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Snapshot of the dental recruitment landscape: A challenging year for job seekers and recruiters

Published on: 16 Jun 2021

Every two to three years we aim to survey dental audiences to understand job seeker and recruiter experiences in job hunting and recruitment, and last year couldn’t have been a more appropriate time to do so.

In the wake of the pandemic, we wanted to provide you and your practice with insights on the potential impacts on the recruitment sector for this year, as well as bringing you guidance on how best to recruit and maintain a workforce.

  • What were the greatest challenges in finding a suitable job last year? 
  • Are there signs of recovery in the dental recruitment market for 2021?
  • Which areas of the country are the most competitive when it comes to searching for a new role?
  • What are the main reasons that drive dentists to search for a new job?

Read our survey for answers to these questions, and more.


Key figures:


84% found the dental job search challenging in 2020, with 47% perceiving that competition for each roles was greater

59% of practice owner respondents found recruitment challenging in 2020, with 57% saying that competitive salaries and remuneration were more difficult to offer
30% of the job seeker respondents were considering roles in Greater London, and 51% were considering a move outside of their current location
82% of job seekers surveyed used job boards and career websites when searching for new roles



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