December 15, 2010
A discussion about the Humane Discourse and Conduct within Animal Welfare Pledge, a statement rejecting and condemn verbal abuse, threats, and acts of violence directed against animal welfare personnel.
November 1, 2010
A recent study explores which volunteer management practices make for happy shelter employees.
July 1, 2010
Stephen Aronson's comprehensive new book, Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility, should serve as a valuable resource for many in the field, including animal control directors, ACOs, and city managers.
May 1, 2010
Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.
November 1, 2007
A recent study examines the effects of euthanasia and human resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters.
September 1, 2007
Giving your shelter a "checkup" using the Shelter Diagnostic System can lead to improved organizational health and, ultimately, better care for the animals in your charge.
January 1, 2007
Dr. Lila Miller outlines what you should know about veterinary care in the shelter setting'and what you can and can't do to make it better.
July 1, 2006
News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.
July 1, 2005
New evaluation program aims to help shelters improve staff retention and morale.
March 1, 2005
Only when employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and their place in the staff hierarchy can they perform well and enjoy their jobs. This comprehensive job description for "Animal Caregiver Level 1" at Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, California, spells out the organization's vision, provides pertinent details about the position, and lists the duties required of the employee.