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Employees vs. Independent Contractors – The Great Dental Debate

In the dental industry, it has been a long standing, common practice to use “staffing agencies” and then subsequently misclassify those workers as independent contractors…and why not!  Employers have no fiduciary responsibility for the following when hiring contractors:

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

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

I don’t really mean this, but 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 profile updated.  Continue reading “Why You Should Ditch Your Family and Apply to Jobs this Holiday Season”

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.  Continue reading “Finding the Right Dental Office”

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?  Continue reading “Positive Communication”