This factsheet was last updated in May 2016.
What is employer branding?
All organisations need to understand what their employees, stakeholders and customers think of them. Marketing professionals have developed techniques to help attract customers, communicate with them effectively and maintain their loyalty to a consumer brand. Employer branding involves applying a similar approach to people management and describes how an organisation markets what it has to offer to potential and existing employees.
Our guide to employer branding suggests the following definition of an employer brand: ‘...a set of attributes and qualities, often intangible, that makes an organisation distinctive, promises a particular kind of employment experience, and appeals to those people who will thrive and perform best in its culture’.
A strong employer brand should connect an organisation’s values, people strategy and HR policies and be linked to the company brand.
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