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Crisis communications: Be ready and have a plan (access required)

When it comes to crisis, there are two kinds of companies: Those that have experienced a crisis, and those that are about to. In the course of business operations, crises take many forms, but some kind of challenge is inevitable. ...

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Crisis preparation includes mental steps, too

Crisis can happen anywhere at any time, and while we in Idaho haven’t had to deal with these issues on a large scale locally, we have had our fair share of tragedy in some of our communities. The aftermath affects ...

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Real estate is the prescription for a healthy medical practice (access required)

When it comes to real estate, the old expression “location, location, location” continues to be relevant — and no more so than for a medical professional starting a new practice or acquiring an existing one. But an equally important consideration ...

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EEOC report takes deep look at workplace harassment (access required)

In early July, Gretchen Carlson, a former “Fox & Friends” co-host, filed a lawsuit against then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes alleging she had been fired after rebuffing his sexual advances. Later that month, Ailes resigned from Fox News ...

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What’s worse – getting the flu, or getting sued? (access required)

If the goals for the health care industry could be distilled to a single word, that word would be “quality.” But the manner in which a provider achieves this varies widely. What works for a large system may not be ...

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Why give criminals a second chance? (access required)

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, “Who here doesn’t need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.” Why do criminals need ...

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Does your business have a will? (access required)

A business is like a family in many ways. The decision-makers or principals at the center of each family, business, or family business must have a love or concern for that entity, and must be able to communicate appropriately to ...

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Airbnb’s growth pits hoteliers against homeowners

New hotels are rising in Idaho cities, in some cases for the first time in decades. Meanwhile, another lodging-related issue is also bubbling close to the surface: How to handle Airbnb and other sites that allow homeowners to rent rooms ...

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Building health: Future diagnoses (access required)

We have all experienced reports in recent months of bad air quality in the area due to nearby wild land fires, which are often accompanied by the suggestion to stay indoors to protect your health. While poor outdoor air quality ...

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