This week on the Uncharted Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark and Stephanie HELP! I need somebody HELP! Not just anybody HEEEEeeelp Goss go to the mailbag.
The issue that’s affecting everyone:
“We are short-staffed and getting shorter by the minute. Where do you find good people to hire in vet med? We need to hire at least 1 person in every role. Our morale is at an all-time low and people are burnt out. We need to save the ship before it goes down.”
“Alrighty!! I’m in a pickle! I canNOT seem to get Veterinary Technician applicants. I have posted on Indeed, Facebook, and Linkedin. We are so short-staffed and it’s starting to take its toll on everyone. How do I find a Vet Tech worth hiring?!” This is not changing, this is not going away, and the summer crazies will be here soon.
HEADSPACE: Some Things To Keep In Mind.
-Everyone is short-staffed and struggling to find doctors and vet techs. You are not alone, this is not your fault.
-There has been a huge surge in workload across the industry and there is a shortage in doctors and technicians.
-There is not an easy answer to this, not some magic website that you haven’t heard of.
-The biggest danger in not being able to hire is refusing to change how you run your clinic.
-If you are unable to hire for an extended period of time you need to adapt to accommodate that change.
-You and your team have a limit. You can push past it but something will suffer. That can work in the short term but it is not a sustainable business practice.
-If your team gets burnout and leave you can end up in a worse place than you started.
This is a hard one for everybody. Stephanie and Andy tackle this from a perspective of not just how do I make my clinic more attractive but how do I adapt who and what I already have? Check out the episode to hear them go through all of this and lay down some action steps.
UVP 041: Help! I’m Totally Overwhelmed!https://soundcloud.com/unchartedpodcast/uvp-041
UVP 064: Keeping Morale Up During COVID-19https://soundcloud.com/unchartedpodcast/uvp-064
UVP 094 NEW RESEARCH – What Really Keeps Techs Engaged & Satisfiedhttps://soundcloud.com/unchartedpodcast/uvp-094