In Part 2 of his series on Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society, discussed the availability, and lack thereof, of human resources in rural communities. Today he brings up three additional challenges that just may surprise you.
In Part 1 of his series on Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society, got the field thinking about the availability of resources for agencies in urban areas versus those in rural areas. And that includes human resources, which Cole discusses in today’s blog.
Are community veterinary medicine programs meeting the needs of underserved pets and their families? The ASPCA’s Veronica Accornero, Ph.D.
The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Benchmarking Survey is ready for your data. The Association’s Board Chair, Brad Shear, encourages you to participate on behalf of your organization as we work together to create a more equitable and just industry.
In need of some #MondayMotivation? Get yours right here. Every week, we share tools, time-savers and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested.
Geeking out (and loving it) with predictive spreadsheets, what stats are worth a deeper dive, and the most inspirational quote from Shirley Chisholm…. Read on and get to know what success really means for this visionary Florida CEO.
Memo to: Animal Welfare CEOs, Executive Directors & Animal Services Department DirectorsFrom: Amanda Arrington and Johnny L. Jenkins, Jr.
Get ready! How does opening doors to new adopters and volunteers AND a chance at $200K in grant prizes sound? The Association, along with 14 other organizations, is thrilled to announced that registration for the Open Arms Challenge begins Monday, August 23. The Challenge, funded by Maddie’s Fund and Michelson Found Animals Foundation, encourages shelters and rescues to pilot new approaches that increase inclusivity through customer service, marketing and communications, organizational culture and partnership with other organizations.
At last year’s Fall Conference for Animal Welfare, Nicole Belyna of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shared current research pointing toward a two-tiered workforce—employees whose positions are suited to remote work, and those who must be onsite to do their jobs. You can read the top takeaways from her session here.
Welcome to Tip of the Week! Every Monday, we’ll be passing along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of the Association have suggested and tested. If you’ve got a helpful how-to that’s easy to grok and even easier to implement, leave a comment and tell us all about it.