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Talent Board Announces EMEA and APAC Winners of 2017 Candidate Experience Awards

25 companies recognized for Candidate Experience excellence

SAN FRANCISCODec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today revealed the winners of the 2017 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. More than 100 companies combined registered to participate in the 2017 EMEA and APAC CandE Awards program, which ultimately collected the thoughts and experiences of over 40,000 job candidates.

Winners were identified through a blind data analysis based on their job candidates’ satisfaction survey scores. To qualify, each company committed to a statistically significant candidate response rate, where the proportion of respondents not hired met or exceeded a set standard. Multiple factors in the data summaries were considered in the final analysis, four key questions about the candidates’ overall ranking of their candidate experience, the likelihood that the candidates would reapply, the likelihood that the candidates would refer others, and whether or not candidates would maintain their business status relationship with the employer. The 15 EMEA winners and 10 APAC winners are organizations that received the highest positive candidate experience ratings in 2017.

The 2017 EMEA CandE Awards winners are: (alphabetical order)

  • Accenture
  • adidas AG
  • Autoliv Cankor Otomotiv Emniyet Sistemleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş
  • Becton Dickinson
  • CH2M
  • E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH
  • engineering people GmbH
  • General Electric
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • NTT DATA Deutschland GmbH
  • Ravago Group Turkey
  • Western Union

The 2017 APAC CandE Awards winners are: (alphabetical order)

  • adidas AG
  • CH2M
  • General Electric
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kronos Inc.
  • Manulife
  • oOh!Media
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Virtusa Corporation

“Talent Board is honored to work with employers and job candidates from around the world across industries and companies big and small to better understand the impact of current recruiting practices on candidate experience and the business bottom line,” said Ed Newman, Talent Board Chairman and Chief Evangelist for Phenom People. “This year’s EMEA and APAC CandE Award-winning organizations provide job seekers with a stellar candidate experience and represent continued improvements in the talent acquisition space. We are grateful for their contributions and look forward to celebrating their efforts.”

Along with the 25 CandE Winners, HR and talent acquisition leaders and their teams are invited to attend this year’s APAC Candidate Experience Awards Virtual Gala on February 22, 2018, and the EMEA Candidate Experience Awards Gala in London with Talent Leaders Connect on March 1, 2018. The keynote speaker and emcee in EMEA will be Katrina Collier,The Searchologista globally recognized expert on social recruiting who delivers impactful social media sourcing and candidate engagement training to HR and recruiters around the world.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. The CandE Awards also serve as a benchmarking program to raise awareness of the benefits of a positive candidate experience and highlight the processes, methodologies and technology that can enhance the recruiting experience as demonstrated by the winning organizations. More information can be accessed at