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The labor market is nothing like it was before. You can find yourself competing with a company from the other side of the world to recruit—and retain—top talent. As the business landscape evolves, so should Human Resources (HR) strategies. 

Sourcing, screening, and recruiting candidates is not as clear-cut as one may think. Some companies could even fumble at the beginning of the process. What HR needs is an extra helping hand or a collaborator. And staffing experts in your organization should look no further than your Digital Marketing department. A strong collaboration between these two teams powered by data analytics can help you create a strong employer brand that will help you attract and keep the right people.

 

The Importance of HR & Digital Marketing Synergy

It may seem like an unlikely combination, but synergizing HR and digital marketing is important, especially if you want to build your employer brand.

Brand Consistency
When communicating internally and externally, you need to deliver a consistent message. You want people who interact with your brand, whether as a consumer or as a potential employee, to have a clear idea of what your business is about.

If your consumer brand values transparency and excellence in its products and services, so should your employer brand. Consistency in your messaging across the board helps build trust in your organization and can boost brand recall.

Enhanced Talent Acquisition
Applying digital marketing strategies to your HR efforts can pay off as you compete to tackle this evolving labor market. Digital marketing can offer their best practices that can be applied to campaigns targeting current employees or job seekers. Whether it’s an employee advocacy campaign or an online recruitment effort to attract fresh graduates, HR can collaborate with digital marketing to study social media analytics and best practices to ensure you’re always putting your best foot forward.

Improved Employer Branding
HR’s staffing expertise, partnered with digital marketing’s online marketing strategies, can be combined to create employer branding campaigns that resonate with potential candidates. They can produce communication materials that accurately reflect the company’s culture and values while targeting the right segment of job seekers. All these will lead to better recruitment results and improved retention rates.

Strong Sense of Camaraderie
Encouraging two separate departments that may not traditionally work together helps build a culture that welcomes collaboration and exchanging ideas. In fact, having groups with different points of view but shared goals can open up your organization to more creative and effective problem-solving.

As these employees start to collaborate more often, they can build up rapport. They can participate in more informal interactions at work, potentially forging stronger professional relationships and a sense of camaraderie.

Transforming HR Events
The two teams can team up to plan and execute engaging events and experiences that encourage employees to not only learn more about the organization but also foster meaningful interactions among peers. Digital marketing experts’ event expertise will help revitalize HR-led events with innovative concepts and data-powered recommendations. Whether it’s creating engagement platforms for event registrations and live polling or setting up virtual events to involve employees outside the office, the two departments can play to each other’s strengths to improve employee engagement and achieve your HR event goals.

 

How Data Analytics Can Transform Collaboration Between the Two Functions

It’s clear that HR and digital marketing working together can benefit your business in more ways than one. To help improve this collaboration even more, you can harness the power of data analytics when planning and executing your employer branding strategies.

More Informed Decision-Making
Data analytics is a powerful tool that can boost your employer’s brand efforts. You can make better, more data-driven decisions instead of relying solely on opinion or instincts. By studying trends in the job market, HR and digital marketing can gain a deeper understanding of their target audience and craft more targeted outreach efforts.

Optimized Resources
When used well, available data can help you optimize your resources. For example, you can use audience segmentation to create more targeted recruitment campaigns (i.e., communicating to the right audience on the right platform). Instead of focusing on every available platform or job marketplace, data analytics can help you maximize your recruitment budget and save more time.

Studying employee data can also help you manage your HR budget better. You can allocate financial resources to high-engagement HR campaigns while working with digital marketing to fine-tune non-performing ones.

Personalized Employee Experiences
You can analyze data on employee feedback on your rewards and recognition programs. Perhaps instead of having a one-size-fits-all token, you can consider running a corporate rewards program that will allow employees to attain tokens or rewards that resonate with them better.

Data analytics can also help uncover gaps in training programs and development opportunities. Training needs assessments and a deep dive into career aspirations can allow training experts to craft more personalized development plans for each employee. This will empower employees to be in more control of their growth. At the same time, you’re also equipping them with the tools and information they need to further grow in your company.

 

Conclusion

A strong synergy between HR and digital marketing is necessary for companies who want to rise amidst the competition. Digital marketing strategies partnered with HR principles can help your organization transform you into a powerhouse in the fierce job market.

It’s also crucial to include data analytics in the mix to make the collaboration even more potent. Just like with any part of the business, more data-driven decisions can help optimize resources. At the same time, they help create more streamlined efforts and effective strategies to attract, engage, and retain talent.

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