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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

A good boss lets bad eggs go

January 1, 2008

You show consistency as a boss and respect for your top employees when you terminate someone who needs to go.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Compensation at a walk-in clinic

December 1, 2007

I work at a walk-in clinic. Some clients ask for me, but if it's a 40-minute wait, they'll see another doctor. My boss wants to pay me a percentage of my production. Is this fair at a walk-in clinic?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Get it in writing

November 1, 2007

I'm an expert witness for a practice owner who is being sued by two former associate doctors. What caused this litigation? Poor communication and a contract written on a napkin.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Smile! You're on clinic camera!

September 1, 2007

Videotaping in the exam room may make everyone nervous at first. But strong communication skills get clients on board with the best care. And this tool can help.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Rewarding longevity

September 1, 2007

My associate is receiving about $90,000 a year in compensation. She has requested a salary of $100,000 because she's been with me for eight years and she says her longevity is worth something. Is there a formula for a longevity bonus?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Sample engagement letter

July 30, 2007

Customize this sample Word document to start engaging your own team of consultants today.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

A team that saves the day

July 1, 2007

Even if your practice doesn't need to be rescued, wouldn't it be nice to have these three management angels in your corner?

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Sample Internet and blogging policy

June 7, 2007

Customize this Word document and put it in your employee manual.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Dust off your employee manual

June 1, 2007

Does your team manual look like an ancient relic? Get it up to date with the latest labor laws and team policies.

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