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Its time to re-invent employer branding, recruiting and hiring from the ground up! If you’re ready to throw off the shackles of conventional recruiting and employer brand thinking, this is the podcast for you.

Nothing idea is safe. No best practice is sacred. Here, get serious about what works, so that you can punch above your weight in the war for talent.

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Ep 177 – You Can’t Party at Lolla Anymore (with Rob Stevenson)

For those of you old enough to remember, there was a time when music came on vinyl (sit down old man!). There was a thing (mostly in the punk world) called a “split single,” where two bands who were friends would each take a side of the single.

In a similar punk spirit, Rob Stevenson of Talk Talent To Me and I decided to have a nice rambling conversation about Covid, the industry, and what was (and wasn’t) working for companies. This is part one of the conversation, but part two lives on Talk Talent To Me (so follow the link and listen to it!).

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EP 170 – Culture Wars

What is culture? And why is it I can still ask that question? You'd think after countless books, articles, podcasts, lectures and TED talks, we'd all know what we mean by culture. And yet, that doesn't seem to be the case. If you define your culture by your perks,...

EP 169 – Strength in Diversity

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EP 168 – Strategy, After the Fact

It really is a rare day when someone says, "go ahead and build our employer brand. We'll stand still for a few weeks or months while you figure it out..." More often, we are building a brand on top of existing ideas, collateral and content, trying to disparate ideas...

EP 167 – Beyond the New Normal

This episode is a kind of natural second chapter to last week's Employer Brand In The Time of COVID. In that episode, we talked about how you need to start thinking about how to manage your brand when physical proximity can't be an assumption. In this episode, we go...

Ep 166 – Employer Branding in the Time of COVID-19

Well, it seems like we're all working remotely all of a sudden, huh?  Welcome to the new normal. While there are plenty of resources on how to manage employees and manage yourself in a remote-office situation, no one has asked how we're going to manage our employer...

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EP 168 – Strategy, After the Fact

It really is a rare day when someone says, "go ahead and build our employer brand. We'll stand still for a few weeks or months while you figure it out..." More often, we are building a brand on top of existing ideas, collateral and content, trying to disparate ideas...

EP 167 – Beyond the New Normal

This episode is a kind of natural second chapter to last week's Employer Brand In The Time of COVID. In that episode, we talked about how you need to start thinking about how to manage your brand when physical proximity can't be an assumption. In this episode, we go...

Ep 166 – Employer Branding in the Time of COVID-19

Well, it seems like we're all working remotely all of a sudden, huh?  Welcome to the new normal. While there are plenty of resources on how to manage employees and manage yourself in a remote-office situation, no one has asked how we're going to manage our employer...

EP 162 – Working with Recruiters

While your employer brand is really owned by everyone in your company, your recruiters do a great deal of heavy lifting to communicate, frame and amplify your branding message. So why do so many push back on your work? Don't they know that you're trying to help...

EP 161 – The Modular Employer Brand

The mistake in employer branding is to treat the brand as monolithic, as a single tagline repeated until you are blue in the face. In reality, a strong brand is modular, allowing you to pick and choose how to present it to various audiences while still maintaining a...

EP 160 – Three Minds of Employer Branding

In the beginning, many of us saw (and our bosses saw) employer branding as "stuff that needed to get done and solved." But as we solved issues, we started asking, "is this the right problem to solve?" and "how can we solve this issue so it never happens again?"  But...

EP 159 – Employer Brand, Fast and Slow

Most employer brand professionals and practitioners or driven (and often pushed) to solve immediate problems, the kind that have immediate impacts, the kind others can see. But solving those kind of "urgent, but not always important" problems is now you you'll succeed...

EP 158 – Lean Into the Suck with Elena Valentine

In this long conversation with the one and only Elena Valentine, we get into what employer branding means, branding fan fiction, telling better stories and all sorts of other goodies. Don't miss this one! Show notes:What?! You don't know Elena Valentine?! Twitter,...

EP 157 – Useless Facts

To quote the one and only David Byrne (of Talking Heads, duh): "Facts are simple and facts are straightFacts are lazy and facts are lateFacts all come with points of viewFacts don't do what I want them to" Go to any career site and you'll see facts. Oodles and oodles...