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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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Tip of the Week: Walkies!

August 1, 2023, The Association
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Best thing about the animal sheltering industry? You readily, generously share with each other. Here’s a list of suggestions received when a colleague asked for recommendations for two-way radios. “Our...
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Tip of the Week: In Good Hands

July 24, 2023, The Association
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We recently put out a call for your favorite shelter signage. Here’s one that’ll hands-down make folks stop and take notice. Ever notice how if you see the same sign...
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Tip of the Week: How To Find a Lost Pet

July 18, 2023, The Association
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In commemoration of Lost Pet Prevention Month, PetHub teamed up with National Animal Care & Control Association to conduct a survey determining the most effective strategies for finding lost pets....
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Tip of the Week: Got a Minute?

July 10, 2023, The Association
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By taking just sixty seconds out of a busy day, you can decrease your stress in the moment and return to work feeling more grounded. These tools will get you...
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Tip of the Week: Wait, What?

Been in a situation where you’ve witnessed a microaggression or seen someone from a marginalized community being bullied? Here are some communications tips for responding in the moment. It’s often...
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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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