Managers and leaders

The difference between great leadership and great management

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Suki Singh looks at what it means to lead and manage well, and the difference between the two… Successfully running a business such as a dental practice requires strong leadership and good management. The two are not interchangeable terms, as people sometimes think, and don’t necessarily come from the same person within the practice. However, great leaders can feel that …

Retirement-planning

The dos and don’ts of retirement planning

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Time-consuming administration, challenging NHS contracts and record practice values have led to an increasing number of dentists looking to retire early, typically between the ages of 50 and 55. Many dentists have an idea of what they would like to do after they finish work but often the hardest decision is the timing of retirement and understanding when they can …

Discussing CSR

Mark Topley explains how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefits the community but also your practice.

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Mark talks to Nigel Jones about why CSR should be a fundamental part of every business and dispels the myth that it is only relevant to big corporations. He explains how focusing on CSR within your practice can increase both patient and team engagement, the positive impact it can have on your business as a whole and how to begin …

Adding to your team

Adding new members to your team – how staff inductions can ease the way

Zoe Close HR and Team Development, Practice Management 1 Comment

Staff inductions are a golden opportunity to ensure that your newest employee assimilates into your team well and understands their role from the start. It’s an important step in the recruitment process and, when carried out well, can bring benefits for both the business and the employee.

Six thinking hats

Make confident decisions – put on your thinking hats

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Running a busy dental practice means challenges can be thrown up on a daily basis. Here, dental business consultant Sheila Scott explores a tried and tested technique to decide how to deal with opportunities or solve problems effectively as a team and keep your practice thriving…

Vancant

Taking the stress out of finding your next team member

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In an earlier blog I shared advice on things you can do before interviewing candidates to make the recruitment process run smoothly. Now, I’d like to build on that by looking at how to protect yourself from the stress of running a practice with a reduced team if one of your staff decides to move on, and the best places …

The latest changes to Employment Law

How will the latest changes to Employment Law affect you?

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Sarah Buxton takes you through the latest amendments to Employment Law and how these will affect dental practices, highlighting the risks of non-compliance. She also discusses your responsibility regarding company social events and steps you can take to protect yourself and your team.

Understanding Employment Tribunals

Sarah Buxton talks about changes to Employment Tribunal claims

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There have been some changes in how claims are awarded in Employment Tribunals. This Bodcast with Employment Law specialist, Sarah Buxton, takes you through the changes and how they impact dental practice owners.

Managing personality conflicts in a small team

Advice for managing personality conflicts in a small team

Zoe Close HR and Team Development, Practice Management Leave a Comment

Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan, uses her 14 years’ experience as a practice manager to share her guidance on how to tackle personality clashes in the workplace…

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

Bulletproof HR advice for your practice

Sarah Buxton HR and Team Development, Practice Management Leave a Comment

HR and employment law Solicitor, Sarah Buxton, is the latest expert in dentistry to share her expertise and advice with practice managers and business owners. The age-old phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’ has no better use than here. If you’re a practice manager or business owner, having to recruit a new member of staff or let go of a …