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Why Australian General Practitioners are happier than most

So how is your quest for work-life balance coming along? If you are a family physician in the United States not so well according to a recent study published in JAMA. Doctors fare worse than the general population and frontline physicians are at greatest risk of “dissatisfaction” and “burnout”.

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Why being a BRW “Best Place to Work” three years in a row means so much to us

Please excuse our excitement but Wavelength has just been announced a BRW "Best Place to Work" for the third consecutive year. We have won a number of awards over the past few years but this one has come to mean the most to us. We work very hard to put our submission together for this one and the buzz ...

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Why Australia is the best place in the world to practice Emergency Medicine

I have long held the view that Emergency Medicine as it is practiced in Australia is about as good as it gets if you want an emergency career that is rewarding and for your specialist expertise to be held in high regard by your medical peers. In Australia the Emergency Department is the hub of the ...

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How many doctors will Australia need in 30 years from now?

Imagine launching a sailing boat in Sydney, setting the compass for Vancouver and then sitting back with a Gin & Tonic expecting to arrive at your chosen destination on time! Predicting a future outcome without adjustment along the way is a risky undertaking for anyone that puts a high value on being right.

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Promoting your Employment Brand – the Wavelength way

Forgive me an indulgence but this week’s topic is a somewhat shameless promotion of our new interactive “Work for Us” website which we launched this week. I will, however, also dwell on the broader theme of employment brand and what it could mean for health employers.

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Do medical recruiters deserve a bad reputation?

I used to be a doctor, and whilst there were many reasons why I chose to no longer be one, there was one significant element of secondary gain that I still miss. Once you told a fellow traveller on the bus, someone in the pub or even a distant auntie that you were a doctor, a favourable response was virtually ...

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Why Médecins Sans Frontières has a world class 'Employment Brand'

I admire Médecins Sans Frontières enormously. I admire them for their humanitarian mission, for their no-nonsense attitude towards getting things done but most of all I admire them for their courage. What fascinates me most, as a professional recruiter, is how they manage to attract people with their ...

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If you want to hone your clinical skills why not hire a coach?

I recently read an article in the New Yorker Magazine, ‘Personal Best’ by Atul Gawande asking why doctors don’t typically use the services of a professional coach. I use a coach myself and strongly advocate coaching to improve the performance and well being of my own staff so I guess you could say ...

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Doctors: find a good medical recruitment consultant and stick with them

I liked this post by blogger Dr Goodhook, providing advice to doctors on “How to work with a physician recruiter”. I liked it because a doctor, not a recruiter, wrote it. He clearly has the measure of the way recruiters work (good and bad) and has suggested some handy tips on how doctors can get the best out of ...

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So doctor, what possessed you to move overseas? Your recruiter will remind you.

There are few professionals more prone to mobility than doctors. Once released from the relatively constrained environment of medical school doctors tend to embark on a peripatetic journey, moving from one location to another for many years before settling down.

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