Each year, Talent Board identifies a select number of organizations to receive a Candidate Experience (CandE) Award. One of the most prestigious awards in talent acquisition, this year’s CandE Awards recognize 65 major companies that were found to provide thousands of job seekers with an exemplary experience, as rated by the candidates themselves.

More than 170 companies registered to participate in the 2019 awards program, which ultimately collected the thoughts and experiences of more than 195,000 job candidates. Award winners represent a range of company sizes and industries, from manufacturing, insurance, consumer products and more.

What makes candidate experience so important?

Talent Board co-founder Gerry Crispin says it’s all about positive outcomes for both the employee and the employer.

“The Candidate Experience Awards research has proven that positive candidate experiences lead to positive hiring outcomes, which often have positive business Implications.”
— Gerry Crispin, Talent Board co-founder

Employer branding expert, James Ellis, adds that a great candidate experience is about giving job seekers a positive, honest look at what life is like at your company:

“When someone is thinking about working for your company, every little detail creates a picture: every handshake, every wallpaper, every email signature, every interaction, every website, every job posting — everything matters, and can be the difference between a candidate working for you or moving on to someone else.”
— James Ellis

The CandE Awards measure candidate experience by how likely job seekers are to refer an employer to other candidates, how likely they are to apply again, and more. Congratulations to all of our Yello partners who were named a 2019 CandE Award winner!

Yello Partners are 2019 CandE Award Winners:

E&J Gallo

Enterprise Holdings

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

“FCA US understands that providing a high quality experience for job candidates is a key component of a world class talent acquisition program. Our consistent high performance on this benchmark reflects our passion and commitment to make our recruiting and onboarding processes among the best in the world.”
— Alisa Nagle, Head of Human Resources

Johnson & Johnson

Eli Lilly

“The candidate experience that Lilly offers is designed to ensure that every candidate feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard.  It’s a positive and memorable experience when a candidate visits the Lilly campus and shares they not only understand the company purpose, but they experience Lilly’s purpose to unite caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world.  It’s powerful to feel a part of that purpose, even at the very beginning of the interview process.”
— Amy Green, Sr. Director – Global Recruiting and Staffing

Procter & Gamble


West Monroe Partners

“We know that interviewing is a two-way street and that candidates need to assess a potential employer as much as we need to assess them. By providing an exceptional experience during the recruiting process, we strive to demonstrate how we can both contribute to each other’s success.”
— Kelly Penry, Director of Talent Acquisition

See the full list of CandE Award rankings here.