Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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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 …

5 steps you should take with new starters

Five steps you should take with new starters

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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 …

Developing a vibrant culture

Stand out in your practice by developing a vibrant culture!

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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.

Expert advice from Chris Barrow

How to build great teams

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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 Update

The latest changes to Employment Law

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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.

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

A guide to setting up associate agreements

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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

Implementing a CRS policy

CSR – how doing good for others is also good for business

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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.