BROOKFIELD, WI (November 7, 2023) – Two clients of Cielo, the leading global talent acquisition partner, are 2023 Candidate Experience (CandE) Award winners. These recognitions from candidates underscore the outstanding candidate-centric hiring processes used by the winning organizations to secure top talent.

The CandE-winning Cielo clients are:

  • Societe Generale – EMEA
  • Messer – North America

“Candidate experience is at the heart of talent acquisition – and our two clients live and breathe this every day,” says Marissa Geist, CEO at Cielo. “The overall market outlook is brighter, but great talent remains scarce. That’s why it’s so important for companies to ensure candidates feel seen, valued and appreciated, regardless of whether or not they’re hired. A reputation of care and thoughtfulness drives talent attraction. Coupling that with the right people, process and technology creates a memorable experience, and our clients do just that.”

This marks the fourth win for Messer. Over the past six years, Cielo clients have won 24 CandE Awards.

“Candidates are more than just a number – they’re people, with different needs and wishes. Creating an engaging, personalized experience fosters connection and better communicates company culture. And it humanizes recruitment, which can’t be understated. It’s an honor to partner with our clients to help facilitate these processes and design truly unique interactions that illuminate talent,” says Greg Summers, Chief Client Officer at Cielo.

The Talent Board surveys both the employer and candidates to evaluate a company’s candidate experience. This year, nearly 240,000 candidates gave their perspective on whether they’d refer other job seekers to the organization, if they’d reapply for future openings, and how their experience as a candidate would impact their customer relationship with the company moving forward.

Hear from the winners:
“Candidate experience has always been paramount to Societe Generale, and through the implementation of a new system and enhanced processes, we are able to give an insight into our inclusive and welcoming culture. We take all of our candidates on a seamless and insightful journey, and as a responsible employer, we aim to ensure all candidates have an outstanding experience and positive impression of Societe Generale and Cielo.” – Emma Steck, Head of Client Partnering at Societe Generale

“At Messer, we are highly focused on People Excellence and creating an environment that attracts and retains our highly skilled workforce, motivating and enabling each colleague to reach their highest potential. This recognition validates the focus we also place on making sure every candidate receives a positive experience that leaves them feeling respected and understood.” – Brian Williams, VP, Human Resources at Messer

“Our partnership with Cielo and the seamless integration with our internal Messer team helps us attract the best talent and deliver outstanding experiences throughout the hiring process.” – Eric Nelson, Sr. Manager, HR Business Ops at Messer

The awards were presented November 1-2 at the 2023 Virtual CandE Awards Conference.