Responding to widespread demand, Colin Receveur, SmartBox founder & CEO, and Ashley Best, Director of Practice Growth, will present The Hiring Edition of our Make 2021 Your Best Year Ever! webinar series.
Dentists are reporting difficulty recruiting and hiring qualified candidates for dental hygienist and dental assistant positions. The reasons aren’t entirely clear, but there are two obvious possibilities: the fear of COVID-19 infection, and the fact that women left the workforce in September at a rate four times higher than men.
By report, some 865,000 more women are no longer available for hire, and that number certainly includes a significant number of hygienists and dental assistants.
With a smaller pool of candidates, dental practices need to refine and perfect their approach to hiring. That’s particularly true for dentists who want to attract A-players to their team; those superior team members are still out there, but your typical dental practice hiring ad won’t do a thing to get them interested.
It’s A High-Stress Time
Even though practices are reporting patient volume at an average of 80 percent of pre-COVID levels, being short one or two team members puts tremendous pressure on the remaining employees. Over time – and in the current environment, it doesn’t take much time – that stress can result in problems like:
SmartBox employs the best minds in dentistry to help you grow your practice. Our Practice Growth System™ is proven to help dentists in every market area across the country achieve predictable year-over-year growth.