Let’s face it - negotiations are a part of life. Whether it be a debate with your partner on who’s driving the kids to soccer practice, a conversation with your colleague on how to best manage a project timeline, or a pitch to your manager for your advancement within the company, we all would benefit from being better equipped with effective negotiation skills. But the reality is that most of us do not receive any formal training on how to use effective negotiation skills to achieve a favourable outcome.
The vast majority of new healthcare practitioner graduates will launch their clinical practice as an employee or associate at an established clinic. One of the most challenging aspects of this process is finding the right clinic location and securing an employment relationship with the clinic owner that aligns with both your clinical and business objectives. In my experience however, most new graduates are underprepared for discussions with clinic owners and often forget to showcase the value they bring to the table as a new practitioner to the clinic.
Much of the feedback from the chiropractic students at last week's CMCC Practice Opportunity included uncertainty around marketing, financial management, business planning and contracts. However, the biggest concern from students was...
Deciding on which clinic to join to begin your career as a chiropractic associate is a stressful yet exciting time after graduation. Maximize the opportunity of choosing the right clinic for your practice by being prepared to perform your due diligence ahead of your discussions with the clinic owner.