At a daylong hiring event held across the Good Samaritan system on Sept. 15, administrators were able to fill about 110 job openings within the system that includes about 1,100 employees at 19 facilities in South Dakota, Vice President of Operation Nate Schema said.
“Our approach has been that we want to roll out the red carpet for folks,” he said. “We want people to have an awesome experience the moment they touch our website or interact with any Good Samaritan or Sanford employee, and we want them to see this as more of a calling.”
The recruiters also highlighted the fact that 90% of Good Samaritan residents and about 80% of employees are vaccinated, Schema said, further pointing out that Sanford Health will require all employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 1.
“There’s still a percentage of employees or people out there who are just nervous about covid in general,” Schema said. “But we’re one of the safest occupations you could have right now.”Read more from SD News Watch