In this episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks about how to hire the right people for your group practice.
In This Podcast
In this podcast takeover, Alison Pidgeon provides tips and advice around how to hire the right people for your group practice. This includes deciding whether or not you are going to hire W-2 employees or 1099 contractors.
“The two key areas to turn a company around are human resources and customer service.”
Hiring Tips & Advice
Don’t hire someone just because you need them, make sure they are a right fit!
Consider whether you want to hire a W-2 employee or 1099 contractor. Run this over with a lawyer.
Once you have ironed out the above details, you can begin promoting your job post. Make use of career websites, put a sign outside your practice, and mention to your own community that you are looking for someone.
Some of the best people I have hired have come through referrals from my own network.
Some examples of questions are as follows:
- Clinical orientation, i.e.: ideal client
- Why they want to work in a group private practice
- Whether they want to open their own private practice
- How are their administrative skills
- Ethical scenario
- Crisis management
- Working independently versus working in a team
- Payment structure / lack of benefits, etc.
Also be sure to ask for references, call them and ask similar questions to the above. Make sure that what the reference says is consistent with what the candidate has said.
You can get a contract from Joe’s Paperwork Packet and then get your own lawyer to slightly adjust it.
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Meet Alison Pidgeon
Alison is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. In 18 months she went from starting a solo private practice to building a insurance-based group practice. She now employs 3 clinicians and a virtual assistant. In her spare time she is often seen running after her two small children and her therapy is cooking.
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