Can you tell an employee what to wear?

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  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 07:33
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Do you have a written Dress Code Policy in your practice? Maybe you have just a general verbal agreement on what “is” and “is not” allowed? What if you want to provide guidelines to your staff on what you would like them to wear, are you legally allowed to?

This magic pill called work life balance

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  • Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:17
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It is no secret that the life of a practice owner or that of a therapist can be at times a roller coaster ride. Pressured to learn at lightning speed, make decisions on a daily basis, often regarding the health and goal attainment of others as well as our own. Working hours can be long and sometimes we just yearn for a more rounded work-life balance.

6 easy steps to developing your allied health social media content calendar

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  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:14
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Last month we posted ideas of things to include as content on your social media page, but today we want to take it one step further.

Last week we outlined the upcoming change regarding your obligations as an allied health private practitioner under the Privacy Act with an amendment taking effect on the 22 February, that involves mandatory reporting of data breaches (e.g. client or employee personal or sensitive information) in some circumstances. If you missed it, click here to read now. Today we are going to look at how you can be proactive and confident that you are prepared in your practice.

Did you know that there has been an amendment to the Privacy Act that will affect you as an allied health private practitioner? The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme comes into effect on the 22 February and today we want to help you understand what it means for you and your practice.

Don't lose sleep over Long Service Leave!

If you employ staff in your private practice, you would be aware that an employee is entitled to long service leave after a period of working for you. Did you know that for staff employed under a Modern Award (e.g. Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 [MA000027]) long service leave entitlements differ in each State and Territory?

Managing negative comments on your allied health social media page

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  • Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:00
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Let’s face it, there might be a time when you receive a comment on a social media page that you don’t like. I have seen people do it on social media – writing horrible comments about a business or about a person. It can really make you feel deflated, angry or wishing you never started on the social media wagon.

20 content ideas for your allied health social media pages

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  • Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:55
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If you have already started a social media page for your allied health practice, you may have at some stage experienced that feeling of having a ‘blank’ when thinking of what to post. This can happen because we are busy, because we have not dedicated time to sit and plan it out, or because we have run out of ideas!

10 things to do in your allied health practice before Christmas!

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  • Monday, 11 December 2017 09:16
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How on earth is it December already?! I still had lots of things that I was going to do this year, and time is running away. I had announced at the start of the year I was going to do a three day walk on a mountain whose name I cannot even remember, before the end of the year! Nope, that has not happened. I got a little busy!

5 tips for the right practice brochure

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  • Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:14
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I talk to many allied health practitioners often about marketing and branding. One common thing I see is people writing and then printing masses of brochures for their practice, that might look okay at first glance, but that aren’t really telling people what you need them to hear.

The practice brochure is not dead!

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  • Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:40
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Traditionally, one of the common ways to market an allied health practice was to send a letter to your referrers introducing yourself, sending your business cards, and printing brochures to drop off to referrers.  Although there are lots of mention in health care marketing literature that brochures are a good way to market, there is minimal actual evidence that tells us which ones work and what the return of investment is.

5 ways to boost your health practice website

Last week we looked at organic search results and completed a little activity for our own practice websites. Today we look a little closer at the simple things you can work on, or discuss with your website administrator to boost the performance of your website.

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