The main focus of Dell’s early employment branding strategy was to be visible where candidates were spending most of their time – on social media. However, there was no real approach to our content strategy on social. We simply followed a post and pray model to increase brand awareness, where we posted pictures that we thought were globally relevant and prayed that we’d reach candidates in all markets to join Dell. As social media evolved, so did our approach to Dell’s online presence.Read More
Five years ago, recruitment marketing at Dell was a completely different landscape than we have today. There was no consistent global employment brand, no real social media strategy when it came to attracting talent, and very little recruiter engagement through social media. Though we did have career-related social platforms, we had little to no interaction with teams outside of our HR organization.Read More
Founded in 2012, Lever is a fast-growing, venture-backed recruiting software company based in San Francisco. We formally launched our applicant tracking system in October 2014, and during our first year on the market, the number of customers using our core product grew from a handful to 600. Looking ahead to year two, we needed to quickly double our team to support ongoing growth but we wanted to do it the Lever way, maintaining our strong commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Employees had founded Lever’s first Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) task-force when we were only 10 employees, and we had worked hard to achieve balance. By October 2015, 43 percent of our employees were women and about half were nonCaucasian. We knew we needed to scale, but were intent on continuing our D&I progress.Read More
Cisco is no longer a “networking” company, it’s a technology company, with a new CEO, a new Executive Leadership Team and a new focus on culture with a newly appointed Chief People Officer. Not even a year-old, Cisco’s People Deal – the employee value proposition that guides our culture was the catalyst for a shift in Talent Brand voice, because not only was there a description of what Cisco expected from employees, but what employees could expect from Cisco. Most people know of Cisco, but do they really KNOW Cisco? The Talent Brand team had to overcome the image of Cisco as this “stodgy old tech company” image. We are diverse, we are cutting edge, we are a great place to work – and our employees are the ones saying it.Read More
How do you help nearly 1,000 employees spread around the globe to understand, live, and bring an employer brand of a hyper growing global start-up to life each and every day?
This is one of the questions that keeps our Talent team, and surely many others, up at night. Hootsuite has experienced four years of explosive growth, growing from 20 to nearly 1,000 employees, and seeing our operations grow from one to nine countries (and counting) during that time. We’ve always been an organization with strong values, but scaling our Employer Brand with this type of growth takes more than a compelling Employer Value Proposition (EVP). We needed to find a way to iterate on our current frameworks. To articulate and capture what makes Hootsuite special, and make it easy for current and future employees to sing from the same sheet of music. Our answer was to develop an Employer Brand playbook, “A Guide to #HootsuiteLife”. The playbook was developed to share the why, what, and how we approach Employer Brand; including examples of Employer Brand campaigns and how our peeps can bring them to life. Focused primarily on equipping our talent department, we also wanted to build something that our employees felt equally empowered by.Read More
Our aim on this initiative was to create a clear culture that links to business strategy, foster and create an engaged workforce and take a stand for leadership. Therefore, beyond building a business that we’re proud of, we see our partners (our term for “employees”) thrive and become a leader in their life, and ultimately we become a top career destination for young people in North America.Read More