The Szechuan Sauce Gap: What Happens When Branding Doesn’t Meet Operations

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At the beginning of last month, McDonald’s created what started as a brilliant marketing campaign, and what ended as a “scandal” with some very angry customers. The campaign was in reaction to an episode of cult fan favorite cartoon Rick and Morty, where character Rick begs McDonald’s to bring back a sauce that was around in the […]

Boost Your Employer Brand This Black Friday

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At Precisely 8pm on Thanksgiving Thursday, Americans all over the country lose their napkin bibs, slide out of their 5-course comas, and trade their silverware for shopping bags. That’s right folks – ready or not, Black Friday is coming. If you are like me you will do pretty much anything to avoid the hassle of […]

The *Real* Way You Make Your Employer Brand Come To Life On Social Media

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Your social media checklist for your employer brand might look something a little like this: Careers-focused channels created? Check. Posting regularly? Check. Growing your audience? Check. While those items alone ensure a robust social media plan, there’s one big item that’s missing in order for your employer brand to truly come alive on social media: […]

Five Different Types of Posts You Can Make to Build Your Employer Brand on Instagram

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When building your employer brand on social media, giving candidates the opportunity to press their noses to the proverbial glass of your company windows is invaluable. That’s where Instagram comes in. No platform makes it easier to really show what life is like at your company—and, as any good brand expert knows, showing is better than […]

The Problems You Can Run Into When Creating Careers-Specific Social Accounts

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When it comes to kicking off your employer branding efforts, there are three big buckets to think about: careers site, content, and social media. Your careers site and the content that will go on it are pretty easy to isolate from an employer branding perspective—there’s no question if these should be all-employee-focused all the time. […]

How to Build an Employer Brand Ambassadorship Program at Your Company

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If it’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: there is no better resource to build your employer brand and show candidates what life is like in your company than the talent you currently have working for you. A few of the ways you can leverage this goldmine of a resource: Getting your […]

How to Build a Referral Campaign That Will Take Your Pipeline to the Next Level

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One of the most sure bets on finding the perfect candidate to fill a role is via a referral. Rather than relying on you and the candidate finding each other, there’s a middleman who can bring the two sides together, confirming on both sides that this role is a great fit for the candidate, and […]

Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate the Power of Podcasting For Your Employer Brand

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When you hear “employer brand” there are probably a few things that come to mind: your careers site, the written and video content you post there, and the social channels on which you share that content. If you’re doing those three things, you’re probably already doing more than most. But there’s one item that may […]

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

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Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace […]

The Ideal Culture Starts With Quality Leadership And A Convincing Vision

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The best way to create and sustain a strong culture is to have top-notch people orchestrating employee engagement and retention. What goes on behind-the-scenes at your company is just as important as what the public consumes. A solid leader can be a crucial business tool for establishing a community of employees that love to come […]