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September 6th, 2017 | Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Sterling is Gold Sponsor for Talent Board 2017 CandE Awards

Sterling is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the 2017 Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards. The North American Talent Board CandE Symposium and Awards Gala is being held on October 2nd at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

“Sterling is proud to sponsor the 2017 Candidate Experience Awards in partnership with Talent Board,” said Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling. “From the moment a job application is submitted to a candidate’s first day, our goal is to empower companies to create a consistent, simple and memorable candidate experience.”

Kevin Grossman, president of Global Programs for Talent Board, shared, “Through their support of the CandE Awards, Sterling is demonstrating a serious commitment to advancing recruiting, hiring and onboarding for both hiring organizations and job seekers. We’re grateful to welcome them back as a sponsor.”

Earlier in 2017, Sterling hosted the webinar, Candidate Experience in North America: What the Research Shows with Talent Board. The webinar shared some of the fascinating findings of the 2016 Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Research Report. The Report spotlights the importance of candidate experience and how it can impact a business through talent acquisition. Candidates who had an overall negative experience say they will take their alliance, product purchases and relationship elsewhere. Negative experiences potentially impact the employment brand and direct revenue for consumer-based businesses but also diminish their ability to attract sought-after talent and the referral networks that come with them. 41% of job seekers who give their overall candidate experience a negative rating will take their relationships elsewhere while 64% of job seekers who give their overall candidate experience a positive rating will increase their employer relationships. Candidates share their positive recruiting experiences with their inner circles (family, friends, peers) over 81% of the time and their negative experiences 66% of the time. Candidates also share positive (51%) and negative (34%) hiring experiences via social media (Glassdoor and LinkedIn). The companies that are exceeding in candidate experience are treating their candidates as the “primary customer” making sure they get the best experience during the hiring process.

Who is Talent Board?

Talent Board is the first non-profit research 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. Each year, participating companies send surveys to hundreds of thousands employment candidates (both successful and not) to assess their experience during the recruiting process. This rigorous, scientifically-supported data capture enables companies to see how they’re doing, internally and relative to the rest of the industry.

The CandE Awards

The CandE Awards offer employers in North America (NAM), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC), a risk-free and confidential opportunity to learn how their organization’s candidate experience practices compare to those of their peers and obtain feedback from their candidates, while gaining insight into the latest tools and strategies for optimizing the recruiting process.

Employers of all sizes are welcome to register for all regional programs that correspond with their hiring efforts. After submitting a one-time annual registration fee and completing the registration process, participating organizations will go through two rounds of data collection and evaluation of their candidate experience practices. Top-rated organizations will be recognized publicly as CandE Award winners.

The North American Talent Board CandE Symposium and Awards Gala

The North American Talent Board CandE Symposium and Awards Gala is an annual educational event that honors the winners of the CandE Awards program and offers attendees the opportunity to network and attend sessions focusing on improving the candidate experience and recruiting. The half-day symposium has panel and breakout sessions featuring CandE award-winning companies and features keynote speaker gymnast, Shannon Miller.

As a sponsor for The North American Talent Board CandE Symposium and Awards Gala, Sterling can offer $50 off the ticket price to the symposium and gala, if booked before September 15. Use the code CANDE17SPONSOR when registering for the event.

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