BROOKFIELD, WI (October 31, 2022) – Three clients of Cielo, the world’s leading Talent Acquisition Partner, are 2022 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award winners. Recognized by candidates for delivering amazing experiences, these organizations and Cielo are dedicated to creating candidate-centric hiring processes that secure top talent.

The CandE-winning Cielo clients are:

  • Froedtert Health
  • Messer
  • Walgreens

“Candidate experience has never been more important. And our three partners shine a light on how to do it right,” says Marissa Geist, CEO at Cielo. “Despite the softening market, the talent market remains competitive. Companies must stand out as a place where values, mission and the individual can find priority and focus. With the optimal combination of people, process and technology, our partners create an unforgettable experience, so every candidate feels valued during every interaction – whether they get the job or not.”

Over the past five years, Cielo clients have won 22 awards in North America. This marks the third win for both Messer and Walgreens.

“People are more than just candidates. Creating a positive, engaging experience determines whether someone is your company’s advocate or critic. It’s an honor to partner with our clients to make sure all job seekers better understand roles and company culture – and, most importantly, that everyone leaves feeling like they were seen as human beings, not just another recruitment step,” says Greg Summers, Chief Customer Officer at Cielo.

The Talent Board surveys both the employer and candidates to evaluate a company’s candidate experience. This year, nearly 200,000 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:

“Froedtert Health is committed to advancing the well-being of the people in the diverse communities we serve, including our current and future staff members. By providing a best-in-class candidate experience in partnership with Cielo, we’ve been able to attract the unique talent essential to providing the best in patient care. This CandE award is proof that creating an engaging experience for all is essential to being viewed as an employer of choice.” - Mark Farrell, Executive Director - Talent Delivery at Froedtert Health

“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

“Engaging and empowering Walgreen’s team members so they can take care of our customers is central to our purpose. Talent is our competitive differentiator, and Cielo understands this. Having Cielo by our side has been instrumental in providing exceptional candidate experience to help find and keep the best talent. We’re thrilled to be recognized for the positive way we treat our candidates, and in turn our customers.” - Chrissy Holmer, Director – Talent Acquisition at Walgreens

The awards will be presented November 2-3 at the CandE Awards & TalentNet Live Conference in Dallas, Texas.