Employer Branding Strategy

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What is behind the term employer branding strategy? You are certainly familiar with the saying "The bait must be to the fish's liking, not the angler's". The linchpin of any brand strategy is the target group. When developing your employer branding strategy, we take a close look at your target groups. What are their needs? What is important to them? What don't they like? And what channels can we use to reach them? What image do you want to convey to your target group? With these insights, we develop the required candidate personas (= target group descriptions).

The employer branding strategy also includes taking stock of the status quo of your employer brand and your corporate brand (vision, mission, values). Important components of your employer brand are also the benefits and other general conditions. The Elite Overseas strategy work culminates in the positioning of your employer brand in the form of an employer value proposition.


How does Elite Overseas create an employer branding strategy?

The employer brand must match the corporate brand. It originates from it, but is not congruent with it. The employer brand focuses on communicating the corporate values, the purpose, the employer value proposition and the benefits.

Step 1: We familiarize ourselves with your corporate brand. We review your existing brand information, such as vision and mission. We also look at your core competitors. And - if available - also the existing brand documents on your employer brand (e.g. values and benefits; we are also happy to review the results of employee satisfaction surveys).

Step 2: We use tools such as interviews with relevant stakeholders and online surveys to determine the internal status quo of your employer brand.

Step 3: We analyze the information from steps 1 and 2.

Step 4: We formulate candidate personas.

Step 5: In a workshop with the relevant stakeholders of your company, we refine the Employer Value Proposition (EVP) together with you against the background of the actual analysis.

Step 6: We fix all defined brand information in a brand book.

Step 7: We then create a communication concept for the internal and external brand experience. With the right messages - on the right channels. And this according to your needs (e.g. expansion of your career website, image and recruiting videos, etc.).

Frequently asked questions on the topic of employer branding strategy

From at least four content statements: An employer brand strategy paper contains the information on the target persons in the form of candidate personas, on the employer value proposition (EVP) and information on the corporate and management culture. And ideally also the formulation of the higher meaning (Purpose).

Imagine your company produces intelligent locking systems for private homes. Your purpose could then be "We make your family feel safe and carefree at home".

The persona model is used in marketing to present targeted groups in a more comprehensible way and ultimately to reach them specifically with the right communication. A Candidate Persona describes a fictitious person who fits a specific job (e.g. IT administrator: in) based on his or her demographic characteristics, education, attitudes and needs.

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