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To tweet or not to tweet about employee benefits

As employers prepare for benefits open enrollment this fall, they know there is greater interest than ever from employees. Health care reform continues to make headlines in news cycles. And, those public conversations are raising employee awareness about the benefits ...

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Moving forward with a sense of purpose

In last month’s column, “Learning from the past to enhance the future,” I discussed a number of results from the 2008 Next Leaders Survey, which was conducted on behalf of the Boise Young Professionals. BYP commissioned a survey update to ...

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Most performance appraisals don’t work

Show me one person who received useful feedback from his/her performance review and I’ll show you nine people who didn’t. In fact, you are probably one of those nine. According to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, ...

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You can control your response to adverse situations – with resilience

My tweet today was: “Resilience doesn’t start with experience – it STARTS with attitude – your attitude.” It got more than 100 “re-tweets.” Evidently people understood what I was saying and chose to tell others. But since Twitter only allows ...

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Estate Planning: Not just for the ‘Rich Folks’ anymore (access required)

Jonathan R. Bauer Whether or not you own your own business, there are many good reasons to create an estate plan. Parents with minor children should choose a guardian for their children (in the event the parents unexpectedly pass away). ...

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