Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …
Colin Campbell shares his views on leadership in a dental practice. He explains how leadership through example setting leads to a development of the team who will go above and beyond what is normally expected and in turn respect the leader of the organisation in times of difficulty.
Janet Edwards, HR Manager at Practice Plan explains the right processes to have in place when it comes to integrating a new team member. Even the most self-confident of people may experience some form of anxiety during their first few weeks at work. First impressions count and a planned induction programme is the most effective way to help someone settle …
Plumbers and taxi drivers have found themselves with more in common than usual recently, thanks to court rulings about their employment status. These rulings could have ramifications for other professions, in particular associate dentists.
Can you define and articulate the culture of your practice? This is an important question to ask because it impacts your entire team, who all play a part in determining what that culture is, which in turn affects your patients’ experience. And this is reliant on building interdependent relationships.
Chris Barrow talks about what defines a great team, how the employer and employee definition of a great team can be different and the best way to resolve this. What you’ll hear: What makes great teams tick How to communicate in a great team Best practice when it comes to recruitment, hiring, appraisal and promotion How to keep the right …
Employment Law solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks through the most recent changes to Employment Law and how these will impact dental practices and teams. What you’ll hear: How GDPR is impacting employment matters Information about sexual harassment and the use of non-disclosure agreements How stand-by time or being ‘on call’ needs to be considered in relation to pay.
Sarah Buxton explains how to set up an associate agreement and exactly what it needs to include. What you’ll hear: The pros and cons of hiring an employed or self-employed associate What should be included in an associate agreement How to make amendments to an associate agreement Risks to practice owners if an agreement doesn’t adhere to Employment Law
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can have many benefits for dental practices such as increasing staff teamwork, engaging with the local community and building the business’ reputation. However, not many people know how to, firstly, set about putting a CSR policy in place, and, secondly, how to ensure it is effective.
Zoe Close explains the reasons to invest in developing your team, even if it’s an established one. She illustrates how continued training will benefit both them and the whole practice.