I am looking to replace some staff who have left and I am not finding any candidates. I can’t even find temporary staff. Do you have any suggestions?
Desperate Dentist in the USA
Dear DD in USA,
I have a handy guide that can help. It’s called The Stress-Free Guide to Attracting World Class Dental Employees where I describe creative strategies to finding employees in this tough market. But to find someone to fill in tomorrow, you may need to enlist a dental placement agency. The following companies provide temp help and some place permanent candidates. They have varying price points but most ask for a monthly fee. Here is a list of agencies I have heard of but not vetted:
Princess Dental Staffing
I suggest you call and interview these folks before you sign up, to make sure they align with your philosophy. Their fees can add up, so make sure that they offer a strategy and services you couldn’t implement on your own. Once you find a candidate, you need great interview questions. Refer to Killer Interview Questions for a list of questions that can reveal the candidate’s competence and commitment.