The Talent Cast

The World's Most Caffeinated Employer Brand Podcast

From James Ellis, this podcast is dedicated to making you smarter about recruiting and hiring. It's time to reinvent employer branding, recruiting, and hiring from the ground up!

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While your employer brand is really owned by everyone in your company, your recruiters do a great deal of heavy lifting to communicate, frame and amplify your branding message. So why do so many push back on your work? Don't they know that you're trying to help them???

In this episode, we get nitty gritty on building great relationships with recruiters to be the best possible advocates for you and your employer branding.

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The Modular Employer Brand

The mistake in employer branding is to treat the brand as monolithic, as a single tagline repeated until you are blue in the face.
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The Three Minds of Employer Branding

In the beginning, many of us saw (and our bosses saw) employer branding as "stuff that needed to get done and solved." But as we solved issues, we started asking, "is this the right problem to solve?" and "how can we solve this issue so it never happens again?"
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Employer Bran, Fast and Slow

Most employer brand professionals and practitioners or driven (and often pushed) to solve immediate problems, the kind that have immediate impacts, the kind others can see.
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Lean Into the Suck

In this long conversation with the one and only Elena Valentine, we get into what employer branding means, branding fan fiction, telling better stories and all sorts of other goodies. Don't miss this one!
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Ellis is bringing the future of effective talent acquisition to you

It’s a recipe for talent acquisition success: Take two parts marketing and branding experience, one part recruiting and talent acquisition thought leadership. Add a dash of fearlessness and a willingness to breaking unwritten rules. Shake well and serve in the funniest container you can find.

James Ellis isn’t your average speaker. He brings wit, energy and humor to subjects you might expect to be dry. He combines years of experience helping everyone from Fortune 10 companies to 12-person agencies understand their own employer brands, activate them, and connect them to their investment in recruitment marketing. Then he makes it interesting and funny while still being valuable and actionable.

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James Ellis

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Noted employer brand speaker, author and consultant, based in Chicago, IL.

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