Personnel Management | Veterinary Economics

Personnel Management

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)
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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."
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2004
What do I do with a relief veterinarian who doesn't stick to my fee schedule?
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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.