Announcing The Rise Awards Finalists

This year, we announced our first-ever, Rise Awards as part of our annual conference, Lever Ascend. The Rise Awards recognizes and celebrates employees, employers, and organizations committed to excellence in talent acquisition.

Entries have been reviewed by a panel of experts for categories including: candidate experience, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), candidate relationship management (CRM), HR technology and talent operations innovation, talent attraction, onboarding programs, talent acquisition team achievements, and rising stars.

We’re absolutely thrilled to share this year’s finalists for each category: 

Candidate Experience Excellence

This category is for best practices for creating a strategy that highlights and recognizes the candidate’s experience. The submissions provided details on how the organization leveraged unique techniques to help build talent communities to connect, engage, and develop relationships and include metrics to measure the success of the program.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Excellence

This category is for a workplace strategy that improves inclusion and diversity to support an organizational vision and create positive organizational outcomes.

Candidate Relationship Management Excellence

These companies shared details on how their organizations leveraged unique techniques to help build talent communities to connect, engage, and develop relationships and included metrics to measure success of the program.

Human Resources/HR Technology/Talent Operations Innovation Excellence

This category spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping business leaders meet the ever-evolving HR needs of their organizations.

Best Talent Attraction Campaign

These company’s programs followed these success drivers: clear and cohesive strategy, messaging to the market about a compelling and authentic brand, and how the company created a culture of measurement. The program had a positive impact on the organization.

Onboarding Program Excellence

Onboarding new employees to an organization while remote is extremely difficult. These companies shared examples of the process, tools, and technology used to make onboarding effective and efficient.

Talent Acquisition Team of the Year

These talent acquisition teams demonstrated significant success and/or growth in the sourcing, candidate experience, employer branding, candidate selection, interviewing, offer process, and onboarding processes for its company. 

Rising Stars

This award recognizes a specific teammate and all the achievements they had with such a small, but mighty team. Either in candidate experience, employer branding, interviewing, or onboarding, we’re celebrating their achievements over the last 12 months. 

All winners will be officially announced on Tuesday, September 15th at 1:00 pm PT at our virtual conference, Lever Ascend. Stay tuned!