Asking for a pay rise can be a daunting prospect, but the chances are unless you ask, you may not receive. So, how do you go about facing the Practice Manager and putting in that request? [Read more…]
The veterinary profession has been increasingly female-dominated for many years now, with a marked predominance of women over men graduating veterinary college. So, when the phrase ‘gender pay gap’ is bandied around, where male workers are paid significantly higher salaries than their female counterparts, the assumption would be that it doesn’t apply to the veterinary world. However, that may not be the case. [Read more…]
So many of us start off the new year full of burning enthusiasm and desire to become ‘the best version of ourselves’. We set lofty goals, and at the time, we really mean them. However, typically this involves changing some long-standing behaviours which is actually one of the most difficult things to do. [Read more…]
Before employing a veterinary surgeon or nurse, Practices need to make a number of checks. These include confirmation of their right to work in the UK, that their qualifications are valid, and their registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is up to date.
One of the many potential impacts of Brexit is the effect it will have on certain aspects of Employment Law, including the Working Time Regulations (WTR). These were written into British Law in 1998 as a result of the EU’s Working Time Directive.