U.K. Candidate Experience Awards Welcome Gold Sponsor, KellyOCG
LONDON, Oct 04, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --The Candidate Experience Awards, a non-profit organisation focusedon facilitating the evolution of the employment candidate experience,today announced that KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting groupof Kelly Services(R), is sponsoring the first-ever U.K. CandidateExperience Awards (known as "The CandEs"). As a gold sponsor and aglobal leader in talent management solutions, KellyOCG supports theCandEs as the programme works to elevate the importance of providinga positive job candidate experience and recognises those companiesthat set a high standard for candidate engagement.
"It was important for us to be involved in the CandE Awards, as webelieve the insight offered from viewing processes through thecandidate experience lens is the key driver of competitive recruitingadvantage," said Sally Hunter, director of KellyOCG's EMEA RPOpractise. "This view of the process -- well beyond simply helpingorganisations to identify and capture any hidden costs -- givesunique transparency to the employer brand perception during thoseearly interactions with candidates. Above all, it will highlighthidden complexity or gaps within the process and offer its owninsights into the real improvement solution. In a talent-drivenmarketplace, these insights and the resulting improvements will makea huge difference to the experience of an organisation's futurecustomers."
The U.K.-based Candidate Experience Awards programme follows thesuccess of last year's inaugural North American CandEs. The 2011awards uncovered that an average of 8 per cent of individuals whoapply for jobs at a company typically leave the application processwith resentment. This resentment potentially affects their status ascustomers of the firm and prevents them from applying to futurepositions with the company. And as job seekers are likely to sharetheir feelings with their peers and social networks, a negativecandidate experience can have a lasting impact on the company's brandand bottom line.
Organisations that participate in the CandEs receive a benchmarkreport allowing them to see how their candidate experience measuresagainst the aggregate of all other companies in the CandEs.
"As companies around the world strive to develop talent acquisitionstrategies to source and identify the individuals who will help themmeet business goals, the candidate experience they provide has becomea major differentiating factor in attracting top talent," said JeremyTipper, Talent Board member and partner at Talent Collective."KellyOCG understands the value and competitive advantage that apositive candidate experience can bring to an organization and,through its proven RPO, HR Consulting, BPO, executive search andcontingent workforce talent solutions, works to provide an engagingand effective experience. We are honoured to welcome KellyOCG as agold sponsor and look forward working together to honour thoseemployers that take extra care to treat their candidates withdignity."
About KellyOCG KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group ofworkforce solutions provider, Kelly Services, Inc. KELY.AKELY.B. KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talentmanagement solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing(RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent WorkforceOutsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, HumanResources Consulting, Career Transition and Executive Coaching andDevelopment, and Executive Search. Visit www.kellyocg.com.
About Kelly Services(R) Kelly Services, Inc. KELY.AKELY.B is a leader in providing workforce solutions.Kelly(R) offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consultingservices as well as world-class staffing on a temporary,temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around theglobe, Kelly provides temporary employment to 550,000 employeesannually. Revenue in 2011 was 5.6 billion. Visitwww.kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn,Twitter.
About the Candidate Experience Awards The Candidate ExperienceAwards is a non-profit organisation focused on the elevation andpromotion of a quality candidate experience. The organisation, awardsprogramme and sponsors are dedicated to recognising the candidateexperience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitmentcycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates aretreated. More information can be accessed athttp://www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org.
SOURCE: The Candidate Experience Awards
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