Originally posted on Outstanding Pet Care University:
Top Tips for Finding and Keeping Quality Staff Over the years we have spoken to hundreds of pet care facility owners who identify staffing as one of the biggest challenges facing their businesses. Let’s face it, most of us did not get into the pet care business because we couldn’t wait to manage employees. However, we all recognize the importance of maintaining a great staff to allow us to provide the quality pet care services our clients expect. Tip #1 Ongoing recruiting. Don’t wait until you are desperate. Have you ever had trouble… Continue reading

Recruiting Staff for your Pet Care Facility

One of the biggest struggles for facility owners is recruiting and retaining staff to address the businesses seasonal needs.  For many of you the interviewing and hiring process may be viewed as an interruption.  I used to think this until I was tired of filling in and doing the day to day work.  I quickly realized I couldn’t grow the business if I was performing the daily tasks.  This took a change of mind set and viewing recruiting as an opportunity.  It is an opportunity to grow to bring in the best staff to get the work done so you don’t have to. … Continue reading Recruiting Staff for your Pet Care Facility

Welcome to PetCareBizzandBuzz

This is the place for pet care facility owners, manager or those considering entering the industry to come to for an insiders tips and updates on the industry. Our hope is to positively impact you and your business by discussing topics that face all of us in the industry.  Such as staffing, facility improvements finance, providing quality pet care and running a profitable business. You will find contributing authors with years of industry experience, willing to share their trials and tribulations.  There will be insight into taking your business to the next level and identifying areas that might be getting … Continue reading Welcome to PetCareBizzandBuzz

Holiday Bonuses

Holiday Bonuses As the holidays approach we all consider showing our appreciation to our staff.  Traditionally that may have been a monetary bonus. With recent economic downturns business owners have had to be creative to keep costs down and morale high.  Although everyone likes money lets consider the real benefit to the company.  Bonuses become an expectation; does this impact future performance and behavior and really benefit your company?  A year end bonus encompasses the entire year and isn’t tied to any specific accomplishment.  It might if connected to specific measurable goals.  If bonuses are discretionary reconsider your structure.  Here … Continue reading Holiday Bonuses