Ballantyne Center for Dentistry Changes Lives. We change patients lives by providing them with gorgeous smile. We change our teams lives by living our Core Values everyday. We change the communities lives by giving back through our Core Values.
How to Get Hired
We asked Ballantyne Center for Dentistry for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We look at first "do they fit our culture". It took us many years to develop the culture we wanted and to have people buy into it. We do not want people who could disrupt that. We hire based on our 10 core values. We want to know what values the individual lives by. Are they able to come up with 3-4 values they have worked by or lived by before? If so we want examples of how they have implemented those to affect others whether it was a co-worker, customer, or a stranger they come across. The last thing if they past that test is what drives them. We want people who want to be successful and would like to grow. Anybody who wants to do the same thing they did yesterday doesn't fit our mold.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
What stands us apart from other health care providers is our number one goal is building relationships with patients. So in the interview we want to be able to see or hear this prospective employee to say that building relationships with others is important to them. We want to hear folks talk about being placed in an uncomfortable zone. We believe that is what sets most people apart is that most people are not willing to venture into the uncomfortable zone and instead stay in the comfortable zone. The only way you learn we believe is by going into the uncomfortable zone and working your way back to a comfort level. Once you work your way back to the comfortable level you must dive back into something else which should put you back in the uncomfortable zone. It is the only way we learn and challenge each other.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As of right now we have hired some key positions in 2016 and one in early 2017 that will position us for this year and next year with our planned growth. Those positions hired were Insurance Director and Hygiene Team Leader.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We offer non-paid internships for Hygienists and Dental Assistants. I would recommend they come to our office for a few weeks of training. This way we can see how they build relationships and how they react to being in an uncomfortable zone. We want talented, driven individuals who love to grow and have a purpose in life. We have hired many full time team members who have come to us as interns and from our current team recommending team members who believe they would be a good fit in our culture. We have also had team members decide to go back to school to become a hygienist and those who do so are welcomed back into our team after finishing.