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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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Tip of the Week: Take Time, Make Time

Even though your schedule may be jam-packed, there are often ways to make time for what’s most important. In his keynote address at The Solutions Summit yesterday, Dr. Michael Blackwell...
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Tip of the Week: Play It By Ear

Last week we shared three things to remind yourself as you prepare for a potentially challenging conversation. Next up, three practices to build deep listening skills. “We don’t listen just...
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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...
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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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Tip of the Week: Are You In Or Are You Out?

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...
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Tip of the Week: Does It Make a Difference?

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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Tip of the Week: Assess Your Community’s Virtual Equity

Are there areas in your community that don’t have access to broadband services? Here are resources for finding out. Are your employment, adoptions & volunteer applications online only? What about...
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Tip of the Week: Busting Biases at Work

Here’s an exercise to try the next time you’ve got an important decision to make in the workplace. Bias—simply defined as a prejudice in favor of or against one thing,...
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Tip of the Week: The Case for Pet-Friendly Housing

We’re still digging through the tips and insights shared in last week’s  Roundtable on Dog Breeds: Implication for Behavior, Adopter Expectations & Legislation. Here’s another invaluable resource. One of the...
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Tip of the Week: What Do You Think I Am?

We know that dogs for adoption at shelters are regularly labeled by breed, and we know that staff regularly make their best guesses—based on looks—to describe a dog’s breed or...
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