Podcast: The keys to interviewing and finding the right dental job candidate

In this episode of "The DrBicuspid.com Podcast" series that focuses on the hiring crisis currently plaguing the dental industry, Dr. Roger P. Levin of Levin Group discussed the topic of interviewing prospective dental employees. He emphasized the importance of interviewing candidates in the hiring process. Additionally, Dr. Levin provided tips and techniques to make the process more effective.

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Dr. Levin recommends conducting a telephone screening before bringing candidates in for a live interview, asking specific questions to assess their qualifications and fit for the practice. He also recommended that practices check references in advance and be prepared to make an offer during the first interview. Dr. Levin concluded the podcast by discussing the importance of having systems in place to train less experienced candidates.

Podcast takeaways

  • Interviewing is a critical part of the hiring process in dentistry, and it is important to allocate time and effort to get it right.

  • Conducting a telephone screening before a live interview can help save time and filter out candidates who may not be a good fit.

  • Checking references in advance can provide valuable insights into a candidate's past performance and reliability.

  • Being prepared to make an offer during the first interview can help prevent losing qualified candidates to other job opportunities.

  • Having systems in place and using resources like sales reps and past team members can facilitate the training of less experienced candidates.

Quotes to know from this episode

  • "If you hire the wrong person, you're going to hire again and again and again."

  • "Interviewing goes two ways. You're interviewing them, and they're also interviewing you."

This podcast and more from DrBicuspid.com

You can hear the entire interview with Dr. Levin by clicking the image below. You can also hear past episodes of this series with Dr. Levin, as well as podcasts dealing with many other dental-related topics here. Also, make sure you subscribe to the DrBicuspid.com podcast wherever you get your podcasts so you can always have the latest episode at your fingertips.

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