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Acquiring Quality Talent

The primary challenge faced by Intel was of employer brand perception. Being perceived as only a hardware employer, the need of the hour was to create career attractiveness for software professionals. With tremendous competition from multinationals as well as local players, it was crucial for Intel to develop a long-term brand awareness and recruitment strategy that would allow them to recognize, engage, nurture and finally bring onboard talented software professionals.

Establishing a relationship with passive professionals and creating attractiveness and excitement for software openings was a challenge. Intel needed a solution to engage this passive pool of talent and make them aware of the opportunities that exist at Intel to create a proactive talent pipeline.

  • Intel
    Intel designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company's platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, transportation systems, and retail devices. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip; and wired network connectivity products.Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- Intel Inside- Intel Data Center Manager (DCM)- Saffron Technology- Wind River
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  • Quality Assurance
  • LinkedIn  is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.

  • Move from traditional to online recruitment

    Intel traditionally leveraged vendors, job portals and other avenues to build a talent pool. Over time, the importance of using social recruiting channels and technical blogs became apparent. Intel recruiters participated in online blogs, groups and technical communities to ensure interaction with the highest quality of talent. With this move from a traditional approach to an online approach, Intel faced the need for a recruitment solutions partner that could bridge the gap between rich online community interaction and the recruitment process.

    LinkedIn’s Custom Group for community building

    The Intel India Software talent community built using a custom group on LinkedIn formed a strong part of Intel’s employer branding and talent acquisition strategy.

    This group allowed Intel to create a community of software professionals, strike engaging conversations with them and showcase software innovation by Intel. This also helped nurture a pipeline of prospective software talent. Group ads helped Intel reach out to targeted talent pools and invite them to be part of the group delivering high engagement. Intel’s business managers and employees are the brand ambassadors in this community who drive engaging content and share Intel’s software stories with group members. Intel also took initiatives to do backward integration of this concept with the employees through internal communication and running various contests which helped in sustaining Intel’s employer brand story in this community.

    Career Page to establish Employer Brand

    Intel also has a dynamic career page on LinkedIn which formed an integral part of their employer branding strategy. Today, talent on LinkedIn is not only interacting with each other but also following companies and expecting content and interaction from them. A career page allowed Intel to take its employer brand message to this network of talent and create enhanced customized experiences showcasing their employee value proposition.

    With rich and engaging content such as videos to communicate their employer branding message to the target audience, it has garnered 200,000+ followers allowing them to increase talent engagement and establish thought leadership in the industry.

    Picture Yourself ads

    In addition, Picture Yourself ads were used to promote and drive traffic to their career page. These Picture Yourself ads targeted at a predefined talent segment prompted LinkedIn members to visit the career page and experience different facets of a career at Intel.

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  • Impact #1

    Changed employer brand perception from a hardware employer to both hardware and software employer. Built a strong pool of 1200 highly engaged professionals.

    Impact #2

    Built an active employer brand presence on LinkedIn to create awareness about diverse career opportunities .

    Impact #3

    Created excitement for the cutting edge software work and software careers at Intel.

  • Benefit #1

    Hired quality talent with cost efficiency in multiple geographies.

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