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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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  • All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • Keeping Your Hero Afloat

    Understanding the body's response to stress can help you keep your cool in the face of the multiple and difficult challenges you face on the job.

  • Choosing the Difficult

    Lauren Glickman, who presents compassion fatigue workshops nationwide, explains how conceptualizing the challenges of your work in a new way can lead to empowerment.

  • The ASV Guidelines In Real Life: Staff Training Saves Lives

    Proper staff training in the shelter is a necessity for both newcomers and seasoned workers in order to ensure humane animal care as well as public and staff safety—but how do you provide the needed resources for your staff?

  • Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

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Policies & Programs

  • General Staffing Recommendations for Kennel Caretaking

    The HSUS estimated minimum staffing formula for kennel caretaking only.

  • Shelter Diagnostic System

    This is an assessment tool designed to help private and public animal shelters run better by surveying employees and making specific recommendations based on survey results.

  • Shelter Services

    The HSUS's Shelter Services program helps shelters acquire the tools they need to ensure long-term organizational stability and success in the dynamic environment of animal welfare. No matter the size or issues facing your organization, Shelter Services is here to help.

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  • Free Management Library

    The Free Management Library contains a wealth of resources to help with all aspects of managing a business, including starting a nonprofit, developing a board, strategic planning, and marketing.

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