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  • September 1, 2006

    Assessing Stress: Animal Workers and the Emotional Toll of Euthanasia

    A recent study explores euthanasia-related stress, including the variables that enable certain people to remain in the field for years while others burn out quickly.

  • July 1, 2005

    What’s the Diagnosis?

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

  • March 1, 2005

    This Card Can Be a Lifesaver

    Animal care and control officers who receive membership cards when they join the Kansas Animal Control Association will find more than simple proof that they're members'those cards contain information that could possibly save a life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2003

    When the Wick is Short

    The HSUS's Martha C. Armstrong offers her perspective on the problem of burnout in the field of animal protection.

  • November 1, 2003

    What Helps People Cope?

    A new study investigates the ups and downs of euthanasia work in animal shelters.

  • 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

    Asking the Right Questions

    Job-seekers aren't the only ones who should try to ace the interview -- employers can hone their skills, too

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