Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is the CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions and author of the blog HR Base Camp. Since 2006, CEDR has been the nation’s leading provider of customized dental employee handbooks and on-demand HR solutions, helping dentists and their office managers successfully handle employee issues, prevent and resolve disputes before they lead to lawsuits, and safely navigate the complex employment law landscape. Our Solution Center is staffed by HR experts and attorneys. Call 866-414-6056 or visit www.cedrsolutions.com.

Wake-up Call: Fixing Your Employee Cell Phone Policy

Many of us are attached to our cell phones and a tap or two away from our social media accounts 24/7 these days—including your employees! This poses unique challenges to dental practices attempting to regulate employee behavior on the job. Unlike so many other businesses, dentists and practice managers have to worry about upholding standards…

How to Onboard Your New Employee: Five Tips for Success

So you think you may have found “the one” at last: the perfect new employee for your dental practice. Congratulations! After the exhaustion of writing and posting job ads, endlessly reviewing resumes, and interviewing applicants, you probably feel it’s time for a sigh of relief. After all, this candidate has all the skills and training…

Stop the Stress! 9 Tips for Increasing Work Happiness

Everyone deserves to love what they do and be happy at work. After all, we spend nearly half of our waking hours there! But life has a habit of stressing us out, and then work piles even more obligations onto our teetering pile of To-Dos, Must-Dos, and (eek!) Past-Dues. Sometimes it’s just difficult to feel…

Four Things I Need You to Know When You are Late for Work

How long a patient has to wait for their appointment is a big factor in patient satisfaction at most dental practices. So, it’s no surprise that one of the most frustrating HR issues dentists and practice managers have to deal with is an employee who is habitually late, and who doesn’t seem to understand that…

Charity is Great, but Employee Volunteers Could Cost You

“I’ve signed our dental practice up to participate in a community event. It’s for charity, so you wouldn’t be paid, and you’re certainly not required to attend, but I think it’d be a great thing for all of us to do together…” Does that sound familiar? Many practices enjoy donating their time, as a team,…

All-Too-Human Resources: When Employee Problems Become Yours

“Leave it at the door” is a phrase doctors and managers love to use when it comes to employees’ personal problems–and in an ideal world, it’s exactly the right idea. After all, your employees are paid to not just be physically present, but mentally focused and on task while at work. But we don’t live…

Take Back Your Team Huddle

Team huddles—you probably either love them or hate them. At some practices, the huddle is the most productive part of the day, and works well at getting everyone on the same page so it’s easier to focus on patient care the rest of the time. At others, huddles can feel unfocused, or even like a…

Documentation: Your Best Protection

No matter how long you’ve been in dentistry, employee issues are a constant, and so is the need to deal with them promptly and consistently. But there’s a crucial step that all too often gets skipped or skimped along the way: documentation. It may sound like a no-brainer, but as an HR professional I’ve heard…

-->