Tips for Hiring the Right People for Your Dental Practice


If you are a dental practice owner who is looking to hire some new employees in the near future, then you know the importance of being able to find the right people who are best suited for the job. After all, having quality and knowledgeable employees who are fully dedicated to their positions is the hands down best way to run a stable and successful practice. As the saying goes, a company is only as strong as its weakest link. As you begin your job search, then, there are some tips that you can keep in mind to increase your chances of success in finding great employees and reduce the time it takes to accomplish this.

1. Know Your Practice’ Weaknesses

The first step to finding good employees is to know which positions need to be filled or created within your company. In order to determine these positions, it is generally best to assess the company’s current operation and to look for weaknesses within it. For example, if you find that you are constantly scrambling to get everybody’s hours counted and paychecks submitted on time, then it might be time to hire an accountant or payroll specialist. By knowing in which areas your company could improve, you can best begin the process of finding employees to fill these gaps.

2. Include Precise Job Application Instructions

These days, regardless of the specific position you are looking to fill, having employees who are detail oriented is a huge asset. After all, employees with a close attention to detail are generally less likely to make mistakes that can cost the company valuable time and money. Furthermore, detail-oriented employees also tend to be more efficient at doing their jobs, contrary to popular belief.

As a way of weeding out non-detail-oriented candidates from those who do pay close attention to detail, it is a good idea to include some very specific job application instructions. This way, as you begin to review your applications, you can easily discard those who did not follow instructions carefully enough, saving you a lot of time and hassle in the long run. Consider including such instructions as formatting a resume in a certain way or using a certain font.

3. Be Exact About Job Descriptions

Many employees make the mistake of not disclosing enough information about the job itself in their postings. However, taking the time to write out a very detailed job description is a must if you want to attracts serious job candidates. After all, a vague job description will attract vaguely interested candidates. However, once they are aware of the specific job duties, a good number of them will likely grow disinterested and you will have wasted your time in calling them in for an interview. To save time and hassle, provide a very detailed description of the nature of the job. This way, you can rest assured that you will only be getting serious applicants.

Overall, finding a new employee can be a long and painstaking process, but you can make it much easier by following the above tips. Having a great dental team will also appeal to buyers when you’re looking to sell your practice.

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