Providing a great candidate experience is no longer considered a ‘nice to have’ for organizations.
In fact, a growing number of managers see it as a ‘must have’ with far-reaching implications for corporate reputation, job offer acceptance and even sales. Talent acquisition experts call this the “candidate experience.”
According to Talent Board, a non-profit organization that focuses on benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, FCA US is among the top 50 companies in North America that provide a positive, transparent and insightful candidate experience process, earning the Company a 2017 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award.
FCA US also earned the award in 2016.
Talent Board says more than 200 companies registered to participate in the 2017 North American CandE Awards program, which ultimately collected the thoughts and experiences of more than 180,000 job candidates.
Companies in the top 50 list represent a range of sizes and industries, including manufacturing, insurance and consumer products.
The top 50 companies were identified through a blind data analysis based on their candidate survey scores. The scoring focused on candidates’ direct responses to “likely to apply again,” “likely to refer a friend” and overall ratings.
To qualify for the program, each participating company had to commit to provide a statistically significant number of candidate responses. Also, the proportion of respondents not hired had to exceed a set minimum. No other candidate experience research effort meets these strict standards, Talent Board says.
“FCA US is so proud to earn this recognition once again,” said Stefanie Thornton, Head-Talent Acquisition, FCA US LLC. “This consistent high performance reflects the passion and commitment of the FCA US team members who make our recruiting and onboarding processes truly world-class.”
“Talent Board worked with employers and job candidates from companies of different sizes and across industry sectors to understand the impact of current recruiting practices,” said Ed Newman, Talent Board Chairman. “This year’s North American CandE Award-winning organizations provide job seekers with a stellar candidate experience and represent continued improvements in the talent acquisition space. We are grateful for their contributions and look forward to celebrating their efforts.”