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Hiring for Vision Clinics - If the Shoe Fits, Wear It!

Note: This is an excerpt from our new eBook “The Vision Clinic’s Guide to Human Resources.” To download a complimentary copy, click here.

Do you remember the first time you hired someone for your vision clinic? Weren’t you excited? I know I sure was the first time I hired for my small business. Truth is, hiring is exciting! It’s a time where you can convey your passion and love for your small business to another individual in order to carry on what you have worked hard to establish. So, let’s talk about a time-saving motto that will help you hire smarter and faster - “if the shoe fits, wear it.”

This easy-as-pie motto is simple, yet effective, and will bring a new light to your business and improve the way you hire.

Simplify the Hiring ProcessHiring for Vision Clinics: If the Shoe Fits, Wear It!

You might be thinking, “how does ‘if the shoe fits, wear it’ apply to my vision clinic?” Let’s think of it in a simple, yet effective, example. When you’re in need of new shoes, you go to a shoe store and try on various shoes to find the one you like. Once you do find the right fit, style, and price, do you buy it? Absolutely.

Similarly, when you need to hire a new employee, you’re interviewing candidates with the intent of hiring. So, when you find a candidate with the right experience, personality, and passion, what do you do? Hire them. Don’t over-complicate your hiring process or drag out the time to hire.

Additionally, if you follow the traditional mantra "hire slow, fire fast" you might be wasting valuable time with the position going unfilled, or lose the candidate to another company that is ready to hire. Remember, when the when the shoe fits, wear it.

Related: “How to Hire Right the First Time.”

Evaluate Current Employees for Future Success

Bringing on new candidates is exciting and all, but equally important is your current staff. In other words, make sure your current employees are performing their very best and want to be a part of your vision clinic’s success.

You cannot afford to keep candidates who are not performing or under-performing. At small businesses every employee is important and every employee impacts your brand and your bottom line. If you have given an employee plenty of room to improve and they still have not made progress, it is time to let them go. At that point, you can hire someone who is willing and ready to work hard.

Show Confidence in Your New Hire and Current Employees

Lastly, remember your employees are an essential component of your vision clinic’s success. Show confidence in your employees and their talents. In other words, if you’re hiring right, and evaluating your current employees, you’ll have a team that is ready and willing to help make your vision clinic the best out there. So, recognize and reward your employees with confidence.

Conclusion

As you incorporate the motto “if the shoe fits, wear it” into your vision clinic, you’ll save time in your hiring process, and you’ll be able to devote more time to serving your patients and running your small business.

What other hiring techniques have you used for your vision clinic and what do you think about “if the shoe fits, wear it?” Comment below, we’d love to hear your feedback!