No one likes hiring for a dental practice. Why? It takes away time from seeing patients, from writing notes, from getting setup, from your family… and it just isn’t fun.
Unfortunately, every dental office needs to hire someone every once in a while. The upside? Thee is a pretty good (and free) tool to help make your life a little easier: JobScore.com
Check out the video, below, where we review jobscore and provide some tips on the hiring process. — Scroll down for a transcript of today’s show.
——– Transcript Of Today’s Show ——–
Hi, I’m Jared with Big Diastema. Hiring and firing people sucks. There’s really no way around that. It’s not a good thing; it’s not a fun thing. It’s a distraction from your everyday job. No dentist wants to sit and spend their down time looking for people, placing job ads, or interviewing people. It’s just not very fun, but it’s also a necessary part of owning and running a dental practice.
That’s why I want to talk today about an application called JobScore. JobScore is a website that allows you to manage your job listings, manage your applicants, and post your job listings all over the internet. It really makes things a lot easier. Now, I haven’t used a lot of different services for hiring. That said, JobScore hasn’t made me need any other services. It’s a free service. Their website is jobscore.com, and it’s very easy to use.
You create an account. You put in people; you can have as many users as you want, I believe, even on a free account. You can have different people who can take a look at applications and post things. You don’t have to all share one account. You log in, you create your account, and you create your new job. Let’s say you want to hire a front desk assistant. You create a job called ‘front office assistant,’ or whatever you want to call it. It even has a template for your job post. You type everything up, fill out, basically, a bunch of forms, answer all the questions, then you click go. Your job’s online. You can choose where you want to publish those jobs. So if you want to put it on Craigslist, indeed.com, or Google, it allows you to select where to publish it.
Some of them cost money, like Monster.com. It’s pretty pricey to post there. Others, like indeed.com are free. Depending on your market, Craigslist has different prices. When we were publishing them in San Diego, I believe the price was $10 to publish it, then JobScore charges a little bit more to post it automatically. If you don’t want to pay JobScore’s fee, you can always post it manually, yourself.
It also creates a small website for you. Let’s say your practice is called Smile Gallery, DDS. Your website on JobScore will be smilegallery.jobscore.com, and it will have a listing of all the jobs. It will allow people to apply directly through your website. When somebody goes and applies, it takes all of their information, a snap shot of their application, their cover letter, and everything, and it puts it into a data base for you to look at. It will even score the applicants based on a criteria that you set up if you choose to go that way. It’s a really easy system to use. You can have it email you daily. You can have it email you immediately, or a weekly digest of all the people who have applied. You can go in and move people to different stages. You can take a quick look at them. You can click a button to put them in to the screening or the interviewing. You can send a declination letter or a form letter if you want to; you can choose not to send an email. You can have an email go out automatically when someone applies for the job. You can really manage the entire process. You can take notes on the applicant. You can reference those notes later and share them with others. When I’m doing this with my business partner, we share the notes back and forth, so we can take a look at people and continue to whittle down the process.
Hiring people is never fun. I don’t know anybody who gets excited when they get to hire somebody new. JobScore is an application that’s free and takes a lot of the pain out of it. If you don’t have anything out there, or if you’re posting everything manually, I highly recommend you check it out. I’m using it now for pretty much all of our clients that need help with that, as well as our businesses. To date, the only complaint I have is that it can be a little hard to read on my iPad. Other than that, everything seems to work great. If you’re looking for an easy way to manage jobs and applicants and to make the hiring process a little bit less painful, take a look at JobScore.com. Again, I’m Jared with Big Diastema. I hope this tip helps you out, and good luck next time you have to hire somebody.