Is your company finding it increasingly challenging to recruit the best talent? In today’s workforce, many employers across the country are spinning their wheels trying to find candidates for a growing number of job openings. Organizations that invest in building their “employer brands” tend to fare better at hiring and retaining talent, even as the workforce landscape remains unpredictable. Here are some of the ways in which employer branding can positively impact hiring and retention efforts:
Appealing to quality candidates. By building a strong employer brand, you will enhance your talent pipeline by consistently attracting a steady stream of quality candidates. Growing your employer brand through high-traffic online channels, such as your website and social media sites, can do wonders to engage prospective candidates in learning about your company’s mission, values, and culture. Employer branding online, in the form of vibrant graphics, captivating videos, and blogs, can especially play a key role in attracting top applicants to your jobs. By creating a visually appealing brand, candidates will naturally be drawn to your company and what you offer as an employer.
Engaging existing staff. In addition to improving recruitment, your employer brand is instrumental in increasing the retention of existing staff. Employees who feel connected to what their employer stands for are more likely to be ambassadors for their company, refer family and friends to job openings, and advance professionally within the organization. Elements of employer branding that affect retention include culture-building, work-life balance initiatives, and benefits packages.
Improve morale. Above all, building a brand that reflects upon your company’s core values directly affects the morale of your organization, and ultimately, your reputation as an employer on a local, regional, and national scale. By leveraging opportunities to showcase your employer brand, such as through corporate responsibility programming and employee-centered policies, you can significantly elevate the morale of your employees and thus attract individuals who are most aligned with your culture.
Employer branding serves many functions, but improved hiring and retention are among the most important. By making employer branding a top priority, your organization can dramatically improve all aspects of culture-building and workforce development.
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