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Personnel Management

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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Speculation, rumor, and stubbornness abound regarding such issues as paying employees for overtime and granting maternity leave.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
Most part-time employees don't qualify for health insurance, retirement, or other employee benefits. And you must offer fair and equivalent benefits to all team members, regardless of whether they're a new hire or a 15-year veteran at your reception desk. If you don't, you're asking for a discrimination case.
Aug 19, 2004
In recent articles I have talked about better record keeping and how to write a job description; both of these articles have one thing in common they require the entire team to be involved. So how do you motivate and keep the team going in the forward direction?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2004
Negative incentives can also be enforced, like subtractions for tardiness... and incomplete worksheets.
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
"John called me last night. He has been offered a position in a practice near his girl friend, and he thinks he must accept it. He says he only learned of it a few days ago. He will be leaving in two weeks."
Jun 02, 2004
Practice owners need to strategize on employee compensation.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
Today it takes a winning team to run a successful practice.
Nov 01, 2003
Any good training program starts with standardization of procedures so they can be taught and readily duplicated by staff members. Consistency of process is an asset anywhere in your practice but especially in the prep room and surgery.
Jul 01, 2003
Ms. Karyn Gavzer identifies the barriers that prevent the veterinary team from getting clients to act on prescribed medical services.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003

The initial two articles in this series on associate employment contracts dealt primarily with legal details of the contract; contract periods, renewal provisions and other esoteric elements that are commonly ignored when a new associate is considering a job offer.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2002
Dr. Karen Overall shows how to effectively use support staff to oversee behavior counseling within a practice.
Jun 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
To show staff members how much they earn each year--not just in salary, but in benefits, too--give them a total compensation statement. (PDF)
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2002

Ask any number of our colleagues to tell us the most challenging part of their practices.

Feb 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Fort Collins, Colo.-Colorado State University (CSU) has taken an innovative step in handling euthanasia.

In fact, the Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine has taken the study of facilitating euthanasia and grief to a whole new level.