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The employer brand podcast dedicated to making you smarter about recruiting and hiring

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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Going deep with your evp

Episode 18: Going Deep With Your EVP

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I’m turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com, and will take 6 months to complete.

What’s the difference between an EVP and an employer brand? 

It’s not a riddle, but for something so fundamental to our understanding of helping attract and retain talent, it seems like EVP, employer brand, brand position, and brand promise are almost never well-defined. I’ve been guilty of using them interchangeably, or just mirroring the terminology used by my customer in order to get to the work of crafting and communicating the brand.  

So let’s nail things down right here once and for all. What is the difference between an employer brand and an EVP?



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Episode 12: What’s the narrative?

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 11: Relationships move the needle

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 9: Your company is begging for employer branding

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 8: Employer brand thinking

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 7: Alumni, silver-medalists, transfers, and boomerangs

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

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James Ellis, Employer Brand Nerd

James Ellis, Employer Brand Nerd

Episode 9: Your company is begging for employer branding

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 8: Employer brand thinking

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 7: Alumni, silver-medalists, transfers, and boomerangs

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 3: Employer branding will change how you hire

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 2: Quality, not quantity

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 1: They aren’t your employees. They’re volunteers.

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Episode 0: What Does Employer Branding Want?

Welcome to Season Two of The Talent Cast! The big news is that this season, I'm turning Talent Chooses You into an audiobook, revising and annotating from the text originally written three years ago. The entire project is brought to you by RecruitmentMarketing.com,...

Thinking With Real Data: The Lost Interviews #4 – Andrew Gadomski

There's analytics. There's metrics. And then there's the magic and insight than Andrew creates every day. Prepare to have your mind blown (in a good way). You can connect with Andrew on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewgadomski/ Show Notes! Employer Brand...

The Power of Impact: The Lost Interviews #3 – Jill Dudones

I love talking about employer branding with people who aren't IN employer brand exclusively. That's why chatting with Jill was such a hoot. She has perspective and experience to burn, and it shows in this amazing chat. You can connect with Jill on LinkedIn:...