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Why It Pays to Hire People Who Speak Your Healthcare Language

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Regardless of what kind of practice you run, finding and hiring the right people is an integral piece of your business’ puzzle. The right staff members can keep a practice running like a well-oiled machine. Consequently, the long-term health of your practice demands people who “speak your language.”

Not sure how to find employees who speak the language of your practice? Here are a few tips to guide you through the discovery and hiring process.

Find Passionate Workers

Many people enter the healthcare field because they have a passion for helping others. It’s a good idea to search for potential staffers who have harnessed this kind of enthusiasm and focused it into a career.

Hiring someone who genuinely believes in the mission of your practice and the services you provide will help them fit in culturally. And passionate workers also tend to provide better service for your patients as well, increasing patient experience.

Look for Lifelong Learners

Even if a candidate doesn’t tick all the boxes as far as experience is concerned, the right staffer will have an open mind and is willing to learn on the job.

Most practice processes can be learned during training. Find someone who is unafraid to learn new things and is excited about doing so. Having a lifelong learner goes a long way when it comes to fitting in at your practice.

Promote From Within the Office

This may seem obvious at first, but many practices and industries put undue focus on external recruiting. However, it often makes more sense to hire someone from within the ranks of your business. They are already familiar with your practice, and likely speak your language. They also likely have an understanding of your expectations and how you work,  making the transition into a lateral position or a promotion far easier. 

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