Adding to your team

Adding new members to your team – how staff inductions can ease the way

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Staff inductions are a golden opportunity to ensure that your newest employee assimilates into your team well and understands their role from the start. It’s an important step in the recruitment process and, when carried out well, can bring benefits for both the business and the employee.

Compliance

Embedding compliance into practice life

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“I do compliance on a Friday.” Sound familiar? This is something I have heard time and again while visiting practices during my years in the profession. And, while it’s great that compliance is being done, for it to be done to the standard required and the entire team to have the level of knowledge expected by the CQC, it needs …

Vancant

Taking the stress out of finding your next team member

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In an earlier blog I shared advice on things you can do before interviewing candidates to make the recruitment process run smoothly. Now, I’d like to build on that by looking at how to protect yourself from the stress of running a practice with a reduced team if one of your staff decides to move on, and the best places …

Managing personality conflicts in a small team

Advice for managing personality conflicts in a small team

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, uses her 14 years’ experience as a practice manager to share her guidance on how to tackle personality clashes in the workplace…

4 Key steps you should take before interviewing

Four simple steps to improve your recruitment process

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager from Practice Plan, shares four simple ways to improve your recruitment process. Running a successful and thriving practice is a team effort. You need to have the right mix of skills, expertise and personalities to keep things running smoothly and ensure patients are satisfied. When you are looking for a new person to join your …

The changing face of a dental team

What a difference 30 years can make

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Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager for Practice Plan, reflects back on how practice life has changed over her 30-year dentistry career. In the past 30 years, the world has changed significantly. Back in 1987, when I first began working in dentistry, there was no such thing as the iPhone or Amazon (the store, not the rainforest!), no one had heard …

How to recruit the bets team member

Four ways to ensure you recruit the best candidate

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Interviewing candidates to join your practice team is an important process as it is essential to find the ideal person who is the perfect fit for you and your business. After all, having a team in place who understands what your business is trying to accomplish and works together to meet common goals is the quickest path to business success.

Meet the speakers

Meet your Bodcast hosts!

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Every episode of Bodcast, the business of dentistry podcast, is hosted by one of our fantastic hosts who each have a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping you to develop and sustain a profitable business! Here’s a little more about each host to help you to get to know them!

Introducing BodCast

Listen up! The Business of Dentistry podcast has arrived!

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We’re delighted to announce the launch of our very own podcast! Named Bodcast, every episode is packed with handy tips, advice and guidance on how to make your dental practice a more profitable and sustainable business, making it a must for the whole dental team!

Value for Money

Value for Money?

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In issue 13 of The Business of Dentistry Magazine, an exclusive interview with the Chair of the BDA, Mick Armstrong, divulged his views on the future of the BDA as well as dentistry in the UK. Here, Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager from Practice Plan, reflects on Mick’s views on the removal of a target driven contract for dentists.