Leading Talent Acquisition Technology Provider to Support Third Annual Candidate Experience Awards and Mission to Promote a Positive Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 8, 2013 – The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Avature, a leading provider of innovative Web 2.0 talent acquisition solutions delivered as SaaS, will support the Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards) as a Global Platinum Sponsor.
“The Avature platform was created to allow recruiters to transform the candidate experience and align it with their brand and the culture of their organization,” said Dimitri Boylan, CEO of Avature. “For this reason, we’re especially excited to sponsor the CandE Awards, which has become the leading forum for recognizing creativity and innovation in this area.”
“As the Candidate Experience Awards gains momentum for the third year, we are delighted to welcome Avature as a Global Platinum Sponsor,” said Elaine Orler, chairman and co-founder of the Talent Board. “Avature has really set itself apart in the industry with innovative candidate relationship management solutions, and the company clearly values the importance of the candidate experience.”
Since its inception in 2011, the CandE Awards have served to elevate the importance a positive candidate experience plays in attracting top candidates, by recognizing those organizations that strive to provide a positive, transparent applicant process. The results of the 2012 CandE Awards established that more than half of candidates surveyed are likely or very likely to tell their inner circle of friends about their experience, whether it is positive (73.5 percent) or negative (60.7 percent), highlighting how candidate experience can create promoters or detractors. Now in its third year, the 2013 CandE Awards intend to bring even greater awareness to the benefits of creating employer brand promoters by recognizing companies that treat candidates with respect, while offering improved tools for companies to benchmark candidate experience against their peers.
The CandE Awards program consists of three survey rounds, with the first round opening this spring. Round one is comprised of a multi-dimensional survey designed to capture and evaluate a company’s recruitment processes and practices that impact the candidate experience. Companies that complete the first round submission process receive a complimentary Employer Benchmark Report, and those that meet the standard for candidate experience are invited to participate in round two of the competition, the candidate survey. Round two takes the survey to the candidate through random sampling of the company’s 2013 candidates. Companies that meet criteria for both rounds one and two will be awarded a “CandE 2013 Award Winner” designation stamp. High scoring companies will be advanced to the final round, where they will be interviewed by the CandE judging panel to determine areas of distinction.

About Avature
From its founding in 2005 by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature has focused on redefining the global Talent Acquisition and Talent Management software market with a leading Web 2.0 SaaS platform. Avature’s flexible solutions allow HR leadership to bring agile and innovative business practices to recruiting and employee mobility — allowing an integrated approach to Talent based on next generation behavior and organic social processes. Cited as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in HCM 2010,” Avature has over 300 customers, including 41 of the Fortune 500. Avature has offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Portland, London, Munich, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.avature.net.

About the Talent Board
The Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, 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. More information can be accessed at www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org.