MILWAUKEE, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup Solutions, the world's largest RPO provider, today released an insights paper, "If You Build It, They Will Come: The New Role of Employer Brand," based on new research into candidate preferences, behaviors and motivators. The report finds one in four job seekers consider company reputation a driving factor when making career decisions and urges employers to implement new strategies to better engage talent with the company's mission.
The survey of more than 200 U.S. job seekers shows candidates are increasingly seeking employers with a clear corporate identity and positive reputation. Brand reputation is now as important as type of work and pay when it comes to a candidate's motivation.
"Employer brand is an increasingly powerful tool for creating competitive advantage in today's marketplace. HR professionals that can draw out the uniqueness of their company's brand and reinforce a compelling dialogue with candidates, but also current employees, will find top recruits heading straight to them – creating a robust talent pipeline for filling present and future positions within the organization," said Lisa Schiller, vice president of client delivery, ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO.
The survey also highlighted the power of a tool that is often underestimated: the company website. When seeking information about prospective employers, candidates use corporate sites three times more (86%) than social media networks or news outlets (27%). Company websites are a critical component of brand development, with 36% of job seekers citing detailed company information, job opportunity and compensation as the most valuable information. If companies are serious about attracting the best talent then they must ensure their website is dynamic and content-driven.
Key Survey Findings:
Based on these findings, ManpowerGroup Solutions offers steps to guide employers when building their employee brand. The top three are:
"At a time when 50% of U.S. employees do not believe their employer to be open or honest, employers must understand the importance of building a brand based on trust and mutual respect," said Schiller. "Employers must seize the opportunity to be bold, authentic and consistent across all platforms to attract and retain the best talent of tomorrow."
Additional information about the Candidate Preferences Survey is available here.
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