Letting an employee go is one of the most difficult aspects of running a business. And if you’re an employee, getting fired is always a shock, even if you might […]
Tonya recently had the privilege of sitting down with Mark Hartley, editor of RDH Magazine, to talk about his career and RDH Magazine.
In the dental job market there are some rules to interviewing that previous to now were unwritten. Adhere to these to stay out of trouble.
A recent survey revealed how much time hiring managers spend looking over each resume that hits their desk. Surprisingly, the most common response was four to five minutes. Although, when a separate study by a major career matching site conducted their own eye-tracking report, they found something far more revealing.
Want to know the secret to creating a thriving hygiene department? Quality! It seems simplistic and cliché, but it’s true. Quality equals quantity. The higher the level of care delivered by your hygienists the more productive they will be. Not to mention the larger effect of healthier patients and a happier hygiene team.
In a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies, Nathan Mlot a Mechanical Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology published an article about fire ants. While a single fire ant struggles when exposed to water, a group of the same fire ants when working closely together can float effortlessly for days.
So the ADA meeting in New Orleans on Halloween was quite fitting with all the scary things going on that are changing the landscape of Dentistry.
Let’s say you have done your part to put together an awesome resume and made it through to the interview stage. A new fad in dental interview formats could mean your hard work is not yet over. With the rise in popularity of group interviews many dental practices are adopting this format over one-on-one interviews in attempts to save time, reduce turnover, and determine which of their candidates best fit into their office culture.
Many dental offices are now straying away from the customary approach of conducting one-on-one interviews and shifting to group interviews to get a sense of how employees will work in a team setting. These types of interview settings often have the candidates work together to solve problems, simulate a challenging work situation, involve the discussion of ideas or opinions, or test leadership skills.
You’re hiring again. You know, that often tedious process of finding the right person for your company that is qualified yet likable at the same time. A lot goes into the hiring process which also means there is a lot of room to hire the wrong person. One of the most effective ways to prevent this from happening is to write a job ad that speaks volumes about what your dental practice is really like. So what are we really talking about here?