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Passing year full of surprises for commercial real estate

Wow, what a tremendous year. Not what you might expect to hear when the topic of commercial real estate comes up. This has been a very productive year, with an amazing amount of activity, which has in turn lead to ...

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Employee self-service on the go

The first generation of employee self-service allowed individuals to enter their time sheets through a company intranet or even use the same web page to select their family’s benefits during open enrollment. As systems have advanced, employees are now able ...

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When fear gets in the way of intelligent behavior

Employers usually want to hire intelligent people. No doubt you’ve heard about standard IQ tests, but the truth is those tests are limited in what they measure, and they don’t help us much in identifying true strengths. To discuss true ...

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HSAs are driving positive behaviors

Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, have been around for a while now. Congress created them in 2003 as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act. They are designed to put consumers in control of their health care ...

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How to eliminate bickering and turf wars at work

Have you ever thought about why you have sniping, bickering and turf wars at work? I’m going to suggest it’s because people aren’t in tune enough with your mission and vision. Of course, many other factors also come into play, ...

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We can keep health care – and its dollars – local

It’s getting easier to protect your health. In an age dominated by instant everything, this move toward expanded access is great news for people and businesses alike. On the Canyon County health care landscape, collaborations among various Treasure Valley groups ...

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Strengthen your workplace team with holiday activities

Dictionary.com defines esprit de corps as a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a particular group. One great way to build esprit de corps at your workplace during the upcoming holidays is to have ...

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Managing multiple generations effectively

Employers who want to remain employers of choice for all employees, regardless of age or career-stage, must expand their notions of ideal workers. If managers do not pay close attention to the dynamics in their organization, operating only within their ...

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Here are five skills to help you get promoted

Today, when some people feel lucky just to have a job, is it too much to be thinking about getting a promotion? Of course not. Businesses are still operating and people must manage those operations. That said, the job market ...

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Keeping the business ownership dream alive

Jerry* founded Regal Printing, a successful print shop (S-corporation), 25 years ago. He has two employees but he and his wife, Elizabeth, are sole owners with all management and decision-making responsibility. Jerry and Elizabeth pooled their savings to start the ...

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