In 2017 Avenue Dental entered the Great Place to Work © Survey.
The announcement was made on the 29/08/2017 at an awards ceremony that Avenue Dental placed 1st in Under 100 Employees!
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Exert from Great Place to Work © 2017 Edition.
” The dental industry in Australia has undergone an immense change in recent years. There is an increase in the number of dentists graduating; in the next few years we are heading towards an over supply of dentists in Australia. Further, an increase in corporate entities and health fund ownership of dental practices result in increased competition.
The net result of these changes in the dental industry has led to a decrease in wages, increase cost pressures on dental practices and often in poorer workplace cultures and conditions.
“At Avenue Dental, we believe in a better way” said Dr Stephen Dudgeon, Principal Dentist at Avenue Dental. “There are two fundamental forces that drive our organisation to be a great workplace, a continuous focus on purpose and values, and its all about people” adds Dudgeon.
The Avenue Dental purpose is to positively transform dentistry in Australia. This purpose drives them to be a great employer and to create an outstanding workplace culture so that they can attract, mentor, train and develop the most talented people. In turn, these talented team members provide their patients with the best dentistry possible and give their patients a great dental experience every time they visit.
At Avenue Dental HR is called BOB – Bringing Out their Best. Avenue Dental believe the only way that anything is achieved is through people – so great people are essential to deliver on strategy and goal.
BOB is responsible for recruiting people with the right talent and who align with purpose and values, recognising and developing their unique individual strengths and tailoring their roles to Bring Out their Best – BOB!
Each role and stage of development Avenue Dental have developed individual OKR’s to help people manage their career growth and have documented processes and checklists for team members to progress through this development. For dentists they have developed an in-depth clinical training and mentoring program.
One of the quirky things that occur at Avenue Dental is how they welcome new team members. They want a new employee to feel like their first day is like a birthday. On their first day, they organise a cake with candles while the team sings ‘Happy Welcoming Day’.
“We have won numerous awards over the years, however one of these awards quite captured the hearts and souls of our team like Great Place to Work. To be recognised as a Best Place to Work means that every member of the team has contributed and the recognition directly reflects their own involvement in making Avenue Dental a great workplace. This has meant that every team member has taken a more active ownership in creating an awesome workplace” says Dudgeon.
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A Sunshine Coast dental practice has reason to smile after being named Australia's best small business workplace.www.7News.com.au#7News
Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, 30 August 2017
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