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The Employer Brand: Bringing the Best of Brand Management to People at Work 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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"...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)--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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How people feel about their employer brand is increasingly critical to business success or failure. Leading companies realise its importance in attracting and engaging the people they need to succeed. They also recognise that creating a positive brand experience for employees requires the same degree of focus, care and coherence that has long characterised effective management of the customer brand experience.
Written by the creator of the Employer Brand concept and one of its most experienced practitioners, this book provides an inspirational and practical guide to the subject. Whether you are in senior line management, HR, marketing or internal communications, you will discover how managing your employer brand more effectively can improve your performance.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B014SV8C9M
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (19 January 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1332 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Print length : 232 pages
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Such marketing could be on the basis of your personal experience, or based on the ideas of a few friends at a local hostelry. Or you might be tempted to describe your organisation and the benefits offered as you would them to be. But if you are going to do this properly, the marketing will be the result of systematic measurement, analysis, interpretation and leadership, and that is what this book is about.
The authors say that this book is about bringing the best of brand management to people at work. Consistent with this aim they define the term, and are clear about their potential audiences which include HR Specialists and Top Management. Simon Barrow wrote the five chapters in Part 1 – The Rational for Change, while Richard Mosley wrote the 7 Chapters in the rather longer Part 2 – The ‘How To’ Guide. At the end of the book there are two case studies, 6 pages of references and a detailed index. In keeping with the style of the book the references range from academic journals to details of company websites.
Had this book been available when I headed Recruitment, Development and Training in one part of a large organisation, I would have welcomed it. One reason is that while we were measuring and addressing a wide range of HR issues under our direct control, it raises questions about who was managing other issues affecting employees’ experiences of the organisation and how this information could have been accessed and used.
Other features appeal too. For example it is good that the term ‘Employer Brand’ is defined. In my view it is an attractive term but because of this may be one which is corrupted quickly. Consider the fate of the equally attractive term ‘Learning Organisation’ which arose from the experience of Honda in Los Angeles; unable to sell their large motor bikes in America, junior employees reported back to Headquarters in Japan the interest shown in the mopeds that they used to run local errands. Ultimately it was through sales of the mopeds that Honda conquered America, and the term ‘Learning Organisation’ was coined to describe the ability of the organisation to learn and adapt. However, it was not long before the term Learning Organisation was being used to justify large training departments and to argue for the automatic approval of requests for any training!
I particularly welcome the Tesco case study which describes how Tesco have spent considerable time to get to know their employees and manage the Employer Brand by means of a People Insight Unit; the PIU drew on the expertise of staff in the Customer Insight Unit set up several years earlier. Because of the complexity of large organisations it is difficult to say that a single technique has contributed to success, but Tesco are large enough to investigate difference between similar stores and learn from them, and their experiences give credibility to the use of Employer Branding in Practice. However, at a time when every man and his dog is claiming to have contributed to Tesco’s success, it would have been good to have a clear endorsement of the value and contribution of Employer Branding from the CEO, Terry Leahy, himself.
This is not a completely unbiased review – I have known Simon Barrow for many years and have valued his friendship; indeed I am briefly mentioned as being an Associate of People in Business on Page 18. But I hope that potential purchasers will find these comments helpful.