Your staff is your most valuable asset. So why not use your happy and productive employees to their full potential?
Over the past few years, branding, and marketing strategies have changed do to our increasingly digital and social world. Many companies are starting to understand the value of being social and encouraging their own employees to be an extension of their marketing and sales strategy. Having your staff be advocates, or ambassadors, of your practice is a valuable way to implement that social strategy. Continue reading “5 Ways To Make Your Staff Advocates Or Ambassadors Of Your Practice”
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. Continue reading “Why your practice needs defined job descriptions:”
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: Continue reading “Top Interview Blunders To Watch For”
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. Continue reading “How to Attract & Keep The Right Staff For Your Dental Practice”
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. Continue reading “Considering becoming a dental assistant?”
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! Graduates want to do meaningful work in a supportive work environment. They want to be well-compensated for the great jobs they are doing.
Here are some quick tips on how to get a position you like and keep it! Continue reading “Just Graduated? Ready to get to it?! “
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
Continue reading “Employees vs. Independent Contractors – The Great Dental Debate”
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”
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”
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”