2020 Talent Board North American
Candidate Experience
Symposium & Awards Gala

San Antonio, TX - October 26, 2020

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Candidate Experience Matters

ERE_Recruiting_ConferenceTalent Board, the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, will hold its 2019 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Symposium and Awards Gala on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, in conjunction with ERE Recruiting Conference, October 14-16, 2019. A perfect time to meet up and socialize with peers, while enjoying food and drinks before the CandE Awards Gala starts. We highly recommend that you attend the ERE Recruiting Conference as well, and you can register for a discounted rate here.

Join us for this educational annual event that will honor the 65 winners of the 2019 North American CandE Awards program and offer attendees the opportunity to network and attend sessions focused on improving the candidate experience and recruiting overall.

During this full day symposium, we're very excited to have Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese born author, broadcaster, social advocate and digital influencer with a background in mechanical engineering (read here full bio here. The symposium will also include a highly informative panel discussion and breakout sessions featuring CandE award-winning companies. Gather practical tips that you can apply upon your return to your office to improve your company's recruiting processes and candidate experience.

And as our emcee we are excited to have Chris Hoyt, a 20 year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad.

Since Talent Board was founded in 2011, the CandEs have had over 800,000 candidate responses from hundreds of companies just in North America.


Here Are The 2019 North American CandE Award Winners:

65 companies will be recognized for candidate experience excellence and ranked by company size this year at the CandE Awards!

2019 NA winners

Here Are Just A Few Insights From The 2018 Research (2019 Insights Will Be Presented During Event!)

30% of candidates will share their negative candidate experience publicly via their social networks.

40% of candidates were still waiting for a response after they applied over 2+ months ago.

33% of candidates will share their negative candidate experience publicly via their social networks.

41% of candidates said they had a poor overall candidate experience, and will take their alliance, product purchases and relationship elsewhere.

hrci shrm certification 2019

This program has been approved for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM, and this activity has also been approved for 6.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). *The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

2019 Speakers

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2019 Agenda

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Hotel Logistics


Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 328-2000

Room Reservations:
The special event rate is $259 per night, plus taxes of 14.95% (approx $298 total per night, single occupancy). Deadline to book rooms at this rate is September 21, so don't delay, book today! Click here to book now.

The Awards Gala dress code is semi-formal -- dinner attire -- but not "black tie"



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