions had a significant impact on determining the winners. These questions focused specifically on the likelihood that the candidate would reapply to the organization; whether or not the candidates would refer other job seekers to the organization; and the candidates overall ranking of their specific candidate experience.

This Year’s Winners

The 50 winners are organizations that received the highest positive candidate experience ratings.
The 2017 North American CandE Awards winners, in alphabetical order, are:

  • adidas AG
  • Aerohive Networks, Inc.
  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • BASF Corporation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Brown-Forman Inc.
  • CH2M
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Compassion International
  • DaVita Medical Group
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Deluxe Corporation
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Finning
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Hunter Industries
  • Hyland
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • JetBlue
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • KPMG
  • KPMG Canada
  • Lilly
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • NewYork-PresbyterianHospital
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • PCL Construction
  • Pillar Technology
  • PointClickCare
  • Procore Technologies
  • RevZilla
  • SAS Software
  • School District of LeeCounty
  • Scotiabank
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Slalom
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sundt Construction
  • Synchrony Financial
  • T-MobileUS
  • Verizon
  • Virtusa Corporation
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • West Monroe Partners
  • West Virginia University Division of Talent and Culture

“Talent Board worked with employers and job candidates from companies of different sizes and across industry sectors to understand the impact of current recruiting practices,” said Ed Newman, Talent Board chairman and chief evangelist for Phenom People. “This year’s North American CandE Award-winning organizations provide job seekers with a stellar candidate experience and represent continued improvements in the talent acquisition space. We are grateful for their contributions and look forward to celebrating their efforts.”