People Management

Contractor vs owner: Pros and cons for allied health professionals in private practice

For allied health professionals in Australia, the choice between working as a contractor in someone else’s private practice or owning and operating your own practice is a significant career decision. Both avenues come with distinct advantages and challenges, and if you’re currently a contractor considering starting your own practice, it’s crucial to carefully assess the pros and cons. In this article, we will explore what the many aspects of work life may look like as a contractor vs an owner. Related: The benefits of running your…

Finding the ideal team member for your private practice: A guide to the MoSCoW method

In the world of private practice, making the right hire can be a game-changer. It’s not just about filling a role; it’s about finding the perfect fit to enhance your practice’s success. Enter the MoSCoW method, a valuable tool that private practice owners can wield to determine precisely what they’re looking for in a new practitioner. Related: Tips for recruiting psychologists to your private practice   What is the MoSCoW method? In business, The MoSCoW method comprises four essential steps for determining which project requirements yield…

6 simple reception mistakes that hurt your private practice

When running a private practice there are countless business processes that you can measure, tweak and manage in order to improve your productivity and bottom line. But when putting our business hat on to focus on performance and efficiency, it can often make us forget about an important aspect of private practice that could make or break your client service quality: the reception. As part of the client journey, reception and intake is the first main point of contact your clients make with you, and…

This is what an amazing admin team looks like in private practice

For a private practice to be successful, it needs to focus on all aspects of the business – both front-end and back-end – and that includes the often-forgotten admin team. Many private practice owners consider the admin team as only a necessary function. While they would spend the time and effort to hire the perfect practitioner and spend additional resources for their professional development, few practice owners can say they pay the same level of attention to their front-desk team. But the reality is that…

How to set realistic goals for your private practice that align your team

With all the material that is so readily available about the importance of setting realistic goals, most business owners would have had at least some exposure to the process. Perhaps the most famous approach, if only because it really, really works is the process of setting “SMART” goals. Where SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based. If you are not yet completely on board with the SMART goal revolution here is an easy to follow example.   SMART Goal: In order to increase my monthly revenue,…

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