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Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

A word with Joe Kosakowski of Quest Groups

Joe Kosakowski, CEO of Quest Groups, makes his way around the company's downtown Boise offices in February. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Joe Kosakowski is the CEO and founder of Quest Groups, a Boise company that helps connect companies with workers. Just under 50 workers, 36 of them recruiters, work in the company’s downtown office. Kosakowski got his start with Albertsons in ...

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Boise’s glass-polishing nonprofit has hit a rough spot

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Many workers lack the most basic skills necessary to stay employed. Those skills – like showing up on time, working all day, following directions, and dressing properly – frustrate employers who say they know how to teach the job skills. ...

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A word with Kevin Booe of the Boise Public Library (access required)

Kevin Booe, director of the Boise Public Library, talks with librarian Jennifer Villalobos during a monthly branch visit to the Collister location Feb. 21. Photo by Glenn Landberg

Kevin Booe has been director since 2006 of the Boise Public Library system, which includes the downtown main library, three branches that have been completed within the last decade, and a branch under construction. The main library sees about 4,000 ...

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Good HR directors are in tune with management and with workers

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Very much like librarians, human resources managers have acquired a bad reputation over the years. Where librarians are seen as the killjoys who hush library patrons, HR people are often viewed as the administrators who kill the best ideas – ...

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Retirement looms for lawyers as baby boomers age (access required)

Bud Yost at his law office in Nampa. Yost plans to retire when he's 80. Photo by Pete Grady.

After a long career in the law, lawyers of the Baby Boomer generation are now facing the prospect of retirement. And for many, it’s not an easy transition. “The point at which attorneys consider retirement is based on more issues ...

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