just over a year and a half ago I gave a training for one of the big consulting world. For me, the corporate vision, yes, purpose, It is essential in terms of personal branding and employer branding.
The fact is that the vision of that company, on 2016 He tore a “be leaders…”. All is said. Leadership can never be a vision, in any case it accepts to be a business goal.
Another major starred in another similar episode. A niece of mine worked there, and when wearing little more than a year working pace 15 Daily hours, they proposed a small promotion. It was more money, a pinch more responsibility and more time. She wondered why? and the only answer I could get was “so that the CEO is richer every day”. He went there, of course.
I am currently providing training for another major, EY (antes Ernst & Young). Its corporate vision is this: they want build a better workplace, fairer, equitable and sustainable. I know these words Building a better working world They may sound like a mere declaration of intent. But the level of commitment that goes beyond; It is incorporated into the brand, inseparably. And not only that: there is site and specific monograph on the purpose EY in the world. Begins with a magic question: Where do I'd start if you wanted to change the world?
And since actions speak louder, from RR.HH EY they are promoting personal brand management (personal branding) its people without any prejudice and announcing full screen and the tag #YoConstruyoEY. I have the good fortune to be part of an exceptional group Laura Chica, Eva Collado, Francisco Alcaide and Alex Lopez, Together we are working in different formats to reinforce brand professionals the consulting firm.
The big difference is that there is a north, a destination, a WHY (as defined leadership expert Simon Sinek in his Golden Circle). And that makes things easier. Those who integrate EY know they do not work just to make money or create a career plan: behind there is something higher: sustainable energy, support for refugees, transform communities, changing supply chains, advance the digital change, improving urban mobility…
All this, coupled with the fact that the company makes its public commitment by the personal branding, configured without doubt one of the best operations employer branding I've seen in years. If we add that many of its officers are social (active and proactive in social networks), we would say that there are powerful reasons to choose EY as inspiring destination.
One of the jobs I like most, for its difficulty, It is helping professionals to draw their purpose, his vision, his WHY. Often they remain thoughtful, and I tell them, Would you feel comfortable doing your own vision of the company in which you work?
The personal branding in the company does not begin with the employer branding, begins with a vision that is more than a set of meaningless words. If the vision is achievable and inspiring, the company will have large internal brand ambassadors that will attract the best external talent. People trust people, recordémoslo.
Cover image: betterworkingworld.ey.com