Dental New Hire Checklist

The single most important task that contributes to the success of a dental practice is hiring the right employee which is a process. If this is done correctly, your practice will certainly have a competitive edge. Considering the factors at play, from malpractice insurance to Hep B, and all other aspects will help streamline the process and allow you to focus on the task of employment and finding the best fit for your dental practice. According to dental statistics on a national level, the average dental practice experiences employee turnover approximately every 18 months.

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The Risk Management Process

Risk management is a cycle. That means that it is not something that gets checked off a “to do” list but it is a continuous activity. Having a risk management process means that your practice knows and understands the risks.
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Applying Risk Management to HR

When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. One of the most important aspects you need to focus on is the health and safety of your employees as well as any health and safety for any civilians too. There are a lot of risks that could develop into troubling scenarios so it’s important that life is preserved wherever possible. For example, if there was ever a fire, you would need to have a plan in place for a building evacuation and have some members of staff trained in CPR if anyone gets injured. Senior staff members, like supervisors and managers, should attend a course similar to the Coast2Coast First Aid North York so that they are fully equipped with the knowledge they need to perform CPR if ever needed. That of course is a scenario but it’s important to be prepared for the worst. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice. To ensure you’re all prepared for these events, it might be worth getting your employees to participate in emergency plans and incident management training to make sure they all know what to do when a tragic event happens. If your employees all know what to do and where to go, it should lower the chances of anything devasting happening to one of your employees. Be sure to prepare for these events to ensure the staff are comfortable if any of these things do happen. It’s also important to consider some of the HR roles too.

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Employee Interviewing Dos and Don’ts

There are numerous state and federal anti-discrimination laws designed to assure that employers hire based upon skill, rather than stereotypes. Below is a list of questions that employers should avoid when conducting a new employee interview:
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