Nate Hamme Of Ceca Foundation On The Labor Shortage & The 5 Things We Must Do To Attract & Retain Great Talent
An Interview with Phil La Duke
Put your culture front and center during the hiring process. Prospective employees will evaluate whether you are an option based on salary, schedule, and logistics like commuting time, things you don’t always have much or any control over. They will CHOOSE you because your ideals are in line with their own and they will feel valued. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Tout your organization’s mission statement and values at every opportunity, and you’ll provide clarity to candidates about what it might be like to work there.
The pandemic has allowed people to reevaluate what they want from work. This “Great Reevaluation” has led to the “Great Resignation” which has left the US with a great big labor shortage and a supply chain crisis. What can we do to reverse this trend? What can be done to attract great talent to companies looking to hire? What must companies do to retain their great talent? If not just a paycheck, what else are employees looking for? In this interview series called “The Labor Shortage & The 5 Things We Must Do To Attract & Retain Great Talent” we are talking to successful business leaders who can share stories and ideas from their experiences that can address these questions.
As a part of this interview series, we had the pleasure to interview Nate Hamme.
Nate Hamme is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Ceca Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that offers employee recognition programming to hospitals, senior living, home care organizations, and healthcare communities nationwide with a mission of lifting up employees to ultimately improve teamwork and patient care. Nate is an authority on the subject of healthcare workers, including immigrants, because of Ceca’s mission to honor workers through caregiver nominations and monthly and quarterly monetary…