5 Reasons Employees Quit
Someone leaving their position in your dental practice can and does cause havoc, especially if the person is integral to the success of the practice. Many dentists say they didn’t see it coming, and that is sad because there are almost always signs that an employee is walking toward the door of job dissatisfaction.
What do you think are the top five reasons for turnover in dental practices?
1. Better Pay
Sources to consider for this information are:
Dental Assistant, median salary $36,940 USD (2016)
If you want to retain top employees, pay is important. But what does good pay mean to your employees? Often it means paying fairly compared to the market value for the job, fairly based on stated practice values and priorities, and fairly based on their performance and results.
2. Lack of Advancement
A dental assistant can rise to the position of office manager, but usually that is not the skill set of a dental assistant. Work stagnation for dental assistants becomes a reason some change to another profession or go back to school. The dental assistants who love their work seek becoming certified or registered in their state and take the courses to gain skills in expanded functions, thus increasing their value to the practice and in the job market.
Managers who insist “it’s my way or the highway” frustrate employees and cause them to begin considering other employment options. If your practice is experiencing a “revolving door”, take a look at which positions have the highest turnover and analyze what you think are the reasons. Sit down with the team for a meeting and ask them why there is turnover in the practice. Get to the root of it, because it is widely understood that high turnover in dental practices is a reason for patient dissatisfaction with the practice. Patients wonder why people leave and start to lose trust in management and/or the dentist.
Want to learn how to hire correctly, stop the “revolving door” and lead and inspire your team? Call us today and schedule a custom Business Training for yourself and your team.
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