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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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Contract tips for architects and engineers (access required)

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A professional designer, such as an architect or engineer, will enter into many contracts to provide services. Owners often will not acknowledge design professionals’ narrow profit margins or limited access to assets and expendable capital to fund large payouts. When ...

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Solo practitioners: handling the fear of delegating (access required)

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In order for any law practice to expand, additional personnel and delegation of tasks are required. On the surface it makes logical sense that, in order to expand a legal practice, you need more and more people to do the ...

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These local architects plan to stir up some dust

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Idaho architects tend to keep a low profile. The new president and president-elect of the Idaho office of American Institute of Architects, or AIA, want to change that. Retired architect Jeremy Jeffers and John Day, a senior project manager with ...

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Social media for the reluctant (access required)

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Anyone who knows me well will vouch for the fact that I am not a fan of social media. Having tried Facebook many years ago and only to shut down my profile soon after, I feel liberated from the traps ...

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Constantly surfing the web at work? Surprise! You’re fired (access required)

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This should probably go without saying, but spending one’s entire workday on the internet can lead to termination. Shocking, no? But this news apparently came as a surprise to a water department employee who was fired after his bosses found ...

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Why Boise Elevated backs Boise School District bond

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Boise Elevated, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Boise City through business and community involvement, strongly encourages Boise voters to approve the Boise School District (BSD) school bond on March 14th. The value that our community derives from ...

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On free trade and free beer

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Canada is Idaho’s largest trading partner, and we share a 45-mile border with our neighbor to the north. Yet most Idahoans, in an informal poll, can’t say where on a map they would find Canada’s capital city, or what the ...

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A region without immigrants (access required)

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In the summer of 2010 I was part of a team of economic development professionals that headed down to the Gulf Coast to meet with state and local officials and business leaders in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area of the ...

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When we value and preserve our old buildings, everyone benefits

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As a historic preservation organization, it is not surprising that we are focused on the real estate aspect of the 2017 Boise District School Bond election on March 14th. The District owns a number of beautiful, historic schools exemplifying civic ...

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