Include these elements in your employment process:
- Develop a standard application form for the practice. Don't rely just on résumés.
- Get the applicant's permission for references and background checks. A statement to this effect can be included on the application, or you can attach a waiver.
- Check references. Have the applicant provide more than just his or her supervisor's name. Ask for the names of co-workers so you possibly can find out more detailed information than just date of employment, position, and eligibility for rehire.
- Use basic skills testing to determine specific levels of skill. For example, have a coding candidate actually review and code sample charts.
Need help with employee recruitment? TMA Practice Consulting can work closely with you to write custom job descriptions, place recruitment ads, screen candidates, check references, identify qualified candidates, and hire.
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