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Recognition at work –what does your team really want? Listing Image

Recognition at work –what does your team really want?

16 Apr 2021 | Beth Samson

Recognition is a key component of a #GoodWorplace, helping everyone to feel good and stay motivated at work. In this blog, Beth Samson, People Lead at Investors in People, shares advice based on thirty years of exploring what great recognition looks like in businesses.

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Remembering the day the Queen visited BVA

16 Apr 2021

To commemorate the life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip who passed away on 9 April 2021, we're re-sharing a 2016 blog from BVA Past President John Tandy recalling Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip's 1982 visit to BVA's headquarters.

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Celebrating the vital work of veterinary receptionists during Covid-19

15 Apr 2021 | Lynsey Sadiwskyj

Veterinary receptionists have worked incredibly hard to adapt to new working arrangements and support their colleagues and clients throughout the pandemic. In this #ThankYouThursday blog to mark April’s National Pet Month, Lynsey Sadiwskyj, Business Support Manager at the British Veterinary Receptionist Association, recognises their continued efforts in these challenging and unpredictable times.

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Negotiating Pay

13 Apr 2021 | Paul Horwood

We are all negotiating all day, from convincing our kids to put on their clothes and come downstairs, to deciding who is making the tea round next. But in this blog, Paul Horwood looks at a more formal form of negotiation - negotiating pay, either at a job interview, or a pay review.

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Let’s talk about pay

08 Apr 2021 | James Russell

#GoodWorkplaces provide transparent, fair, and equal pay for all employees, relevant to their roles. In this blog, BVA President James Russell shares his thoughts on why workplaces need to be more transparent and talk about pay.

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Coping Strategies: the good, the bad and the ugly

29 Mar 2021 | Kirstie Pickles

The added stress of the pandemic has meant many of us needed to find and use coping strategies over the past year. As restrictions are starting to lift across the UK, Kirstie Pickles tells us why it’s a good time to check we’re still using good strategies, and think about new ones we could try.

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Dealing with complaints

26 Mar 2021 | Richard Casey

#GoodWorkplaces have clear and transparent complaints processes in place which give security to both employees and the public. In this blog, Richard Casey, President of the Veterinary Management Group (VMG), discusses what he’s learnt about how to handle complaints at work.

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The most common complaint triggers in veterinary practices (and how to avoid them) Listing Image
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Covid-19: One year on

23 Mar 2021 | James Russell | COVID-19

One year on from the start of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, BVA President James Russell reflects on #TeamVet's role in the pandemic and looks ahead to the route out of lockdown.

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Five things all guinea pig owners should know

22 Mar 2021 | Daniella Dos Santos

This week is ‘Guinea Pig Awareness Week’. From 22-28 March, BVA will be joining veterinary professionals, and animal welfare organisations across the UK in helping to raise awareness of the health and welfare needs of these furry companions. In this blog, Daniella Dos Santos shares five bitesize tips for guinea pig owners.

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