“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” First impressions are just that – the initial opportunity to set a tone or influence an opinion. Similarly, the onboarding process will be the first impression the new employee has for the company. Because of this, it is important to do it correctly as the harsh reality is a poor onboarding experience is hard to come back from. In fact, it’s the fastest way to lose a new employee.
The onboarding process can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for a new employee. To help calm some nerves some companies choose to select an onboarding buddy, which is a current staff member who acts as an initial mentor and resource for getting the new staff member acclimated to the office. In the article, ‘Every New Employee Needs an Onboarding “Buddy”‘ by the Harvard Business Review, they share how Microsoft has implemented this and concluded onboarding is a must for the following reasons…
In a recent study, done by the Savannah Group, 95% of participants said access to company information made them more effective during their first few weeks. Therefore, we encourage practices to provide an in-depth company overview during their onboarding process. This is a great way for new employees to feel connected to their new employer. Read on to learn more about what should be covered during your onboarding process.
It’s important to state before we get too far, that even without a dedicated Human Resources team any practice can have a successful onboarding process. As long as, you have a solid process and structure in place while onboarding new employees. Click to learn our tips and tricks to structuring your onboarding process for success!
As an owner or admin team member at a dental practice, building a team can often fall on your shoulders. Creating a team first starts with hiring your team, however, it doesn’t stop there. Read on to gain our insights on how to best add value to your team. With the help of these tips, you can greatly increase the value of your team. This will create a more positive workplace, with successful employees, less turnover and satisfied clients.
In today’s job market, it is important to go beyond the basic questions when interviewing Dental Professionals. While it’s important to ask the clinical questions, don’t just settle by asking your standard questions you’ve asked every interviewee the past handful of years. Take a look below at our recommended questions even if you aren’t interviewing right now, because chances are you may be interviewing sometime soon!
Dental Assistants job outlook is projected to increase 7% – so, there’s a good chance you are hiring now for a Dental Assistant or will be in the future. Before pulling the trigger, we highly recommend reading our tips below to make sure you are investing your time wisely and hire the right Dental Assistant that will stay long-term.
Spring is upon us, which means that university and college programs will be wrapping up their semesters in a month or so. Many hygiene students may have begun their job searches, or if they haven’t, they will be any day now. Now is a great time to invest hiring time and effort into finding dental hygiene graduates with great potential to be the next great addition to your team.
Dentistry has come a long way since the beginning. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “Forty years ago, only 7% of dental school graduates in the United States were women. In 2017, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute, that percentage was up to 49%.”
Throughout the pandemic, we made many adjustments to make the workplace safer for our employees. However, with these changes many offices noticed the office environment starting to change. To help combat this, we have five ideas to help your staff still feel a sense of togetherness!