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How Virgin Group Prioritizes Employee Experience

Virgin Atlantic. Virgin Mobile. Virgin Hotels. Virgin Trains. Virgin Active. The Virgin brand is used in many guises, but what about employer brand? This week we’ll learn how it’s all tied together in one people promise.

Amy Sawbridge was the Brand Director & Head of Employee Experience at Virgin Group, during her 10 years under the Virgin umbrella she was responsible for defining the global Virgin employer brand, building a collective of Virgin People experts, distilling the ‘essence’ of great Virgin leadership globally, transforming multiple regional, generic employee discount schemes into one strategic global branded platform and more.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Virgin Group’s definition of employee experience is
  • What the company culture is like at Virgin
  • How Richard Branson influences Virgin Group’s employer brand
  • Why Virgin still needs an employer brand with such a strong overall brand
  • About Virgin Group’s employee discount scheme; Virgin Tribe
  • About Virgin Group’s favorite employer branding initiatives
  • What were the hard lessons Amy learned along the way
  • How Virgin Group measures employer brand equity
  • Amy’s top tips for employer brand managers.

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn.