Jim Burns, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care, joins host James Mackey to discuss the challenges with hiring top talent when you don't have high salaries to offer, ways to provide a great employee experience to build a talent referral network, the cultural challenges with merging teams after an acquisition, and more!
00:20 Who is Jim Burns
07:05 Challenges with hiring talent at the lower end of the pay scale
12:35 When compensation is generally the same amongst competitors, talent attraction comes down to experience
16:15 Staying connected with employees who have left
18:36 People still like to do business with people
20:15 Asking former employees for referrals or if they are interested in coming back
21:05 Referral programs only work if your company provides a good experience
24:15 Growth through acquisition and unifying talent acquisition efforts
28:45 Cultural challenges with merging teams after an acquisition
31:05 Compensation challenges after an acquisition
32:15 Challenges with competing in a highly regulated environment during high inflation
36:25 Recruiting nurses during Covid
43:25 Wrap up
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