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.
While we have worked with hundreds of dental clients across the UK over the years, many dental practices engage a recruitment consultancy reluctantly, often having already tried to recruit themselves.
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.
Happy New Year! As I write this post on the 4th of January 2018, we’re just about to put the first week of the New Year behind us. Recruitment demand from our group and independent clients in late 2017 reached unprecedented levels and seemingly 2018 looks to be another busy year.