Employer Branding: Moulding Desired Perceptions in Current and Potential Employees

Tosin Oladipo, Jeremiah Iyamabo, Olutayo Otubanjo


Over the years, employer branding has not enjoyed as much attention in the branding literature. This led the
researchers to try to locate a theoretical and conceptual basis of employer branding based on a review of the
literature. As such, the literature revealed seven applicable models which collectively recommend that examining
the subject only in terms of external branding efforts and processes is both limiting and misleading. Rather, the
subject should also be examined from the perspective of internal branding processes. This finding was further
buttressed by the tenets of activity theory – which formed the theoretical basis of analyzing the present concern.
Further examination of the literature revealed the need for employer branding factor determination and
contextualization of employer branding models – leading to the proposed model in this study based on the
theoretical findings in the literature. Finally, recommendations for empirical validation of the theoretical findings
for further studies were made.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jms.v3n3p55


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