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Tip of the Week: Can You Hear Me Now?
Potentially difficult convo coming up? This week’s tip can be a game changer—and a conversation starter. “When we feel like we are going to be in conflict or have tension...
Jobs of the Month—June 2023
June 1, 2023, The Association
Looking to spread your professional wings? Following is a sampling of the latest opportunities from The Association’s Career Center. Program Supervisor—Animal Field Services, Multnomah County Animal ServicesTroutdale, OR This position...
Open Letter from Dr. Julie Levy: Can Deferring S/N Until Post-Adoption Save Lives?
From: Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP, Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine Education, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of FloridaTo: My colleagues in animal welfareSubject: Concerns and benefits of post-adoption...
DEI Spotlight: How To Be an Intersectional Leader
May 26, 2023, Jasmin Robinson
In the first of her two-part blog series, Jasmin Robinson introduced the concept of intersectionality. In Part II, she takes a critical look at a common hiring practice through an...
Onboarding 101: This Is How We Do It
May 25, 2023, The Association
In Part I of our series, The Association’s Katherine M. Shenar mapped out a year-long plan for onboarding new employees. Part II digs into organizational onboarding, one of three key...
Tip of the Week: Part of the Plan
May 23, 2023, The Association
Trouble hiring and retaining medical staff? This strategy can provide insulation against employee turnover. According to the latest report generated from new 2023 Compensation & Benefits Study, the median employee...
Early Bird Deadline Extended for 2023 Comps & Benefits Study
May 18, 2023, The Association
There’s been such an incredible response in the last few weeks to our calls to participate in the the 2023 Compensation & Benefits Study that we’ve decided to extend the...
This Is the Way We Always Did It…
May 18, 2023, Lily Yap
For Lily Yap and her team at Grand Prairie Animal Services, an outbreak of feline panleukopenia in the community served as a catalyst for a new way of thinking. Every...
Tip of the Week: Are You In Or Are You Out?
May 16, 2023, The Association
As animal welfare professionals we often wear many hats, particularly in smaller organizations. Does your organization have an in-house HR team, or do you outsource to an HR or payroll...
5 Top HR Tips (& 10 More On the Way)
May 11, 2023, The Association
In advance of Tom Erb’s session during The Solutions Summit on June 13, we compiled 5 of the staffing and recruiting guru’s top tips. Register for the online summit to...
DEI Spotlight: What Is Intersectionality?
May 11, 2023, Jasmin Robinson
In the first of a two-part series, Jasmin Robinson introduces intersectionality and how the concept can be applied to leadership. Legal scholar Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw coined intersectionality to define how exclusion occurs...
Tip of the Week: Does It Make a Difference?
May 10, 2023, The Association
Doing DEI work? Here’s one tool to assess the impact. We know many of your organizations have been hard at work to increase diversity within your walls, and to make...
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