November 2010  
Social Media and Background Checks
Dangerous or Due Diligence for Your Practice?

The internet and social media networks are powerful business tools. An increasing number of Practices are using them to promote and market their brand and facilitate the recruiting process by checking applicants' and employees' backgrounds. The controversy surrounding the use of the internet and social media networks continues to cause angst for employers. This article focuses on Background Checks, which are essential human resource tools to protect the Practice and ensure a safe, secure workplace. The challenges in using this tool are how to perform them and avoid allegations of discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy.

What's Your Holiday Policy for Your Paraprofessionals?

Some say it is better to give than to receive, but what is your practice giving away with its holiday policies? What are reasonable expectations for employees called in on a holiday? What is reasonable, as an employer, calling people in on a holiday? Let us help you revise your holiday policies and you may be even more thankful when the next holiday comes around.

VBA Adds To The Team

Our Family is growing and ever evolving to meet your needs!  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jean Paich and Susan Fielo to our VBA Team!   Jean will be responsible for our financial recordkeeping and computer technology support.  Susan will responsible for all administrative and operational tasks, including client service and scheduling, event planning, marketing, and database management.  Both Jean and Susan have excellent customer service skills and we are sure you will enjoy working with them as much as we do! 


We would also like to welcome our extern Charlie Deutsch!  Charlie is a 4th year veterinary student from Illinois who will be working with us to enhance his veterinary business education.  Even though Charlie is with us a short time he has truly jumped in with both feet and has quickly become one of the family. 


Finally, it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Cindy Prisco.  Cindy has taken on a new career closer to her home and family!  We will miss Cindy and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor. 

Human Resources Toolkit Now Available

A Human Resources Toolkit is available through VBA.  This comprehensive set of tools and forms provides valuable information about a broad range of concepts, transactions, documents, practices, behaviors and objectives arising out of the relationship between an employer and its employees. 
Human Resources Toolkit, please contact Susan at 908-782-4426 or use the Send Us Feedback link below to send us an email.

(Click here for more information.) 


North American Veterinary Conference
January 15-19, 2011 Orlando, Florida

NAVC has undergone a major make-over in preparation for their 2011 conference.  They will be offering hundreds of educational opportunites for every member of your Practice Team! 

(Visit this link to find out more.) 

Veterinary Business Advisors
Countryside Plaza North
Bldg E, Ste. 1403
361 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone (908) 782-4426
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