Highlights From Candidate Experience Day 2021! #CandExperienceDay2021

A very special thank you to all who celebrated positive candidate experience stories, quotes, pictures and more with us on #CandExperienceDay2021 on January 27, 2021!

There were hundreds of shares and below you’ll find a few of the highlights. We hope you will join us for #CandExperienceDay2022 on January 26, 2022! Learn more here and join us!

For those employers around the world interested in getting anonymous candidate experience feedback and participating in our CandE benchmark research program, you can learn more here.

On global Candidate Experience Day we celebrate the positive feedback we receive from our candidates about their hiring journey with Faurecia. I am so excited to share Tanbeer’s story below and her experience with the incredible Talent Acquisition team at Faurecia.

Happy #CandExperienceDay2021 to all my HR & TA colleagues globally! #talentacquisition #faureciaproud #inspiringmobility #diversityinclusion

YOU are what matters most to us during your #LifeatBooz hiring journey! On this #CandExperienceDay2021, learn about our promise to candidates and why we want to build a lasting relationship with you:

Happy #CandExperienceDay2021! Awarded for outstanding candidate experience, we provide numerous channels to #GetToKnowSyneosHealth, a simple, mobile-friendly application, and transparent communications. Now Hiring! #TheCandEs #MyWorkMatters #SyneosHealth

Michael Krug

Candidates are consumers & the consumers demand is the driving force behind improving experience. Exceptional engagement, personalization & convenience in the recruitment journey are no longer a “nice-to-have”- they are a requirement. #CandExperienceDay2021 | @TheCandEs


Something that’s definitely worth celebrating: good candidate experience! Happy CandE day! 🎉 #CandExperienceDay2021

Micole Garatti, MBA

It’s #CandExperienceDay2021! We’re celebrating by helping our customers leverage great #EmployerBranding and #RecruitmentMarketing to attract top female #talent.Check out the top 3 Ways @fairygodboss Improves the #CandidateExperience:   | #recruiting #TA

Rally RM

Join #CandExperienceDay2021 for a day of celebrating positive candidate experiences from around the world. Share candidate experience stories, quotes, memes, recommendations and best practices. Learn more > #candidateexperience #employerbrand

Tony Lioi
Recruitment, Staffing, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources & Project Management Professional at BASF

What started as a journey has really become a movement in BASF. It’s great to see the impact our efforts make, not only getting awards but also hearing it from our candidates. It’s a great story to share on an important day for all TA folks. #CandExperienceDay2021 #TheCandEs #ConnectedMinds #BelongatBASF

Sodexo USA Careers

In 2020, Sodexo USA released a careers chatbot to make experiences for candidates like you even better. Chat with Chad the Chatbot on our website at in the lower left corner.

GR8 People

Three #TalentAcquisition trailblazers share how they’ve leveraged #RecruitingAutomation to deliver exceptional candidate experiences. Get more #GR8Thinking and inspiration as we approach #CandExperienceDay2021.

Amgen Careers

On-boarding & #newhire experiences are crucial to a great #candidateexperience, especially in a remote environment. Many things go into helping new hires feel welcome & part of the team from Day 1. What did you value most about your Day 1? #CandExperienceDay2021 #DefyImagination






Tracey Morris

It is time to Go Beyond in your career! Check out the variety of opportunities available at West Virginia University and find out why we received the @TheCandEs award for candidate experience. #CandExperienceDay2021 #TheCandEs


It might be Candidate Experience Day , but our talent acquisition partners strive everyday to improve the candidate experience process. Check out what a few of our recent hires shared about their interview and onboarding experience with ERIE. #CandExperienceDay2021 #TheCandEs





Happy #CandExperienceDay2021! We’re proud to have been ranked #3 out of 123 organizations in 2020 by @TheCandEs for providing exceptional experiences to job seekers worldwide. Stay with us today to hear from members of our #talentacquisition team!

Modern Hire

Next up in our #CandExperienceDay2021 series is Megan Nau, Large Enterprise Account Executive. Throughout the #hiringprocess, Megan most enjoyed the simplicity and timeliness offered to her as a candidate!

Christy Coluccio, SHRM-CP, PHR
Colleague Experience Program Manager at Bentley Systems

#CandExperienceDay2021 is a day when we celebrate the positive candidate experience stories and best practices that a candidate applying to Bentley Systems would encounter throughout the recruitment process. With our accomplished Talent Acquisition team guiding many through the process, we hope that all have a great experience throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

Tim Jenkins
Global Talent Acquisition Consultant, Infrastructure – Stantec

Today marks CandExperienceDay2021, a day of celebrating positive candidate experiences from around the world. At Stantec we are proud to have been recognized by the Talentboard for the second year in a row for delivering excellent candidate experiences in our recruiting process.

Dunkin Brands

Sharing this great #CandExperienceDay2021 story from my colleague Brandy Blackwell. Like Brandy, my candidate experience convinced me that working for brands I love with great people was too good to pass up! Enjoying every minute of life at #Dunkin and #BaskinRobbins! Read Brandy’s story here:


Happy #CandExperienceDay2021! At SeekOut, diversity hiring is pivotal to building the brightest team in the industry. PS we’re hiring:

Natalie Duncan
Passionate Project & Program Manager (Talent Acquisition) with an Edgy Spirit

It’s Candidate Experience Day! At Topgolf we are extremely passionate about delivering a positive candidate experience SO GOOD that all candidates we interact with become fans & advocates of the Topgolf brand! Our purpose is to connect people in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good we do. I welcome you to share your best candidate experience story here!


It’s #CandExperienceday2021! To celebrate, we’re sharing ways to enhance your #candidateexperience in 2021:

  • Thorough communication throughout the process
  • Welcome videos & virtual tours
  • More flexibility around scheduling
  • Phone/Zoom > Email

What adjustments have you made?


Here’s how CDW uses real-time #candidateexperience feedback to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their recruiting and onboarding processes and hire better.… #CandExperienceDay2021 #TheCandEs

Rebecca Gish
Global Employment Branding and Talent Marketing Leader

For candidate experience day , I thought I’d share the experience I had at Kimberly-Clark that is reflective of why our recruiting team has been recognized with a Candidate Experience award – Congratulations, team!

About a year ago, I started the interview process with Kimberly-Clark. I was interviewing with several companies and down to offer stage (or rejection stage – the recruitment process can be tough, right!?!) with a couple of companies when I had my first conversation with my recruiter at Kimberly-Clark. I let her know exactly where I was in the process with other companies. She was transparent about where the company was in their recruiting process, and she put on her super-recruiter cape and seriously went above and beyond to accelerate the process to ensure both myself and the company didn’t miss out on this opportunity. She checked in with me regularly and very quickly after every interaction. This was my first experience of how caring is demonstrated here. My recruiter showed that she cared about me. She cared about her business partners. And she cared about delivering results.

And…. here I am. Loving my team and my role! #WeareKC #theCandes #candexperienceday2021

Brad’s Deals

Happy #CandExperienceDay2021! At Brad’s Deals, we are dedicated to creating positive candidate experiences through our hiring journey and onboarding process. #candidateexperience #TheCandEs #TalentBoard

Phenom People

Our customer Newell Brands continues to inspire us with their employee stories, videos, and other engaging content that puts candidate experience on a pedestal→ #CandExperienceDay2021

Heath McNally
Talent Acquisition Lead @ amaysim

Today is Candidate Experience Day #CandExperienceDay2021. Reflecting on my experiences as a candidate over the years, there are a few that standout, both positively and negatively, with some of the most positive experiences not resulting in a job offer but certainly affecting how I myself interact with my candidates.

One particular experience from a few years ago (for a tech company that shall remain nameless) made the experience both interactive and seamless. Having had a few interviews with them, I felt a strong connection with the company from the get go, and the handover from one interview to the next meant I was never answering the same question twice. I’ve certainly tried to replicate that since, and believe a company is never too big to make the experience personalised.

On the flipside, I’ve had my fair share of terrible experiences. It’s the all too familiar story of applying through, even having an interview (and starting to get excited), and then….never hearing from them again…not even a standard rejection email. One such instance was from a massive cloud service provider that made a point to me about how important candidate experience was to their brand. Needless to say it left a bad taste in my mouth. Anyone have similarly good or bad experiences?

Thermo Fisher Careers

Our career site is designed to deliver an exceptional and personalized #candidateexperience for every job seeker. What does a great candidate experience mean to you? #CandExperienceDay2021 #LifeAtThermoFisher


It’s #CandExperienceDay2021, the day to celebrate positive candidate experiences from all around the world! @KevinWGrossman, President of @TheCandEs, shares his XOR experience. What are some of your best practices for creating the best candidate experience? 👀💭 #TheCandEs

Symphony Talent

We’re celebrating #CandExperienceDay2021 by spotlighting the tactics #RMPioneers use to create great candidate experience. @salesforcejobs ranked #10 in our 2021 Recruitment Marketing Strategies Report, and their transparent diversity & equality pages are just one reason why.


Cielo & our client partners know keeping the candidate journey at the heart of our TA strategy is central to a successful and engaging hiring process. As a part of #CandExperienceDay2021 we would like to once again congratulate our clients who were recognized as winners at the 2020 North American Talent Board CandE Awards!

Symphony Talent

Candidate experience in two words: hire & inspire. @EcolabCareers shows us what #CandExperienceDay2021 is all about.

Teri Elam EdM, MFA (she/her/hers)
D&I & HROD Practitioner | Storyteller | Writer | Coach

One of my all-time favorite quotes is also my personal philosophy: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”–George Eliot #CandExperienceDay2021 #ourstatefarm #nevertoolate

Jay Fiala [LION] Senior Talent Acquisition Professional – Working to Inspire a Better Healthcare System

Celebrate Talent Board’s #CandExperienceDay2021 with Change Healthcare! Today, join us by sharing your positive candidate experience stories or even your favorite meme or quote on the topic across social media.

Make sure to tag Change Healthcare and use the hashtags #CandExperienceDay2021 and #TheCandEs. We can’t wait to see what you share!

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