Hiring & Onboarding

What Are Behavioral Interview Questions and How Do You Write Them?
What Are Behavioral Interview Questions and How Do You Write Them?

Stop us if you’ve heard this old job interview cliche before:  In the middle of interviewing a candidate, the hiring manager asks, “What is your greatest weakness?” Without missing a beat, the candidate smiles slightly, folds their hands on their knees, and responds...

If You Were Given an Elephant (and Other Interview Questions)
If You Were Given an Elephant (and Other Interview Questions)

Learn how to interview better and you will get better employees. That said, some interview questions are stranger than others – and whether they’re useful depends on your strategy. What would YOU do if you were given an elephant you couldn’t refuse?

Starting Strong: How to Hire and Pay the Right Candidates
Starting Strong: How to Hire and Pay the Right Candidates

Many employers view new hires as a leap of faith, and when working out the financial details, CEDR often gets questions about what types of wage offers to make and which demands to accept. Personally, I categorize applicants in one of three ways to help me determine...

Pros and Con(tract)s: Which Employees Need Individual Contracts?
Pros and Con(tract)s: Which Employees Need Individual Contracts?

“Your company offers contracts for associate doctors and hygienists, but what about dental assistants, office managers, receptionists, and so forth? In today’s society, wouldn’t it be prudent to have contracts for everyone?” In general, the answer is no, with the...

Buying a Second Practice? Here’s What You Need to Consider
Buying a Second Practice? Here’s What You Need to Consider

We work with quite a few doctors who have purchased a second practice at some point during their careers. Here's one recent set of questions about making that transition, with minimal edits to protect privacy. "I recently bought a second practice (Practice B) and have...

Smarter Job Ads, Stronger Hires: A CEDR Infographic
Smarter Job Ads, Stronger Hires: A CEDR Infographic

We've released our next CEDR infographic, and it's all about creating the best, smartest, and most effective job ads. Here's the low-down on what information you need to include and how to attract and identify top candidates. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for our HIRING...

The Best Interview Question Ever
The Best Interview Question Ever

What's the very best interview question out there? What questions will reveal exactly which candidates will excel and thrive at your practice? You only need one. Or, at least, you only need one question framework. It’s the “tell me about” technique. Here are some...

12 Ways to Set Your New Hire Up for Success
12 Ways to Set Your New Hire Up for Success

What steps should you take before, during, and just after your new hire’s first day at work? Here are our best HR tips for onboarding new employees and getting them off to a running start.

Play Pack Rat with Your Hiring Documentation
Play Pack Rat with Your Hiring Documentation

I am sure most of you have at some point pondered shredding or even, gasp, throwing away resumes and applications from your past non-hires. I cannot put enough emphasis on the importance of keeping your hiring documentation to avoid your worst nightmare — a costly...