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Kevin Tighe
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Dental Hiring Tips

Dental Hiring Tips

12/9/2013 8:04:40 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 6314

Tip #1

Most employees at my favorite local restaurant have been there for years. The service is always heads and shoulders above other establishments in the area. Recently I complimented the manager and asked what her secret was. I got a very quick reply:

"Drug testing” she said with a wink.

Check your local and state laws and drug test if you can.

Tip #2

A dentist who bought our dental staff office training manuals last year told me he now uses the manuals as part of his hiring procedure. He has the applicants go home with our General Policy Manual and read it. Then if the applicant actually comes back and passes an open book test, he hires them. I thought that was a creative way to determine if an applicant has initiative and can understand written policy.

Tip #3

Ask applicants about their past accomplishments. What this does is highlight the go-getters, those who take initiative and get things done. Of course, we also recommend that you verify those accomplishments because you can run across some pretty good story tellers. Also watch out for the people who just give you a job title - there are plenty of people who run around looking very busy but get nothing accomplished.

Tip #4

Hiring sources:

a. Dentaltown Classifieds

b. Craig's List, dentalpost.com, dentaljobs.com, dentreps.com and/or indeed.com

c. Dental representatives

d. Local Dental Societies

e. Your current staff can be of help. They often know others in the area and who might be looking for a job. They can also use social media such as Facebook to get the word out.

f. For assistants or hygienists: Call your sub list. Ask if any of them want a full time job.

g. For assistants: Check Dental Assisting Programs

h. Keep your eyes open! There are good people everywhere including your patients. I recall a client who observed a waitress at a local business who seemed really sharp. He offered to train her. She has worked out really, really well.

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