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How to Attract and Retain Talent

It’s no secret that the dental industry is competitive for freelancers and non-freelancers alike. Hiring the top talent can be difficult, as professionals know their skills are in demand. Additionally, employees with proven track records like to grow their careers, which sometimes requires changing jobs. For dental offices, it’s important to attract the best talent you can and keep it, but how do you do that?

Understand the Field

When you’re trying to attract the best of the best, you need to know what your candidates expect out of a job. If you’re going into an interview blind about your competition, you can’t get the top talent. You must be competitive with other dental offices and hiring agencies. You should know what other competitors are willing to pay for the same position you need.

Create Perfectly Tailored Job Descriptions

To ensure you get the candidates you want, create detailed and accurate job descriptions. Pinpoint the exact education, experience, personality, skills, job responsibilities, and hours, so applicants know what to expect. You can even include working conditions, office conditions, pay range, and more. This will help attract the specific type of candidate you want.

Speak with Your Current Employees About Satisfaction

This is one of the best methods for attracting and keeping your employees. Send out surveys to get information about what your employees like and dislike. You can ask for suggestions to make improvements as well. This information allows you to market your open jobs to future employees better. By knowing what your employees like, and improving working conditions, you can show potential employees you have attractive conditions and are always open to change. Employees love working somewhere they know their opinions will be heard and appreciated.

Practice Interviews

Having good interview skills is not only important for prospective employees, but the interviewer should be strong at interviewing as well. Have a specific list of questions to ask every candidate, so you can get to know them better. They’ll know you’re genuinely interested in their background, personality, and abilities. If you can give meaningful interviews and impress potential employees, chances are they’ll want to work for you.

Encourage Growth

If you want to make sure you keep the talent you’ve recruited, you must encourage growth within your office. Provide career enrichment services. You can offer pay raises, increased responsibility, and more freedom. Show your staff you trust them and are willing to help them reach their goals. Encourage them to go to seminars or events where they will have the chance to enhance their dental skillsets.

Provide Feedback

By giving feedback, advice, and education, your staff will know you care about them. Give them feedback through performance reviews. Like encouraging growth, this shows your employees you’re invested in them. They know you want them to improve, and they’ll appreciate the assistance and the challenges given.

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