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Hiring in the Great Resignation

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Michelle Sanchez-Bickley

Amidst the Great Resignation, exceptional organizations are still retaining their top employees, and recruiting new staff. Renown Health is one of them.

In the second of our Connex Executive Insights series, Michelle Sanchez-Bickley of Renown Health joins Maureen Metcalf to discuss the challenges of the Great Resignation for HR departments. It’s particularly challenging in the health care sector; the strains of COVID on our medical system put particular pressure on doctors, nurses, and hospital support staff. That’s led to 30% or more turnover.

Using a combination of developing internal culture, open communications, hybrid and remote working, and a modern innovation on apprenticeship, Renown Health is a bright spot emerging above the crisis.

Michelle Sanchez-Bickley is Chief HR Officer for Renown Health, the largest not for profit health system in Northern Nevada. In this role, Michelle is responsible for overall strategic and HR operational functions for the enterprise. She has over 25 years of HR leadership experience with the majority of her career spent in healthcare. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and justice studies from Frostburg State University in Maryland, and earned her Master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University. She is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She serves on several local not for profit boards, including Education Alliance, Nevada Works, and Nevada Employer Association. She loves to mentor others and is passionate about the community in which she serves.