The EVP is what an organization offers in exchange for
employment. It is also referred to as the employment deal.
It encompasses every aspect of the employment experience —
from the organization’s mission, purpose and values, to its jobs,
culture and people, to the full portfolio of its total rewards
Towers Watson Global Workforce Study
What is an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)?
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5 Steps To A DIY Employer Brand
Leaders People EVP Content Channels
RESEARCH & ANALYSE CREATE & IMPLEMENT
Leaders Research – Talk to your leaders
• Leaders determine the strategic direction of the company
They set the tone of it’s working environment and have
the biggest influence on the employer brand
• Select a number of senior members in the organisation
and ask them about their vision for the company
• What was your decision process in joining this company?
• What does success look like for employees working here?
• What makes the company a great place to work?
• Define the organisation’s leadership style.
• Where will the organisation be in 5 years time?
• What makes the working experience here better than your
• What needs to be improved in the working experience?
People Research – Talk to your people
• Employees live the culture every day.
Their views are the most realistic reflection of
what the company is like to work in today.
• Conduct several focus groups (different groups to gain
different views) with no more than 10-12 people in it
and try to stimulate discussion.
• Why did you join?
• What is the company’s main strength as an employer?
• What can the company improve in it’s employment
• What do your tell friends/family about what it is like to work
• How would you describe the leadership?
• Is the reality the same as your expectation before joining?
Analyse your research to draft your
Employee Value Proposition
• Look for common themes from the interviews and focus
Break it out into topics. For example:
Leaders Culture Rewards
Employee Value Proposition
The EVP should be a statement that captures the “essence” of what it
is like to work at the company. It should clearly communicate what it
“means” to work there.
Get buy in from all stakeholders. This statement will define your company as an employer.
Creating content and telling your
Create content, using your employees as ambassadors, in
the following ways:
Copy Image Video
Hire a copywriter
(or use a strong
internal writer) to
write about the
company based on
the EVP. Ask your
A picture is worth a
so sharing images
that capture your
company spirit and
values is a great
way to showcase
your talent brand.
You can have a lot
of fun making your
own video – check
out this video!
Selecting your channels and
Now your content is ready, it is time to let your target
Channels – think about all of the places, online and offline, where people can learn
what it is like to work for you. Build in the content you have created.
Reference the Philips Touchpoint Wheel.
Communication Strategy – Get your story out there!
• Plan – Define your audience and build a content calendar
• Share your content – where, when and how
• Amplify – Increase and optimise engagement
• Measure & Adjust – Find out if your strategy is working
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I spent more time at work than to my children and me with so many others where you work is very important. So if you look at your own organization , what does it mean to work for your organization? Not what you do or do or what role within the organization , but what is the deeper meaning? This is a difficult question for many to answer.
I guarantee you that what gets these guys jumping out of bed in the morning…
Every one of these brand attributes are true of your talent brand.
You have to be relevant to your target market… to the right people… to the talent you need to engage.
You have to be consistent. If you are forever reinventing yourself, you are very unlikely to resonate. Remember, this isn’t a slogan or a campaign, it’s the real experience, the real meaning, of working for your company.
Your talent brand has to be credible. If you are not delivering on the promise, not walking the walk every day with your employees, that credibility gap is going to become a big problem.
Your talent brand has to inspire. Inspire top talent to join. Inspire top talent to stay. Inspire top talent to achieve the best possible results every day.
And your talent brand also has to be unique. Not unique in the sense of being the only company in the world to think the way you do or do what you do, but unique amongst the set you recruit against.
You know who you are up against. You know who some of your best hires choose you over. You know where some of your people leave you to go. What is going to stand you apart from, and ultimately above, them?
SMB Companies don’t have the resources of a Google or Microsoft to invest in developing their employer brand.
So we want to show you how you can do this yourself in-house.
Tell the audience to record and/or have someone take notes in the focus groups.
It may be useful to draft 3 or 4 EVPs, worded in different ways, to get the perfect one.
This is the stage where you see your story come to life. It is the most exciting stage but can also be the most daunting. The simplest and most effective way to achieve inspiring and authentic content is to use your employees as ambassadors of your EVP and brand.