Find the perfect fit. Take the guesswork out of matching the right professional with the right veterinary practice.

In 2016, My Veterinary Career manager, Stith Keiser, will facilitate a yearlong series on strategic and effective hiring practices for new employees. This series will include a monthly article featured in Trends magazine, complemented by an in-depth podcast available below that will cover all aspects of hiring, including finances, recruiting, screening, retention, and mentoring. Don’t miss this important “how-to” series that will revolutionize your hiring process!

Strategic Hiring: Bring it Home

In our last podcast of the series, we’ll briefly touch on each recording highlighting the main takeaways for each.

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Strategic Hiring: Strategies for a Healthy Practice

Understanding how to review your practice’s financial statements is only half the battle. In this podcast, we’ll review some specific strategies for mitigating expenses and driving revenue.

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Strategic Hiring: Preparing Your Practice For A Profitable Sale

Roughly four out of ten veterinary practices are categorized as “no-lo” practices, meaning they have no to low value. One of the reasons to plan for your exit strategy is to give you enough time to have a practice valuation conducted and to analyze your financial statements. In this session, we’ll explore key performance indicators and review how to analyze a P&L.

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Strategic Hiring: There’s Light at the End of The Tunnel – Are You Ready for Your Exit Strategy?

A successful practice sale doesn’t happen overnight, it takes years of preparation. In this podcast, we’ll discuss the importance of planning your exit strategy three to five years in advance, including steps you should take to prepare both yourself and your practice for a successful transition.

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Strategic Hiring: Mentorship Toolkit

In this month’s article, we explore the importance of mentorship and delve into a free mentorship toolkit created by AAHA, VetPartners and the National Veterinary Business Management Association. Mentees and Mentors, alike, will gain a better understanding of mentorship and finish with a framework for creating their own successful program.

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If You Pay Peanuts, You’ll Get Monkeys

Most of us are called to this profession because of our love for animals and people, but reality is that in the face of increasing student debt and the responsibility many of us have to support our families, compensation must factor into our decision of where we work. In this podcast, we’ll hear from former AAHA president, Dr. Mark Russak, as he discusses the relationship between compensation and the quality of your staff, specific compensation methods and tips for calculating actual compensation.

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Build a “Growth Mindset” Culture

Strategic hiring begins with us as practice owners and managers. Most of us say we want a progressive practice, an empowered team, and loyal clients who come to us for our great medicine. Unfortunately, most practice never truly achieve this because we, practice owners and managers, stand in the way. We’re too quick to settle for what we’ve always done and what’s “good enough” instead of pushing ourselves and our team. In this podcast, we’ll explore the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The first sentences us to be average while mastering the second sets us and our team up for greatness.

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Think Your Practice Is Ready for a New Team Member?

Hiring the right new team member should not be an off-the-cuff decision, yet many of us treat it as such. This has earned us the stereotype of employers and manager who hire fast and fire slow. We all know we should be flipping this around and hiring slow, firing fast. One component of making the right hiring decision is knowing why we’re hiring and ensuring our practice can support the additional team member. In this session, we’ll diagnose common reasons to hire and then study key performance indicators (KPIs) that will help owners and managers make an educated decision about whether or not the time is right to hire.

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Baffled by Gen Y? Tapping Their Potential Begins with Understanding Their Generation

Gen Y, those born after 1980, are quickly making up the majority of our hiring pool, yet they remain one of the most misunderstood generations. Many owners and managers are quick to dismiss Gen Y employees as entitled and too worried about work-life balance. While this can be true, in this podcast we’ll discuss strategies we can employ to recruit, retain and manage the cream of the crop.

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It’s Draft Day – How to Recruit Superstars

Football fans know April as home to NFL Draft Day. Whether you enjoy football or not, it’s hard to not recognize the importance Draft Day signifies for each NFL team as they strategize and recruit to set themselves up for a winning season. NFL coaches recognize what we should too - True super stars are hard to find and when they do become available, everyone wants them. This leaves us asking, how can we recruit superstars in our own practice? In this podcast, My Veterinary Career’s Stith Keiser and Catie Guy Bean will answer that question by discovering what the top candidates are looking for in an opportunity and how to position ourselves to be a highly sought after work place.

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Implement an Effective Screening Process

Featuring Stith Keiser and Tina Hill from My Veterinary Career, listeners will learn the importance of having a consistent, thorough interview process and receive tips on specific steps that should be included. We will also discuss types of interview questions, both ones that add value and ones that employers need to avoid.

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Learn Tips for Team Retention

In this podcast, Stith Keiser from My Veterinary Career discusses management strategies for team retention. Listeners will be guided through a list of questions and action items we can utilize to help increase the odds of keeping team members engaged and in our hospitals.

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