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From James Ellis, the employer brand podcast dedicated to making you smarter about recruiting and hiring. Its time to re-invent employer branding, recruiting and hiring from the ground up! If you’re ready to throw off the shackles of conventional recruiting and employer brand thinking, this is the podcast for you. Nothing is safe. No best practice is sacred.
Here, we get serious about what works, so that you can punch above your weight in the war for talent.
For more details: http://thetalentcast.com

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From James Ellis, the employer brand podcast dedicated to making you smarter about recruiting and hiring. Its time to re-invent employer branding, recruiting and hiring from the ground up! If you’re ready to throw off the shackles of conventional recruiting and employer brand thinking, this is the podcast for you. Nothing is safe. No best practice is sacred.
Here, we get serious about what works, so that you can punch above your weight in the war for talent.
For more details: http://thetalentcast.com

    All Employer Branding Is Local

    All Employer Branding Is Local

    We are seeing the end of "monolithic employer brands," concepts that focused more on consistency that connecting to a person. But if you start thinking about your brand and how it can leverage its pillars better to various micro-cultures, suddenly your brand has more meaning.
    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.

    My free newsletter on employer brand headlines hit 1,250 subscribers, so I decided to revamp it on a better platform. Same great content, easier to read!

    At ATAP, I'm talking with Todd Raphael about budget-constrained recruiting and branding, August 18th

    I'm going to talk about data-driven talent branding over at The Goodhire Summit, August 20th

    • 30 min
    Beyond Increments

    Beyond Increments

    In the last four months, everything has changed, including our candidates. They want different things, they behave differently, and the act differently.
    Have we changed our own processes the same way? Or are we still tweaking and optimizing?
    If the world is 100% different, why aren't we?
    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.

    My free newsletter on employer brand headlines hit 1,250 subscribers, so I decided to revamp it on a better platform. Same great content, easier to read!


    HRTX Virtual, July 30. Be there! It's free!

    • 36 min
    Employer Brand? Or People Brand?

    Employer Brand? Or People Brand?

    I'm seeing a lot of comments/chatter around businesses jettisoning their interest in employer brand as the pandemic/recession takes hold. And it makes sense: if you've built all your metrics and value around filling the top of the funnel, not having much of a recruiting funnel makes employer brand redundant.
    We all know employer brand is much much more than filling the funnel, but somewhere along the way, we got pigeon-holed into this limited value. So maybe it's time for employer branding as a function/concept to break free and own more of its destiny. 
    Maybe it's time for us to start the People Brand revolution.

    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.
    Sign up for my free newsletter on employer brand headlines
    D&I and Data webinar with Torin Ellis and Gabriel Hitt. (TUESDAY!)
    HRTX Virtual, July 30

    • 32 min
    Is Employer Brand Evolving?

    Is Employer Brand Evolving?

    Last year, employer brand was the buzz word, but where is the buzz now? Given a year or three to consider and implement employer branding strategies, where has employer brand landed as a corporate function? 

    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.
    Sign up for my free newsletter on employer brand headlines
    Have a questions you would like two employer brand experts to answer on the show? There's a way to record your question on the homepage (look for the big orange button)
    D&I and Data webinar with Torin Ellis and Gabriel Hitt.
    EBNow Survey Results

    • 30 min
    Chicken or the Egg?

    Chicken or the Egg?

    The age old question: where should employer branding live? TA? Marketing? Comms?

    Like the "chicken or the egg" question, the answer involves a lot of evolution...

    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.
    Sign up for my free newsletter on employer brand headlines
    Have a questions you would like two employer brand experts to answer on the show? There's a way to record your question on the homepage (look for the big orange button)
    D&I and Data webinar with Torin Ellis and Gabriel Hitt.
    EBNow Survey Results

    • 34 min
    Who's In Charge?

    Who's In Charge?

    Who's in charge of the company? Leadership, right? Well, recently it sure seems like the employees are making their voices heard in the strategic direction of a company.
    How does having staff more "in charge" of a company impact your ability to manage the employer brand?

    Show notes:


    Talent Chooses You: Hire Better with Employer Branding is available on Amazon right now! Get yours on Kindle or paperback.
    Sign up for my free newsletter on employer brand headlines
    Have a questions you would like two employer brand experts to answer on the show? There's a way to record your question on the homepage (look for the big orange button)

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Megan_Hill06 ,

Clever podcast with depth.

James, this podcast is brilliant. You say exactly what’s on my mind, sometimes before I even know it’s what I’m thinking. Thanks for keeping it real.

chi-town Pete ,

Request for your thoughts!

I’d love to hear your thoughts about the importance employer Branding has for contingent workforce.

MGoMom ,

Perfect podcast

Short. To the point. And the best thing about this is that it is challenging. It’s not just entertainment, or reciting the latest hot takes from the industry, but a really thoughtful exploration of each subject. I don’t always agree with James, but that sparks reflection and I always come away with a something new.

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