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Words that can get you fired (access required)

There’s good news for employers who take threats of workplace violence seriously. A very recent federal appeals court case upheld the termination of an employee who admittedly made threatening statements at work, despite the employee’s excuse that his disability made ...

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Do you work at a desk? Take care of yourself (access required)

Making time to relax and take care of yourself sometimes seems impossible within a busy professional schedule. On the surface, it sounds like a good idea (in the same way having a mandatory firm-wide nap time in the middle of ...

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CWI public process shows a glimpse of what could be (access required)

A half-dozen architects toured College of Western Idaho’s proposed Boise campus “on the hottest day the planet has ever experienced” this summer. The architects were from SRG Partnership of Seattle and Boise’s CTA Architects Engineers, who are working together on ...

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For the first time, learning to compete (access required)

Growing up in Rhode Island, I knew that my home state was the smallest in the union. It is something most Rhode Islanders know as a catch phrase, yet until you leave the state and live in much larger places ...

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To recruit workers, go where they go (access required)

Thousands of students are entering high schools and colleges at this time of year. At the same time, you cannot read headlines today without seeing something about the next generation of workers and the construction industry’s skilled labor shortage. The ...

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Millennial-friendly office space (access required)

The first time I walked into Boise State University’s new business building, I saw an environment I wasn’t expecting. Tables and chairs were on wheels and could easily be moved wherever. The halls were lined with private team rooms with ...

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Albertsons success will have a multiplier effect

Albertsons’ upcoming Initial Public Offering marks its reintroduction as a publicly traded company and its resurgence as the esteemed grocer that many Idahoans remember so well. Following the path set by Joe Albertson, which focused on clean stores, fresh, quality ...

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Reasonable compensation issues in business valuations (access required)

The IRS periodically publishes “Job Aids for IRS Valuation Professionals.” These resources are helpful for IRS Valuation Engineers, other IRS field personnel and valuation professionals in practice. While these documents are issued with a standard disclaimer stating “This Job Aid ...

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Make sure your website ‘clicks’ with potential clients (access required)

Success in getting more clicks, conversions and clients on a law firm website turns on the site’s usability — which today means engaging visitors and prompting them to stay longer and dig deeper into your site. That’s the message from ...

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