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Most employees and volunteers at shelters are there because they want to help animals. But animals alone usually aren't enough to keep everyone interested in staying. These articles on improving staff retention and employee/volunteer morale can help you identify problems at their root and prevent your team's attitude and performance from being positive and enthusiastic to stale or even worse.

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  • 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.

  • Workplace Culture Agreement

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

  • 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.

  • Asking the Right Questions

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

  • 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. 

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