Develop a Strong EVP to Attract Top Talent

Develop an accurate, aligned, and aspirational EVP to reinforce your talent management strategy and differentiate yourself from key competitors.

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Failing to own your employee value proposition (EVP) and employer brand presents several dangers:

  • Reduced retention.
  • Decreased productivity.
  • A poor market reputation.
  • Limited attraction of top talent.
  • Increased organizational costs.
  • A disengaged workforce.

An accurate and engaging EVP and employer brand will help:

  • Increase retention and lower turnover costs.
  • Increase the alignment of HR with the business.
  • Increase recruiting efficiency and lower recruitment costs.
  • Create a better fit between candidates, the position, and the organization.
  • Increase employee engagement, which positively affects the organization’s bottom line.
  • Recruit top talent.
  • Promote brand ambassadors inside and outside of the organization.
  • Support the overall talent management strategy.

Module 1: Develop a Strong EVP to Attract Top Talent

The Purpose

  • Collect data from key stakeholders to accurately describe the employee experience.
  • Develop an accurate and engaging EVP.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Project goals, success measures, and timeline established.
  • Unique features of the employee experience identified.
  • EVP is accurate and reflective of the employee experience.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Establish project goals and success measures for your EVP and employer brand.
  • Defined project goals and metrics
1.2 Create a timeline and key milestones for your EVP and employer brand project.
  • Defined timeline and stakeholder involvement
1.3 Facilitate a discussion with executives to capture their perceptions of the EVP.
  • Drafted EVP statement based on executive perceptions
1.4 Conduct cross-functional focus groups to gather additional data from employees.
  • Documented employee reactions to the EVP draft statement
1.5 Review the data collected from executives, the engagement survey, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Reviewed the data collected to revise the overarching EVP statement
1.6 Create your EVP positioning statement.
  • Revised the EVP positioning statement
1.7 Conduct a competitor analysis to determine where your EVP’s competitive advantage is.
  • Completed a competitor analysis

Module 2: Road-Test and Launch the EVP

The Purpose

  • Validate the EVP with internal and external audiences.
  • Align HR policies and practices internally with the EVP.
  • Develop a targeted marketing plan to promote the EVP internally and externally.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • The EVP is validated with internal and external focus groups.
  • The EVP is consistent and aligned to HR policies and programs.
  • Internal and external marketing & communication strategies defined.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Validate your EVP statements using your internal focus group from the previous step.
  • Validated internal EVP criteria
2.2 Validate your EVP statements using external participants.
  • Validated external EVP criteria and finalized the EVP statement
2.3 Evaluate the alignment of your current HR policies and programs with the finalized EVP.
  • Evaluated internal alignment with the final EVP
2.4 Develop a prioritized remediation plan to address the identified inconsistencies.
  • Created a remediation plan to address inconsistencies
2.5 Map out your marketing timeline to promote success and increase your return on investment.
  • Created a marketing timeline
2.6 Revisit your internal marketing strategies to ensure there is active employee involvement.
  • Finalized the desired internal marketing strategies
2.7 Revisit your external marketing strategies to ensure you are differentiating yourself from competitors.
  • Finalized the desired external marketing strategies
2.8 Brainstorm communication messages and tactics.
  • Crafted the communication messages

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