Hiring & Onboarding

Episode 105: Artificial Intelligence and HR?!
Episode 105: Artificial Intelligence and HR?!

For this episode of What the Hell Just Happened?! Paul Edwards discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) is working its way into the world of business ownership and management with CEDR Senior Solution Center Advisor Halisi Tambuzi. Can AI be unintentionally biased?...

Episode 104: Can I Mandate Vaccines for New Employees?
Episode 104: Can I Mandate Vaccines for New Employees?

For this episode of What the Hell Just Happened?! Paul Edwards discusses the ever-evolving world of COVID vaccine mandates with CEDR Compliance Officer Nora Gustafson, including if you, as an employer, can require your new hires to get vaccinated before starting...

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...

Employee Reclassification: Changing FT or PT Status
Employee Reclassification: Changing FT or PT Status

What do ‘FT’ and ‘PT’ Mean? The abbreviations ‘FT’ and ‘PT’ stand for “full-time” and “part-time,” respectively. They refer to the status of an employee’s position at a business, specifically whether or not they work enough hours weekly to qualify as “full-time”...

Hiring Unpaid Interns This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know.
Hiring Unpaid Interns This Summer? Here’s What You Should Know.

For many owners and managers, the prospect of bringing on a student intern — especially an unpaid one — for help checking off a few long-delayed tasks seems like too good of an opportunity to miss. But, when bringing an intern or temporary employee in, it’s important...

Do I Have to Hire Someone Even Though They’re Left-Handed?
Do I Have to Hire Someone Even Though They’re Left-Handed?

“I have been searching for a dental assistant and finally found someone and offered them the job. I just found out that he’s left-handed. I’m right-handed and each of my operatories are set up for right-handed dentistry. Do I still have to hire him?” We have some...

Job Descriptions: The Heaviest Lifter in Hiring
Job Descriptions: The Heaviest Lifter in Hiring

When it comes to hiring practices, the job description is usually not top of mind for small practice entrepreneurs. In fact, it’s usually one of the last things on the HR to-do list of small dental and medical offices. Still, if small business leadership understood...

When Should I Do a Background Check (and Where Should I Go to Do It)?
When Should I Do a Background Check (and Where Should I Go to Do It)?

“No, we didn’t do a background check on her before we hired her. She seemed like such a nice person.” “Well, I just ‘Googled’ him, and it looks like he has some sort of criminal record, but I can’t see what it is.” These are things we occasionally hear from our...

Snap Up the Perfect Hire Quickly
Snap Up the Perfect Hire Quickly

Of the more than 12,000 dental and medical practices who are members of CEDR or HR Base Camp, the single most frustrating issue reported by practice owners and managers is centered around hiring. There is some good news, sort of. As of the first of July 2021, it...

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

Have you ever wondered where interview questions come from and why some of them are so strange? I have a little secret to share with you. I can’t help myself—whenever I run across a post or article titled, “Questions every employer should know before they interview,”...