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Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Board VP, Shares Insights From the Recruiting Trends Conference

Kevin W. Grossman, VP Talent Board -TotalPicture interviewKevin W. Grossman

For the very first time, Talent Board, (a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience), played a significant role in this year's Recruiting Trends Conference. Talent Board's leadership team helped develop the conference's Candidate Experience track. The event was recently held in Austin, Texas

This is Peter Clayton with a special Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. Joining me today to share highlights and insights from the Recruiting Trends conference is Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Board vice-president. Kevin is responsible for all aspects of the CandE Award program and other Talent Board activities for North America.

Kevin, welcome back to TPR.


First, give us an overview of Recruiting Trends and Talent Board's participation in the Conference.

Now in its sixth year the Candidate Experience Awards has become a truly Global phenomenon. Can you give us some background on the growth of the CandEs?

This year there are 50 winners of the 2016 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. What is the process for determining the award winners?

How many companies applied for this year's CandE Awards and how many candidates from the companies were surveyed?

OK, let's get back to the conference. The Candidate Experience track featured 6 sessions led by Talent Board members and CandE Award winners. Who were some of the CandE award winning companies participating in the sessions?

Can you share some of their insights and experiences?

What are some of your key takeaways from the conference that would be of particular interest to the HR professionals and recruiters listening to this podcast?

Talent Board Leadership Team at Recruiting Trends

Talent Board Leadership Team at Recruiting Trends

I'm going to quote our good friend Gerry Crispin, Talent Board co-founder and CareerXroads principal and co-founder. "Most companies today understand the need to deliver an exceptional candidate experience and its role in attracting and recruiting top talent; what's less apparent, though, are the tools and strategies that can truly enhance the experience." Kevin are you as surprised as I am by the number of large consumer-facing companies that still tolerate the resume black hole, using outdated applicant tracking systems, when attracting top talent has never been more critical to an organization's success?

Kevin, you moderated a session titled "Why a Dedicated Role in Candidate Care Ensures a Greater Return on Talent," what did you learn from your CandE award panel?

Of course CEO's and CFO's want to know what's the ROI is for all of this. Elaine Orler, co-founder and chairman of Talent Board and CEO of Talent Function, presented a general session, titled "The ROI Realities of Improving Candidate Experience." What did she have to say?

Of course when you talk about Awards there's usually an event to celebrate the winners. so Kevin tell us about this year's CandE Awards Gala.

So next up -- the 2016 Research Report?

Talent Board plans for 2017 -- are you going to conduct more regional workshops?

How can our listeners get in touch with you and learn more about Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards?

Kevin as usual, thanks so much for taking time to speak with me today and thanks to the Talent Board for all you do to make applying for a job a little less stressful and a little more rewarding.

Peter Clayton is a volunteer member of Talent Board's CandE Council

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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