Developing employer brands in challenging sectors

About the Talk

In this two-part series; Sarah Sturgess spoke at our breakfast event on employer branding in general but more importantly developing them in challenging sectors. Challenging sectors are those organisations that find it difficult to attract and retain the talent that they have. Sarah focuses on skill shortages and why is this happening, looking at some of the key causes of this – looking deeper into the construction, technology and healthcare sectors.

Following Sarah Carl du Plessis spoke with Sarah to go through their employer brand development with SMRS with an independent NHS trust to build the ‘Whole hearted not faint hearted’ campaign. Carl explains the impact that this had on the business, not only to attract and retain talent but also for the recruiters and staff within the organisation to be united behind a single – well delivered campaign that they are proud of.

About the Speakers

Sarah Sturgess is the Agency Director of SMRS plays a huge role in developing SMRS business and culture. And she still finds the time to work closely with many of her clients.

Carl du Plessis was the HR Deputy Director at London North-West Hospitals trust, of the NHS. Carl has worked in both private and public sector organisations across a variety of industries ranging in size from the 100’s to the 100,000s delivering resourcing solutions to the UK and wider European markets.

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