If you have been considering approaching a dental recruitment agency, either as a dental professional looking for dental jobs in the UK, or as a dental surgery looking for the right candidate, then you may decide to stop for a moment, and consider a new alternative. Because as more dental professionals find themselves waiting for days, weeks or even months for a dental recruitment agency to find them a suitable position, and as dental surgeries find themselves spending thousands of pounds in agency fees, a new online dental network looks set to change the entire way in which dental jobs in the UK are filled.
The problem for many dental professionals is that whilst there may be plenty of vacancies available, finding them, and applying for them isn’t easy. It isn’t as though they’re advertised in the local jobs centre, or on a notice board anywhere. Dental publications only tend to feature adverts of the most elite vacancies, usually in London, and so for many dental professionals it is an almost impossible task. Approaching a dental recruitment simply seems to be the only viable route, although it’s one that can often prove very frustrating.
The problems aren’t only just on the side of the professionals though because the surgeries themselves have also been finding that it is increasingly difficult to work with dental recruitment agencies, as the fees can become prohibitive. With ever tighter budgets it is often the case that surgeries will only advertise with one agency, and only for a limited period of time, only taking on a select few of the potential applicants. This means that not only are many of the people looking for dental vacancies not benefitting from being considered as often as they should, but many surgeries are missing out on some excellent candidates.
With all of the problems of time and money forcing both dental professionals and dental surgeries to remain distant, it’s no surprise that a new UK online network has recently been launched to consign the traditional dental recruitment agency to the history books.
Modern internet technology is all about easy communication, networking and communicating, and the only real surprise is that perhaps it’s taken until now for the world of dentistry to take advantage of the opportunities presented. The new online dental network – the only one in the UK – is already helping dental professionals looking for dental vacancies in the UK find the job they’re looking for more easily, taking control of the process themselves.
The online network is also making a huge difference to dental surgeries, who are now able to benefit from using the network as an alternative way of both advertising vacancies and locating suitable candidates for the jobs available. The real benefit is that all of this is possible without fees, helping to save both time and money.
Dental professionals can register for free, creating an online profile which is then displayed in a limited form for anyone to see. No identifiable information is visible, so items such as name, address, photo and current employer are hidden, but potential employers can browse skills, experience and other criteria in order to find potentially ideal candidates. Once a surgery has found a candidate or candidates they can send details of the position and a request for the candidate to apply. If the potential candidate agrees, their personal data is released and the process begins of applying for the position.