Theme: Flexee and XLVets come together to discuss how flexible working can help retention, recruitment, and create happier teams in clinical vet practice. Flexible working means many different things, it comes in many forms, and if not managed well, can cause disruptions to rota management, resistance between colleagues, and perceptions of unfairness. Personalised way of working is the future, but the success of this depends on the involvement of both the employers and the employees.
Outcomes: Within the XLVet Community, we have been running various initiatives on flexible working and jigsaw practices. Within the workshop we will share what we have discovered and learned. We are keen to hear from both employers and employees as to how practice teams can work together, and to learn more about the benefits of a ‘give-and-take’ approach. We will explore how to support veterinary practices in utilising and implementing flexible working arrangements to create sustainable businesses for the future. Specifically, how can practices offer flexible working without it becoming a very time consuming process?
“May you have space for time out and capacity for time in.” - Ali White, Broad Lane Vets