Discipline | Veterinary Economics

Discipline

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FIRSTLINE: Apr 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
I'm an office manager for a practice with 26 doctors and team members. Because the owner hires personal friends, I can't effectively discipline team members who don't meet expectations. One problem employee has known the owner for more than 20 years. She's not a team player and her poor performance frustrates others. What can I do?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 08, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Form asking employees to acknowledge that they understand the hospital manual and their at-will status
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 07, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Employee manual wording for introductory employment periods and discplinary procedures
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2008
You show consistency as a boss and respect for your top employees when you terminate someone who needs to go.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2007
As various associations adopt guidelines or standards of care for the practice of veterinary medicine, a concern exists that they will be interpreted as current standards of practice by state regulatory boards and the attorneys general who represent them before they have been accepted by the masses.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2007
Avoid sticky liability issues, and make sure your team knows what you expect when they navigate the 'Net.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2006
Yes, credit cards make it easier for clients to pay. But the costs add up. Use these tips to balance the fees and turn credit card use to your benefit.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Use this form to document verbal warnings when you're disciplining employees.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 01, 2006
A longtime staff member who's in her late 50s is having trouble learning our new computerized billing system. We don't want to fire her, but we need to replace her with someone who can handle our new technology. If we asked her to retire, would we risk an age-discrimination suit?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2006
How many warnings should I give, and when should I fire someone?
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FIRSTLINE: Feb 01, 2006
I'm a manager, but the doctor won't give me the authority to discipline employees when necessary. What do I do?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Take these steps to document poor performance.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2006
I have an employee who regularly stays for overtime that I haven't authorized. My attorney says I have to pay her for the time, even though I didn't schedule it. What can I do to keep team members from working unapproved overtime?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2005
Let's solve your morale problem by just firing all the unhappy people. Think that sounds rash? The truth is you have nothing to gain from keeping them around. You can't change them. Yes, you can require certain behaviors, such as being on time, doing their jobs, or developing proficient skills or knowledge. But a lot of people simply have a rotten, negative attitude, and there isn't much you or anyone else can do to change that.
Jul 01, 2004
Several years ago I attended a seminar entitled "Employee Discipline and Performance Mistakes." Afterwards, I wrote up a simple, step-by-step plan for dealing with common employee discipline problems, like tardiness, not following the dress code or standards of conduct, failing to compete tasks or checklists.