In the fourth episode of this five part limited series podcast, Ivana Novosel shares her insight on how equine veterinary practices can hire and retain top veterinary talent.
Ivana is the Founder of IMLocum, a digital platform that connects veterinary clinics searching for staff with veterinary professionals searching for more control of their schedules and their careers. She is also Talent Acquisition Manager for VetStrategy and passionate about helping veterinary professionals stay in the industry longer and thrive.
Listen to the podcast here:
0:45 – Meet Ivana Novosel.
3:50 – Why are you passionate about recruitment and retention in the veterinary space?
5:09 – Comments on the consequences of staffing shortages in the industry.
6:35 – It is a challenging time to find high quality professionals, with job ads often going unanswered – do you have ideas to help practice owners attract top talent in this climate?
9:20 – Being truthful and honest as an employer in how your job ads represent your clinic and culture.
10:05 – Creating a reputation of being a place where candidates will want to come, work and stay.
10:45 – The importance of clinic culture, exploring flexible schedules.
15:20 – Long term retention – what have you seen from other sectors?
18:18 – The idea of agility in program delivery (mentoring, career development, etc.) and the sharing of program content.
23:44 – Ideas for the best ways to interview virtually.
26:45 – The employer is being interviewed by prospective candidates too, virtual clinic tours.
28:50 – The Fit (personality versus skill).
30:30 – Resources and points of focus to help with HR matters.
33:25 – Wellness (physical and mental) of your team: feel well and feel valued.
40:05 – Closing thoughts and key takeaways.
IMLocum: Connecting veterinary clinics with dedicated veterinary professionals in real time. https://imlocum.com
Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners
WCVM Veterinary Social Work Initiative:
Business Infusions is producing the Better Equine Vet Practice limited series podcast because we want to engage in conversations with equine veterinarians; to better understand their problems, and to connect an inspiring group of practitioners who can share their learnings and successes in practice innovation.
If your equine veterinary practice needs help with increasing efficiency and productivity, please contact us for a free demo and free consultation of HVMS software.
“HVMS practice management software emerged from a practice that had been operating for over 50 years. The practice owner identified a fundamental need to compensate their veterinarians more appropriately for professional services, and capture missed and lost billings. One of the mantras of our Chairman and Founder is that the further the vet walks away in time and space from the patient and the owner, the more they are going to give up in time and billable hours that are really valuable to them. With this type of approach, we’ve built a product that creates efficiency and productivity in the practice and still allows the flexibility to practice in different ways.”
Scott Pickard, CEO of Business Infusions, owners of HVMS software.
About the Guest
Ivana Novosel is the Founder of IMLocum, a digital platform that connects veterinary clinics searching for staff with veterinary professionals searching for more control of their schedules and their careers. She is also Talent Acquisition Manager for VetStrategy and passionate about helping veterinary professionals stay in the industry longer and thrive.
About the Podcast
This Podcast is designed for any member of your Team and anyone who wants to improve their practice efficiency and have more time for the things they care about. All members of your veterinary team are personally invited! We will continue to notify you as a valued member of our HVMS family whenever a podcast comes out so you can be first to know. Share with your team, discuss at a staff meeting, or just listen wherever you are!
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About the Host
Dr. Melanie Barham is a veterinarian, FEI veterinary delegate, entrepreneur, digital marketer and university instructor. With a background in eventing and performance horse practice in the US and Canada, Dr Barham currently dedicates her career efforts to the Ontario Animal Health Network, Global Veterinary Career Summit and strategic business consulting.