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Keep up to date with the latest recruitment news in the veterinary industry. Our experts tackle the hard topics, so you don’t have to.

Furloughing workers – what it means for veterinary profession

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is designed to help businesses that would otherwise be forced to lay off staff in the face of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19. All businesses with a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020, regardless of size or sector, can benefit from the scheme, where the Government reimburses[…]

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Finding the best candidate

Hiring staff is never easy. In this article, author Adam Bernstein offers a series of tips to help you find the right person for the job, from defining the role to interviewing candidates.

It takes two to tango

Jane Davidson encourages potential employers to be honest and make the advertisement an accurate picture of the vet nurse role you are offering to ensure you recruit the right person.

Experienced or qualified?

The days of advertising for a “qualified or experienced nurse” are over – so what can you do to ensure you attract the right vet nurse to your job ad? RVN Jane Davidson offers some advice.

Reading CVs – dodging butterflies and frogs

Author Dave Nicol takes a light-hearted look at reviewing CVs and offers recruiters a handful of tips to help them whittle down the numbers and sort the wheat from the chaff.

Top 5 ways to mess up a veterinary recruitment interview

Veterinary business coach Dave Nicol looks at the five biggest mistakes people make when recruiting vets, nurses and reception staff into their veterinary practice.

Don’t waste your words…

If you’re planning to write a job advert, RVN Jane Davidson offers a few words of wisdom on what NOT to write – including a couple of things that could put potential employees off completely.

Be careful of social media

As an employer, you need to be well-prepared to deal with inappropriate use of social media by employees, says Jon Smart. As with many things, however, the best approach is to take action before the problem arises.

Where employers go wrong treating staff

Having a unified and happy workforce is critical to success, says Adam Bernstein. So why is it some practices and managers seem hell bent on treating staff so poorly?

Effectively dealing with stress at work

Pressure can motivate us to perform at our best, but too much can result in feelings of being unable to cope, leaving us liable to suffer from stress in the workplace, warns Mark Stevens.

Flexible working

Solicitor Mark Stevens advises employers on how to approach flexible working requests, and outlines the dangers of failing to follow the correct procedures when handling applications.

Recent graduates: financial drain or great investment?

Taking on any new staff member can be a process fraught with problems, but recruiting new veterinary graduates often presents its own set of unique challenges, explains Caroline Bäck.

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