Why Employer Branding Matters Now

A strong employer brand will help organizations attract and retain the best talent.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The importance of an organization's employer brand will become more critical as companies continue to adjust and align their workforce to prepare for the next cycle.

As the talent crunch worsens, training and development will be key for employers to keep and upskill the talent that they have. This downturn signifies how an agile workforce strategy is required to attract and retain the talent that a company needs in order to achieve its business strategy.

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