Make Sure That You Hire The Right Person For Your Dental Practice!
Author: Izzy Dalrymple
There are a lot of times when hiring a new employee for your dental practice becomes a priority. Whether your practice grows and a new position opens up, or an old employee leaves and you need to replace that employee quickly. There can be many reasons you need to find a new employee, but how do you know who to hire?
Hiring the correct person can be extremely beneficial to your dental business. Not only can hiring the best candidate bring ROI back to your business, but also help with employee and patient retention!
But Who Should You Hire?
In a dental practice, there are many things to look for when hiring a new treatment coodinator, for example. There are hidden costs associated with hiring a new dental employee, from having to search for potential hires, sorting through the hires, and onboarding/training the new employee on the new systems. In the United States, on average, every new hire costs a business around $4,000 between the hiring and training processes.
$4,000 may not be a lot for a one time cost for some positions, but if you don't find the right employee the first time, that cost can ramp up quickly with low employee retention rates. On top of these factors, their attitude is extremely important when hiring. Making sure a potential dental team member fits with the practice's culture is key.
Negativity easily spreads and can be very harmful for your business, hiring the wrong person can be more of a financial burden then prolonging hiring a candidate. So it’s important to find the right employee the first time if possible! When speaking broadly, there are a few binding factors when it comes to finding the right person for most positions.
Making The Best Decision For Your Practice
In order to determine who you want to hire, there are some key questions to answer before taking the candidate! Those questions are:
- Has the candidate worked in the role before?
- What does the candidate bring to the business?
- Will you need to train the candidate?
- Will the candidate bring something new to the team?
- What is their attitude like, are they open minded?
When hiring your candidate, knowing what the potential new hire brings to the table is one of the most important things in the hiring process! It is important to find a candidate that needs minimal training and can excel in the position right away, and it is important to find someone with a more diverse background from the position to bring a new idea to completely change how the position is run.
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