This Employer Branding Australia Guide brings you expert advice on how to uncover and craft your employee value proposition. We’ll help you understand who you are and bring that to life in a unique, authentic way.
The following is a summary of the guide.
You can access the full free Employee Value Proposition Guide below.
Your EVP is the core messaging which articulates your ‘offer’ to current and future employees - your ‘Why work for us’. Employee Value Propositions take many forms but usually include a core statement which can be deployed / adapted across your channels and campaigns. But if you want it to live, breathe and deliver recruitment results, you need more than a few words on paper.
Build an internal project team and get their buy-in. They should ideally be from across the organisation - it may be your leadership team, plus people involved in day to day recruitment.
While your internal teams definitely have a role to play, you will get much better results using experienced employer branding specialists who bring the objectivity, the expertise and the fresh perspectives required.
Engage current, past and future employees in structured research which captures the insights and the stories to develop your unique EVP. Typical methods include employee data analysis, competitor benchmarking, surveys, focus groups and interviews.
This is the magic part and it requires creative marketing skill. Using the insights and stories you’ve captured, identify your key themes and bring them to life in a fresh and interesting way. Your top priorities should be uniqueness and authenticity. If it sounds generic, it will fall flat, particularly in a noisy, competitive Australian recruitment market.
It’s very important to test your EVP with your target audiences. Will it capture their attention? What resonates most? How do people interpret the key words and messages?
Getting employee buy in to your EVP actually really matters. Take the opportunity to show them the journey and the outcome, ideally in person. Employee advocacy is very powerful.
Most successful EVPs are:
They catch the eye through creative messaging and interesting angles. They avoid platitudes, which most candidates will simply skim past, or which may indicate a lack of identity.
They speak directly to the employee about them and what matters to them. Avoid the classic ‘About us. We we we’ trap.
They are built on meaningful research and engagement, and can easily be justified and illustrated with everyday examples.
They are true. There’s no over-selling, just openness about the good and the bad. And where there is aspiration or future direction, it’s clearly labeled as such.
They’re not just fancy marketing words. They are the catalyst and the base for storytelling which brings your talent offer to life.
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