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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2007
Lou Swinney wheeled his new SUV into the cramped parking lot. A cup holding his morning java suddenly jarred forward as he made the abrupt stop. The inertia sent a quarter of the contents on an additional journey. Swinney quickly wiped the rim and base of the cup with a tissue and barreled out of the vehicle toward the front door, a wide briefcase trailing from his right arm like a broken rudder.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2006
You get what you pay for, so it should be no surprise that paying peanuts yields less-qualified, more-likely-to-be-unhappy employees—and high turnover.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2006
Our receptionist is excellent at her job, and the clients love her—when she's here. She's been with us for less than a year, but she's frequently absent and still asked for a raise. So we switched her wages from hourly to salary, but now she wants even more money and doesn't want to work Saturdays. Am I being taken advantage of?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 01, 2006
I've been with the same clinic for seven years. There's a lot of turnover, and my boss hires new graduates. Depending on my day, I'm stuck playing teacher with up to three new veterinarians. My boss isn't around much and says I'm not pulling my weight given what I'm being paid. How can I explain the situation to him?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 01, 2006
Practice managers lower turnover, free up the doctors' time so they can focus more on patients and clients, and improve the owners' sanity. Could you use one of these gems in your practice?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2006
Are you paying your team too little, too much, or just about right given your location and their experience?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2006
Salaries make up a big chunk of your total expenses, but when team members cover their basic living expenses, there may not be much left.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 01, 2006
Make sure your benefits stack up well against the other options team members could find in your area—and give employees more reasons to stick around.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2006
What tax rules apply to awards given to employees for service?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
As an employer, you want to provide the safest environment for your workers. Yet even with extreme precautions, accidents happen. Worker's compensation is designed to provide medical care and compensation to those who are injured in on-the-job accidents?and to protect employers from lawsuits resulting from workplace accidents.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
The rising cost of health care is taking a bigger chunk of the pie when it comes to the total compensation employers pay to employees.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
A form to help you determine the costs of employment, such as health insurance, continuing education, dues, license, retirement programs, and payroll taxes.
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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: Dec 01, 2005
Do you give this critical player the respect and responsibility she deserves?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 01, 2005
How should I handle a chronically sick employee who calls in at the last minute or struggles to come in ill? I previously switched her from hourly- to salary-based pay, and I'm considering changing her back.