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Prospect Health Pledges To Recruit Ten Graduates by December 2015

Here at Prospect Health, we are so passionate and committed to Harrogate and supporting the local community that this week we have announced plans to recruit a further ten graduates by the end of 2015.

5 top tips for providing feedback following an interview

‘Feedback is a gift’ as the saying goes. Perhaps it doesn’t feel so to the unsuccessful candidate who has worked hard to prepare for a job interview, only to get the disappointing news they have been unsuccessful. Or likewise for the employer who feels too restricted by time or resources to be able to provide feedback which is useful but also protects their process of selection and decision making. However, there are many benefits of providing feedback which can make this process a worthwhile investment for both parties. And there are 5 principles outlined later which can help you to do so.

Pre-Reg Year for Vets

Most healthcare professions allow for a Pre-Registration year to aid students in their transition to becoming a fully registered professional in their own right. Most pre-reg schemes provide a structured road map, giving students the opportunity to put into practice everything they have learned at university in a safe and fully supervised environment. The student can then be confident in sole charge once this pre-reg year has been completed.

Pharmacists to the rescue?

According to plans that were put forward by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), there is an “army” of practitioners that should step in to give a helping hand to GP’s. The plans are aimed at every practice in England and the idea is to help address the shortage of GP’s.

Relocating to Saudi

Saudi Arabia is the centerpiece of the Middle East and is the home of Mecca, the Islamic holy site. Thanks to vast oil resources, Saudi Arabia has emerged from being an undeveloped desert kingdom to become one of the wealthiest nations in the region. Named after the ruling Al Saud family, which came to power in the 18th century, the country includes the Hijaz region- the birthplace of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Although life here can be very different to what you’re used to back home, it’s safe to say that it can be a rewarding, fulfilling and prosperous place to live. Crime rates are low, the weather is hot and the economy is booming!

Relocating to Singapore

Life in Singapore is considered to be life at its best for many and is something that they only dream of. That’s not very surprising when Singapore is in the top 10 wealthiest cities in the world. It has a population of 5.3 million (March 2015) It largely consists of Chinese, Indian and Malay backgrounds. The main religions in Singapore are Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. With the country enforcing what some people may say “strong laws” it allows the city to be safe, clean and well ordered.

The Pros and Cons of Video Interviewing

Most of you are probably familiar with the traditional face to face interview method. Nowadays, more and more companies are starting to use video and integrating this with their interview process. There are both pros and cons to video interviewing although with it getting increasingly popular in the workplace, it is worth getting to grips with as you could just be the next candidate or client to use it. 63% of hiring managers said that they were now often conducting interviews by video. It is expected that that figure is to increase to 70% in the next year.

Top 5 things to consider when choosing a recruitment agency

Choosing a recruitment agency that’s right for you can be difficult, especially when there are so many out there. Here are our top 5 things to consider when thinking about using a recruitment agency…

Tulsi - OITVB (March)

Tulsi is now 9 months into her Pre-Registration year and has her stage 2 examinations coming up! She has recently finished her hospital placement which she feels has given her invaluable experience.

Can GPs Cope?

Relocation, The Pros & Cons

“Should I stay or should I go now?” The words that were brought to our ears in the late 90’s by the well-known band, “The Clash”. As time goes on more and more of us are finding ourselves asking this very same question. Relocation is a word that we often see pop up in our lives from TV screens to glossy magazines and is one that an increasing number of people are acting upon. Job relocation isn’t just for employed workers who get transferred to other cities. You can also relocate when you are looking for a new job, especially if you are having difficulty finding one. The UK has seen a growing trend in the number of citizens relocating, whether it’s internal migration or international migration; it’s all taking off. People relocate for a number of many different reasons including social, economic, political and environmental. If you are contemplating a move, it is key that you weigh up the pros and cons before making, what could be, one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Rebecca - OITVB (March)

Since Rebecca’s last Vlog she’s had a hectic few months revising for exams, preparing for her dissertation, completing essays and fitting in numerous visits.

Asha - OIT VB (March)

In Asha’s latest Vlog we are provided not only with a great visual representation of the stormy assessment weather ahead but also some superb insights how to best manage this critical stage for all Pre Reg Optoms who are quickly approaching their Stage 2 assessments.

Sonam - OIT VB (March)

In this month’s instalment Sonam talks about being 7 months in to her Pre-Registration year with her visit 4 coming up!

Top 5 Reasons Why People Would Leave Your Practice

Top 5 reasons why people would leave your practice

There are 5 key reasons why good people may leave your practice. Knowing these will help you to understand how to get the right people in the right job to increase tenure.

Top Most Asked Interview Questions and The Best Answers To Give!

The 3 main reasons you interview for a job is to find out the following…

What to think about when you’re picking a new employer... finding the right job for you...

It’s really important to think about what’s going to tick your boxes when looking for a new job in the healthcare sector, whether you’re a newly qualified Nurse, a newly trained up GP or a 10 years qualified Vet, the same points still matter and it’s good to think of what is important to you at whatever job stage you’re at in your life. It’s a good idea to draw up a list of the key things you want to compare and contrast. Here are a few things to think about to start with…