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Why your practice needs defined job descriptions:

Does your practice have job descriptions? 

Better yet… does your practice have job descriptions that are written out, defined, and shared with the team? Or are they all still up in your head? 

One of the biggest problems we see with the practices we work with is not having roles clearly defined into job descriptions. This leads to inconsistent expectations between staff and managers, can lead to higher turnout, and ultimately a difficult working environment. 

Top Reasons Why People DON’T Do Job Descriptions:

  1. Won’t Take The Time: Most people simply procrastinate on making job descriptions. They see the daily needs of a dental practice taking up too much valuable time. The truth is, though, that you can’t afford to ignore this and it is worth every minute of your time to map out job descriptions.
  2. Don’t Know What To Put: Another big hurdle is that managers and doctors don’t know what needs to be in a job description. They don’t know what to do and that paralyzes them. Instead of researching, asking other doctors for ideas, or creating an initial draft, they ignore the problem and hope it will work out. (Most times it comes back to bite you!)
  3. Afraid to Offend. Some people we’ve talked to don’t like to make job descriptions because they are afraid of making the working environment too “corporate,” and fear they will lose the family feel they have with their staff. 

So, why are job descriptions so vital for your practice? There are SO many reasons, but here are just a few:

  1. Saves you time: Many think of writing job descriptions as taking too much time, but it’s a practice you invest some time in up front, but can use time and time again. Once you have job descriptions written, you can do slight edits if you need to, but you can use those same job descriptions for years with any new staff you bring in.
  2. Sets expectations: Job descriptions make it easy to set expectations with your staff so that they know exactly what their role is. They don’t have to guess if they are doing the right tasks or not, and YOU know exactly what you’re looking for from them. 
  3. Solves conflicts with less conflict. It’s much easier to have a conversation with an employee about performance when you have a written set of guidelines you can point back to. When staff aren’t meeting the job description, it’s much easier to refer to that list in the conversation. It makes hard conversations more objective and allows you to keep emotions out of the mix. 
  4. Makes hiring easier. When you’re hiring for temp staff or permanent staff, having job descriptions can make the onboarding process much easier. It saves everyone time, including your office manager, other staff, the temp/new staff, and you. Simply share the written information with the staff member before they come in or at the beginning of the day and then allow them a chance to ask questions. 
  5. Focus on culture. Job descriptions may feel more formal, but they actually free you up to be more interactive and engaging with your staff and patients. Instead of dealing with excessive drama or underperforming staff, you can focus on learning personality styles, providing better care, and having fun with your team. You can focus on the culture and let the job description simply be the foundation you build upon. 

Job descriptions are a vital piece to any successful practice. They’re helpful for both employees AND managers in almost any working environment, but even more in such a tight-knit group like a dental team. As you build your dental team, we’re here to help!

Top Interview Blunders To Watch For

Looking for a job? You’ll want to pay attention to this.

Hiring for a job? Watch for these warning signs in applicants.

Whether you’re hiring or looking for a job, you will want to watch for these signs in an interview. These are signals that the candidate is not meeting basic professional standards. Interviews are a time when people often want to put their best foot forward. If they aren’t doing that for you in an interview, do you think they’ll be much better when they are in everyday work situations? Here are the top six most common interview blunders that can be big turnoffs in the hiring process:

Talking while chewing gum.  This can be a huge distraction and make you look less qualified for the position than you are. It has a juvenile connotation to it and can be extremely distracting for the hiring team. If you want fresh breath for the interview, opt for a mint instead of chewing gum so that you don’t forget to spit it out.

Dissing Previous Employers.  Talking down about past employers is a big no-no. It rarely paints you in a good light and makes the potential employer wonder what you’ll be saying about them if you ever move onto something else. It’s just something you want to avoid. 

Appearing Arrogant. Arrogance is a major turnoff because it signals to the hiring team that you aren’t teachable. They are going to be looking for someone who can grow, change, and support the team. Arrogant people are going to be harder to flex with a team of multiple people.

Appearing Disinterested. Do you really want this? That’s what a hiring team is going to be asking themselves if you appear disinterested during the interview. Don’t waste their time, or yours. Show interest and ask questions to show that you are interested in the role. 

Wearing the Wrong Attire. Dress professionally and dress the part for the industry. Showing you care about your appearance is one big signal to a future employer that you will care how you show up to the patients. First impressions matter, so make sure you aren’t underdressing or wearing inappropriate clothes for an interview.

Answering The Phone. While odd to think anyone would ever do this, 71% of hiring managers polled in a study said they’ve had people answer their phones during an interview. That’s not even including answering texts or other nonverbal notifications that come through your mobile device. Just turn your phone on silent and ignore it for the hour. Trust us, you’ll survive. 

If you’ve ever done any of these blunders, you aren’t alone. That doesn’t mean, though, that you need to have them happen again. If you’re going to take the time for an interview, make the best use of your time and put your best foot forward. Good impressions can be a big deal in helping you secure the job of your dreams, and they can help practice owners find the perfect candidate for their jobs. 

How to Attract & Keep The Right Staff For Your Dental Practice

The right team is a rare gem for many dental practices and when you find the right people, you want to make sure they stick around. So, what can you do to attract and keep the right talent? How can you keep people engaged with your team and excited to come in each day? The truth is that there ARE a few strategic things you can do to attract the right fit for your staff and you CAN do specific things to help keep them on board. 

Attract The Right Staff to Your Dental Practice:

  1.  Make your descriptions and needs clear from the start. Create a good working description of what you are hiring for, whether it’s for a temp position or a permanent position. The most specific you are, the more the staff can visualize and check the boxes on if they fit those qualifications. 
  2. Offer fair compensation. One of the keys to attracting quality staff is to make sure that you are paying fair or competitive wages. You don’t have to break the bank, but if you go cheap on wages, you will find a revolving door of staff. 
  3. Put your best foot forward. When engaging with prospective staff, remember that they are interviewing your practice as much as you are interviewing them. Be fully present in interviews. Smile and have body language that shows you’re interested in hearing about them. 
  4. Take care of your existing staff. A solid team will be a great selling point to anyone temping or checking out your practice. If you take good care of your team, they’ll naturally make new people want to join in the fun. 
  5. Work with the right staffing company. Find a staffing company that provides quality options, support for staff and practices, and one that makes the process as efficient as possible. That’s what we’re always striving to do at DTSS.

Keeping the Right Talent in Your Dental Practice

  1. Have clearly defined policies. When staff know what to expect from their boss, they are able to focus on the work instead of guessing if they are doing the right things. Have clearly defined roles, written policies, and clear communication with the team on new policies so that it’s clear what everyone is expected to do. 
  2. Do annual reviews. So many practice owners say they will do annual or regular reviews, but they never do. Make these a priority, which will signal to your staff that you care about their success on the team.
  3. Encourage first and always. Positive reinforcement is a great motivator and so vital for any successful dental team. If you want to keep the right talent, make sure they know they’re appreciated and that you value their expertise. 
  4. Surprise them! Surprise treats are always a fun motivator for any team. It can be something small like a snack, or can be a bigger gift as well. Do things regularly to make sure your team knows you care.

The time you spend on hiring can be tiresome, which is why you want to make sure you are attracting the RIGHT talent, and also keeping them once they’re on the team. Contrary to popular belief, staff WILL stick around if it’s a good fit. It takes a few intentional moves to get the right people in place, but when you do, you’ll find that any effort was well worth it!

Considering becoming a dental assistant?

Have you thought about becoming a dental assistant?

 

Ever wondered what it takes? The need for dental assistants continues to grow year after year so now is the time to get into it!

Entry into Dentistry

Are you uncertain about being in the dental field? Well consider this! You can become an assistant in between four months and two years. No 4-year degree needed to dip your toes in before taking the plunge.

There is a wide range of what you can learn and be trained in so I do not recommend online programs which have no hands on curriculum. The shorter programs of four, six, or nine months can be full time and intense. A hard worker that goes above and beyond can become a great assistant with any legitimate education.

As a dental assistant, you will learn a lot about dentistry in general, whether you like it or not. You can use your experience to decide if you want to transition into a different role in the office like front office, hygienist, lab tech, or dentist.

When looking into programs, look at the length of time a program takes to complete as well as the hours of commitment in a day or week. Next, check the quality of the program, the instructor’s education, the facilities equipment, and the curriculum. Also check to see if they have a placement or alumni program, all while keeping in mind your own personal obligations such as; job, family, and hobbies.

Each state has their own rules, regulations, and polices, so check online for your state’s requirements. Typically, you will participate in a program that is 1-2 years long, through a junior college or a privately

owned facility. These provide both the education and hands-on training necessary to give your patients the proper care. For this reason alone, I would lean away from any online only dental assisting programs.

Great Space to Learn

A dental assistant helps everyone in the office!

Sometimes they pull charts or welcome patients to help the front office. They may help the dental hygienists with perio charting and turning over their operatory. Primarily though, they will be sterilizing the instruments and assisting the dentist during treatment of patients.

As a dental assistant, you gain knowledge in everyone’s position throughout the office. This can help you determine if you want to take a different path in dentistry or if being a dental assistant is your chosen career for now.

Caring and Compassion is Key

Finally, though possibly most important, this is a healthcare service position in the field of dentistry. You have to truly care and show compassion for your patients. Being a good listener is important for them to feel comfortable in a situation that many find painful and scary.  Your patience, confidence, and friendly attitude will help them relax and make their experience as smooth and rewarding as it can be.

Does this sound like the job for you? If so, go out, gather some basic information, and let us know if we can help!

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

Just Graduated? Ready to get to it?! 

Most new graduates come out in May or June and are hungry to sink their teeth into some of the work they have been studying for years! 

Here are some quick tips on how to get a position you like and keep it! 

Uncertain which offices you should apply to?  You can check out some tips here!

Be organized and reliable! 

These usually go hand-in-hand but always be on time, be prepared, and be responsible!  

  • Be 10-15 minutes early for your shift in case of traffic  
  • Pack your lunch and some snacks so you have lots of energy for the day 
  • If you have trouble arriving on time, make sure everything is ready the night before for  you to jump up, grab it, and go! 

Be a team player! 

Not everything in the office is your responsibility but seeing where you can help out endears you to the staff and gives you the opportunity to develop new skills! Sometimes, just knowing how to stay positive is all it takes to turn someone else’s day around.

For example, if you often have patients that don’t show, you could make reminder calls the day before to help make sure your day doesn’t fall apart. Learning how to professionally remind people to come to their appointments is a great skill set to develop! 

Try, try, try again! 

I recommend you try out a bunch of different offices to get as much experience in as many different environments as possible! This will give you a much broader experience of what you do or do not like about the – 

  • operatories 
  •  doctors 
  • coworkers 
  •  kinds of patients 

and many more things you hadn’t even considered! 

 If you are interested, we have a much larger list! Simply sign up here today – https://brisk.workxpress.com/CandidateRegistration/dtss and we will make sure you get one! 

 Hopefully this helps you get a jump start on your new career, or new career move, and if you have any questions, let me know! 

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

Employees vs. Independent Contractors – The Great Dental Debate

In the dental industry, it is very common to use “staffing agencies” to fill openings for a short time. Really what this amounts to for most dental offices is a referral service where the “staffing agency” sends a person to help and incurs none of the risks involved – no taxes, no insurance, no nothin’. In the contracts for dealing with these agencies, they often push all of the burden onto the office thus the dentist is legally supposed to make these one day workers full-time employees… Just full-time for a very short period of time.

The big problem with full-time employees, for any period of time, is that they require benefits, taxes, and more. Nobody wants to take care of all of the extra paperwork incurred by bringing these employees on and so many have perpetuated the myth that they can actually be hired as “independent contractors.”

According to federal tax law, employers are responsible for very different options between employees and independent contractors.

Employers have no fiduciary responsibility for the following for independent contractors –

  • Mandatory lunch or work breaks
  • FICA (Federal Insurance Contribution Act) Tax vs.
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation Injury Insurance
  • Vacation time
  • Sick leave
  • Insurance
  • Retirement

With all of this cost avoidance, why wouldn’t dental offices, nay, ANY office not choose to use independent contractors?

The reason is very simple. It’s illegal. Any practice can claim they are just using independent contractors, but the federal laws are pretty clear about who actually classifies under this.

This is a simple test from the California Dental Association –

“Before classifying an employee, employers should consider the following factors:

  • The individual takes instructions from you or a manager regarding when, where and how work is completed.
  • The individual receives training from your practice, is required to attend meetings and is expected to abide by practice policies.
  • The practice is somewhat dependent on the type of service provided by the individual.
  • The individual must personally perform the contracted services.
  • The practice supplies support staff (DA, RDA) to assist the individual.
  • The individual provides ongoing services to the practice.
  • The practice determines the individual’s work hours.
  • The expected duration of the relationship is long term.
  • The individual performs the work on practice premises.
  • The practice provides equipment, tools or other supplies to the individual.
  • The practice has the right to discharge the individual.
  • The individual may terminate his or her services at any time without penalty.

If the employer marked several boxes above, it’s likely that the person is an employee and not an independent contractor.”

It is highly likely that the hygienist that you brought in for two days to cover a sick employee, or that assistant that helped out for a several month maternity leave, would both technically be classified as employees and not independent contractors. Not only should you have the humane reason that you want to compensate your employees what they deserve but should your practice fall into the sights of the IRS, it is likely there would be issues.

What can we do to avoid breaking the law while simultaneously treating our employees with the respect they deserve? 

Use a staffing company that takes care of all the potential liability while also compensating the staff well.

Make sure to ask the staffing companies these two questions. We recommend you find a company before you have a need so you can know what risks you would be incorporating if you were working with them.

– Will the staffing company be covering the employee’s insurance, taxes, and benefits, or are you?

– Will the staff be hired as an employee or an independent contractor?

Depending on how the company responds, you will have to ask yourself how you would like your company to be viewed and what risks you are willing to take.

Hopefully you have a better idea about the differences between employees and independent contractors and can now make a more educated decision about how you want to run your business.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to reach out and we can help!

 

Have a great day!

 

Shannon

 

References:

https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/3825-employees-vs-independent-contractors-in-dentistry?fbclid=IwAR170W_e1OlvHrdmNzq4rag1Zk9UsFTwEXCrd5ESU1qNfKr4ew5M97rPYhg

https://www.cda.org/news-events/employee-or-independent-contractor


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

Why You Should Ditch Your Family and Apply to Jobs this Holiday Season

I don’t really mean this buuuuut I kind of do… and here’s why:

First, let’s talk about all the networking opportunities. They’re literally everywhere and all the time during the holidays and not just regular business gatherings and meetings- there are plenty of parties! Even if these are just with family and friends, you never know who will show up. Use this time to find the people who work in your area of interest (or know the people who work there) and make new friends. It’s a good idea to have some business cards ready as well as your LinkedIn.

About that LinkedIn… you will have plenty of time to dust it off and make it look great! There’s all sorts of time off available, you just have to use it wisely. So update those resumes and make sure your profile picture is looking good!

You know what helps with looking good? Exercise and some new clothes! During all this free time, you could be shopping at all the sales for a new interview outfit or to start the next part of your life in style and since there is no excuse not to hit the gym after all that ham!

Here’s another thing: there is significantly less competition right now for a new job. Don’t believe anything that says no one hires until the new year; if you don’t try, you’ll never know! And if you wait, there will be more people going for the spot you want. Plus, your hard work will be very apparent when the only call to the hiring manager is you.

And finally, since it is during the holidays and they want their time too, you may be able to negotiate start dates until the new year. This will give you a little extra time to hang out with your family!

Jealousy


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

 

Finding the Right Dental Office

Are you looking for a dental office where you feel like part of a family? One where you can grow with through the years?

Let’s face it… We all want to be part of a great working environment especially because we spend most of our time on the job. Few get lucky enough to find that on their first go around. It may take several bad choices to find that perfect, right choice; a dental office that you belong in. If you are a dental hygienist, dental assistant, floater, front desk worker, or dental lab technician, this article could save you a lot of time and grief.

Imagine this scenario…

You are excited to get back to work and you have submitted your resume to a dental office from a local ad. One of those ads had a phrase that caught your attention: “Come join our dental family and become a part of our fun team. We provide benefits, great pay, time off, and a great team that helps one another.” That’s what you want, right? You want to be a part of a fun family that works together, don’t you?

Your first day comes and you show up 30 minutes early, but no one else was there. The rest of the office gets there, opens with five minutes till the hour, and by this time the first patient is waiting at the door with you. You let them know you’re the new assistant. The staff brings you back to briskly let you know; ‘you can put your purse there, here’s today’s schedule, you will be working out of these two operatories, and your first patient is waiting.’ You feel like you were just thrown to the wolves, left there, all alone but you’re a trooper, you know your stuff, you got this.

You set up for the procedure and, by looking through the drawers, find most everything you need. Halfway through the procedure the doctor needs a special instrument. You stop, leave the room, ask someone where it is, re-glove, start again just to once again have to fetch something else, same drill all over again. Running an hour behind, with no help from anyone, you feel incompetent. It was just day one.. things will get better you tell yourself but, unfortunately, similar scenarios continue to play out through the week.

This lack of support plus you discovered the “time off” mentioned in the ads was just five holidays and one week vacation after you’ve been there for two years. Your pay is $2.00 less than you thought and you get 25% off your dental work. WOW.

Does this sound familiar to you? Has this scenario happened to you or a friend?

If so, here are some tips and tricks to avoid this situation and to ensure you make the right choice in finding the right dental family.

1. Find a reputable staffing company that cares about their clients and candidate’s needs.
This takes the majority of the hassle of finding a job away from you. They know the offices, the people, their philosophies, and they have feedback from others that went before you. Make sure they are going to hire you properly and that you are properly compensated. They have already built relationships with the dental families and can act, on your behalf, to find the right fit. This eliminates all the time, energy, and cost you would have to print resumes, drive out to twenty different offices, awkwardly talk to staff about current positions in the hope that you will stand out, and finally getting a call back. If you temp through a quality staffing company, they will know you, your preferences and strengths, and be able to place you to maximize synergy for all parties involved.

2. Have a working interview for a minimum of two weeks to minimize negative surprises.
We all have been through a honeymoon period in a relationship – everyone puts on their smiles, isn’t bothered by little things, and generally meshes well. If you only know someone in a honeymoon period, you will think everything will always go well and we all know it’s better to know how people work under stress. By having a longer working interview, it puts everyone involved in several different scenarios over time, which gives all parties time to see if the relationship will even have a chance.

3. Get everything in writing.
Require that everything, such as start date, rate of pay, all benefits (uniform allowance, dental work, holidays, vacations, time off, continuing education, etc.), over time, time off, duties, and expectations all be enumerated before you start. This should be in the form of a contract with all parties’ signatures to assure that there is no confusion and that all parties are certain of expectations.

4. Get a copy of the contract, the office manual, and policy & procedures.
By having a copy of all pertinent documents, you can help prevent any future manipulation and unreasonable demands. Knowledge is power and having all of the information at your disposal will help keep you operating to your potential and help prevent any legal issues.

5. Ask to be assigned a lead/mentor to be there for you until you’re comfortable on your own.
Having someone to help guild you around a new space makes the transition much easier as well as helping to build camaraderie. What could take you twenty minutes to find on your own takes less than one minute when someone else already knows where it is. Learning through someone who has already experienced the pitfalls exponentially decreases your training time.

If you ensure all of the previous pertinent steps are taken, the right office will come sooner, and you will be in a space you enjoy going to everyday where you, and your dental family, will grow for years to come. 😊

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

Positive Communication

In the workplace, whether you’re a manager or an employee, positive and efficient communication on the job is crucial. Every action, word, mistake, and even lack of communicating will mean something to the other party. They will be interpreted based off of their own experiences and that could mean getting exactly what you wanted or something near apocalyptic disaster. So how can you start improving those skills needed?

Nonverbal communication can be just as important as verbal. Approaching coworkers with a smile and being relaxed is more likely to create a positive response than if you were rigid and unapproachable. Meet their eyes with yours and pay attention to how the other person is responding to you. Are they comfortable? Is what you’re doing helping or hurting the situation? Then, if you do speak, watch your tone and keep it respectful and friendly.

Constructive criticism is a part of everyday life though often given and received poorly. While it is important to stay honest, stray from being too forward and being mean to whoever you are trying to help. Everyone learned the “Compliment Sandwich” in school. Sandwich the bad thing with the good that the person accomplished during the task. After saying what it was that needs work, mentions some tips and strategies for handling the job in the desired way. If you’re the one receiving the feedback, refrain from personalizing the criticism. It’s not supposed to be an attack on you as a person. The feedback is meant to change a result that your action did, so take it as beneficial mentoring to better your workplace environment.

If you think the constructive criticism you received was incorrect, bring that up but before doing so, understand the situation from their side. Determine whether the source of the feedback is actually positive by keeping an open mind about their job as well as your own. This is about you learning from your mistakes and making the workplace better.

In the end, practice makes perfect and if you are in a decision-making role, set up exercises so to strengthen intra-office communication. One such thing is for the addition of communication skills in the employee training programs. Another is to periodically hold team-building exercises. This will creatively speed up how your employees work with each other by allowing them to figure out the best way to communicate and solve problems. Also, by promoting the people who communicate most effectively, you can set the bar for employee performance. Just remember that you have to be one of the best communicators if you expect others to do it too.

Jealousy


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657 

Rain, Rain

I imagine most people remember singing the song ‘Rain rain, go away, come again another day’. If you think about it, we may even find ourselves muttering that same verse today as well. Every day is different though and I’m sure we all like it to rain at some point; just not on the days we want to play outside, right?

Rain can be described as so many different backdrops or moods. Rain can be a lifesaver or the demise of so much. Rain can bring droughts or floods. Rain is beautiful and yet can be so scary and powerful.

I remember as a little girl playing in the south Florida rain showers. I’d splash in the puddles, go romping in the ditches, and as a young teen, playing out a scene in ‘GREASE’ in the rain, singing ‘hopelessly devoted to you’. I also remember when it rained so much, it flooded out our small town in Illinois and Founder’s Day was canceled that year.

There are times when the fires rage heedlessly through towns and forests leaving nothing but devastation. We pray and hope to find an end through the wet downpours while others in different places pray and hope for the sun to shine and the floods to subside. It may be a balance that is off kilter or it may be a cleansing of so many other things we don’t understand, or even think about.

What is rain, you say? It is a cycle of water. It is created by the evaporation from the ground that travels upward and condenses in a cloud. The more water that condenses, the heavier the cloud, and when it gets too heavy, it will burst open and release all of the condensation to the ground. You could imagine it like you were filling up a balloon(cloud) while holding it at the top. Eventually it gets heavy enough that the water (rain) bursts forth.

How does it help us? Well besides water being a critical part of life, rain provides moisture for a farmer’s crop, for the the forests that provide us with oxygen, and all of the other animals on this planet. Rain filters the dust out of the air. Rain shapes the earth.

There is nothing like that sweet crisp smell of a new fallen rain. Have you ever wondered why that smell occurs? That awesome smell is produced by a mixture of plant oils, bacteria, and the ozone.

Rain is very important to us and to the land we live in; not only for survival but also for the beauty it brings.

I will have to say, moving to the Pacific Northwest was very difficult for me to get used to the almost continuous drizzle. Without this rain though, Washington State would not be as beautiful and green as it is and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. So on that note I will grab a blanket, curl up on the couch, and sit and listen to the rain sing.

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services and dental staffing agencies are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant dental staffing agency solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs. 

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s dental staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a one-stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the dentist who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for those looking to gain the next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources. 

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides all the services of a dental staffing agency and much, much more all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.  

Sound interesting? 

Check these out- 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/ 

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS 

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3ZlEjIYyfliRlWgO9WLPQ/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/ 

Or call 888-653-1657