How often to you reward your staff? The changing trends in the dental sector are leading to lots of innovation in the marketplace at present with new technologies, new suppliers, materials and changing working practices. While this is great for the profession, it does mean that staff are having to adapt, up-skill or re-skill in some areas.
Rural practices have always taken longer to fill their vacancies, but the last 18 months has seen increasing numbers of practices in more urban locations also struggling to recruit quality candidates.
Following the recent news that heavily private dentistry focused Portman Dental Care is up for sale could this present an opportunity for independent dentists or those looking to buy or set up their own practices?
We’ve had plenty of work for dentists keen on the London catchment recently, particularly for one of our mid sized corporate dental clients – recruiting locums to manage their UDA targets for the financial year.
We’re experiencing unprecedented demand for dentists from our clients across the UK at the moment. Practices with fixed NHS targets in particular are under increasing pressure to recruit and retain dentists in order to deliver their contracts with the large corporate players currently advertising several hundred Associate openings among them.