Foundations of Candidate Experience
Join us in this groundbreaking coursework as we embark on an insightful journey with the founders of Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards, who will guide you through the intricate and significant four pillars of candidate experience: attraction, selection, closure, and execution. This interactive learning experience aims to explore the fundamental mechanisms behind the candidate experience, starting from the pre-application stage to the final execution of the candidate experience plan. Leading experts including Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board, will share their insights on the first pillar - attraction, highlighting how to harmonize an employer and company brand, effectively market their culture, and optimally utilize brand ambassadors.
Moving forward in the course, you will delve into the selection process with Elaine Orler, Senior Vice President at Cielo, who will reveal the essential stages in this process and provide strategies to nurture candidate relationships throughout. The third pillar, closure, often neglected but critically important, will be unraveled by Gerry Crispin, President of CXR, who will underline the importance of setting expectations and ensuring strong communication throughout the candidate journey. Finally, to complete the journey, Ed Newman, CEO and Founder of TalentEXP, will present a comprehensive guide on executing a well-planned candidate experience strategy. This comprehensive course will equip you with the necessary tools to design and deliver exceptional candidate experiences, enhancing your brand reputation and ensuring successful talent acquisition.
A 25+ year veteran of recruiting and HR, Chris Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including North American conferences such as SHRM, LinkedIn, and HR Technology as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference, UNLEASH, and more around the world. His expertise and experience within the recruiting industry and his passion for building strong communities go hand-in-hand with the work he performs as the president of CareerXroads. For nearly 30 years, the CXR Community has brought together practitioners and leaders with a passion for recruiting, a willingness to share and a compulsion to improve talent acquisition.
Currently I'm the Talent Board president and a board member responsible for the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide. Founded in 2011, it’s the first nonprofit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with industry benchmarks that highlight accountability, fairness and business impact. I also host the popular Talent Board #TheCandEs Shop Talk podcast that covers recruiting and candidate experience.
Managing Director, Consulting at Cielo
Considered a talent acquisition strategy and recruiting technology industry thought leader, Elaine Orler has been designing and implementing global Talent Acquisition and Recruiting solutions as a practitioner and a consultant for more than 25 years. Orler’s hands-on approach has enabled multi-national organizations to transform and optimize complex recruiting strategies and processes through contemporary technology-driven talent acquisition practices.
As an entrepreneur, Elaine founded Talent Function in 2009 which has become a successful talent acquisition consulting firm that transforms and optimizes recruiting outcomes for companies of all sizes. Employing the best and brightest in the talent acquisition industry, under her guidance, Talent Function is known for its commitment to the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The company’s service offerings draw directly from Orler’s deep expertise in competitive talent strategy models, process consulting and HR data and analytics.
Having participated in the vast growth of the talent acquisition industry and being passionate about its impact on job candidates, she co-founded The Talent Board in 2011. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on illuminating and promoting a quality candidate experience. The organization, its research, and its awards program have forever changed the conversation about how job candidates are treated, becoming the gold-standard followed by many organizations as they define their employer brands.
Founder & CEO
A recognized veteran in the Talent Acquisition and Management industry with more than 25 years experience in a wide variety of roles including Human Resources practitioner, manager, executive, consultant, entrepreneur, chief executive and general management with full P&L responsibility.
Worked with many Fortune 500 companies in the design, development and implementation of talent acquisition strategies, processes, operating models, and technology infrastructure.
Specialties: • Sales & Business Development
• Solutions Design
• Financial Forecasting
• Customer Retention
• Talent Attraction & Development
• Organizational Alignment
• Team Building
• Writing and Public Speaking
I am a life-long student of hiring with a passion for conversations about how every stakeholder in the recruiting process finds meaningful work; technology & data that contribute to employer & candidate decisions; and an organizational strategy for talent management that is sustainable.