Check out these awesome facts about petsâ€”and your work.
The clock starts ... now
What’s the best food for Fido’s expanding waistline? When will you have refills of Fluffy’s favorite dental snacks? Research shows half of clients give you only one week to respond to a question before they give up on you and move on to someone else.
Facebook friends with benefits
Think social media is just for fun? Think again. Clients who chat you up on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook spend 20 percent to 40 percent more with you than other customers.>/p>
Source: Bain and Company Report “Putting Social Media to Work”
Technician jobs blast off
There were 80,200 technician jobs in the United States in 2010. And that number is poised to explode, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting 41,700 additional jobs¬—a 52 percent increase—by 2020. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that this faster-than-average growth may offer excellent job opportunities, particularly in rural areas. Veterinary technicians also make Myfootpath.com’s list of the top 5 healthcare careers for 2012 and beyond.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
On the minds of dogs
Researchers at Emory University have recently scanned the brains of alert dogs to show canine reactions to hand signals given by their owners. The goal is to uncover which areas of the brain react to various stimuli¬—and ultimately prove that droopy dog look your precious pooch gets when she’s piddled on the rug demonstrates her feelings, whether it’s happiness, sadness, or even empathy.
Source: Science Daily, 2012