The Recruiting Process Made Simple

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Simplicity is a key to avoiding complication. Part of the definition of simplicity is ‘not complex or complicated; sincere.’ Joyce Meyer

If you already have a recruiting plan in place, take a look at it and see if there are any areas you could improve upon, update or streamline. If you don’t have a plan for recruiting in your business, now’s the time to gather your thoughts and write your plan out so when you find your office in need of hiring someone, everyone knows their role.

Here are five recommended recruiting practices to increase your chances of making your next hire a great match for your office.

1. Define what you are looking for. How can you recruit if you don’t even know what you need? Write a clear job description. Not only does this help you, it also helps the candidate decide if the job is right for them.

2. Determine why you are hiring and get input from your team on the potential new hires. Are you replacing a previous employee? Figure out what ultimately made the employee leave to avoid the same mistake. Having your team host a candidate for lunch is a great addition to the recruiting process. Their input is valuable.

3. Do your homework and know the going pay rate for the job. Research salary surveys and advertised positions on job boards.

4. Be truthful about the job. Don’t sugarcoat the challenges. If you recently added a second dentist and opened another operatory to your office, and you’re smack in the middle of figuring out how best to work the schedule and circulate staff, let the candidates know the challenges upfront. Some candidates are not comfortable working in unstructured environments.

5. Recruit through every avenue you can imagine. Cast your net wide and far. Social media, sales reps, patients, job boards, your business website, industry contacts, employee referrals local chambers of commerce.

There are a lot of things you can do to streamline your recruitment process, and it all starts with making a plan. We’ve seen these five tips work really well for those who are planning to hire, and we hope they will help your practice too!

Kim Knapp
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Kim Knapp

With more than 25 years of clinical and admin experience in the dental field, I serve the employment needs of dental professionals and practices as President of Dental Temps Professional Services, as an HR Consultant for Bent Ericksen & Assoc. and as a speaker. I’m also a mom, a runner, and an artist, married to my best friend.
Kim Knapp
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About Kim Knapp

With more than 25 years of clinical and admin experience in the dental field, I serve the employment needs of dental professionals and practices as President of Dental Temps Professional Services, as an HR Consultant for Bent Ericksen & Assoc. and as a speaker. I’m also a mom, a runner, and an artist, married to my best friend.