DescriptionLevels of 'employer brand awareness' are rising fast across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, as leading companies realise that skilled, motivated employees are as vital to their commercial success as profitable customers and apply the principles of branding to their own organization. Starting with a review of the pressures which have generated current interest in employer branding, this definitive book goes on to look at the historical roots of brand management and the practical steps necessary to achieve employer brand management success - including the business case, research, positioning, implementation, management and measurement. Case studies of big-name employer brand stories include Tesco, Wal-Mart, British Airways and Prêt a Manger.
PART I: THE RATIONALE FOR CHANGE.
1. Birth of an Idea.
2. Changing Needs and Aspirations of Employees.
3. Investors Awaken.
4. The People Management Challenge.
5. The role of leadership.
PART II: THE HOW TO GUIDE.
6. Brand Fundamentals.
Higher Order Benefits, Brand Values and DNA .
Brand Positioning and Differentiation.
Brand Vision and Brand Reality.
Brand Management and Development.
Brand Consistency and Continuity.
7. The Business Case.
Major Benefits of Employer Branding.
Young, Fast Growing Companies: Attracting ‘The Right Stuff.’
Coming of Age: Capturing the Organisational Spirit.
Going International: Translating the Employer Brand into New Contexts.
Merger and Acquisition: Forging a Shared Sense of Identity and Purpose.
Corporate Reinvention: refreshing the Self-Image.
Revitalizing the Customer Brand Proposition: Living the Brand.
Burning Platform: Re-instilling Fresh Belief.
Benefits to the HR Function.
Benefits to the Internal Communications Function.
Benefits to the Marketing Function.
Winning Support from the Top.
8. Employer Brand Insight.
Employee Engagement and Commitment.
Projective and Enabling Techniques.
Labour Market Insights.
Clarifying the Target Market.
Needs and Aspirations.
Employer Brand Image.
9. Employer Brand Positioning.
Brand Integration (Customer and Employer Brands).
Corporate Brand Hierarchy (Parent and Subsidiary).
The Key Components of the Positioning Model.
The Brand Reality model.
The Brand Vision Model.
Target Employee Profiles.
The Employer Brand Proposition.
Employee Value Propositions.
Reasons to believe.
10. Employer Brand Communication.
Employee Commitment and Behaviour Change.
11. Employer Brand Management.
Big Picture: Policy.
Corporate Social Responsibility.
Internal Measurement Systems.
Local Picture: Practice.
Recruitment and Induction.
Learning and development.
Reward and Recognition.
The Key Responsibilities of Employer Brand Management.
12. The Durability of the Employer Brand Concept.
PART III: APPENDICES.
Appendix 1: Reuters Case Study.
Appendix 2: Tesco Case Study.
Appendix 3: Extract from Greggs Development Review.
"...the authors offer an intellectual framework, a fresh focus and a stimulating guide...this book is an impressive wake-up call..." (People Management, 10th November 2005)
"...packed with insight and alarming statistics, it will also prove a great tool for any HR professional..." (Strategic HR Review, 1st November 2005)
"...useful for HR professionals, managers interested in bringing the concept of 'living the brand' to the company, and graduates seeking guidance on the kind of company to work for." (The Marketer (CIM), Jan 06)
"...provides inspirational insights into the rationale for employer brand management." (Personnel Today, 17th Jan 06)
"...easy to read and very useful as it contains great case studies and useful tips on how to build coherent brand framework from the start." (Personnel Today, April 2006)
"...interesting insights..." (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, June 2006)