Question: Is Craigslist a viable option to post a hiring advertisement for a new hygienist?

QUESTION: Is Craigslist a viable option to post a hiring advertisement for a new hygienist?

ANSWER: Yes, you can still use Craigslist to post your job announcement; however, it shouldn’t be the only place you look for new employees when hiring. You are going to want to spread the word to as many places as possible to increase your chances of finding the best fit.

Here’s a few things to remember:

1. All the good hygienists are probably working somewhere else already, so you need to have a culture or a reason for someone to leave their current job to come to your office. Sell your office and company culture in your post.

2. Tell all your dental reps that you are hiring, as they are the ones that go in and out of offices all day long and know who is happy in their job or who might be looking to leave.

[mepr-show if=”loggedout”]Members only resources[/mepr-show] [mepr-active memberships=”629,630,37388,37393,37672,37676,37670,37668,37674,44674″ ifallowed=”show” unauth=”message” unauth_message=”Answer hidden, please login or purchase a membership to view.”] 3. Your current dental team should be sharing on social media and spreading the word that their office is hiring because the dental community is small. Typically dental folks know other dental folks and that will get out to the right people. Maybe even offer a hiring bonus if a current employee refers someone.

4. Lastly, many offices are trying to hire full-time which limits the candidate pool. If that is the case here, also look at part-time too so that you can at least get someone for one or two days a week and then it can hopefully grow to full-time employment down the road. One or two days a week will help somewhat and many hygienists only work 4 days a week and are looking for another office for the 5th day.

I hope that this helps you find the best hygienist for your team![/mepr-active]

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