Best Recruiter 2015

Posted by Kathleen Smith

Best RecruiterWe are excited once again to be celebrating the Best Recruiter program. Security cleared and cybersecurity job seekers who attend Cleared Job Fairs and Cyber Job Fairs vote for the recruiters who provide the best recruiting experience. Those receiving the most votes are named Best Recruiters and those winners are honored at the annual Best Recruiter celebration in November.

Candidate Experience is a critical component of a good talent acquisition strategy. Now in its seventh year, the Best Recruiter Program is an integral part of employer brand building in the security cleared community. Word-of-mouth branding is highly valued in the security cleared and cybersecurity communities as candidates value face-to-face connections over online connections.

“Trust is a big issue in the security cleared and cybersecurity communities and many candidates are more comfortable meeting with companies’ recruiters in person before they start their relationship with them.  A Best Recruiter in this community recognizes the importance of the candidate experience as many candidates stay within the community for their entire career and are influencers of other candidates,” comments Kathleen Smith, CMO, ClearedJobs.Net.

The search for the perfect candidate and the perfect job can be a trying experience for both parties. By making this a positive experience, everyone wins. The recruiters recognized as ‘Best’ are those who put recruiting and the candidates first.

Celinda ApplebyThis year’s celebration will feature Celinda Appleby. Celinda is the Head of Global Recruitment Branding for Oracle’s Global Talent Acquisition organization. In this role she leads Oracle’s talent acquisition digital strategy and also oversees their social media footprint to position Oracle has a top employer in the market. Prior to joining Oracle, Celinda was the Global Digital Media Program Manager for HP’s Global Talent Acquisition. She is passionate about recruitment marketing, sourcing, social recruiting and employer branding. She previously held recruiting roles within corporate and agency enterprises. Celinda has over 12 years of recruiting and human resources experience across a broad range of industries including technology, accounting, marketing and government sector.

Celinda is a frequent presenter at national recruiting and employment branding conferences. We are thrilled to have Celinda join us as a presenter, especially as she  has also been voted Best Recruiter.


This entry was posted on Friday, September 11, 2015 9:59 am

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