Business Pathways is a new program from Doctors of BC dedicated to helping members navigate the operational side of running a practice—a one-stop shop to access targeted resources based on practice needs during all stages of a medical career.
With the launch of the program, Business Pathways is introducing the first of three HR toolkits that will help with all aspects of managing staff. The first toolkit, available now at www.doctorsofbc.ca/managing-your-practice/business-pathways/managing-your-office/human-resources-toolkit, delves into best practices for recruiting and hiring staff. HR management is an area of particular importance to doctors, and more in-depth toolkits for other key aspects of managing office staff will be released as soon as possible.
Also available are exclusive deals in partnership with Club MD (www.doctorsofbc.ca/your-benefits/discount-programs/club-md), for legal and financial services from MD Financial Management and MNP LLP, and from other business partners like TopStack and Staples (member login required).
There are guides, resources, and other toolkits as well, which include support for:
- Transitioning to medical practice: www.doctorsofbc.ca/managing-your-practice/business-pathways/starting-your-practice.
- Contingency and emergency planning: www.doctorsofbc.ca/contingency-planning.
- Protecting yourself and staff against physical and online violence: www.doctorsofbc.ca/sites/default/files/human_safety_optimization_tip_sheet.pdf.
More tools, resources, and educational opportunities will be released on an ongoing basis. Business Pathways is here to help doctors optimize their practice, every step of the way. Access all resources at www.doctorsofbc.ca/managing-your-practice/business-pathways.
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