A tangled web: Recruitment and branding

Recruiters and job seekers mingle at the 2014 DC Career Fair. Photo by: Jeff Mauritzen/Devex

Today, consumers research the brand for every item they buy or restaurant they visit. The effort to buy a book can lead to a flurry of Amazon reviews, and no trip can be planned without consulting the millions of opinions available on TripAdvisor.

So if someone is taking 20 minutes to look up reviews for lint rollers, for example, “you can be sure that if they have the opportunity to look at reviews for jobs, they’re going to do it,” said Alison Hadden, director of product marketing for Glassdoor, an online career community that holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews CEO approval ratings, salary reports and interview reviews.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.