The resignation: Opportunities provided by an employee farewell

I don’t know how to tell you this, but……….I am leaving. The words that every health business owner dreads. Once upon a time, and perhaps seemingly not that long ago, employees seemed to be more “loyal” and stay for years. We need to get real! Our employees will leave. I have realised that it is […]

Values in Recruitment: The Interview Part 2

As we explore the benefit of having organisational values in your health business, it is expedient to discover how they can be incorporated into your interview. Outlining your purpose and values in the advertisement and then extending this conversation into the interview will establish your intention and commitment as an employer and leader. Candidates are […]

The clipboard crew and the BBQ factor: The Interview: Part 1

After 16 years of doing interviews, I am not sure that I yet know what the perfect interview looks like. After trialing a few different approaches, I have discovered some of the things that work for me At one stage, I thought that I would create an even playing field by asking each candidate exactly […]

The Phone Call

You might be questioning whether all of the steps that we are taking to find your new clinical team member are absolutely necessary? Experience has told me that, hiring speedily because of desperation comes with significant risks and costs. You might be faced with having to repeat the process sooner than you would have wanted […]

Dear sir/ madam: The cover letter

Do you ask for a cover letter as well as a CV/resume in your job advertisement? If you do not, you are missing out on valuable and insightful information. Information that will help you to determine whether the applicant is the right fit for your job and your workplace. If you consider the CV alone, […]

Standing out. The How (and the Why).

In previous blogs, we have explored the rapidly growing number of job advertisements for physiotherapists across Australia. I have highlighted the problems associated with homogeneity on the Jobs4physios platform and the difficulty that poses for jobseekers.. I thought that it might be helpful to unpack this a little bit more for you. What follows is […]

Where have all the physios gone?

Viewed singularly the prediction that by 2022, Australia will have a 6,500 shortfall in the number of physiotherapists practicing in this country is alarming. But when it is examined alongside the increasing number of new graduates flooding the market and the professions attrition rate, the prediction of such a “yawning gap” is setting off warnings […]

Searching for someone? The who, the what and the why?

When it comes to hiring staff, you will often hear the mantra. Hire slow and fire fast. What does this mean when there is a limited number of quality clinical staff available to fill the ever growing number of positions available in private practices?  On the APA, jobs4physios page, there are more than 200 vacancies […]