Posts by VMG Recruiting
What Happens if You Don’t Fill That Dental Associate Position?
In a perfect world, every dentist position would be easy to fill. In reality, the longer it takes to fill a position, the more problems your practice is likely to face. Here’s a look at some possible problems: Finding a dentist can be painstaking work, and a full-time job in and of itself. If you…Read More
How Can You Improve the Quality of Your Hires?
When it comes to the success of your organization, nothing is more important than talent. A business lives and dies by the quality of its hires. If you’re struggling to hire the caliber of candidate you’d like to have in your organization, you’re facing a serious problem. So, what can you do to bring in…Read More
Burnout – Is It Real?
Burnout – you’ve heard the buzz word time and again, but is it a real thing? The Mayo Clinic defines burnout as a specific work-related stress that causes physical and emotional exhaustion and while it is not a medical condition, it can lead to someone feeling less accomplished or satisfied with their job performance and could possibly…Read More
Importance of a Positive Work Environment
Last month, I wrote about the importance of providing your staff with positive feedback. To refresh your memory, when done correctly, feedback lets your staff know what they are doing right and what tasks need improvement, and is essential in an employee’s performance and growth. This week, I want to go a step beyond positive…Read More
Feedback and Positive Reinforcement
At most companies, employee reviews are conducted once a year either around their anniversary or a date set companywide. However, I’d like to make the case for why it’s important to give frequent feedback to your staff throughout the year. When done correctly, feedback lets your staff know what they are doing right and what…Read More
The Importance of Having an Online Presence for Your Practice
As the owner of a private practice, you might think there’s no need to have an online presence. Perhaps you think your current and future clients already know where to find you. But clients aren’t the only ones researching businesses online. Future employees are also checking out potential employers and if you don’t have a…Read More
Job Ads Not Working? – Here’s Why
How do you advertise an opening in your clinic? Do you write a “Help Wanted” ad with the job title, description, and your contact information and place the ad on a job site? What results have you seen? If you haven’t had success recently with candidates responding to an ad, it might be that your…Read More
Identifying The Shortage of Dentists
There are several factors that contribute to the shortage of dentists in many areas, including: Aging Workforce: Many dentists are reaching retirement age, and there are not enough new dentists entering the workforce to replace them. This has led to a shortage of dentists in some areas, particularly in rural and underserved communities. High Education…Read More
Can You Afford to go Another Day Without Filling That Opening?
You’re working on a thousand different things. You have decisions to make, a team to lead, and goals to reach. The last thing you want is to have to worry about filling some position that’s becoming a thorn in your side. So: can you afford to go another day without filling that opening? Probably. But…Read More
Managing Toxic Employees
Despite their best efforts to prevent it, most businesses have staff members who might be considered toxic – whether by complaining, gossiping, being insubordinate or disrespectful – dental practices included. But what can a practice owner do to resolve any issues before they pollute the workplace? Identify – First, identify the toxic behaviors being displayed and…Read More