Your guide to human resources: December 2011 checklist

Your guide to human resources: December 2011 checklist

Perform these tasks before the end of the year to make sure your veterinary practice is in good shape for 2012.
Nov 28, 2011
By staff

The new year is approaching fast, so it’s time to start planning for the future. Are you ready to take your veterinary practice to the next level in 2012?

Of course, making positive changes in your hospital means providing better medicine for your patients, generating more revenue, and finding new ways to make your clients and team members happy. But it also means taking care of the less glamorous aspects of practice ownership, like managing human resources.

Here’s a list of HR activities you should take care of this December to prepare for 2012, courtesy of consulting firm Veterinary Business Advisors in Flemington, N.J.

> Prepare OSHA form 300A from the OSHA 300 log.
> Finalize performance management review discussions and inform employees of annual increases or bonuses and effective dates.
> As per National Labor Relations Board regulations, notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (click here to print the rights).
> Remind employees IRS-mandated changes for 2012 to pension plans or 401(k) plans. One key change for 401(k) plans: the elective deferral contribution limit will be $17,000, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
> Remind employees to submit a new W-4 form if they plan to make withholding changes in 2012.

Stay tuned for more HR advice each month.

Hot topics on dvm360

Dog of Dallas Ebola patient will not be euthanized, authorities say

Health officials have quarantined and will monitor dog and amid concerns surrounding deadly virus.

Video: How to perform a belt-loop gastropexy

Prevent GDV in your at-risk patients with this simple technique.

Stretch your skills to earn more in veterinary practice

Finding new tasks could be the key to generating more income for your practice—and boosting your pay.

Veterinary community stunned by Sophia Yin's unexpected death

Prominent veterinary behaviorist died of suicide Sept. 28.

Study shows sustained salary slump for veterinary support staff

Since 2009, technicians paid by the hour have experienced a bump in pay, but pay for other team members has stayed stagnant, according to data from the 2014 Firstline Career Path Study. Here’s a look at changes in team pay from 2009 to 2013.