Talent Board Welcomes Aspen Advisors as Global Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Candidate Experience Awards

World-Class Professional Services Firm Partners With Talent Board to Recognize Excellence in Candidate Experience, Serve as Data Partner for Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2014) - Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Aspen Advisors, a consulting and technology company that specializes in providing businesses with workplace analytic tools and processes they need to succeed, will serve as a Global Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. In doing so, the company supports Talent Board's mission of recognizing the companies that deliver a stellar candidate experience.

As a Global Platinum Sponsor, Aspen Advisors will also play a crucial role in the success of the program as the CandE Awards' data partner. For the second consecutive year, Aspen Advisors' Pando -- a business intelligence and benchmarking platform -- will be the system of record for the awards. Through this partnership, Talent Board will provide participating companies with Aspen Advisors' robust business intelligence and analytics platform to access their candidate experience data and compare it to the benchmarked data of their peers.

"As talent acquisition has become more complex and challenging, our goal is to support the way HR professionals and HR outsourcing providers transform the effectiveness and efficiency of their workforces," said Andrew Gadomski, founder of Aspen Advisors. "A transparent and rewarding candidate experience is a key factor in making that happen. We are pleased to partner with the Talent Board to bring greater awareness to the need for a positive candidate experience and its role in attracting -- and retaining -- right-fit talent."

The CandE Awards is an annual benchmarking and recognition program that aims to evaluate the recruiting processes of participating employers with the goal of identifying, celebrating and raising awareness of the practices that result in an outstanding experience for job candidates. Now in its fourth year, the CandE Awards continues to grow rapidly, with more than 170 companies registered to participate in the 2014 North American program and find out how they can improve the way they engage and interact with their candidates.

Aspen Advisors' Gadomski also serves on the Candidate Experience Council, a group of industry experts and thought leaders dedicated to ensuring Talent Board has access to the latest insight and ideas in the recruiting space.

"Talent Board is pleased to not only work with innovative companies that are setting the bar for positive candidate experience, but to engage with solution providers that enhance the value we deliver to organizations that participate in the CandE Awards program," said Denni Oravec, director of Programs for Talent Board. "We are excited to partner with Aspen Advisors; their support and technology will allow the participating companies to view their data and benchmark against the 2014 winners, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which candidate experience and recruitment expectations are evolving."

The winners of the 2014 CandE Awards will be recognized and celebrated at a special event to be held in Chicago on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Additional information can be accessed at: http://nam.thecandidateexperienceawards.org/cande-awards-reception/.

About Aspen Advisors
Aspen Advisors is a consulting and HR technology company that specializes in providing businesses with the workplace analytic tools they need to succeed. We deliver improvement projects, data visibility, tools and leadership development to increase the effectiveness and productivity of HR teams at socially and globally responsible businesses as they strive to improve workforce solutions and talent acquisition activities.

We partner with leaders in HR to (1) build and manage workforces, (2) utilize technology and resources efficiently and (3) serve their business consistently. Custom solutions are combined with our knowledgebase of tools, methods and best practices to help clients acquire, develop, and retain great people for their mission. Aspen was founded in 2006.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, 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. More information can be accessed at http://www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org