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Every Practice Needs Some Type of Manager
“How do you know when a practice needs a practice manager?” Every practice needs a practice manager. The real question is, “What type of manager do you need?”
Do You Want Them to Work for You – Or Not?
It’s hard work to fill positions with qualified, productive team members. It’s even more difficult if you go through the whole process and don’t secure the new employee. Here are some keys to locking in that new team member.
Reward Your Employees & Boost Team Morale
A veterinary practice’s greatest asset is its health care team and it’s important to show your appreciation on a regular basis. In tough economic times there are still ways to reward your employees and boost team morale.
Software Tips: Fall Clean Up Time
It’s fall clean up time! Thoughts turn to raking leaves, preparing flower beds for winter and cleaning up your practice management software database. If that last one didn’t make your fall cleanup list—it should!
The 6 Most Common Hiring Mistakes
With low unemployment, finding qualified employees can be a challenge and this makes it even more important that you hire the right person the first time. Let's look at some of the more common hiring mistakes and see if we can help you to avoid them.
Released and Back to Work?
"We have an employee who went to jail and I told him that he would have a job when he was released. Six months later, here he is wanting to have his job back. What should I do?" The practice owner on the phone had a big decision to make. Consider these points...
How to Get Your Employees on the Same Page
"How does a practice's owner and manager get all of its employees on the same page?" I like this question because if there a lack of team cohesion, at some point medicine and service will be compromised.
Practice Management Software Tip: Reminders
Reminders are the livelihood of your practice and they also promote high quality medicine. ALL pets should have a reminder.
Become a Veterinary Employer of Choice
Have you ever wondered why some veterinary practices never seem to have a problem attracting doctors and staff, while others can’t seem to attract even the most marginal applicant, no matter what they try? It’s that one is an “employer of choice” and the other is not.
What I Learned About Management from Video Games
Maybe you are one of those people who sees video games as huge time wasters, productivity bombs or distractions. I’ll never be convinced that video games are the bane of our virtual existence.