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Recruiting the Best Talent for Your Dental Practice

Attracting the most desirable job candidates is a key part of your dental practice’s success. You have patients’ and employees’ needs to tend to and don’t have a lot of time to find qualified candidates. Knowing this, there are several ways for recruiting the best talent for your dental practice and still have plenty of time in a day. Here are four ways you to get you started along with time-saving tips.

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Some of the most valuable referrals come from the employees you already have. Encourage your current staff to spread the word about job opportunities. You can offer cash or other incentives to encourage employees to participate as well.

Time-Saving Tip: One of the quickest ways for your employees to find referrals is through their social media contacts. You can ask your employees to post your dental practice’s open positions on Facebook or Twitter. Doing so may result in a same-day response and application - saving you the time.  

Bonus: To find out more on how to recruit and other HR topics for your dental practice, click here.

Career Website Page

You can post your open positions all over social media and various job sites, but if your website doesn’t have the actual listings under an easy-to-access “Careers” page, you’re wasting time. Make sure you have a “Careers” page on your website where you list open positions and describe your company's mission and culture. Make it enticing, too, so that potential candidates want to be part of your company.  

Time-Saving Tip: Make your dental practice’s “Careers” page simple in order to recruit the best talent. There’s no need to complicate it - it should be straightforward, easy-to-read, and uncluttered. Plus, a complicated web page will only take time and money.

Online Job Boards

Use free job boards such as Craigslist.com and/or job board aggregator sites such as SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com. You can also pay to post openings to job boards such as Monster.com, CarreerBuilder.com, GlassDoor.com, and to local or regional job boards and newspapers if you have the extra funds to do so.

Time-Saving Tip: Just as your “Careers” page on your website should be simple and straightforward, so should your postings. Don’t take too much time writing elaborate job descriptions and details. Instead, only include the most important and pertinent information that is still engaging and enticing to potential candidates.  

Social Media

Social media is a growing recruiting strategy for small businesses because it is a low-cost way to recruit, source, interview, and stay in touch with candidates. So, make social media a must-have as you recruit candidates. Also, as previously stated, your employees can choose to become part of your social media sharing of job openings. Social media allows you to reach a large amount of people in a short amount of time, so take advantage of it.

Time-Saving Tip: Some of the most effective recruiting can come from posting your job openings to the correct social media groups. In other words, find groups on Facebook for dental practices and post your openings. Specific groups are an easy way to find candidates that are already either qualified, or know someone who is and will shorten your recruiting time.

Wanting to learn more? Check out our complimentary eBook “The Dental Practice’s Guide to Human Resources”

What other ideas do you have to recruit the best talent for your dental practice? We’d love to hear your ideas. Comment below!