The New Retention Landscape podcast episode

The New Retention Landscape

With David Chiaverini and Samm Smeltzer


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On this episode of the HRart of It Podcast, Samm and Dave talk retention and recruitment strategies during the Great Resignation. The old way of finding and keeping good employees has become irrelevant during this time of great upheaval, so what can leaders do to apply those human-centered principles we’re always talking about and keep their organizations running smoothly? Tune in and learn more about navigating this new retention landscape.

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About the Cohosts

David Chiaverini

David is a Business Insurance Executive for McConkey Insurance & Benefits. He is a strong advocate for his clients, leveraging insurance company relationships made during his 30+ year career. He holds both the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designations.

Originally from Wilmington, DE, David now lives in York with his wife Anna Maria. He stays active in the community, volunteering his time for a variety of organizations and causes. When he’s not working David spends time as an audiobook narrator.

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Samm Smeltzer

Samm is an HR Visionary and Medical Qigong Healer. In November 2021, she earned her Masters certification in Medical Qigong with Ted O’Brien at the East Coast Institute of Medical Qigong. As an HR Visionary, her decade-long pursuit of the missing elements for employee engagement within organizations led her down this path of merging Spirituality, Eastern Medicine and workplace wellness to create the potential for deep healing within our workplace cultures.

As a Medical Qigong Therapist, Samm’s clients come from a range of different backgrounds though she specializes in healing stress and burnout for professionals as well as coaching them back to their Connected Path. She is currently pursuing her doctoral certificate in Medical Qigong at the 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong studying under Lisa VanOstrand.

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