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Bright Idea: Spoke & Wheel Organizational Chart

Mark Neff shares the organizational chart that Forsyth Humane Society recently switched to. Could this nontraditional model work at your organization? Org Chart What do you envision when you hear...
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Tip of the Week: It’s Not Them..

What’s the cause of staff burnout? This week’s tip covers where to start looking for the answer to that question. We talk a lot about burnout in animal welfare. Yes,...
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Tip of the Week: Uh, No Thanks…

This week we’ve got some food for thought on the traditionally obligatory post-interview handwritten thank-you note. The post-interview, hand-written thank you note… “Some people think they are an absolute necessity...
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Tip of the Week: Rave Reviews

Today’s tip digs into the #1 most important content for most job seekers when researching an employer. How do your online reviews rate? Have you reviewed your online reviews on...
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A Place Where All Living Beings Thrive

In 2019, Leah Craig Chumbley was tasked with turning around an organization facing mission creep, a million-dollar funding gap, and a mostly unhappy workforce. Here’s her story. Every day, animal...
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5 Tips for Adopting Out Senior Dogs

Need some inspo for finding more homes for your elder doggos? Charlene Lee, Foster Coordinator at Barks of Love Animal Rescue, shares some tips for messaging to potential adopters. Expert...
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Tip of the Week: Right on the Button

Are you posting available jobs on your social media channels? Good thinking. Here are some ideas for refining your strategy. HR teams, are you leveraging social media to fill your...
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Tip of the Week: Communal Cat Room Signage

One of the many great things about animal welfare professionals? We share ideas and resources freely. When a member of The Association recently put out a call in The Network...
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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...
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Onboarding 101: This Is How We Do It

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...
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Tip of the Week: Part of the Plan

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...
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Early Bird Deadline Extended for 2023 Comps & Benefits Study

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...
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