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4 ways to attract top talent with your employer brand

3 mins  |  16.05.2024

In the modern world of talent attraction, your employer brand is not simply a part of your business—it lies right at the core of your recruitment strategy. It's what sets you apart in a sea of job listings and makes top candidates say, "Yep, that's the ones. That’s where I wanna be!" At Wiser, ‘ignore the ordinary’ isn’t just something we have painted on the wall. It’s a guiding light in everything we do. And when it comes to your employer brand, this mantra is your golden ticket to attracting the cream of the crop. So, how do you use this powerful tool to captivate and charm the top talent out there? Here are four game-changing strategies for you to consider.

1. Showcase Your Culture:

It's More Than Just Work. Top talent aren’t just looking for a job; they're looking for a place where they can grow, thrive, and feel as though they belong. Your company culture is a unique fingerprint, and it's what can truly set you apart from the rest. Share authentic stories that paint a vivid picture of what life is like within your organisation. This could be done with behind-the-scenes videos, employee testimonials, or made-for-social content. Just make sure your culture is shining through all of them. It's not really about creating a sense of FOMO, it’s more of an invitation. You want potential candidates to think, "I can really see myself there."

2. Emphasise Growth and Development Opportunities

Ambitious candidates want to know that they're stepping into a role that offers more than just a paycheck. They're looking for growth, learning, and the chance to push their boundaries. Use your employer brand to highlight the career paths, learning opportunities, and professional development programs you offer. When candidates see that you're invested in their growth, your organisation becomes more than a workplace—it becomes a launchpad for their dreams.

3. Communicate Your Values and Mission

In today's world, work isn’t just about what you do; it's about why you do it. Candidates are looking increasingly for roles that align with their personal values. They are seeking a job which offers a sense of purpose. Making your company values and mission crystal clear will serve to strengthen your employer branding efforts. 

Whether it's sustainability, innovation, diversity, or community involvement, show how these values are lived out in your organisation. When candidates see their own values reflected in your company, you're not just offering them a job; you're offering them a purpose.

4. Leverage Employee Advocacy

There's no better ambassador for your brand than your current employees. It all comes down to the simple fact that people trust people more than organisations. And who can blame them for that? That’s why it’s so important to get your employees to share their stories and experiences, whether it's through social media, blogs, or talks. 

When potential candidates see real people talking passionately about their work, the culture, and the opportunities at your company, it adds an authentic and compelling layer to your employer brand.

It's the difference between telling someone how tasty your lunch is, and showing them someone eating and enjoying it in real time.

Josh

Why Your Employer Brand Matters Now More Than Ever

In the battle for top talent, your employer brand is your strongest weapon. It's what makes you memorable, desirable, and, ultimately, the employer of choice for ambitious candidates who are looking to make their mark. By showcasing your culture, emphasising growth opportunities, communicating your values, and leveraging employee advocacy, you're not just putting bums in seats; you're building a community of driven, passionate individuals who are ready to push the envelope with you.

At Wiser, we believe in the power of standing out and making bold moves. Your employer brand is not just a part of your recruitment strategy; it's the cornerstone of your future success. So, let's make it count. Let's use your employer brand to attract not just any talent, but the right talent. After all, in the quest for excellence, who you have by your side makes all the difference. Welcome to the future of talent attraction—bright, bold, and brilliantly you.

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