Before Covid-19 hit and effectively shut down dental operations, the hiring process for the dental industry had remained unchanged for decades. But today, it’s a different workplace with new rules, new processes, and one that now requires adjustments for job seekers and dental employers. New job descriptions that are better reflective of the skills needed, as well as the culture and processes of a dental office, are critical. But once you write the perfect job description and attract the right candidates, then what? Continuing a robust, transparent exchange of information between candidates and employers is key to finding a good match. Consider adding some new questions to your standard interview questions. We’ve outlined some interview questions below for both candidates and employers to help assure you make a good decision with regard to your next employer/team member.
If you really want to go deep and assure the right fit, make sure to request and review any assessments the candidate has taken. Be willing to share any assessments that you or your dental office team have taken, as well. Knowing the personalities that you already have on staff helps you better understand where you need to fill gaps and holes in your team dynamic. It is invaluable in onboarding new team members and integrating them successfully into your team.
Be sure to follow best practices for interviewing like these from GetHiredRDH.com resume and interview expert, Doug Perry, so that you are better prepared to put your best and most authentic self forward. Taking your time to find the best fit the first time is always the best strategy. Hiring just anyone or taking just any job was costly before Covid-19. Now? It’s really costly.
Posted June 21, 2019
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Posted May 24, 2019
So you’ve decided to find a new job—only to discover that the market is scarce. Job markets (like any market) ebb and flow. Some months, like September and October, are better than others because a lot of companies want to hire before the frenzy of the holidays. Other months, like June and July, aren’t so […]
Posted May 10, 2019
Every working professional runs into a problematic coworker eventually. It’s simply the odds of working with other people. Not everyone you work with will mesh or vibe with your personality or work style. While you can solve a lot of these situations by just ignoring the person, bad coworkers can become a serious issue if […]