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More Than 1 in 3 Have No Employer Branding Strategy

talent statisticsIf you’re Google, you have Hollywood A-listers like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson unofficially telling the world how awesome you are. But for others, who may not even be able to muster a D-list cast to tell your story, having an effective employer branding strategy is paramount if you’re looking to attract A-list talent. And merely relying on your consumer brand isn’t enough.

Still, CareerBuilder research has found that 37 percent of respondents don’t have such a strategy in place.

Meanwhile, some of their counterparts use a combination of tools — including media such as YouTube, television and mobile — as well as other tactics to target the right messaging to potential candidates.

You may be interested to see our post from earlier this year: What Your “Harlem Shake” Video Says About Your Company’s Culture.

So, lest your next move is to put in a call to Tom Hanks to star in a blockbuster about your company, it would serve you well to read up on what other employers are really doing to achieve optimum hiring results and build a successful employment brand.

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Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.


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