CEB Honored for Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year

Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2014 Recognizes Company for Partnership with Barclays and Assessment Technology that Optimizes Recruitment ROI

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ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEB (CEB), the leading member-based advisory company, was recognized with the coveted Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year award at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2014, for its work in partnership with Barclays UK Retail and Business Bank. CEB earned top honors based on the proven business impact of its interactive simulative assessments, part of the company's SHL Talent Measurement™ solutions portfolio.

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First to adopt this technology in the UK, Barclays UK Retail and Business Bank has been a key driver and pivotal force in the development of video-based simulative assessments. Barclays known for their innovation, wanted to ensure their candidates received a realistic and engaging experience. The results of integrating the solution into their recruitment process has exceeded expectations, Susan Firbank, Director of Resourcing, commented: "The ability to predict a candidate's behavior in our working environment while allowing them to experience the values and culture of our business has dramatically improved the conversion rate of successful job offers. Our partnership with CEB ensures we attract the best talent by combining cutting-edge technology with in-depth insights."

CEB's technologically-advanced assessments with multimedia simulations embedded, place job applicants in realistic work settings to objectively evaluate their skills and suitability for a role. The products help organisations optimize their talent acquisition efforts by enhancing realism and candidate engagement and improving the overall ROI of recruitment programs.

"Simulative assessments are an efficient and powerful tool for recruiters. We're honored to have been recognized for our partnership with Barclays, working together to push the boundaries of technology in our field," said Robert Morgan, CEB General Manager. "In the last year alone, this type of assessment has been used to screen more than 1.5 million candidates, helping more organisations improve the business impact of talent programs."

The Recruiter Awards for Excellence is the largest event in the UK recruitment community. It acknowledges best practice and celebrates successes across the industry. The judging panel highly respected figures from leading global companies including resourcing experts at Unilever, ArcelorMittal and Hitachi. 

Find out how CEB has worked with Barclays to transform its recruitment program and introduced innovative video-based simulative assessments.

CEB's talent management portfolio equips corporate leaders to maximize talent investments by applying the same level of rigor and discipline to talent decisions as they do other corporate assets. These offerings, which include the industry's most robust talent measurement platform, span the entire employee lifecycle from candidate identification through to leadership development and succession management.

About CEB

CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, equips more than 10,000 organizations around the globe with insights, tools, and actionable solutions to transform enterprise performance. By combining advanced research and analytics with best practices from member companies, CEB helps leaders realize outsized returns by more effectively managing talent, information, customers, and risk. Member companies include nearly 90% of the Fortune 500, more than 75% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans, and 85% of the FTSE 100. More at




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