‘Excellent Communication Skills’ is a key item cited in job descriptions, but what is actually meant by the term? It seems it’s a term used to imply more that there will be a … Read more about Communication skills – all part of the service
Asking for a pay rise can be a daunting prospect, but the chances are unless you ask, you may not receive. So, how do you go about facing the Practice Manager and putting in that … Read more about How to ask for a pay rise
The veterinary profession has been increasingly female-dominated for many years now, with a marked predominance of women over men graduating veterinary college. So, when the phrase … Read more about The gender pay gap – does it exist in a female-dominated profession?
So many of us start off the new year full of burning enthusiasm and desire to become ‘the best version of ourselves’. We set lofty goals, and at the time, we really mean them. … Read more about New Year – new fail?
Before employing a veterinary surgeon or nurse, Practices need to make a number of checks. These include confirmation of their right to work in the UK, that their qualifications … Read more about Fraud and veterinary practices
One of the many potential impacts of Brexit is the effect it will have on certain aspects of Employment Law, including the Working Time Regulations (WTR). These were written into … Read more about Brexit, the Working Time Regulations – and what it means for the veterinary industry
A team functions because the members complement each other. Successful teams are usually made up of a combination of individuals with different personality types, each with their … Read more about Dealing with a disruptive influence – in the interest of harmony
The prospect of taking on a trainee or apprentice can be daunting. Not only is there the consideration of the actual training of the employee – undoubtedly a time-consuming … Read more about The tax man says – it’s time to train!
With a myriad of social media platforms available to us these days there’s a lot of talk about how people present themselves online. Increasingly, employers look at social media … Read more about Personal branding – show them you’re the expert
Employees get sick – it’s simply a fact of life. On average, in the UK an employee takes 6.6 sick days per year. Veterinary staff are exposed to a huge variety of germs through the … Read more about Sickness – what does it say about your practice?
Working in a busy practice can be both exciting and incredibly rewarding. Many people get a ‘buzz’ out of having a packed day where they’ve helped lots of patients, dealt … Read more about Taking a break – why it matters
Recently the new government revealed it will be rolling out its proposed extension of the free childcare system earlier than expected. 2016 will see a doubling of free childcare … Read more about An extension to childcare – what will it mean in practice?