How To Keep Your Dental Job & Make It Fun!
5 FREE Employee Retention TipsPosted on August 1, 2017 Written by Cathy Allen
The staff at Dentalworkers.com talks with people every day on how to advertise for good employees. Once good employees are found, there are retention strategies that the employer must consider. Here are five good suggestions that support keeping good employees onboard without increasing the office’s overhead.
- Say "Thanks" and promote team spirit: When an employee does a good job, recognize it and offer compliments. Another way of recognizing your staff is to take a photo of your entire team staff and hang it in your waiting room for patients to view.
- Training/Learning: Training enhances learning and learning should never stop. You can never over-train a team member. Offer lunch and learns at your office once a month or quarter.
- Are you hiring? You may want to send a powerful message to other staff members by promoting someone who is already a part of your team. This will let other staff members know that there is opportunity within your office environment.
- Success is founded by a positive attitude! Help nurture that positive attitude by offering your staff and yourself a technically up-to-date working environment. Is your office a state of the art office? Does it have recent computer equipment with up-to-date software products? Are you providing the best tools for your staff to get the job done? Providing the best tools to your staff makes your staff more efficient at their job. This saves time and it save you money!
- Ask for opinions and for improvement ideas! Ask your assistant or another worker to interview other team members that work outside of the operatory, elsewhere in the general office. Have that person inquire about ways to improve the internal workflow process. Define the focus around the patient, from when they walk to when they walk out. Each staff member working in their respective areas can offer a unique view of how to improve workflow. Finally, have the investigator present both concerns and solutions to all.
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