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A former horse industry associate of mine used to say “Customers don’t come in neat little packages.” If we have too many preconceived notions about what our next customer will look like, we may miss a sale. If we think customers should come from advertising and not from a cocktail party with friends, [...]
As an employee in the horse industry, what kind of attention and care should you expect from your employer? People come in all shapes and sizes and so do equine employers. Some are all business and others care deeply about people. So, there should be no automatic assumption that your employer [...]
Most employees in equestrian jobs are “at will” employees. This means that legally the employee can can leave whenever he/she wants and the employer can fire the employee without any warning. Unless you are under contract (written or verbal) you are an “at will” employee. The law on [...]
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Find out what is most important to horse industry employees in their jobs: salary, appreciation, health insurance, personal treatment, treatment of horses and more. See [...]
In my conversations with job seekers and employers, I quite often hear people say that they like horses more than they like people. I sympathize with this sentiment. People can be unpredictable, devious, hurtful, and downright nasty at times. Horses are generally predictable, straight forward, and honest. [...]
When you interview people for equestrian jobs, listen carefully to what a candidate says to you. Watch for these warning signs.
1. If the candidate stresses how dependable, hard-working, and competent they are, but cannot present any facts to back up these claims, there may be a problem.
2. If you ask a [...]