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  • Sustainability – creating shared value in veterinary workplaces

    • 9 Apr 2021
    • Becky Sedman

    Becky Sedman BVSc, MRCVS – a member of the Vet Sustain Greener Veterinary Practice working group – explains the need for social and environmental matters to be at the core of veterinary business’ strategies.

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    Furloughing workers – what it means for veterinary profession

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • Tina Chander

    It’s one of the words of the moment, and Tina Chander, partner at law firm Wright Hassall, explains what “furloughing” is – for practices and employees.

  • It takes two to tango

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • Jane Davidson

    Jane Davidson encourages potential employers to be honest and make the advertisement an accurate picture of the vet nurse role you are offering to recruit the right person.

  • un-qualified

    Experienced or qualified?

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • Jane Davidson

    The days of advertising for a “qualified or experienced nurse” are over – so what can you do to ensure you attract the right vet nurse to your job ad? Jane Davidson offers some advice.

  • Butterfly and frog

    Reading CVs – dodging butterflies and frogs

    • 8 Nov 2018
    • Dave Nicol

    Author Dave Nicol takes a light-hearted look at reviewing CVs and offers recruiters a handful of tips to whittle down the numbers and sort the wheat from the chaff.

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    Top 5 ways to mess up a veterinary recruitment interview

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • Dave Nicol

    Author Dave Nicol looks at the five biggest mistakes people make when recruiting vets, nurses and reception staff into their veterinary practice.

  • Blah blah blah

    Don’t waste your words…

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • Jane Davidson

    If you’re planning to write a job advert, RVN Jane Davidson offers a few words of wisdom on what NOT to write – including a couple of things that could put potential employees off completely.

  • No social media

    Be careful of social media

    • 14 Sep 2018
    • Jon Smart

    As an employer, you need to be well-prepared to deal with inappropriate use of social media by employees. As with many things, the best approach is to take action before the problem arises.

  • Angry boss

    Where employers go wrong treating staff

    • 7 Sep 2018
    • Adam Bernstein

    Having a unified and happy workforce is critical to success. So why is it some practices and managers seem hell bent on treating staff so poorly?

  • Interview

    Effectively dealing with stress at work

    • 6 Sep 2018
    • Mark Stevens

    Pressure can motivate us to perform at our best. However, too much pressure can result in feelings of being unable to cope, leaving us liable to suffer from stress in the workplace.

  • Workplace flexibility

    Flexible working

    • 3 Sep 2018
    • Mark Stevens

    Flexible working is on the rise. Traditionally associated with the needs of parents and carers, organisations are increasingly recognising the business benefits of this form of working.

  • candidates

    Finding the best candidate

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • Adam Bernstein

    Hiring staff is never easy. In this article, the author offers a series of tips to help you find the right person for the job, from defining the role to interviewing candidates.