Employer Brand Blog

exaqueo's employer brand blog featuring insight from our team, industry news and trends, our research, client work and lessons learned.

Jan 22, 2021
Jan 21, 2021
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Susan LaMotte

Find Your Employer Brand Lessons Learned #TAWeek

If there were ever a time for looking for the silver lining, it's now. This is especially true at next week's Global Talent Acquisition Week where lessons learned and looks ahead will be on full display.

Jan 18, 2021
Jan 17, 2021
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Susan LaMotte

A Love Letter to Our Clients

Dear Clients: before we get too far into 2021, let me be clear about what we do, why we serve you, and what you mean to us: everything.

Jan 16, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
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Emily Fritz

5 Ways Employers Can Prioritize People in 2021

As you further develop your 2021 people strategy, here are five ways employers can prioritize people and ensure they are set-up for success.

Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020
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Shannon Smedstad

2020 Changed Your Employment Experience. What’s Your New Story?

COVID-19’s impact on the world of work is without question. The big question employer brand leaders need to ask themselves is: How will our organization show up in the labor market? 

Dec 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
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Team exaqueo

Lessons from 2020 by Anthony Chidoro at Lyft

In the second post of our blog series called Lessons from 2020, hear from Anthony Chidoro is the Communications, Branding, and Development Lead at Lyft.

Dec 14, 2020
Dec 14, 2020
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Team exaqueo

Lessons from 2020 by Kerry Noone at CVS Health

We are all counting down to the end of 2020. In our first post in our blog series called Lessons from 2020, hear from Kerry Noone, Director of Recruitment Marketing & Advertising at CVS Health, as she reflects on the year, how she navigated change, and her aspirations for the New Year.

Nov 15, 2020
Nov 9, 2020
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Susan LaMotte

The Content Puzzle

My son came bursting into my room: "Mom! One of my puzzle pieces doesn't fit!" Puzzles tell a story--from the first to the last, each piece matters, a journey of complexity that leads to the bigger picture. A journey every content marketer is on every day. 

Aug 13, 2020
Aug 13, 2020
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Emily Fritz

Insight Gained and Connections Made Virtually at EBrandCon and SRSC

If you missed this informative three-day virtual event, we pulled together some of the tweets from the conference to give you insight into what was shared.

Jul 24, 2020
Jul 24, 2020
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Emily Fritz

EBrandCon 2020 Virtual: Gain Employer Brand Expertise from Your Home

EBrandCon holds a special place in the hearts and minds of #teamexaqueo. We’ve been attending this conference for nearly five years. Last year, we had fun exploring San Diego and learning from fellow employer brand professionals.

Jun 23, 2020
Jun 19, 2020
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Susan LaMotte

Managing Employer Brand in Uncertain Times :: an Insider's Perspective

Who you are as a company during times like this really starts with who you are as an employer. And no better person that Tisha Leslie to reflect on what brands should--and shouldn't--be doing right now.

Apr 6, 2020
Apr 7, 2020
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Team exaqueo

3 Pieces of Brand Advice When Communicating During COVID-19

Communicating during a crisis is hard. While none of us have experienced COVID-19 before, many of us in HR and employer branding have gone through other crises and we know one thing is for sure—what you do now and how you communicate it, will have a lasting impact on your brand.

Mar 31, 2020
Mar 30, 2020
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Emily Fritz

Business as Usual is Gone: Employer Brand in the Time of COVID-19

A crisis is a true test of loyalty, confidence, and the human spirit. Will your brand be positively or negatively remembered for how you treated employees during COVID-19?

Apr 23, 2020
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Team exaqueo

COVID-19: How Employer Brand Professionals Can Make a Lasting Difference

Coronavirus will become a defining moment for many of us. As an employer branding professional or talent acquisition leader, how you handle your role during this time will have a lasting effect. Whether it’s positive or negative, is yet to be determined.

Mar 1, 2020
Feb 26, 2020
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Susan LaMotte

Make Your Employer Brand Weird

We’re failing at hiring because we’re catering to the masses.

Mar 16, 2020
Feb 14, 2020
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Team exaqueo

The Employer Brands We Love and People Who Inspire #EBLove

Working in the employer brand industry has come a long way since Simon Barrow first coined the term “employer brand” in 1996. Today’s employer brand professionals are adept strategists and communicators dedicated to helping people understand the meaning of work.

Jan 1, 2020
Dec 20, 2019
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Alyssa Bani

Why Renovating a Home Is like Building an Employer Brand

From purchasing a home to renovating it, this past year has been full of lessons learned. Looking back, I've realized there are many parallels between renovating a house and building an employer brand.

Jan 1, 2020
Dec 20, 2019
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Emily Fritz

How Your Employer Brand Can Bring Talent to Your Small City

I share my story because our exodus from the big city is not unique. Millennials are moving out of metropolises and heading to the suburbs and smaller cities at increasing rates.

Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
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Team exaqueo

Future Outlook: 2020 Employer Brand Predictions and Trends

“When we think about what lies ahead for our industry, we’re not focused on tactics and technologies. The real value in the future of employer brand is strategic and holistic—branding and marketing the entirety of the employment experience.”

Nov 27, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
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Team exaqueo

20 Employer Brand Tips Inspired by Thanksgiving

As we enter the season of giving, our team thought it would be nice and a little punny to gather our best employer brand tips for you to gobble up!

Nov 11, 2019
Nov 11, 2019
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Shannon Smedstad

Comcast’s Veterans’ Commercial Makes a Big Employer Brand Promise

“I sent out application after application, but nobody hired me.” 

Nov 8, 2019
Nov 8, 2019
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Susan LaMotte

3 Things Employer Brand Should Do with Big News

Whether it’s goodwill, business news, or a damaging incident, every story has an affect on your brand. In the past, HR has relied on our colleagues in PR to promote the company’s good news and leverage damage control for any of the bad news.

Oct 30, 2019
Oct 30, 2019
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Shannon Smedstad

Employer Brand Testing, Testing, 1 … 2… 3

Have you ever thought about testing your employer brand? Validating it? 

Oct 10, 2019
Oct 2, 2019
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It May Be Scary, But It's Going to Be Great

Fall is a time of change and transition. The weather gets a little crisper, and leaves begin to change. Kids head back to school, and we return to routines that we may have let go of during the summer. In my house, the change of seasons was also a mark of new beginnings.

Oct 10, 2019
Sep 4, 2019
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Shannon Smedstad

In Employer Branding, Words Matter.

Inspiration comes from the most curious of places. The other night, as I sat through Middle School Orientation, one teacher shared she encourages students to “choose their words wisely.” Such sage advice for this crop of new sixth graders. And for organizations.