By this point you've no doubt heard about employer branding and how important it is for finding the right talent, and it's true. A strong employer brand will not just give you more candidates to choose from, but they will be a better cultural fit. But did you know that having a strong employer brand will also drastically reduce your acquisition costs? According LinkedIn, having a strong employer brand can reduce recruiting costs by 43%! So how do you go about developing your company's employer brand?
Content marketing is all around us. In fact, you're probably either using or viewing some form of content marketing on a daily basis and you might not even know it, especially if you use social media. The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as "...a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action."
The foundation of a successful veteran recruitment campaign is a strategy that makes sense for reaching your target audience. A recruitment campaign is not unlike any other kind of marketing campaign. You need to go to market with the right message, for the right audience at the right time. Two key elements of your strategy will be focusing on social recruiting and optimizing your application funnel.
As the landscape of recruitment begins to change, so must the strategies and tactics you employ. The shift in digital recruitment marketing and social media recruiting has changed the corporate world forever. Gone are the days of stagnant job postings that result in lost production from prolonged vacant roles. The job market is more competitive than ever, which has resulted in a shift in power from employers picking candidates to candidates now having their choice of employers.
“Meet your audience where they are.” Marketing and media professionals alike have lived by this code for decades. In the era of social media and the 24/7 information cycle, it is more important than ever to reach your target audience on their platform of choice.