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  • July 1, 2005

    What’s the Diagnosis?

    New evaluation program aims to help shelters improve staff retention and morale.

  • January 1, 2005

    Workplace Culture Agreement

    The road to a healthy work environment can start with a simple document that describes the ideal interactions among staff.

  • January 1, 2005

    Slowing the Revolving Door: Strategies for Improving Staff Retention, Part 2

    This second of two articles on staff retention investigates the benefits of ensuring a support network for staff and the importance of providing training and opportunities for advancement.

  • September 1, 2004

    The Right Stuff: Eight Essential Elements of a Healthy Facility

    This article demystifies the critical elements of a healthy shelter by investigating ventilation systems, durable flooring, and everything in between.

  • July 1, 2004

    ShelterSpeak: Coping with Outdated Facilities

    Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animals Advisory Group discuss the parts of their facilities that most need improvement.

  • July 1, 2004

    Zoonotic Disease: The Enemy In Our Midst

    Veterinarian Kate Hurley reviews the basics of zoonotic disease, including some simple steps you can take to protect your environment, animals, and people from widespread infection.

  • November 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Motivating Staff and Preventing Burnout

    Members of The HSUS's National Companion Animal Advisory Group discuss how they keep their staff motivated and prevent burnout.

  • March 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Difficult Economic Times

    Has your organization made any changes in operations as a result of the ailing economy? Have you had to reduce any of your services? What would your advice be for readers dealing with difficult economic times?

  • 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. 

  • November 1, 2002

    Roll Over for Beethoven

    Begone, heavy metal, pop, and chatter???shelter dogs prefer the classics.

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