Hire Right – Target Performance to Identify the Right Person For Your Dental Team

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Dental Business Vision
As the year 2012 begins, do these action steps to prepare for hiring the right person for your dental practice. You may not have to hire for a new position right now, but I guarantee that you will!

  • Prepare for success. Review the list of interview questions you normally ask. Now, edit them to make them open-ended and focused on past performance. Make copies and place half a dozen copies in an Interview Guides file. Next time the need arises, you will be ready to interview on a few second’s notice.
  • Target performance that matters to you. Think about the three most frequent problem situations that occur in your office. Write an interview question for each which begins, “Tell me about a time when you had to deal with [insert situation]. What did you do, and what was the outcome?”

Do This Now!

Place yourself in recruitment mode 24 x 7. If you are always on the lookout for good people, your pipeline will already be full of candidates the next time you have an opening. As you meet people in your daily life, think of who would be a great fit for your practice’s culture.

“Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.” ~ Guan Yin Tzu

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