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How To Manage Staff Turnover In Your Dental Practice?

How do you handle staff turnover in small businesses?

If you’re a dental professional, you’re probably used to working in a small team. But working in a small team doesn’t always have it’s perks! When someone leaves a small team, everyone feels the pressure. Today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we’re looking at how to handle staff turnover in small businesses.

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Stop putting all of your eggs in the one basket in the first place.

If you rely too heavily on someone and they announce that they are leaving, it’s no surprise that you go into a bit of a panic. Who will you turn to? Who will take on all of the additional roles? That’s not the person’s who is leaving’s problem. It’s yours. It’s down to the manager to organise the change so that everything will continue to run smoothly, whether that be distributing the tasks among other members of staff or instantly hiring a replacement. Anyone could leave at any minute, so stop putting all of your eggs in one basket. Staff

Staff Turnover needn’t be a problem – Be organised and have a plan.

People become ill and leave organisations, people get headhunted and find new opportunities elsewhere all of the time. If your best member of staff became ill and left or found a better opportunity elsewhere, what would you do? Do you have a back up plan?  The more time you spend worrying about your staff leaving, the less time you have to focus on continuing to run your business smoothly. Keep calm and carry on! Have a basic job vacancy template stored away on your computer just in case. Make sure your other staff are able to cope with extra workloads before passing the extra tasks on to them, you don’t want them to become overwhelmed either! Start re-recruiting at your earliest convenience.

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Don’t get angry with the member of staff who is leaving.

There’s probably a reason as to why they left. Staff are not obliged to stick around. The nicer you are about them leaving, the harder they’ll work during their notice period. If you give them the cold shoulder, don’t be surprised if they are slacking off during their notice period. It can be easy to feel upset, especially in a small business but don’t go burning bridges because you hoped they’d stay around forever. It’s important to remember that everyone is replaceable!

Find out why they are leaving, but don’t beg for information.

This isn’t to be nosy. It’s generally a good idea to find out why your member of staff is leaving. If it’s because of something in the workplace, use the knowledge to your advantage to improve the working environment for your other members of staff so that you don’t find yourself in a similar scenario again.

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The Importance of Team Meetings

When was the last time you had a team meeting at work?

Team Meetings, some people love them, some people hate them.

Team meetings provide us with a ‘safe’ environment.

That might sound a little strange. However, if there are issues in the work place that you don’t feel comfortable confronting alone, or raising via e-mail or in a report, a team meeting is an ideal place to discuss any problems and concerns. Team meetings should be relaxed and everyone in the meeting should feel like they can contribute something. It should be a level and open playing field!

 

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Team meetings create a space for giving each other feedback

Staff members can use meetings to offer feedback to each other, as long as it is pitched at the right level. Team meetings shouldn’t be used to provide individual feedback that is critical – this should be done in one-on-one meetings. Positive feedback is a great motivator, particularly in a team. Whoever is in charge might not see all of the good that is being done in the workplace, that is why it is essential to get feedback from everyone. This may also highlight which members of staff work well together as well as areas for improvement.

They’re great for re-gaining focus!

Ever feel like your team just needs a bit of a re-focus? Have a few things gone wrong? Are goals not being met? A team meeting can help your team to re-focus and re-connect, allowing them to get their heads back in the game. This shouldn’t be done in a negative light, it happens to most teams! A quick 15 minute meeting could be the solution!

 

Finally, they’re a reminder that nobody is alone in the work place.

It’s in the name after all! Wether you work in a big team, or there are just a handful of you, it’s nice to come together as one entire team occasionally. If some of your staff are passing ships because of shift patterns, or if people have been working remotely, away from the office, a team meeting can be the perfect way to re-connect! Team meetings are the perfect way to bring everyone together to remind them that nobody is alone and that you are in fact a team!

So there we have it! A few reasons why the team at Blue Glove Jobs think that team meetings are important in the work place. What do you think about staff meetings, do you love them? Do you hate them? Let us know!

 

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