5 Traits That “Great Place to Work” Employers Have

Building and maintaining an effective employer brand requires striking a balance between what’s good for the organization and what’s good for the organization’s people. There is a sweet spot in there; it can be hard to find, but it’s there, I promise. Who would know better how to locate it than employer brand experts, Glassdoor? The good people at Glassdoor compiled a short list of the 5 traits their “Great Places to Work” winners all had in common. Let’s take a look at these traits, and discover how you can create a great place to work.

People Matter

They aren’t talking about employee appreciation; they get around to that later. They are talking about great people knowing and attracting other great people. So, you have to create a pool of quality talent, who are willing and excited to be your employer brand ambassadors. These are the workers who will help you attract more talent like themselves. In order to get your initial pool together you have to concentrate on talent quality, raising the hiring bar and establishing cultural fit with every hire. Now you’re ready to implement an amazing employee referral program

  • Referrals are the #1 source for new hire quality
  • Referrals are the #1 fastest time to hire (29 days for referrals, 39 days for job boards, and 45 days for career sites)
  • Referrals are #1 at 46% retention after one year (compared to 33% from career sites and 22% from job boards). 

The fact is candidates will trust what employees are saying, making referrals, reviews and employee testimonials vital to your quality talent attraction initiatives.

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13 Talent Attraction Stats for the Perfect Company Pitch


Recruiting, the first step of the talent lifecycle is insanely crucial to nail. Quality talent attraction is a growing concern for employers. In fact, a recent study revealed that 39% of employers have jobs that stay open for four months or longer due to the inability to find people with appropriate skills. The issue isn’t that the necessary talent doesn’t exist; the issue lies in effectively finding and attracting this talent. Don’t leave great candidates on a sour note with your talent attraction methods; get your pitch right with these 13 attraction stats and facts.

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Company Culture, Employer Branding, Talent Attraction, Mobile Recruiting, Talent Lifecycle, Compensation

Employer Branding Candidates Will Love? Increase Transparency!

With Cupid taking center stage this week, we thought we would turn our attention showing some love to your candidates. While operating transparently certainly benefits internal company processes and productivity, it also goes a long way in creating an appealing employer brand that candidates will love. Your employer brand is your organization’s reputation as an employer, and ensuring you have a strong one can be the difference between a flock of talented candidates and an empty inbox. Keep Reading

Business Transparency, Company Culture, Goals, Corporate Communication, Employee Onboarding, Employer Branding, Brands

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