Employer Brand Resources

I'm James Ellis, the Employer Brand Nerd.

I am bringing the power of employer brand to companies of every size and industry so that everyone can hire more effectively.

Here are some resources for people looking to build their talent pipeline, augment their talent strategy, and accelerate their recruiting.

You know, employer brand stuff.

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Downloadable ebooks, whitepapers, and classes

How to Build Your Strategy (new)

Get strategic!

Biotech Recruiting Newsletter Course (new)

Level up!

The Proof that Employer Brand Works

ThiS is a must read

How to Go From
Zero to Pipeline

Help me build it!

Audit of Pharma & Biotech Career Sites

I love a good Audit!

Free (and Really Cheap) Employer Brand Hacks

Get that ebook!

Better Social Media Posts for Employer Branding

I need that ebook!

The CMO's Guide to Employer Brandings

Ooh! That's a good one!

The TA Leader's Guide to Employer Branding

So is that one! Gimme!

EVPs Don't Work How You Think They Do


Books and Podcasts for Employer Branders

I can has ebook?


The Brand Plan (2023)

An irreverent investigation of modern talent strategy from business growth to employer branding. Listen in to Marcus Body of ThirtyThree and James Ellis of Employer Brand Labs having thought-provoking discussions that will reshape the way you approach talent acquisition and retention. Whether you're an HRBP, a business leader, or simply passionate about unleashing the full potential of your workforce, this podcast is your compass to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of talent strategy. Learn more at TheBrandPlan.show

The Talent Cast (2017-2022)

The world’s most caffeinated employer branding and recruitment marketing podcast! Dedicated to making you smarter about recruiting and hiringIts time to re-invent employer branding, recruiting and hiring from the ground up! If you’re ready to throw off the shackles of conventional recruiting and employer brand thinking, this is the podcast for you.Nothing idea is safe. No best practice is sacred. Here, get serious about what works, so that you can punch above your weight in the war for talent. Leardn more at TheTalentCast.com.

Free! The Change Agent Newsletter

For TA leaders and professionals who know something has to change, and are ready to make that change happen.


Articles and Guesting on Podcasts


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Video on Demand Courses

Hi. I'm James Ellis.

Having spent the better part of a decade developing employer brands and EVPs for Groupon, Roku, Enova, Recursion, Telecare, TradeShift, Gearset, CreditShop, and others, I focus exclusively on helping companies build and activate their employer brand so that they can compete (and win) against much larger companies. How? By creating and growing the next generation of employer brand leaders, managers, and specialists.

That's why Google calls me the employer brand nerd.

Employer Brand Labs, LLC

EBL is dedicated to bringing the power and value of employer branding to every single company, regardless of size, industry, or region.

You can be an employer not just of "choice," but of desire.

If you're ready to start attracting great talent to you instead of chasing it, reach out.
James Ellis [LinkedIn]
421 W Melrose St
Chicago, IL 60657