I am hiring for a front desk position in the office. I sent out some feelers by word of mouth and I put out an ad on Craig’s List. And I came away with one question.
Is it hard to get hired? You bet it is. It’s really hard. Especially if you send out a pre-designed generic template … with generalized goals … and no more thought put into it than changing the date and then sending it out to as many people as you can find on Craig’s List who are hiring.
If that’s all you got, you better hope for some word of mouth help or have a friend who is leaving a position and recommends you, because out of the 30 responses to the ad, I got 2 (maybe 3) applicants who are worth looking at. The rest … well, here’s what I found out:
You’ve seen this yourself. Hiring is so tough! But, it’s even harder to get hired. Some of these applicants don’t have the history or the experience. Some of them are worth an interview and others … you wonder if you are wasting your time and theirs.
Putting an “A” team together starts with hiring “A” players. Hiring the next warm body doesn’t fulfill the purpose of the practice. It’s tough! But it’s great when you put it together. Everybody wins … you, the employee, the patient, the practice.
And that’s why the guy with the Psychology degree is worth a look.
Dr. Peter Evans is a practitioner, author, speaker and international dental coach. He is the President of The BioCompatible Dentist, LLC