Sarah The Vet

Ruminations on a veterinary theme: chewing the cud

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Recruitment

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 →

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 →

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 →

Caution! Perhaps be wary about this job!

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have come across some phrases in jobs ads and practice visits that really have a double meaning. I know, I know, this looks really cynical – but it’s borne out by extensive personal experience as well as trusted anecdotal… Continue Reading →

Why is no-one applying to my ad?

Reading Time: 6 minutes I don’t claim any authority in this area beyond having read far too many job adverts myself, and boy have I seen some stinkers. Seeing things from the other side can be useful though, so I have collated some thoughts… Continue Reading →

Imodium For Your Practice: Or, How To Stop Your Staff Passing Through Uncontrollably.

Reading Time: < 1 minute In other words, ‘what employers can do to help themselves in the current recruitment crisis in the vet/vet nurse professions.’ Offer jobs people want – understand what the work force wants now and make sure you clearly advertise to fit… Continue Reading →

The job ad – let’s think of a new way of doing this

Reading Time: 6 minutes At one time, a physical ad was the standard, and about the only, way of securing your next victim vet, with word-of-mouth coming a distant second. They are still important, but recruitment agents and head hunting, students on placement, and… Continue Reading →

Vet job ads – the good, the bad and the ugly

Reading Time: 6 minutes Does no-one else see the problem with veterinary job ads at the moment? In this current recruitment crisis, it is a job seekers market. Yet the ads have not changed to reflect this and most seem stuck in the past;… Continue Reading →

How to select a practice during your job hunt – Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the last post, I discussed how to start selecting a practice with a good fit during your job hunt, including looking at job ads and what to find out on your initial contact with the practice. Extended visit and… Continue Reading →

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