Employer Branding – communication technique



In starting of 2022 Universum hosted the webinar “Nailing your Employer Model”. There was a remarkably excessive engagement on this subject, and we acquired a great deal of fascinating questions from the viewers. Sadly, we didn’t have time to reply all of them through the dwell classes, as a substitute we determined to publish all of them right here for you.

We love getting questions throughout our webinars, as a result of when you’ve got a query, ask – you’re in all probability not the one one who’s questioning!

How many individuals have answered the worldwide survey?
Greater than 1,5 million individuals across the globe, and between 20 000 and 100 000 per nation within the Nordics and UK.

Does your analysis apply to employers inside municipality organizations as properly?
– Sure, we survey a lot of the native municipalities and authorities companies. Municipalities and authorities companies have grow to be extra enticing as employers during the last 10 years and are actually competing with the large corporations for expertise (even for tech expertise) who in lots of markets discover job safety notably necessary.

What do you suppose is the explanation for most individuals to spend cash on Employer Branding beneath This autumn?
– Lack of planning. They begin defining what to do when the funds is accepted in March, then develop content material. Content material and marketing campaign accepted in September, marketing campaign launch in October is a fairly frequent situation. Some corporations have loads of recruitment actions in Q3 and This autumn, as properly and makes use of employer branding/recruitment advertising and marketing campaigns to spice up recruitment. A better method is to melt the viewers up and construct curiosity/want to work AND then activate recruitment actions as a Section 2.

What are the strategies/methods to validate EVP externally?
1. Outline which goal teams you want to validate (enterprise important is beneficial). For instance, internally normally/Inside IT/Tech and Exterior in engineers, IT/tech expertise, Researchers and many others.
2. Match the EVP with the analysis questions (for instance Universum’s 40 drivers of employer attractiveness)
3. Analyze the GAP between your EVP, what’s enticing in your goal teams, how you’re perceived (if attainable) in these teams. It is usually good to find out how you’re perceived internally as properly.
4. Summarize in an inventory of latest urged routes, elements of the EVP to pause/deal with.
5. Run by administration to make sure that they aren’t planning one thing new.
6. Begin testing internally & externally.

Which channel is the perfect to succeed in college students?
– Social media – Fb and Instagram (nonetheless). I might additionally attempt Tik Tok and IP focusing on (Faculties) and programmatic – Particular slim goal teams to succeed in outdoors of social media and YouTube.  However you must also attempt to meet the scholars – digital or bodily profession gala’s, your personal occasions. Create a pupil competitors, for instance Tech-student of the 12 months or are you able to beat our staff.

What if I don’t know what our inner tradition is? How do I strategy this?
1. Inside surveys, focus teams, interviews with administration
2. Summarize
3. Create personas to showcase your tradition in a extra visualized method

As all corporations are on the lookout for software program competence in the meanwhile, what are your reflections on how one can attain that group?
Analyze the survey information from that focus on group in your nation to be taught (and to know what to say) – what they suppose is necessary when selecting an employer. Analyze which channels they’re most current on (within the survey information). Use exterior information sources to succeed in them in social media or information media (programmatic). You possibly can for instance make certain to solely attain tech expertise in a sure space/area while you present your adverts in social media, or, when they’re searching their favourite weblog/information media (programmatic). For these goal teams the content material is especially necessary. They don’t seem to be as within the end-product they work on as others – extra concerning the know-how and concrete software program growth tasks they run. Speak their language – not your product/company language.

What are the methods/strategies to validate EVP externally?
See solutions above. When you tell us which market and particular goal group, you’re aiming at – we will provide the reply.

The right way to validate our strengths and weaknesses externally? By the survey?
Sure, by means of an inner and exterior survey. For a lot of goal teams we at Universum have already got the newest information. We will simply arrange a 7 min survey initially for a pattern of staff with the very same questions. Out pops the outcomes.

The pandemic nonetheless places stress on many organizations, and we nonetheless see many hiring freezes, org. restructures (cont.)
To date, we do see many organizations shifting into motion mode – to advertise themselves as employers however some do as you counsel. Deal with methods similar to validating EVP or validating communication focus for a business-critical goal group. Create a method with clear KPI:s and have interaction high administration. When your KPI:s are within the annual reviews, then you’ve got succeeded. BUT the successful employer manufacturers on the market by no means pause their employer branding efforts externally and internally. You simply have to be inventive.

In a time the place it’s tougher than ever to draw expertise, what do you counsel specializing in within the EB comms?
Outline your most business-critical goal teams. Set a long-term plan to draw expertise  It’s essential to create a communication plan and execute the plan constantly. Typically it takes three years, typically 5, typically quicker, however all of the sudden recruitment begins to grow to be simpler. “After 20 years inside Employer Branding, I’ve seen and heard the HR administrators really feel very glad when recruiters and hiring managers say that” – Daniel Wägerth, Head of enterprise growth Nordics at Universum

Which industries are the respondents inside within the international survey?
All types of industries. The principle focus is white collar jobs similar to Tech, engineering, enterprise, pure science, humanities and many others… However we do loads of bespoke surveys for different goal teams similar to blue collar inside completely different segments (transportation to say one among many)

Ought to I’ve completely different content material in several time durations (Q1, Q2 and many others).?
Sure, it may be good to usher in content material together with “new alternatives” at the start of the 12 months or after/throughout/summer season. Use footage of staff snowboarding within the winter, outdoors within the solar within the spring and many others. Or that cozy feeling throughout autumn. A few of your EVP pillars or inventive ideas could be positioned out through the 12 months relying on what feelings they generate.

Which channel do you suppose is the perfect to succeed in college students?
See above. However tell us which market and particular goal group you’re aiming at and we will provide the reply.

What are your ideas on the Nice Resignation/Reshuffle – is it an actual factor? Or will we see a daily turnover?
We do see a “ketchup” impact now as we are saying after the financial disaster 2009. Folks have stayed a bit longer than deliberate at their workplaces as a result of circumstances. As we will see now, when persons are beginning to change office, it influences others to do the identical. Nonetheless, it differs rather a lot between industries and particular employers. In our survey, the place we additionally measure worker NPS (internet promotor rating), we will additionally see that employers with a powerful inner Employer Model doesn’t have the identical turnover compared to the one with a weak inner model. Even when evaluating employers inside the identical business.

Are you able to touch upon the distribution of blue- and white-collar respondents within the survey? Respondents to your employer rating survey appears to be principally uni college students, how related is it to skilled hires?
That’s our repute however lately greater than 50% of the respondents in UK, Eire, and the Nordics consist of educational skills who’re working. Younger and senior professionals. Now we have been a part of the Stepstone Group/Whole Jobs for a number of years which has led to even better enlargement into that discipline.

Do you advocate adapting the EVP based on expertise kind (e.g., STEM) or based mostly on tradition e.g., nations?
I ought to take a look at the survey information to resolve that. If STEM expertise for instance has remarkably comparable preferences in several nations I might go for that angle.

Working in an organization with huge layovers, how ought to we adapt our EB comms in direction of staff and candidates?
I might determine two teams of staff with people who find themselves a part of the longer term workforce n individuals you see as uncooked fashions to your group. Along with focus teams and a small inner survey I might determine what your strengths are at the moment – that are your “new strengths”. Based mostly on that for a communication route specializing in the how individuals work together at work collectively for instance – one thing not focusing you your high administration path however the good issues that you just presently have because it is perhaps a short lived disturbance in belief for high administration. Have a good time how individuals take care of one another, win collectively and/or what path you take as an organization. The layoffs are due to digital transformation. In that case deal with that – your new strengths.

Thanks rather a lot for partaking and refreshing questions – that is precisely the type of engagement we at all times attempt to obtain, the place nice dialogue are born. If you need to debate any of the factors made with one among our Employer Branding specialists, fill within the kind beneath and we can have one among us out of your market to contact you to arrange a name. 

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