Ruminations on a veterinary theme: chewing the cud

Category Recruitment

Workforce woes? Possible solutions

Reading Time: 10 minutes At the recent London Vet Show, it was clear there is an overwhelming negativity in the profession regarding recruitment and retainment in particular, and that somehow because of this the profession is broken. How did we get here? What can… Continue Reading →

Where are all the vets?

Reading Time: 18 minutes Recruitment crisis, or retainment catastrophe, or something else? A Perfect Storm in the veterinary profession.

The importance of finding your tribe

Reading Time: 5 minutes The importance of finding your tribe as a job seeker and an employer – requirement matching in requirement is key to long-term success.

Reverse recruitment

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you haven’t heard of it before or read my previous articles on the subject, reverse recruitment is a new way of looking for jobs where you market your skills and experience to the job market.

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: 3 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 →

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