Ruminations on a veterinary theme: chewing the cud

Category Veterinary

Mindful Crafting

Reading Time: 8 minutes This article was written to accompany WellVet Virtual 2020 at which I had been invited to present on mindful crafting. Here are the videos of the prerecorded presentations for those that haven’t seen them

Why are so many turning to locum work?

Reading Time: 10 minutes I am sure it can’t have escaped your notice, whether a practice owner, manager or employee, the seismic shift in veterinary employment of recent years away from employee (and long-term employee at that) to a much more fluid employment situation… Continue Reading →

Defensive Medicine – A Symptom of Fear

Reading Time: 13 minutes I feel that one of the reasons why many are disillusioned with their veterinary career and thereby fuelling the negativity currently pervading the profession and increasing retention issues, is the constant background fear of a complaint being made to the… Continue Reading →

Keep that new employee and set them up for success!

Reading Time: 8 minutes “Eight months of advertising, three months’ notice period, thousands paid to the recruitment agent, hours spent on phone calls with no-hopers and finally, finally, we’ve got a new vet starting! Right… Job done, let me know in six months if… Continue Reading →

Why do I write this blog – and my 2019 summary

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been asked several times recently why I write this blog – I think in a good way – and it’s that time of the year where it’s traditional to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the… Continue Reading →

Reflections on Reverse Recruitment

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s 10 months since I advertised myself to find a job and, being nearly the end of the year, it’s a perfect time to reflect on my experiences with reverse recruitment. If you haven’t read about how I came to… Continue Reading →

Recruitment crisis – why some practices don’t have a problem

Reading Time: 4 minutes How about if I tell you about how you can improve your chances of recruiting even before you start the process? Too good to be true? Read on and I will explain. Recruitment has never been harder, even being labelled… Continue Reading →

Managing Millennials & Our People : Part Two

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my last post I introduced the idea that actually Millennials really aren’t that different to the rest of ‘us’ and the whole of society is changing, the younger generations are just at the forefront of this change. Plus having… Continue Reading →

What happens right before an employee leaves? Walking to the line.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vets don’t generally leave jobs because someone offered them more money or the recruitment agents managed to convince them that another job would be better with a few lines in an ad. Generally, what happens is they had already made… Continue Reading →

Managing Millennials

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now, I’m guessing this title got your interest and that is why you are reading this article. ‘Millennials’ have been vilified, labelled as difficult to manage, derided as sensitive snowflakes, entitled, etc, etc (see this Simon Sinek video). I have… Continue Reading →

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