Progress Residential Named Global Candidate Experience Award Winner for Third Consecutive Year in 2023

Prominent Provider of Single-Family Rental Homes Recognized for Excellence in Paramount Study Across Industries


Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 17, 2023 – Progress Residential, the nation’s leading single-family rental (SFR) management services platform, was unveiled as a 2023 Global Candidate Experience (CandE) Award Winner for the third year. The study used by the CandE Awards is considered the largest of its kind, collecting the thoughts and experiences of nearly 240,000 job candidates and evaluating responses from almost 1,500 global employers.


Talent Board selected Progress Residential among 60 companies worldwide, registered to participate in the 2023 Global (CandE) Awards Benchmark Research Program. Progress Residential focuses on improving operational efficiencies to enhance overall experiences through a technology innovation lens – motivated by the excitement of disrupting the real estate industry to drive their business to win and grow.


"Candidates have many choices when searching for their next role, and we’re honored to be recognized for the outstanding experience that they receive at Progress Residential,” said Trevor Gelder, vice president of talent for Progress Residential. “This award reflects the hard work of our high-caliber team members who build on our hiring best practices to provide all candidates with an authentic and transparent experience every step of the way.”


Each winner was identified through extensive data analysis based on job candidates’ satisfaction survey scores. To qualify, each organization committed to a statistically significant candidate response rate, where the proportion of respondents who were not hired met or exceeded a set standard. The final analysis included four key questions that had a significant impact on determining the winners:


  1.  Overall Rating: The overall candidate experience rating per those candidates surveyed;
  2.  Apply Again Rating: Whether or not the candidates would reapply to the organization;
  3.  Refer Others Rating: Whether or not the candidates would refer other job seekers to the organization; and
  4.  Relationship Rating: How the candidates would change their business relationship status with the organization going forward based on their experience.


“After 12 years, the CandE Awards benchmark research continues to prove that positive candidate experiences lead to positive hiring outcomes, which often have positive business implications, even during such volatile economic times,” said Gerry Crispin, Talent Board co-founder and principal and chief navigator at CareerXroads. “This year’s CandE Awards winners have again demonstrated their commitment to upholding this practice and we are delighted to recognize their work advancing the recruiting process.”


About Progress Residential


Progress Residential is a market leader in intelligent single-family rental management services, with people, technology, scale and data-driven solutions that streamline operations, optimize asset performance, and provide an exceptional renting and living experience for our residents. Progress

Residential's approximately 2,500 employees currently manage approximately 100,000 homes across 30 markets. Progress Residential also offers third-party property management services for investors with mid-to-large single-family rental home portfolios and Built to Rent communities through its Progress Residential Management Services. For more information, please visit


About Talent Board

Founded in 2011, Talent Board is the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. Talent Board delivers annual recruiting and hiring industry benchmark research that highlights accountability, fairness and the business impact of candidate experience. For more information, please visit