How to Make Your Practice an Attractive Place to Work
The art of hiring great staff extends far beyond the recruiting process. After all, the goal is to not only attract the very best candidates, but to also get them to stay on for as long as possible. The best way to accomplish this goal is to create a workplace that’s friendly, positive an engaging – somewhere your employees actually look forward to going to work every day. Short of hosting an internship, here are a few pointers that will help demonstrate this to incoming candidates right from the start.
Practice Great Communication – You can begin showing your potential new hires how great your practice is by starting out on the right foot communication-wise. Always respond to calls and emails inquiring on the interview and/or hiring process. Follow up, regardless of whether they got the job or not. Remember – you never know when or how that relationship might pay off in the long run.
Be Respectful – Just as you are managing a hectic schedule, the people you are interviewing for your staff are probably equally busy. Be respectful of their time by keeping appointments, setting (and meeting) expectations for length of phone calls and other meetings, and following up when you said you would. After all, you would appreciate the same courteous extended to you, right?
Be Genuine – When questioned about what things matter the most in a workplace and/or employer, believe it or not, authenticity makes the top of the list. People want to know that you are who you say you are so they can get a clear idea of exactly what to expect if they choose to work for you. Be genuine in every interaction, even if it takes a little bit longer. The investment of time will be well worth it in the long run.
Showcase Your Values – The beauty of recruiting in today’s day and age is the fact that the internet provides the perfect vehicle for showcasing your practice culture and values to the world. Don’t be afraid to share who you are and what you believe in through things like your website, blog and social media. You may just catch the eye of a great candidate who isn’t even actively looking to make a career change and convince them otherwise.
Make it Personal – Even if you’re fielding hundreds of resumes, try to make the process as personal as possible for everyone. This is a great habit to get into because once you’ve narrowed down your options to just a handful, you’ll know more about each of them, making it easier to make a hiring decision. It also shows prospective employees that they’re not just another number, which will make your practice stand out.
Invite Feedback – Show your candidates that your practice operates on a foundation of 360 degree feedback by inviting them to share their own questions, concerns and thoughts. Ask them what they’re looking for in an employer and what matters most to them. Not only will this demonstrate your willingness to listen, but it will also help you to better identify which candidates would be the best fit with your practice culture and other staff members.
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