There are several key things that aesthetic medical practices should understand when looking for new employees.
Some of the most important include:
1. The specific skills and experience that are required for the role. This includes medical training and certification, as well as experience across a multitude of aesthetic modalities.
2. The personal qualities and characteristics that are important for the role: a professional demeanor, good communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
3. The overall culture and atmosphere of the practice, and how the new employee will fit in with the existing team. 'Team work makes the dream work' and a vibrant company culture makes the difference between an employee who's 'quietly quitting' and one who's happy to stay long-term.
4. The specific responsibilities and duties of the role, and how they fit into the overall operations of the practice. Take the time to describe the scope of work for the role and ensure manuals/best practices/protocols are available for newly hired staff.
5. The potential for growth and development within the role, and how the practice can support the employee in their career goals. Many practitioners newly licensed in aesthetic modalities are eager for mentorship opportunities: practices can often secure long-term employees by providing on-the-job training to those clinicians new to aesthetic medicine, however this does require significant bandwidth to implement and maintain; the main negating factor being the lead clinician's time.
Overall, it is important for aesthetic medical practices to have a clear understanding of their needs and expectations when looking for new employees, in order to find the right fit for their team.