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  • Hanging on to your staff

    • 13 Feb 2024
    • Adam Bernstein

    Demand for skills offers professionals more leverage in the job market, so Adam Bernstein explores how smaller businesses go toe-to-toe with the corporations.

  • Defining employment status: a stitch in time saves nine

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • Tina Chander

    Tina Chander, partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall, advises bosses on how to clearly define their workers’ categories, and why it is so important.

  • Interview

    Becoming a great interviewer: do your homework, get it right

    • 30 Jan 2024
    • Adam Bernstein

    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail – it is a well-known saying and is just as important when recruiting staff as with any other situation, as Adam Bernstein explains.

  • Background check

    Play it safe when checking for criminal history of applicants

    • 23 Jan 2024
    • Adam Morris

    Adam Morris, a solicitor at law firm Wright Hassall, considers the rights of employers and potential employees in this scenario.

  • Proving problems in workplaces

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Toxicity is a predicament many managers find themselves dealing with. Adam Bernstein discovers ways employers can take action – a tricky task without concrete proof.

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    Managing employee posts on social media

    • 7 Nov 2023
    • Alexandra Farmer

    Alexandra Farmer, head of team and a solicitor at Worknest, explains when bosses should take action over a controversial remark.

  • How bosses can be family friendly

    • 24 Oct 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    The COVID pandemic and ensuing cost of living crisis has made life increasingly tumultuous for working parents, among others. Adam Bernstein explains the ways employers can help them out.

  • Happy VNs

    How championing the VN role will grow a happier, more efficient team

    • 9 Oct 2023
    • John Helps

    A recent study by MSD Animal Health highlighted that, despite the increased responsibilities veterinary nurses take on, they have doubts around their career progression opportunities. John Helps, BVetMed, CertSAM, MRCVS, veterinary surgeon and senior technical manager at MSD Animal Health UK, explains how addressing these issues and providing true career development can help improve the practice environment and patient experience.

  • Avoiding a discrimination claim

    • 19 Sep 2023
    • Tina Chander

    Organisations must be thoroughly acquainted with discrimination legislation as the devil is in the detail. Partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall Tina Chander points out the different forms employers may come up against.

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    Feedback: dealing with it effectively

    • 4 Sep 2023

    Managing director of Worcestershire-based Customer Champions, COLIN BATES, has more than 30 years of marketing experience; he uses it to discuss the importance of customer communication, implementing any changes addressed and, in turn, feeding that information back to the client.

  • Gayle Hallowell

    Inspiration is key destination on new lead development journey

    • 29 Aug 2023
    • Gayle Hallowell

    In this article, we hear from GAYLE HALLOWELL on her newly created role at IVC Evidensia, as she shares her vision for changes in career progression.

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    Vet graduate recruitment: how can independent practices compete?

    • 21 Aug 2023
    • Jo Hillard

    With the sector’s recruitment and retention issues rumbling on, it’s more important than ever for veterinary clinics to stand out from the competition and appeal to new graduates. JO HILLARD, director at Central CPD, explains how smaller vet businesses can take on the bigger players.

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    Dealing with feedback effectively

    • 17 Aug 2023
    • Colin Bates

    Managing director of Worcestershire-based Customer Champions, COLIN BATES, has more than 30 years of marketing experience; he uses it to discuss the importance of customer communication, implementing any changes addressed and, in turn, feeding that information back to the client.

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    Where there’s a will there’s a middle way to reaching dispute resolutions

    • 10 Jul 2023
    • Mali Smith

    Parties involved in employment disputes are increasingly being encouraged to seek alternative routes to tribunals. MALI SMITH, legal director and mediator at legal firm Wright Hassall, explains the processes for mediation, and how they are increasingly useful in grievance and disciplinary situations.

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    AI at work – being human could make you the practice of choice

    • 26 Jun 2023
    • Steve Bailey

    In the second of a two-part series on technology in the workplace, STEVE BAILEY emphasises the importance of being earnest with current and potential staff – and how not to come across like a robot.

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    New guidance on mental health

    • 26 Jun 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN explores employers’ challenges when supporting employees’ mental help, and, using new Acas guidance, how they can make reasonable adjustments for staff welfare.

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    ​‘Picking on’ or performance managing?

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • Alexandra Farmer

    ALEXANDRA FARMER discusses how grievances raised during a performance management process should be handled, and whether this needs to be adapted for Gen Z and Millennial employees.

  • Use of AI in veterinary practice – possibilities and limitations

    • 2 Jun 2023
    • Steve Bailey

    You can’t have been far lately without hearing about artificial intelligence and “chatbot” technology. STEVE BAILEY runs through some positives and negatives…

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    How to manage workplace bullying

    • 15 May 2023
    • Charlotte Morris

    What do you do when bullying while at work is coming not from colleagues, but from the top? CHARLOTTE MORRIS – associate solicitor at Esphr – offers advice on how businesses can manage these types of grievances, and what employers stand to lose.

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    Fair and unfair dismissals at work

    • 17 Apr 2023
    • Alexandra Farmer

    ALEXANDRA FARMER, head of team and a solicitor at WorkNest, goes over the proper processes for this.