Many practices struggle with hiring a front-desk person. If your recruitment lags, think about hiring for the "right" personality.
Many practices really struggle with hiring and training a front-desk person (the person who will create that all-important first impression for your practice). The struggles are real; most offices budget near-minimum wage for this position and seem to have difficulty finding the right person to handle the huge responsibility of this position.
My go-to answer for this problem is to pay a little more in salary to recruit for this position. It's true; you often get better quality applicants if you can raise the hourly rate of pay for this vital position. It can be difficult to find a professional with the type of experience you are looking for if you only pay a low hourly rate.
But if you can't find the extra money to increase salary, what other options are available that won't necessarily cost more? Here are some options:
It doesn't have to cost you more money to find the perfect front-desk staff member. There are great candidates out there to meet every budget, who will help you create stellar front-desk first impressions.