‘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
On the 25th May 2018, The Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A reform to current EU Data Protection Law, GDPR is designed … Read more about GDPR – is your practice ready?
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an on-going requirement for all vet surgeons and nurses registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Whether you’re … Read more about Continuous Professional Development – a lifelong commitment to learning
It’s a well-known fact that suicide rates amongst veterinary professionals runs at nearly four times the rate found within the general population. As such, mental health is not a … Read more about Mental health – lifting the taboo and saving lives
It may seem an obvious statement, but Practices need strong, effective leadership to flourish, to retain staff and keep them engaged. A happy staff force will always produce work … Read more about Leadership – every ship needs its captain
There’s no denying, as well as the enjoyable aspects of practicing medicine, being part of a Practice brings with it a range of pressures. Long hours, out of hours working and the … Read more about Locuming – why it might be a smart choice for you
Good staff, as they said, are hard to find, and that’s even more true in professions where demand for qualified professionals outstrips the available candidate pool. As a result, … Read more about Expectation setting as part of the recruitment process