Blogs, Pods and Quotes

Hi. I'm James Ellis, the employer brand nerd.

I've been helping companies of every shape and size understand their own employer brand and how to leverage it to attract and retain great talent.

These are places I've spoken and written over the years.


Featured Posts:

Talent Acquisition Leader's Guide to Employer Branding
Employer Brand Manifesto (2022)
How to Think About Your EVP
Duct Tape Marketing Podcast
January 20, 2023
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Recruiting Trailblazer
January 5, 2023
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Recruitment Flex (Fourth time!)
January 3, 2023
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A Contrarian's Guide To Better Resumes
January 1, 2023
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What I Learned Examining 1,000 Employer Brand Posts
December 12, 2022
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Talent Acquisition Leader's Guide to Employer Branding
December 8, 2022
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Value-led Employer Branding with James Ellis
November 18, 2022
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The Falsehoods We Tell About Employer Branding
October 25, 2022
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Tech Hiring Newscast with James Ellis and Shally Steckerl
September 28, 2022
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Why Recruiters Need Employer Branding
September 22, 2022
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Tech Hiring Newscast with James Ellis and Jay McCulloh
September 21, 2022
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Could sugarcoated job descriptions be impacting your recruitment efforts?
September 20, 2022
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Tech Hiring Newscast with James Ellis and Jessica Rose
September 14, 2022
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Matthew Rolnick w/Yaymaker Talking Employer Branding with James Ellis w/Employer Brand Labs
August 29, 2022
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Mind The Gap: How Recruiting and Employer Brand Can Fix Each Other
August 25, 2022
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Employer Branding T.I.P S05Ep.6 | “Better”, not “More”
July 12, 2022
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A strong and clear employer brand:
📍 Attracts candidates and applications
📍 Increases recruiter response rates
📍 Increases candidate quality
📍 Supports your corporate and consumer brand
📍 Encourages employee advocacy
📍 Increases referral rates
📍 Isn't just for "big" companies

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