Reactive recruitment, ie placing an ad when a vacancy arises, is no longer effective in today’s tough job market. Today’s employers need to be proactive. Vet and recruitment consultant, Caroline Pearson starts with revisiting where you are heading as a practice and viewing a vacancy as an opportunity. For instance, if you’ve lost a vet, rather than replace, might you take on two nurses? From there she will consider the job analysis, followed by where and how to find people, including networking and building your online profile. Once you have candidates, how do you interview successfully, overcoming your built-in biases to employ the right person for you?
If retention is a problem, why? What characterises a practice with low turnover and how can you adapt? She will be joined by Georgina Hills (VMG/IVC) and Cat Curtis (SPVS/The Vet Group).
Who will benefit: Anyone involved in the recruitment process, from Practice Managers to Clinical Directors, Practice Owners to Head Nurse.