We all know the effects that cigarette smoking has on a person; it has been shown for years in the media. We have seen the yellowing teeth, bad breath, wrinkles, and probably know individuals that have had even more detrimental health issues stemming from the activity. More and more, smoking is being banned in public places and employers are following suit. So what does this mean for your practice?
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It is also worthwhile to look into cessation plans for your employees. If your dental practice currently offers an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), look into the benefits that it provides and encourage your staff to take advantage of the services.
With the right resources and encouragement; you can make a difference in promoting a smoke free workplace while retaining quality staff. Monitor the results of your efforts and listen to the feedback of the staff members. It is possible to have a happy, healthy staff. A happy staff is a productive staff; and that is not just “blowing smoke.”
Contributed by Tiffany Worstell, Dental Staff Recruiter- Nationwide.
To Contact Tiffany, call 540-491-9112, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org