Coming Up Winners In Chicago

Coming Up Winners In Chicago

Mike Roberts

We’re just back from an awesome week in Chicago for the 2014 Fall ERE Recruiting Conference. As always, the show delivered on several levels – great content, stellar attendees and a whole lot of fun. We had a chance to catch up with many of our peers and customers and got to hear from some of the best and brightest thought leaders and practitioners in corporate recruiting today, including John Leech from Comcast, who are proud to count as a customer and partner.

Adding to the excitement of this year’s show was the Talent Board announcing the winners of the 2014 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. Seeing how improving the candidate experience drives everything we do here at Jibe, we were thrilled to see so many Jibe clients take home an award. Congrats go to all the winners for understanding the importance of that experience and working hard to optimize it over the past year. And of course, a special shout out to Jibe customers Accenture, AT&T, Enterprise Holdings, Express Scripts, General Motors, Intel, McGladrey, PepsiCo and Wells Fargo. Kudos all around.

But the winning didn’t stop there. We had a blast taking a crew of customers and other industry leaders to the North Side to take in a Cubs game from the Wrigleyville Rooftops. Amazingly, even the Cubs won, so we knew there had to be some special mojo working in Chicago.

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Back at the show, the Jibe booth was buzzing with excitement as we got to show off our latest and greatest recruiting solutions, as well as share the results of our recently released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey. The surveys we’re snatched up and eagerly consumed by conference attendees, even during some of the sessions. (sorry speakers!)

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The survey results (which you can download here) underpin the importance of providing a good candidate experience as it highlights many of the frustrations job seekers are still having in the online application process. While the winners of the CandEs are certainly doing their part, there is still much work to be done in this area, which is why Jibe is continually striving to bring best-of-breed solutions to talent acquisition teams across the globe.

With a great show in Chicago behind us now, we set our sights on the bright lights of Vegas for the 2014 HR Technology Conference. And boy, do we have some big things planned there. Stay tuned for more on that and be sure to see us on The Strip. Vegas baby, Vegas!

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