Rethinking Human Resources for Dental
As a business owner, you need to be able to attract, hire and retain high-quality individuals to help you ensure that your practice succeeds. And that’s no easy task! What’s more, you need to be able to protect your practice by setting clear expectations and implementing policies that preserve the integrity of your business.
Ideally, these would be handled by a full-time Human Resources manager — someone who understands the intricacies of HR in a manner that matches your expertise in dentistry. Hiring people for your practice is one thing, but Human Resources entails much more than just hiring and firing.
Human Resources — Critical to the Success of Your Practice
Look at it this way: if you do Human Resources right, you can grow your business and keep your patients smiling in more ways than one! Not only do you attract the best employees; you also retain them and keep them on track with clear expectations and policies that outline important standards and practices. And when employees fail to live up to those expectations and standards, you are ready to discipline, retrain or, if the situation warrants, terminate their employment confidently, knowing that you are following all pertinent guidelines, legal and otherwise.
However, if you do Human Resources wrong or fail to give it the attention it deserves, the consequences can be costly and severe, putting your practice in jeopardy.
Hiring people becomes a game of chance. Sure, there are job boards that can help you find qualified candidates, but the screening and hiring process takes time, effort and energy. You can also find templates online for various policies, contracts, guidelines and other documentation, but these readymade pieces of content don’t consider the nuances that make your practice special and unique.
Doing it all by yourself is not a viable solution — it only leaves you exhausted and unable to provide the excellent care that your patients expect.
No One-Size-Fits-All Solutions
Searching the web for advice and examples regarding your policies, contracts and documents may give you an education on some of the fundamentals of Human Resources. But you need Human Resources solutions that are strategically crafted with your specific practice in mind. This is where Stream Dental’s HR services can make a massive impact and keep you from making costly mistakes.
For many dentists, the idea of crafting specific policies doesn’t occur to them until an incident must be dealt with. For example, you may assume that your employees will adhere to a certain standard of appearance or dress. But unless this expectation is communicated, agreed upon and enshrined in an official policy document, you may find yourself having awkward conversations with employees who hold a different view of work-appropriate dress than you.
There can be over 50 official policies that dentistry practices should have, and Stream Dental is here to help you craft them in the manner that best suits your practice.
Some examples include:
• Policy Manual
• Confidentiality Agreement
• Holidays/Vacation and Sick Days
• Probationary Period
We don’t just supply a plan and let you figure it out; we work with you to develop a strategy that allows you to grow your business with the best people onboard!
Thankfully, Stream Dental Staffing Solutions understands the precise Human Resources needs of dental practices like yours!
Stream Dental — Your Virtual HR Experts
You need a Human Resources solution that allows you to focus on doing what you do best — treating your patients. Several solutions exist, but Stream Dental brings serval years of dental industry experience to the table in addition to top-notch, up-to-date HR practices and procedures that are crafted specifically for your business.
Let us be your virtual HR department!
Contact Stream Dental Today!