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As well as the challenge of writing and placing a job advertisement for a new member of staff to join your dental practice, there is also the task of sifting through applications, interviews and deciding between candidates. All of these things cost your practice time and money.

Dental practices often have a short time frame to find a new member of staff. If this takes longer than you anticipated it could cost more money. Also there is the risk that you may end up employing someone based on their availability rather than their suitability for the job. 

Getting it right

In addition to finding candidates with all the necessary skills and experience, there is also the challenge of finding someone who fits in with your team and understands your practice brand. A candidate may be well qualified, but are they a good communicator? Do they understand your vision for dentistry?

While it can be difficult to find the right person, recruiting the wrong person can be just as costly. As well as the need to pay the employee for the time they spend with you, there is also the time wasted on admin and training for a short-term appointment and, of course, the fact that you will have to restart the recruitment process from scratch. You must also then confront the impact this will have on patients. How will you communicate the news? Who will cover any long-term treatment plans? Even if you find a replacement straight away, the change will cause disruption to the practice, which may affect your business. The emphasis should always be on recruiting the ideal candidate first time.

Joining a network

There has been a surge in the number of specialist online networks now offering dedicated recruitment solutions for the healthcare profession. Dental practices have been able to benefit from the services offered by companies such as Dental Talent Tree that provide an excellent resource, offering unlimited access to dental professionals.

As well as providing round-the-clock access to an extensive database, these networks also enable you to reach out to the widest number of candidates possible to maximise the chance of recruitment success. With simple online tools, filling in a vacancy is easy and a user-friendly interface will allow you to share it with the network in no time. You will be able to search through candidate profiles, creating a shortlist. All candidates are screened and checked for suitability before being added to the network. You will also be able to benefit from an extensive library of recruitment resources to aid you in your search.

Cost-effective recruitment

Crucially, online recruitment networks also provide excellent value for money. Because services are offered online, cost savings are passed directly on to you. For even greater benefit, you will also find that a number of networks charge a single set annual fee, which means you can recruit as many people as you like in a single year. This will also mean you can plan effectively for future growth. You may gain further discounts by investing in these services through a buying group such as DBG.

Peace of mind

Finding a new member of staff to join your team is not easy, but with the support of an experienced recruitment network, it can be. With the click of a few buttons you will have access to thousands of high quality candidates, while also being able to draw on full support from a team of knowledgeable and experienced recruitment experts. This will give you peace of mind to know that whatever your recruitment need, your practice will be well placed to find the best person for the job.

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