It’s the way a company is perceived in the market by both candidates and its employees. In other words, it’s a combination of characteristics that make up a company’s reputation and differentiate it from other employers out there.
7 elements of successful employer branding
Successful employer branding consists of 7 essential elements:
Company culture - which is the personality of an organisation and includes its work environment, company mission, values, goals and expectations.
Brand advocates and ambassadors - basically current employees who talk about their company online and offline.
Career website/page - while an average candidate checks around 18 different sources to learn more about a potential employer, a career page is the first and most frequently viewed source of information.
Job ads - these are a candidate’s first impression of your company so they need to reflect your brand in a way that encourages them to apply for a job with your company.
Social media and online presence - this is the most convenient and accessible place to showcase and promote your employer brand.
Awards - it’s the most straight-forward way to show something tangible as “proof” of your words and promises to your employees.
Candidate care - a poor candidate experience will negatively impact on your employer brand - both successful & unsuccessful applicants should have a positive experience during the recruitment process.
Why should you care?
There are 3 main benefits of having a strong employer brand:
1. It will help you attract the best talent
2. It will lead to the reduction of your overall hiring costs
3. It will improve your retention rate
A well thought-out and strong employer brand will make your employees proud to be a part of your organisation. Belonging to a community and working for a company that reflects their values are some of the top factors that increase employee motivation and job satisfaction. The more your current employees talk positively about working for your company; the more great candidates will visit your career site! Having a strong employer brand means that potential candidates will actively search for your company to apply for available positions and this will pay dividends in the long run!
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