In the world of business, your reputation is everything—especially the way today’s business market moves. The problem is that rumors, whispers, grunts, and grumbles today move at the lightning fast speed of the World Wide Web. In other words, bad news spreads fast on the Internet. Protecting your corporate brand can be a full-time job in and of itself. The bigger the brand; the more protection it requires.
It’s not only prospective clients who pay attention to your online reputation. It’s prospective and current employees as well. People want to work for a company where current employees are generally happy with the state of things. Those who already work for your business love sharing bits and pieces gathered from the rumor mill around the water cooler. Bad news and misinformation can do a lot of harm to morale in the workplace.
Taking Control of Your Company’s Brand Reputation
It’s not always easy to know where to begin when it comes to getting things under control concerning the reputation of your business brand. But, it’s something that must be done. These tips will help you take matters into your own hands and get the results you’re looking for.
1) Find out what’s being said about your company. This is something that can be accomplished with a simple “Google” search of your company’s name along with key words of phrases such as: reviews, complaints, workers, salary, employees, and careers. You must know what’s out there in order to address potential problems within your company or rumors on the Internet about your company.
2) Encourage people who are happy working with your company to post online about their positive experiences working for your business. It really doesn’t take much more than to ask your employees. Everyone who works for your company has a vested interest in protecting and defending its reputation. The more people who post positive experiences with your company, the greater the likelihood will be that those results begin to carry more weight with the search engines than the negative results.
3) Create your own online presence. Start a company blog, create a Facebook page, and begin a Twitter account. Each of these things allow you to control the script about your company that’s being played out across the social network. It puts you in the driver’s seat.
Once you begin to retake control of your online brand presence in order to secure your company’s reputation you should begin to see more favorable results in your recruitment efforts. You’ll be able to bring in top-tier candidates for positions that are available and morale within the ranks will improve day by day.
Recruiting the top talent in the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana requires more than just a branded presence. It means working with a quality staffing agency like Davis Staffing to find skilled employees.