This article examines questions related to company image in the enterprise's role as an employer. A definition is presented and discussions center on interpretations by various authors. Note is also taken of varied meanings assigned to such concepts as identity, personality, reputation, and brand. A classification of fragmentary employer images is also presented, where stress is placed on the occurrence of image gaps resulting from a different perception of the employer by various entities. Based on initial empirical research results, a further part of the article discusses the perception by Polish employees of their employers prior to the crisis and during its course. In conclusion, effects of a positive and negative impact of employee perception of the employer are presented, where attention is called to their broad range, which encompasses just about all areas of company operations.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.