How to Hire and Keep a Great Dental Team
Hiring the perfect team of dental and administrative professionals will help you build a great business. Keeping those team members on staff for more than a few years is how you build a great business that lasts.
You can be a talented dental provider, but having the right people at your side is the best way to find success and happiness in your work. Here are a few ways that you can accomplish both.
Attract the Right Candidates
The first mistake that many employers make in the hiring process is not being expressive enough – both in their job postings and how they present the position during interviews – about what they are looking for in a candidate.
You should have a true list of hard skills (professional abilities) and soft skills (personality traits, etc.) that you are looking for in the right candidate. These should be both expressed and adhered to during the hiring process. Never settle for hiring someone who isn’t qualified or won’t be a great fit for your organization. If a person is unqualified, you will be looking to replace them quickly. If they are not a good fit for the team, they will likely seek out other employment sooner rather than later.
Bring the Team in for Interviews
One of the most common, and harmful, mistakes in the hiring process is not involving your current team. While the end decision should (and will) be in your hands, you can often get some great feedback from your current team on whether or not the candidate is a good fit for your office. They may even pick up on something you missed in the initial interview.
Your team will be working closely with this person every day of the week, so make sure to seek out their opinions when you can.
Foster a Healthy Team Environment
Once you have found the right team, it’s up to you to encourage them to stay on board for as long as possible.
According to a 2015 Gallup poll, a staggering 68% of employees are disengaged from their jobs. Job hopping has become the new normal, and people are staying with their companies for about 4 years.
While changing jobs is usually a matter of money, it is often attributed to unhappiness or the feeling of unfulfillment at work. To prevent this, it is up to employers to get to know their employees, build a team that works well together and create a place where people want to come to work.
Looking for New Equipment?
New employees aren’t the only way to make your office a better place to work. You also want to make sure that everyone has the right tools to help them do their job well. At Crescent Products, we sell a large variety of dental chair accessories that are proven to help dental operators reduce pain and injuries associated with working on patients for long periods of time.
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