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Illico Hodes Supports Talent Board Mission to Elevate the Candidate Experience

Illico Hodes Supports Talent Board Mission to Elevate the Candidate Experience

Recruitment Marketing Technology Firm Provides Sizeable Donation to Help Talent Board Raise Industry Awareness of a Positive Recruiting Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 2, 2015) – Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced that it has received a generous donation from Illico Hodes, a recruitment marketing technology firm. As a Talent Board supporter, Illico Hodes also helps Talent Board drive its mission of elevating the role of a positive candidate experience and honoring the Canadian companies that get it right.

For over 25 years, Illico Hodes has specialized in employer marketing, enabling numerous companies across Canada to attract, mobilize and engage the right talent. Key to achieving this goal is providing the guidance to deliver an effective candidate experience, whereby both active and passive candidates are kept informed, treated with respect and provided with full transparency throughout the recruitment process. Through its support of Talent Board, Illico Hodes will help the organization continue its cutting edge research and benchmarking of effective candidate experience through its annual Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards program.

“More companies recognize the value of the candidate experience, how it is an extension of the employer brand and its impact on engaging candidates and employees alike,” said CĂ©line Charron, CEO of Illico Hodes. “Talent Board’s unrivaled devotion to promoting the importance of the candidate experience has certainly contributed to this growing awareness. We are pleased to provide the financial support to help the organization further grow the CandE Awards program and continue to be the leading voice in the industry concerning the candidate experience.”

Talent Board is the first non-profit organization in the talent acquisition space to provide organizations with access to aggregated candidate experience datasets derived from the annual CandE Awards program. In 2015, the organization collected 130,000 surveys from employment candidates, whether hired or not, to assess their experiences during the recruiting process. Through a rigorous data-driven research process, Talent Board enables companies to see how their recruiting practices impact their internal operations and how they measure up to their peers and make continuous improvement.

“A positive candidate experience has become crucial for any organization looking to hire top talent; through its highly successful recruitment market strategies, Illico Hodes has helped a multitude of employers adopt the strategies to improve their candidate experience,” said Elaine Orler, Talent Board co-founder and chairman, and CEO of Talent Function. “We thank Illico Hodes for their generous financial support and look forward to working with the company to advance our joint mission of elevating the role of the candidate experience in effective hiring practices.”

About Illico Hodes
As a recruitment marketing tech firm, we are constantly reflecting on ways to improve and transform the landscape. Always reinventing ourselves, we have been serving human resources’ professionals for more than two decades. From assessment through strategy & implementation, we align our talent and experience to co-create sustainable solutions. The people organizations need are out there. We can help reach them and keep them.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies through the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at

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