Trade Secrets Revealed on Talent Brand Podcast

Jul 02 2019

Beginning July 10, 2019, Mike Ciavolino and Donna Cardillo are hosting The Talent Brand Show, a podcast that will give listeners, hospitals and health system professionals and HR specialists, the tools, tips, and resources to recruit the best talent for health care facilities, increase employee retention and empowerment, and improve engagement and strengthen relationships with nurses.

The hosts plan to interview guests, all professionals in their fields, about employer branding, recruitment marketing, employee engagement, retention, company culture and employee empowerment.

The first guest on July 10 will be Michele Snider, president of the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NACHR), and Talent Acquisition Leader for Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana. Snider will discuss some of the talent acquisition strategies her system uses for nurses. Also, and as president of NACHR, she will talk about how she sees hospitals managing the highly competitive area of recruiting and retaining top nursing talent.
Other podcast topics will include recruitment success secrets of top healthcare employers, Career Management, Professional Development, and How Nurses Can Stay Joyfully Engaged at Every Career Stage among others.

For more information about the show and free resources for recruitment and talent acquisition professionals, and to listen to the show visit

Shows can also be listened to and downloaded on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. For more information or sponsorship opportunities call Michael Ciavolino at 732-229-7100 or visit Https://

About the Show Hosts:
Mike Ciavolino
Mike Ciavolino, the CEO of Shore Creative Group, 176 Broadway, Suite B, Long Branch, N.J. 07740 ( Long Branch, has more than 30 years of health care recruitment branding and marketing experience on a national level. He is the author of Healthcare Recruitment RX (, a weekly blog dedicated to healthcare recruitment.

Ciavolino focuses on helping clients develop employer brand strategies and advertising campaigns to better position themselves with today’s changing customers. As Vice President, Client Services, at several regional advertising agencies, Ciavolino worked developing and managing employer brands, recruitment strategies, and campaigns for local, regional, and national brands like Nabisco, Boston Scientific, Cahners Publishing, IBM, and more.

Ciavolino opened Shore Creative Group in 2008. He is president-elect of the Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources (JSAHR) and a board member of New Jersey Association of Healthcare Recruiters. He has conducted symposiums and workshops for HR leaders on such topics as employer branding and recruitment marketing, and has spoken at the Garden State SHRM and National Association of Healthcare Recruiters annual conferences. Ciavolino started a non-profit foundation dedicated to funding housing for autistic adults and has served on the board of the New Jersey Shore Walk for Autism Speaks.

Donna Wilk Cardillo
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), FAAN (Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing) is The Inspiration Nurse, traveling the world helping individuals as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. Her career combines more than 25 years of clinical, managerial, and business experience; and a professional singer. Cardillo’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing. Cardillo holds a diploma in nursing, a B.S. in Health Care Management and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication. She is an Expert Blogger at, the original ‘Dear Donna’ columnist at, and former “Healthcare Careers Expert” at

Cardillo has twice been named Business Woman of the Year in New Jersey and has also received the coveted Athena Award, a national leadership award for women. Cardillo was designated a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in N.J. for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. She has also been named one of 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ. Cardillo appears regularly on television and radio, is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines, and has published numerous articles. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and the Today Show and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times on several occasions.

Cardillo’s most recent book is “Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to Be Falling Apart.” She is also the author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional,” 2nd ed., “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” 2nd ed., and “A Day Book for Beginning Nurses.”

Cardillo is a founding member and past president of both the New Jersey chapters of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers. This makes her one of only 10 percent of all speakers to hold this designation and one of only 25 nurses in the world with this credential.

Cardillo is a volunteer lecturer and facilitator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When she is at her home base in Sea Girt, N.J., she serves as a local spokesperson for family caregivers. To find out more, visit


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