For the sixth episode of the Talking Home Care podcast, Pat Kelleher talks recruiting and retention with Eric Scharber, a principal of Exact Recruiting. Topics include:
- The advantages to employers of focusing on retention as much as recruiting
- How small changes in retention can make a real difference to an agency’s bottom line
- Why offering staff development is sometimes more important than pay increases
- The challenges (and opportunities) of hiring Millennials
- How to get graduating nurses and therapists to consider careers in home care and hospice
- The specific challenges of retaining non-medical caregivers such as CNAs and home health aides
Host: Patricia Kelleher is the Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.
Guest: Eric Scharber is a principal at Exact Recruiting, a Simione Talent Solution, where he leads talent acquisition and employee retention for the home care and hospice industry. He oversees executive search and non-executive recruiting services, as well as recruitment process outsourcing, compensation analysis, and employee satisfaction survey services.
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