Round One of the CandE awards consists of approximately 62 questions about corporate applicant processes and practices that deliver the candidate experience. It is estimated that this phase of the survey will take between 90 to 120 minutes to complete. The registration for North America is now open! To begin the application you will need to complete the registration survey for your company by clicking the button to the right. You will receive a unique link that will allow you to confidentially access the full survey. The full survey can be completed in one discrete session or, can be saved for those who need to complete the survey in more than one session. You can return using your unique link. Please note that while aggregate data will be published at the end of the program, each company’s response will be treated as confidential. Registration will remain open until June 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm PDT.
The companies that meet the award’s baseline of candidate experience in Round One will become eligible to move to Round Two of the CandEs. Upon completion of Round One, Talent Board will notify entrants if they have qualified to participate in Round Two (usually within 2-3 weeks of Round One completion). The names of companies that do not meet theCandE award designation will remain confidential but ALL applicants will receive feedback and access to benchmarking data on how their responses related to the applicant group as a whole.
Download 2013 North America Survey Questions
You may register to receive a PDF copy of the 2013 North America Employer Survey Questions so you can review the questions in advance of completing the online form.
2013 CandE How to Apply and What to Expect
In addition we have provided a brief resource document on the process and what to expect as you move through the different phases. You can download it here.
Round Two of the survey applies to companies that are CandE award eligible and willing to assist us to confidentially survey a sample of their 2013 employment candidates. The details and methodology for surveying candidates will be provided to each qualifying company prior to the administration of the survey, and participants will have the opportunity to opt out of the survey if they choose. Talent Board will administer the survey and tabulate the results. Each participant will receive a copy of their candidate survey response data and, assuming that core practices are confirmed, will be designated as a 2013 CandE Award winner. Companies who win the CandE award designation will receive a digital emblem for display on their career pages and a trophy. Companies receiving the designation will also be listed on this website, included in the winners press release and be recognized and celebrated at the 2013 HR Technology Conference.
Based on the results of the previous two rounds, a subset of participants, will become eligible for the “CandE With Distinction” honor. Round Three will involve an interview by a panel of judges. The judges will substantiate the company’s responses and provide the staffing leadership of each entrant with the opportunity to tell their “story” about producing excellent candidate experience. Based on these interviews, some CandE Award winners will be recognized and have the notation “With Distinction” appended to their award. Their unique stories will be also be included in the yearly whitepaper research.
All CandE Award winners will be recognized and celebrated at a session and reception during the 2013 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas on October 7.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does it cost anything to apply to the C&E Award?
- What are the benefits of applying to the C&E Award?
- In exchange for investing the 30-90 minutes necessary to complete the survey, each applicant will, at a minimum, receive specific survey feedback on how they compare to the applicant group. In other words, each applicant will get specific feedback on how they can improve their candidate experience. Companies that WIN the award will be recognized publicly for their excellence and each winner will receive a digital logo to proudly display on their employment marketing materials.
- Why North America? Why not have it for other countries?
- We hope this award will be global in a few years. Globally, there are cultural nuances about the candidate experience that will require more study as we expand to other countries, as well as technologies that may or may not be present, so we currently make the award available to companies in North America and the United Kingdom.
- Is their any risk that our poor practices will be revealed or exposed?
- NO. Each applicant’s responses will be treated as confidential information. Only applicants that win the award will be revealed. The identity of companies that apply, but not win, will not be revealed.