Hiring New Staff Members: How to Do It So You Don’t Regret It

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Adding a new staff member can be perilous. You worry about whether they will be able to do the work assigned to them, and whether your patients and other employees will get along well with them. In my office, we carefully select new hires, and plan out their training once on the job, so we don’t regret these decisions. Our biggest employee increase occurred a few years ago when we changed our technician staff to two per doctor to increase efficiency and allow the doctors to see more patients, and to perform fewer of the early parts of the exam. In this feature from Review of Optometric Business, Eric Rettig, OD, outlines four key staffing metrics to keep in mind when hiring new staff members. Read More.