Did you know there are over 35,000 chiropractors in the United States?
With so many chiropractors, there are also a lot of chiropractic practices out there. That means you have some competition when hiring the ideal new Associate Doctors in your practice. So how do you ensure you get the best of the best without wasting time and money cycling through Associates who aren’t an ideal fit for your practice?
If you’re ready to learn a few recruiting tips, keep reading for five helpful chiropractic recruiting tips!
1. Make Sure Your Values and Goals Align During the Hiring Process
When you decide who you want to hire for your chiropractic business, you must ensure that your goals and values align.
As an owner, if you have specific goals, you should have an open and honest conversation with the person you are considering hiring to ensure they are on board.
It’s best, to be honest upfront about your goals and values rather than notice further down the road that they don’t align.
It’s critical that you set the job’s expectations for your prospective Associate. Then, which is essential, you must agree that they understand the role and job description. At Chiro Match Makers, we call these Expectations and Agreements.
By clearly defining your Expectations and Agreements, you and your new Associate Doctor have a foundation built for success.
2. Make the Job Appealing by Highlighting the Benefits
One of the best hiring tips is ensuring the job is appealing. No one wants to get a job they feel like they’ll dread every day when they wake up. Instead, you must ensure they’ll enjoy it when they come to work.
That means that even after they are hired, you need to ensure the job remains a good fit for them. To do this, communication is key!
You can also talk about the job’s benefits in the job description. The description should also discuss what they can expect daily and over a few months.
To be competitive today when hiring a great new Associate Doctor, we recommend having a comprehensive benefits package beyond unlimited chiropractic care!
Take a moment and think about the benefits your position can offer. Now, be sure to put those benefits into the job description to attract the attention of potential candidates.
3. Have an Online Presence
Having an online presence can help you with chiropractic recruiting.
Nowadays, most job searches are done online. That’s where people find where to go to dinner, how to apply for jobs, and what jobs to apply for. That’s why you want to make sure you have an online presence.
So how can you do that? There are a few ways to make sure you will be noticed as a company:
- Make sure you have testimonials and reviews that show up on Google when someone searches for you
- Create a website that highlights your practice
- Add your business to Google My Business
- Add your job openings to various websites, so there is more of a chance to find them
The more you make your presence known online, the easier it is to recruit people for your chiropractic recruiting needs.
It may seem obvious, but a practice with a robust online presence will attract more talent than a practice that doesn’t.
4. Have a Well Thought Out Interview Process
When it’s time to bring in candidates, you want to make sure you know exactly what you wish your interview process to look like.
For starters, in the interview, you should always ask open-ended questions so that you can learn about your potential candidate’s view on what your job is like. That way, you will know if they are a good fit culture fit for your practice.
You should also ask about their old jobs and employment history. If they’ve been all over the place in the last few years, they may not be looking to stay long-term. That’s important to know if you prefer that people stay longer than a shorter amount of time. The best predictor of the future is the past.
At Chiro Match Makers, we think about this in 3 ways. Historical, Subjective, and Objective.
We can predict whether a candidate will be an ideal fit for your practice by quantifying each.
And if you need help interviewing, download our DC Interview Guide today! It has everything you need to perform better interviews.
Knowing what to expect when hiring someone will make the chiropractic recruiting process much smoother.
5. Streamline the Hiring Process
If the hiring process is too difficult, some candidates may exit the application before even finishing it. That means you will not get as many candidates or applications as you may want.
You’re not a professional recruiter, but we are- that’s why over 525 chiropractors have chosen Chiro Match Makers to help them grow their team.
You should ensure that your job posts are descriptive and concise to get straight to the point. Your questions and applications should also be quick and straightforward to weed out the people who aren’t a good fit but keep the people who would be. Then, you can further vet them in the interview process.
Recruiting Tips for a New Chiropractic Associate
Recruiting is never easy, and recruiting for a chiropractic practice is definitely not easy.
You must ensure that you have a system to source, vet, and interview your candidates. This is not the time to rely on gut feeling (which will lead to high turnover).
If you want to streamline the process further, you should consider Chiro Match Makers to help you with the recruiting process! Ready to get started? Contact us to help you find your best match!
Chiro Match Makers has the process of hiring DC’s and CA’s down to a science. Here are 4 ways we can help you today!
1. Download our coveted DC Interview Guide before your next interview
This is the most critical hire you will ever make in your practice. Most of us have only learned how to interview from our own past experiences and our gut. Our template provides you with unique questions and a systematic way to help ensure you find the right person for the job you have available. Download a copy here.
2. Download CA Hiring Success Roadmap
Building your A+ team is the difference between having the ability to scale or not. If done right, it can be a path to freedom and increased profit. If done wrong, it can be one of the most-costly mistakes you ever make. Go here to get your copy of the CA Hiring Success Roadmap.
3. Explore the best way to leverage a Locum in your practice.
Grab a copy of our Benefits to Hiring a Locum Guide that will be the best time you’ve spent in buying back your time freedom.
4. Connect with us!
If you’d like to connect with us for a brainstorming session just click here to access our schedule link and find a time that’s best for you. We’d love to learn more about your practice and help you reach your goals!