How to Interview for Quality Employees
As a management company, there are statements that we dread to hear from the dentist such as: “Susie just gave her two-week notice” or from the employee: “I just gave my notice.” On occasion, I do hear “I let Susie go today” - but truth be told, we usually don’t hear that often enough.
Hearing that a staff member is leaving is never pleasant because it means that we are back to the drawing board and in need of a new employee. First, we must start with tools in the practice that are welcoming to a new employee. Without the following items in place, it is much more difficult to find and keep a good employee:
Good Employee vs. Good Human Being
Don’t get confused between “good person” and “good employee.” As soon as you realize that the good person you just employed for the position is not going to work out due to their lack of skill, lack of ability to learn the skill, tardiness, poor use of the English language or whatever the reason is, DON’T keep them. You are only fooling yourself into thinking that things are going to get better - but they don’t. This is the honeymoon and you are seeing them at their BEST!
1. Look at the Resume Closely
2. Job History
3. Call their Cell Phone
4. The Cover Letter
5. Contact Previous Employers
For more information on the design of your employee ad and resume screening, consider Sally McKenzie’s book, “How To Hire The Best Employee” GO HERE
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