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Even in these uncertain times, candidate experience is more important than ever.

The CandE Program is still open for companies to participate and get benchmarking data on their experience. We are monitoring the current situation, and have extended the deadline to September 30 to accommodate.

What are Your Candidate
Experience Gaps?

Congratulations on taking your first step in participating in this year’s Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs) Benchmark Research Program. Our program helps you measure and understand your candidate experience perception gaps and the impact on your business. And this year we’re celebrating 10 years of elevating and promoting a quality candidate experience!

REGISTER TODAY

The 2020 program is now open, and although there’s no deadline to start, the deadline to complete your employer survey (Round 1) and collect responses to your Candidate Survey link (Round 2) is August 31st, 2020 has been extended to September 30th, 2020. You can download our CandE program overview PDF, and be sure to watch our overview webinar discussing the CandE program as well. Want more information? Keep reading below, and we hope you register today for #TheCandEs!

How the CandE Benchmark Research Program Works

Here’s how the program works:

  1. Company registers
  2. Company completes the employer self-assessment survey (Round 1)
  3. Company completes methodology survey and receives candidate survey distribution guidelines
  4. Company selects candidate target population and distributes candidate survey link (Round 2)

Talent Board collects, analyzes and gives company access through its partner survey platform Survale.

The Total Investment To Participate

Total Investment to Participate:

  • $500 USD registration fee (pay in £ – € – and other currencies)
  • 3+ hours of time for employers
  • 5+ minutes of time for candidates

The Total Return for Participating Companies

Survey Design

  • Survey methodology guidelines, surveys and candidate targeting resources
  • API integration available to distribute via Survale if needed (additional investment when applicable)

Benchmark Data

  • Candid anonymous feedback from targeted candidates to understand your perception gaps
  • Confidential and anonymous aggregated benchmark data
  • Access to all benchmark data via secure Survale account and powerful filtering tools

Benchmark Insights

  • 1-on-1 data review to understand overall business impact
  • Access to industry peers and experts on candidate experience
  • Employers with the highest positive candidate ratings to receive public industry recognition and a CandE Award

Once you submit your registration fee via the secure PayPay link, then we’ll send you the direct link to complete registration for whatever regions you want to participate in (within 1-2 business days). Companies can pay in their currency of choice including Pounds, Euros, Australian Dollar and more through the PayPal link.

If you cannot pay via PayPal (with an account or credit card), then we can invoice you to pay via bank transfer (electronic funds) or corporate credit card in your currency of choice as well. Please contact support@thetalentboard.org to be invoiced.

A little investment goes a long way to understand the impact of candidate experience on your business from pre-application to onboarding.

Here are 10 reasons to participate in the Talent Board benchmark research program today!

More Details About the Talent Board CandE Benchmark Program

Our research program is comprised of two (2) primary rounds of surveys: Round 1 is the employer survey and Round 2 is the candidate survey that you’ll distribute. To be considered for a CandE Award an employer must successfully complete round 1 and 2. Whether you qualify for a CandE Award or not, you will always receive all your data back, our data analysis and the aggregate benchmark data for the region you participate in.

Round 1 is our current self-assessment employer survey designed to capture and evaluate a company’s recruitment processes and practices that impact the candidate experience. Employers will receive all their data.

  • 67 questions
  • Candid anonymous feedback from targeted candidates
  • Confidential and anonymous aggregated benchmark data
  • Access to all benchmark data via secure Survale account and powerful filtering tools
  • Download the Employer Survey questions here.

Round 2 is our current candidate survey designed to capture a company’s candid candidate experience feedback. Employers will receive all their data.

  • 70 questions 
  • Covers pre-application to onboarding and includes multiple candidate ratings
  • Takes 5+ minutes to complete depending on how far candidates progressed in recruiting process – most candidates need only to answer less than half of the questions
  • Download the Candidate Survey questions here.

Round 2 also offers a shorter candidate survey for returning companies onlydesigned to capture a company’s candid candidate experience feedback. Employers will receive all their data.

  • 17 questions 
  • Includes 4 key competitive ratings and other data
  • Takes 1 minute to complete

Companies are required to hit specific minimum numbers of completed candidate surveys based on total annual hires:

Fewer than 1,000 annual regional hires: 100 completed surveys

  • Conservative 5% response rate (range is 5%-10%)
  • Distribute to a minimum of 2,000 candidates
  • 80% or more not hired; 20% or less hired

1,000-2,500 annual regional hires: 250 completed surveys

  • Conservative 5% response rate (range is 5%-10%)
  • Distribute to a minimum of 5,000 candidates
  • 80% or more not hired; 20% or less hired

2,500+ annual regional hires: 500 completed surveys

  • Conservative 5% response rate (range is 5%-10%)
  • Distribute to a minimum of 10,000 candidates
  • 80% or more not hired; 20% or less hired

Again, a little investment goes a long way to understand the impact of candidate experience on your business from pre-application to onboarding.

Register today!

70 Candidate Survey Questions?! That's a lot!

We agree. It seems like a lot, but as previously mentioned, the candidate survey has logic built in to it, so candidates only see questions based on how far they got in the hiring process – no candidate will see all 70 questions. The number of questions for each section are below; a candidate that has applied for a role at your company would see close to half of the questions on the candidate survey. There are questions in each section where candidates can choose to leave verbatim comments as well, which you will have full access to all of your candidate comments.

Over the last couple of years, candidates on average spent 5 minutes completing the survey.

• Intro/Benchmarking – 10 Questions (Required for all candidates)
• Research – 9 Questions
• Application – 12 questions
• Screening/Interview – 11 questions
• Offer Process – 5 questions
• New Hire Process – 4 questions
• Not Selected – 8 questions
• Withdrawal Candidates – 4 questions
• Conclusion – 7 questions (all candidates see these last 7 demographic questions as well)

You can download the 2020 candidate survey questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to participate in the Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards and Benchmark Program?

Yes, there is a one-time annual registration fee of $500 USD for participating in 1-4 regions.

What are the benefits of participating in the CandE Awards and Research?

In exchange for a little investment necessary to complete both the employer survey and distributing the candidate survey to a targeted population of candidates (Talent Board collects the data), each participating employer will, at a minimum, receive aggregate survey data on how they compare to other employers as well as how candidates rate their experiences. In other words, each company will get specific feedback on how they can improve their candidate experience. Top-ranked benchmark companies that win a CandE award will be recognized publicly for their excellence and will receive a digital logo to proudly display on their employment marketing materials.

What countries are eligible to apply?

Currently the awards and research is available to employers in North America (NA) ; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific (APAC); and now Latin America (LATAM). The candidate survey is also available in a limited number of languages besides English.

Is there any risk that our recruiting practices and negative candidate responses will be revealed or exposed?

No. All employer and candidate responses are confidential and we do not collect any candidate contact information. Only employers that win a CandE award will be revealed publicly, and then only by ranking. The identity of employers that participate, but do not win a CandE award, will not be revealed. Certain exemplary aspects award-winning employer recruiting practices may be included in Talent Board’s annual research report or press with participating employer permission.

You can find our privacy policy here.

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