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Talent Board Welcomes New Board Member,’s Founder and CEO Debbie McGrath

McGrath Brings Extensive HR and Talent Acquisition Industry Background to Talent Board by Helping Organizations Build Great Companies Through Community and Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with data benchmark research, today announced the addition of new board member, Debbie McGrath, founder and CEO of Debbie brings her guidance and leadership to the 2018 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, supporting its programs in the North American, EMEA and APAC regions.

“Through her extensive work in the HR and recruitment industry since 1999, Debbie has helped build great companies by connecting them with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business, from candidate experience to employee experience,” said Ed Newman, Talent Board co-founder and current chairman and chief evangelist at Phenom People. “Debbie is an incredibly valuable addition to Talent Board, being a passionate advocate for collaboration and community practices and a firm understanding of what it takes to conduct research and generate shared best practices in recruiting and human resources. We are thrilled to welcome her unique perspectives to our board.”

Debbie McGrath, founder and CEO of“I’m proud to be a part of Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards. It’s the only talent acquisition research organization that touches Fortune 1000 companies and smaller companies alike,” said Debbie McGrath, founder and chief instigator at and new Talent Board member. “Our mission at has always been to help educate HR and recruiting professionals and empower them to be the very best of their profession. The Talent Board mission aligns as well, helping the same HR and recruiting professionals to improve their recruiting efforts and candidate experience. I’m so excited to help further its overall purpose.”

A longtime supporter of Talent Board and its mission, McGrath will play a significant role in the CandE Awards programs as a board member. Leveraging the power of her community, she will help Talent Board generate CandE program awareness, by which tens of thousands of candidates from hundreds of employers that participate globally in the CandE Awards each year. After collecting and analyzing survey responses, leading practices are identified and research findings are published in the CandE Awards annual reports, monthly articles, podcasts, webinars, workshops and other related events.’s community reach will help to further extend the programs’ reach and increase participation among employers and candidates, creating valuable candidate experience benchmarks to help companies continually improve the recruiting process.

The 2018 Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Benchmark Research Program will launch March 1. Additional information about the CandEs can be accessed at

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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