Posted August 23, 2016
Before I started DentalPost, I found myself temping in multiple dental offices, which gave me great insight into the world of hiring. One thing I noticed was the lack of consideration for the candidate’s core values, personality or how they will fit into the office culture. I thought if they would analyze those aspects as much as they considered the candidate’s skills, they would see less turnover.
About 4 years ago we added some tools to help you avoid these types of mistakes and to make a better hire using data. Well turns out, we were ahead of the curve! Offices in all industries are now using personality traits rather than focusing on skills when making a hiring decision. The days of hiring based solely on skills are gone! The Huffington Post recently published an article explaining why employers need to consider culture before making a hiring decision. DentalPost is here to help you get started. We have also added core values because studies show when you align core values of your team the office is more productive with less turnover, people are happier, patients are happier. Life is too short to work in a job you hate.
Here are some tips on how to use our online assessments and tools to make a hire that will align with your company’s culture:
I firmly believe this is where hiring is headed. We need to dig farther than the candidate’s skills. It’s important to remember, you are hiring the person, which includes these other aspects like their core values and personality type. Think about it this way- when you only hire a candidate after looking at their skills, you are hiring half the person. There is the whole other part of the candidate that you have failed to consider. Do they cooperate with others well? Do they value time off on weekends when you are open Saturdays? These things are equally important as the skills they are bringing to your office. Mismatched core values and a poor culture fit will result in unhappiness on both sides of the equation. You need to consider everything before making that hiring decision, it’s the future of the workplace, don’t get left behind!