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[Infographic] 12 Key Steps to Hiring Rock Star Employees

Most dentists and dental office managers know that hiring and retaining great employees is the key to success for any dental office. But exactly how to make that happen is a mystery…or is it?

When it comes to building a team of rock star employees, there is one thing will either harm or help your hiring process: how you prioritize dental experience in hiring.

Our 12 Key Steps to Hiring Rock Star Employees Infographic is here to provide you with a no-nonsense guide to hiring rock star employees!

Get a copy of our Free 12 Key Steps to Hiring Rock Star Employees Infographic below!

Explore how to:

  1. clearly communicate what type of candidates you want to attract.
  2. sell your new rock star candidates on the position.
  3. prioritize candidates who follow directions.
  4. review resumes without mercy.
  5. remember the mantra—“location, location, location.”
  6. pay attention to red flags that can come up in the hiring process.
  7. rule them out with the trusty voicemail test.
  8. use actual phone interactions to substantially narrow your search.
  9. get relevant feedback about the rock star candidate from your front desk team.
  10. get face to face with the candidate and trust your gut.
  11. evaluate the verbal interview and how well the candidate responds to questions.
  12. honestly evaluate the fit.

How many perfect candidates do you imagine are scanning ads for dental jobs?

If you guessed somewhere between zero and few, you are right. Managers make the mistake of writing job ads to attract the perfect employee when they should be writing to attract a great employee. Visit this short dental training video from Laura to learn how to write the perfect job advertisement for your dental practice!

This infographic has been created to provide your dental manager with a quick reference guide to the key steps involved in hiring Rock Star employees!

Prepare yourself for the process ahead and start it the right way to set yourself up for success! Check out these 5 Ways to Make Hiring (Almost) Painless.

Hiring does not have to be tough or scary, if you know what you are doing. There is not one magical, sure-fire way for employers to know they have found the perfect candidate.

However, understanding and putting in place one or more of these methods will help you weed through the larger pool of candidates that interviewed well but may not ultimately be the right person for the job.

First impressions are powerful. Much of the information you gain during an interview is based on nonverbal communication: posture, eye contact, facial expressions etc. However, it is wise to mix in some calculated judgments. What does your initial glance tell you? Take a good look at your potential new hire. Is he or she put together well? Or are you dealing with someone who just rolled out of bed? Do they appear to take good care of clothes and other belongings? Would he or she match the culture of YOUR office?

Dental managers and owners invest a great deal of time and money in making sure that their office equipment is well-maintained and up to current standards. But many practices overlook the importance of maintaining an even more important resource: their team.

Our 12 Key Steps to Hiring Rock Star Employees Infograhic lays out all you need to know, to find, hire and grow your team of Dental Rock Stars!

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Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson, BS, MS, FAADOM is the founder and driving force behind Front Office Rocks, and the leading provider of on-demand virtual training and resources for dental practices.