The “great place to work” certification as an employer branding promotional startegy in the recruitment of colombian SME´s

Andrés Escobar Uribe, Marlon Fernando Palacio Ríos

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The present article has as its main objective to evidence the incidence between promoting the Great Place to Work (GPTW) certification as an employer branding strategy, and the increment of recruitment in organizations that have obtained the certification. A theoretical framework of the concept of employer branding, including a research review on how the concept has evolved, as well as the GPTW Organization and the certification process is also provided. The research was carried out through a descriptive design using the IMRaD structure, in which the data collection methods were a semi-structured interview with staff of the GPTW Organization and a social media analysis of the certified organizations, using averages from the results obtained, and open coding for information analysis. Finally, the findings and conclusions are presented, the notable ones being that, just by the mere fact of being certified, does not guarantee recruitment increment and that, if there is an indirect effect in recruitment increase in these organizations, it cannot be evident in their social media or corporate website given the lack of promotion of the certification, or the lack of metrics to corroborate this incidence.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)166-190
Número de páginas25
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2024

Palabras clave

  • marca empleadora
  • mediana empresa
  • pequeña empresa
  • reclutamiento
  • recursos humanos

Tipos de Productos Minciencias

  • Artículos de investigación con calidad C

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