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  • January 1, 2003

    Hire Education

    By learning to screen applicants effectively through careful resume review and detailed interviews, shelter managers can avoid making bad choices and learn to select people who have what it takes to become dedicated, long-term employees. 

  • January 1, 2003

    Creating Interview Questions from Resumes

    Resumes can be a great source of open-ended questions that will help you learn more about applicants than their resumes reveal.

  • January 1, 2003

    From Hawking Gin to Helping Critters—My First Job Interview with an Animal Shelter

    The HSUS's Martha Armstrong reflects on the "science" of of attracting, hiring, and keeping qualified, motivated, and caring personnel.

  • January 1, 2003

    Exploring Outsourcing Options

    While not cheap, employee search firms can help you find the right match.

  • January 1, 2003

    Weighing in on the Scales

    HSUS Director of Captive Wildlife Protection Richard Farinato discusses the challenges and consequences of caring for and placing reptiles.

  • November 1, 2002

    How to Host a Volunteer Orientation

    Planning in advance will not only help you develop a great volunteer orientation, it can also head off potential tensions between staff and the volunteers you decide to take on.

  • January 1, 2002

    How to Set Up a Comfy Dog Kennel

    Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.

  • January 1, 2002

    ShelterSpeak: Owner Identity Verification

    How do you verify identification/ownership when someone comes in to claim a stray or lost animal? How effective has this method been?

  • November 1, 2001

    How to Set Up a Comfy Cat Cage

    In the absence of a permanent home, a soft and stimulating cage can be enough to keep kitties content during their stay and give staff and volunteers something to purr about.

  • September 1, 2001

    When Compassion Is in Crisis

    A psychologist and a counselor pair up to offer a traveling workshop that addresses the phenomenon of compassion fatigue and burnout. 

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