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Tell Them about Your World
Providing your candidates with accurate, curated information about your area is a thoughtful way to save them time, while promoting the advantages of your area. By freely sharing data regarding neighborhood features, housing, schools and local attractions, you’re demonstrating that you’re mindful of life beyond work—and making it easier for candidates to imagine themselves living there.
Give Candidates a VIP Interview Experience
When applicants come in for face-to-face interviews, give them the gift of your time. Invite them to shadow your vets for the day…let them meet the whole team over lunch…introduce them to some of your clients and patients. In addition, wine and dine them, with tours of the area and dinner at a unique local restaurant. There’s no substitute for a warm welcome.
Reimburse Them Quickly for their Travel Expenses
On a more practical note, be sure to reimburse candidates quickly for their interview-related expenses. Typically, such reimbursement can take as much as 4-6 weeks, which hardly creates a caring impression. This is especially true for young veterinarians, who—according to the AMVA—carry an average of more than $183,000 in student debt.
Show Them That You Give Back
Is your practice engaged in local community efforts, such as sponsoring low-cost vaccine clinics and partnering with nearby animal shelters? This demonstrates that you’re truly part of your community and care about making a difference—and it may resonate with candidates that prioritize this as well.
Make Their Relocation Easy
It’s a plus if you offer a relocation allowance to cover the cost of a new hire’s move. But it’s even better if you can lift the weight of that move off of their shoulders entirely, by providing digital tools and professional services that simplifies the whole process. More than proof that you put your money where your mouth is, it has the practical benefit of allowing new vets to focus more thoroughly on their furry, feathered or scaly new patients.
We'll Help You Run with the Big Dogs
Obviously, some of these changes are up to you. However, at UrbanBound, we can definitely help you improve your candidates’ interview and relocation experiences. You might like knowing that we have years of experience serving veterinary employers, including Mission Veterinary Partners, Pathway Vet Alliance and Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG).
Sure, veterinary recruiting isn’t a walk in the park—but with our proven solutions, you’ll be well on your way as leader of the pack. Let’s talk!