By Elizabeth Baxter
This month’s featured resources are here to help PPS members expand their connections with their patients, practices, and communities.
HUMAN RESOURCES 101
The five modules of this video series will guide you through steps you can take to facilitate a better work environment at your practice and help you navigate Human Resources and employment law concerns. The modules cover hiring, payroll, employee complaints, leaves and accommodations, and ending employment, and they offer detailed breakdowns and clarifications of common issues you face in your private practice.
Get it here: bit.ly/3qMIzW2
PPS ONLINE COMMUNITY
Join your colleagues in our members-only online forum, where you can network, ask questions, and share your insights and experience with others. Post questions, respond to others’ questions, and engage in lively discussion from the comfort of your home or office, on your schedule.
Get it here: forums.ppsapta.org
VOLUNTEER WITH PPS
Form new relationships with your fellow PPS members by working alongside them on one of the association’s volunteer committees. Committee offerings include the Annual Conference Program Work Group, the Finance Committee, the Education Committee, and the Impact Editorial Board, among others. And if you’re only available for short-term assignments but would still like to serve, you can sign up for the PPS On-Call Database, which will give you the opportunity to support committees, become a booth volunteer at conferences, and serve PPS in other ways as needed.
Get it here: ppsapta.org/volunteer
Participate in your local community by signing up for one of VolunteerMatch’s many volunteer opportunities, whether independently, with your staff, or in a team with other PPS members (whom you can find through the PPS Member Directory). VolunteerMatch offers virtual and in-person events that include everything from collecting donations for food drives to animal advocacy efforts to health and medicine initiatives, allowing you to connect with others while working on something you care about.
Get it here: VolunteerMatch.org
SPONSOR A LOCAL EVENT
Seek novel connections right in your neighborhood by sponsoring a local event. Your level of visibility can range from running an ad in a performance program to setting up a booth at a seasonal festival, and your participation will generate positive publicity and put you in contact with people and businesses you might not otherwise interact with. Find an event to sponsor by contacting your chamber of commerce, reaching out to local schools and non-profit organizations, or utilizing a sponsorship marketplace like SponsorMyEvent.
Elizabeth Baxter, MS, is a staff writer for PPS located in New York City.