Personnel Management | Veterinary Economics

Personnel Management

May 16, 2005
Consider these important steps to improve communication at staff meetings, or help resolve conflicts.
source-image
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 21, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
OLYMPIA, WASH. - 4/21/05 - Washington lawmakers have deferred a bill formalizing veterinary technician training to the House Department of Health's Sunrise Review.
Apr 19, 2005
So, you have found the perfect person to fill the position of veterinarian (or technician, client service representative).
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 01, 2005
Studies show morale and turnover improve when team members feel appreciated.
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2005
Effective delegation is undoubtedly the strongest productivity-improvement tool available. But here's a harsh reality check: Only 47 percent of staff members responding to a VetMedTeam survey indicated that their doctors delegate 80 percent to 100 percent of possible tasks.
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2005
Is it better to schedule performance reviews during regular office hours or after hours, when I know we won't be interrupted?
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2005
I've played hockey for many years, often once or twice a week. One day it dawned on me I wasn't improving. Instead I was doing the same wrong things over and over--I was playing but not practicing. Finally, I took a skills class and was amazed at how much I didn't know.
Feb 03, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When you conduct regular performance reviews, you build better understanding with your employees, clarify your mutual goals, and give employees feedback about where they excel and could improve. Use this form to get started. (PDF)
Feb 03, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Exit interviews are your best tool for learning why employees leave and how you might encourage them to stay. Use this form to gather this precious feedback from departing team members. (PDF)
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Feb 01, 2005
I'm a solo practitioner with only three employees. Are exit interviews really necessary?
Jan 09, 2005
"Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it."
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2004
What do I do with a relief veterinarian who doesn't stick to my fee schedule?
source-image
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.
source-image
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?