Tag Archives: equine employee
A few months ago I published a proposed Code of Conduct for Equine Employers. Now it’s the employee’s turn. Here is a code for Horse Industry Employees to follow:
1. Always think about what you can “do for” an employer first and what you “want from” an employer afterwords.
2. Always remember where the buck stops. [...]
The most difficult thing to change about an equine employee is their attitude towards the job. If horse industry employees lack skills, they can be taught or acquired. If they have a disability, sometimes accommodations can be made. But, if their attitude is wrong, they are not likely to [...]
In short, there is no such animal. The term “Contract Employee” is an oxymoron. In equine employment, under the law, there are two ways to “employ” people, as “employees” or as “independent contractors.” The distinction is a matter of law, NOT a matter of choice.
If you are expected to [...]
One of our clients raised this important question:
It is always very suspect when people apply and don’t list their last employer as a reference. Of course, that is the one person I will want to speak with. How do you handle it when the applicant gives you one reason they left their last job, and [...]
Making a profit in the horse business is difficult. Sooner or later most every stable owner considers alternative ways to obtain their personnel and save money. There are three basic ways to obtain help, (1) hire an employee, (2) take on a partner, and (3) lease your facility and [...]