Talent Board Names 2019 Board Chair, HR.com’s Founder and CEO Debbie McGrath

McGrath's Leadership Drives Talent Board's Mission of Improving Candidate Experience Globally and Announces New Underwriter Sponsor Advisory Board

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Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience with data benchmark research, today announced its new 2019 board chair, Debbie McGrath, founder and CEO of HR.com. Debbie was named on the board in 2018 and continues to bring her guidance and leadership to the 2019 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, supporting its programs in the North American, EMEA, APAC and now Latin American regions hrtech news.

“It’s been an honor to be the Talent Board chair for the past few years, and now it’s time to pass the candidate experience torch to Debbie McGrath. Through her extensive work in the HR and recruitment industry since 1999, Debbie has helped build great companies by connecting them with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business, from candidate experience to employee experience,” said Ed Newman, Talent Board co-founder and current chair and chief evangelist at Phenom People. “Debbie continues to be a driving leadership force behind Talent Board, being a passionate about improving recruiting and candidate experience, and what it takes to conduct research and generate shared best practices in recruiting and human resources. We are thrilled to name her board chair hrtech.”

“It’s my second year on with the CandEs, and I’m proud to be a part of the Talent Board mission. We’ve got very exciting changes for the 2019 benchmark research program, and it continues to be the only talent acquisition research organization that touches Fortune 1000 companies and smaller companies alike across industries,” said Debbie McGrath, founder and chief instigator at HR.com and new Talent Board chair. “The entire board including our president Kevin Grossman are also excited to announce our new underwriter sponsor advisory board. These recruiting technology solution providers have been long-time supporters of the Talent Board mission and will continue to help expand the program globally.”

Each year hundreds of global companies participate in the annual Talent Board Candidate Experience Benchmark Research Program, generating nearly one million candidate responses to date. After collecting and analyzing survey responses, leading practices are identified and research findings are published in the CandE Awards annual reports, monthly articles, podcasts, webinars, workshops and other related events. Our generous sponsors, leading HR and recruiting technology solution and service providers, support much of the CandE program operationally year after year talent relationship management.

The underwriter sponsor advisory board includes:

  • Montage
  • Phenom People
  • Paradox
  • Survale
  • TMP Worldwide

“Survale is again proud to be a global underwriter sponsor and power the CandEs by providing our platform for the Talent Board to conduct their candidate experience research. All participating employers will be able to see their candidate responses updated regularly and compared to the aggregate benchmarks using Survale,” said Jason Moreau, CEO of Survale and the Talent Board survey technology partner. “Survale and the Talent Board share a common goal of helping employers hire more effectively by delighting candidates better throughout the recruitment cycle. And we’re proud to be on the new advisory board with other trusted industry partners.”

HR.com’s community reach and the new underwriter advisory board will help to further extend the programs’ reach and increase participation among employers and candidates, creating valuable candidate experience benchmarks to help companies continually improve the recruiting process.

The 2019 Global Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Benchmark Research Program will launch March 1. Additional information about the CandEs can be accessed at bit.ly/19CEReg.

About HR.com
HR.com strives to help create inspired workforces by making HR professionals smarter. Over 1,100,000 HR professionals turn to HR.com as the trusted resource for education, career development, and compliance:  5,900+ lessons and tips in the HR Genius on-demand training library, 400+ webcasts yearly, the largest HR certification exam preparation practice supporting SHRM and HRCI certification, a global Leadership annual event, 12 monthly themed interactive HR epublications, and 35+ primary research reports.  HR.com offers the best training and networking for HR professionals globally 24/7/365. More information can be accessed at http://hr.com.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, Candidate Experience (CandE) 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. The CandE Awards also serve as a benchmarking program to raise awareness of the benefits of a positive candidate experience and highlight the processes, methodologies and technology that can enhance the recruiting experience as demonstrated by the winning organizations.


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