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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
I love podcasts and one of my favourites is Freakonomics from maverick economist, Steven Levitt and his trusty journalist sidekick, Steven Dubner. Levitt has an uncanny ability to suck the humanity out of any topic you care to mention.
In the 2011 book Torn, Dr Karen Sibert challenges women to reconsider their choice of commencing medical school, citing the potential stresses that such a career will put on their family life later on. Fair enough. She then goes on to declare a “moral obligation” of doctors to use their medical education ...
Since my international flight has been delayed by 48 hours I suddenly have a bit of time on my hands. Rather than twiddle my thumbs I thought I would delve into our resume database to see what I could find. With tens of thousands of records you can start to draw some statistically significant conclusions about ...
I have noticed over the years that it is much easier to convince hospitals to engage with recruiters on a transactional basis, taking resumes on the fly, rather than outsourcing a complete recruitment assignment to one agency. Most other industry sectors now accept the benefits of ...
About the Author
About the author
Dr. John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr. Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world through a unique perspective.
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- → British GPs
- → Emergency physicians
- → General practitioners
- → Healthcare Partners
- → Living and working in Australia
- → Living and working in New Zealand
- → Living and working overseas
- → Locum doctors
- → Medical career development
- → Medical practitioners
- → Psychiatry
- → Radiologists
- → Recruitment
- → Regulatory & Migration
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- → Specialist Physicians
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