Competing for Talents: How a company can work with employer branding and talent management to attract talents
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This case study examines how a company can work with employer branding and talent management in order to attract students. The study explores how these concepts can be combined in the joint activity and what the implications are of arranging such an activity. This is illustrated through the case competition Brandstorm, arranged by L’Oréal Group. The study has a qualitative approach and it is based on in-depth interviews with managers on three different organizational levels at L’Oréal. The result shows that using a case competition as a joint activity is a tool to combine employer branding and talent management. The aim of a joint activity is two folded; the case is developed by the employer branding team to create awareness and appear as an attractive employer, further targeting students in order for the talent management team to spot and recruit talents. Additionally, the study highlights the importance of communicating a consistent Employer Value Proposition (EVP) that conveys symbolic values. A case competition can also be seen as a tool for managing talents and creating of talent pools. It is further clear that collaborating with universities is preferable when targeting students, thus conveying an attractive employer brand image.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 55 p.
Employer branding, Talent Management, Employer brand management, employer value proposition, employer brand image, talents, talent pools, L'Oreál
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298741OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298741DiVA: diva2:947065
Master Programme in Business and Management