Looking for new team members? Not the easiest task, right? Many dentists so dread this process that they retain an unsatisfactory team member or delay hiring an additional person until absolutely forced to do so.
In this and next week’s blog posts, I’ll share some secrets that professional interviewers use and a set of 40 interview questions that you may choose to implement in your office to make interviewing less onerous and more productive.
First, let’s examine hiring “musts”:
Said another way, you want to ask interview questions that stimulate sufficient discussion so you, the interviewer, can access the applicant’s aptitude and experience for the position she/he will fill in your office. Additionally, you want to know the person, once trained, will have sufficient initiative to carry out job responsibilities without constant supervision.
You want to interview to get an insight on the applicant’s temperament, communication skills, sense of cooperation, etc. so that you can predict she/he will bring a positive attitude to the job. It is then up to you, the dentist, and other team members to provide a good office aura/environment that will engender a positive attitude in the new team member.
An applicant who shows aptitude, initiative, and positive temperament/attitude has the best chance of developing into an effective team player, one who will strengthen your group in many ways.
More on this subject next week…..,