What Does A Great Candidate Experience Look Like Today?

We are excited to announce that this year, 60 unique organizations big and small across multiple industries received the 2023 CandE Awards due to having the highest positive candidate experience ratings in North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific (APAC); and Latin America.

CandE Monthly Pulse Survey Results! Each month we are asking HR and TA leaders and recruiters about what is happening in their recruiting and hiring world, and publishing our monthly findings. Have things mostly changed? Or did it stay the same? Find out today!


We know you’re busy. Crazy busy. Hair on fire busy. Learn how Talent Board can help you become a CandE Champion today! Let us help you tackle your biggest challenges and optimize your candidate experience.


The 2022 Candidate Experience (CandE) Experience Research Reports are available! Key takeaways include: Onboarding activities can improve early retention & Company values tops candidate research. Get our latest findings.


What is Candidate Experience?

We’ve found the following fascinating facts about the candidate journey.

Every day, fresh candidate experiences are unfolding millions of times across the world. Job candidates apply at companies and have their first positive, negative, or neutral experiences. Find out what this means for your company.


How's Your Candidate Experience?

Take The CandE Quiz To Find Out!

Take our 10-question quiz on the different things you are doing regarding your candidate experience — and see how you do!


Visualize the Candidate Experience

Learn the CandE Best Practices with this Free Infographic from Talent Board


Latest Benchmark Research


2022 Talent Board Candidate Experience Benchmark Research Reports Available Today


10+ Years of Elevating a Better Candidate Experience

Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards, founded in 2011, is the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact.

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Research Shows Hiring Is Normalizing Instead of Nosediving

Results from the latest CandE Pulse survey indicate an increasingly stable recruiting landscape. Written by Kevin Grossman, originally published on ERE.net November 9, 2023.  If there’s one thing that’s been...

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September CandE Pulse Results: A Rock And A Hard Place

Since mid-September, we’ve been delivering our CandE data reviews to this year’s participating employers in our benchmark research program. Anecdotally, we’re hearing that larger employers with significant high-volume hiring are...

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Announcing the 2023 Global Candidate Experience Award Winners

At one of our CandE workshops earlier this year, I explained to the room of recruiting professionals that the highest rated companies in our annual candidate experience benchmark research (CandE...

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August CandE Pulse Results: We’ve Barely Made A Dent

I’m a half-glass-full kind of person. Always searching for the rainbow after a rain. The hopeful romantic. The perpetual optimistic. But this year has challenged my usually positive demeanor, especially...

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The Great Return Is Not Going So Great

By Kevin W. Grossman on ERE.net, published on August 24, 2023 Employers and candidates are increasingly at odds about work arrangements. Now that The Great Resignation is behind us, we...

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July CandE Pulse Results: A Super-What-The-What?!? World Right Now

Moody’s downgraded some banks that tanked the markets this week, but corporate earnings have so far been better-than-anticipated. Layoffs continue with the latest being CVS laying off 5,000, but hiring...

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June CandE Pulse Results: Disheartening TA Experiences

Every week of late I have more talent acquisition professionals reach out to me and tell me two things: They’re looking for work Their candidate experience has been horrendous Both...

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Employee Engagement Hits a 15-Year High – and It Still Ain’t Great

Global employee engagement has surged to its highest level in the past 15 years, since Gallup first began measuring it. It now stands at a towering 23%. Just to be...

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And Now for Something Completely Different: A Post About Customers

Confession: that headline might be a wee bit click-bait-ish. Don’t get me wrong, this post is about customers, which makes it different from my usual posts about the candidate experience...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the 2023 Candidate Experience (CandE) Benchmark Research Program

It’s been over 11 years since Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards were founded. Since the very beginning, the CandEs mission has focused on the elevation and promotion of...

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