Hiring & Onboarding

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 after your new hire’s first day at work? Here are some of our best tips for getting off to a running start. We originally created this list for the benefit of our members — and as our own company grows, we’re constantly...

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...

Facebook Job Listings: Helpful or Hype?
Facebook Job Listings: Helpful or Hype?

Even with the seemingly endless abundance of job sites and tools available, finding quality candidates continues to vex small and mid-size employers. Sifting through a sea of unqualified candidates takes up a lot of your time and energy and if you take too many...

Writing Great Job Ads to Attract AMAZING Hires
Writing Great Job Ads to Attract AMAZING Hires

The perfect job candidate is out there somewhere, but how do you find that person and get them to apply for your open position? Better yet, how do you find several seemingly perfect candidates and get them all to apply, so you can select the best of the best? The...

How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions
How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions

Implicit Bias is a hot topic these days, and one that could easily creep into the fabric of your company culture, whether you are aware of it or not (and probably not, hence the descriptor “implicit”). Most of us are aware of the many benefits that inclusion and...