new optical collaboration!
Oliver Peoples and Roger Federer have announced their collaboration on an eyewear collection!
This exclusive collection will be designed, manufactured and distributed by Oliver Peoples, who focus on frames which are inspired by vintage American styles. The inspiration for the collaborated designs have been described as deriving from their ‘shared dedication to excellence in one’s craft and appreciation for understated luxury’.
We are excited to see their first collection which will be launching in Spring 2024!
INDUSTRY NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT!
Essilor have announced a breakthrough in their progressive lens innovation: Varilux® XR series. EssilorLuxottica have harnessed the power of AI and combined it with their understanding of consumer lifestyle to create a progressive lens which offers instant sharpness in motion.
Accordion to Optical Insider, our eyes are moving 100,000 times a day to process all the visual information we are exposed to, therefore this lens keeps up with the lifestyle and visual challenges of its users.
“Varilux® XR series™ wearers benefit from instant sharpness, even in motion, with up 49% more vision volume** compared to Varilux X series.” - Optical Insider.
This is an exciting development for the optical and ophthalmology industry, and we look forward to seeing how this innovative lens progresses.
📢 There is NO one size fits all approach to hiring ✌️
As recruitment consultants its our job to bring you talent but also advise your eyecare business how to attract and retain talent. There are several things you can do to help with this but here is a few that we think are the most important!
Remember to follow Vision Executives to stay up to date with the latest ophthalmology & vision care news and vacancies.
1. IMPROVE WHERE YOU SOURCE YOUR CANDIDATES
To diversify your recruitment process, you need to start with a larger pool of candidates. As a recruitment company, Vision Executives have a large database of candidates which will help you find a diverse yet highly qualified group of candidates.
2. RECOGNISE THERE MIGHT BE BIAS IN YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS
You may not realise it, but there could be unconscious biases in your recruitment process which is restricting how diverse your workforce is. To do this, consider a diversity training programme aimed at your recruitment which will allow you to diversify your recruitment process.
3. PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER BRANDING
A positive employer branding is key to retaining your workforce but promoting yourself as inclusive. Being an inclusive employer will attract a more diverse pool of candidates as this is something a more diverse workforce will look for in an employer.
Recently the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) published the results of its 2022 workforce census which highlighted the extent to which there are NHS staff shortages in NHS #ophthalmology services. It surmised that it will worsen should immediate action not be taken.
“These findings paint a stark picture of the difficult challenges facing ophthalmology services across the UK. Despite continuing innovation in how we plan and deliver patient care, our ability to provide timely treatment is becoming ever more difficult given workforce shortages and long backlogs.
We now need joined-up action at all levels to ensure we have the appropriate workforce capacity in place for the coming years – at consultant and SAS grades, as well as non-medical roles that are part of the wider eye care team such as nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmic technicians.” - Professor Bernard Chang, President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
They proposed 5 key changes 4 of them are below but the most essential one in my opinion is to develop an #eyecare workforce plan, in collaboration with RCOphth and other stakeholders, to determine what workforce capacity is needed to meet current demand and future patient needs. But which of the following 4 should the NHS also prioritise?
Please vote in our poll on our Managing Directors LinkedIn!
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At the end of March, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists published the results of its 2022 workforce census which highlighted the extent to which there are NHS staff shortages in NHS ophthalmology services. It surmised that it will worsen should immediate action not be taken.
“These findings paint a stark picture of the difficult challenges facing ophthalmology services across the UK. Despite continuing innovation in how we plan and deliver patient care, our ability to provide timely treatment is becoming ever more difficult given workforce shortages and long backlogs." - Professor Bernard Chang, President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
april news roundup!
Looking for a new challenge in the new financial year? Do you need a fresh start or change of pace? Well then it might be time for you to search for a new job!
We have partnered with some exciting and innovative organisations in the eyecare space which could help with your new career search.
For more information look at out vacancies page, and please reach out to find out more!
James Pickering is our Managing Director and an eye care recruitment expert who has developed an extensive client base and candidate network. He regularly writes articles about industry developments and has received numerous recommendations from industry leaders. You can also connect with James on LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest eye care news.