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  • Plugging the skills gap in veterinary practice

    • 5 Dec 2023
    • Stephanie Malone

    As the sector’s renowned recruitment and retention crisis continues, Stephanie Malone, legal director at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, looks at some of the ongoing issues and suggests possible practical solutions.

  • Group aims to dispel farm vet myths

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • Vet Times Jobs

    With farm practices across the UK and Europe, VetPartners is aiming to build diverse, welcoming workplaces for colleagues from all backgrounds. Mia Ellis, from Westpoint Farm Vets in Chelmsford, shares her career journey, including how she broke the farm vet stereotype.

  • What are the realities of being a farm vet today?

    • 12 Sep 2023
    • Vet Times Jobs

    Farming as an industry has changed dramatically in recent years, as has farm vetting. We asked senior farm vets Ian Cure and Ami Sawran to share their views.

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    Changes to terms and conditions

    • 18 Sep 2023
    • James Tamm

    Many reasons exist why bosses might want to alter or update how their staff are employed. James Tamm – director of legal services at Worknest – explains the best ways to go about this.

  • Perils and pitfalls of handling employment tribunal claims

    • 18 Sep 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Employment tribunals can be difficult and costly to any business. ADAM BERNSTEIN sets out a guide to help companies through this tricky process.

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    Toxic behaviour – a damage to workplaces

    • 13 Sep 2023
    • Toyah Marshall

    A recent survey found that in some 70% of cases, toxic behaviour in the workplace is not dealt with. As a result, morale drops and staff leave, which is a serious problem in an age where recruitment is hard. TOYAH MARSHALL, principal employment law adviser and solicitor at WorkNest, looks at how such behaviour becomes the norm and what it can mean for employers if it goes unchallenged.

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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.

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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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    Graduate vet’s reflections as she takes to stage in operating theatre

    • 21 Aug 2023
    • Georgia Robb

    In her latest update on life after graduating from the University of Liverpool and starting work at Pennard Vets’ Sevenoaks practice, GEORGIA ROBB – now with six months under her belt – reveals the anxiety and apprehension, along with the satisfaction and pleasure, that comes from regularly performing surgery.

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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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    Understanding is key to unlocking disability discrimination issues

    • 14 Jul 2023
    • Mark Stevens

    Awareness and communication are top of the list for employers when dealing with equality laws within the workplace. Senior associate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitors, MARK STEVENS, highlights the pitfalls some bosses are still making and the best ways to help overcome problems that can arise.

  • Dealing with workplace violence and reducing the risks for everyone

    • 14 Jul 2023
    • Lucy Gordon

    Physical and verbal aggression at work is on the rise and LUCY GORDON, a partner at Walker Morris, offers advice on how to reduce the risk of incidents.

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    Hiring and retaining older workers

    • 12 Jul 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    With birth rates falling across the world, and job roles left open in the wake of COVID-19 and Brexit, ADAM BERNSTEIN calls on employers to consider an often-overlooked demographic of the workforce.

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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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    Difficult choices for staff and bosses

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    As one multinational veterinary care company reportedly considers serious job cuts as the cost of living crisis continues, ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses redundancy and other drastic steps to keep firms afloat.

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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…

  • Emily Collins-Wingate

    What can farm practices do to help keep vets in the profession?

    • 22 May 2023
    • Emily Collins-Wingate

    Westpoint Farm Vets’ EMILY COLLINS-WINGATE, BVMSci, MRCVS, discusses how she feels employers can help empower and support vets to stay in the profession.

  • Ami Sawran

    Case study: ‘We created an environment where the whole team feels involved…’

    • 22 May 2023
    • Ami Sawran

    AMI SAWRAN, clinical director at Westpoint Farm Vets, shares some of the key changes made at its Chelmsford branch since 2017 to make it a “welcoming, inclusive and fulfilling place to work”.