Biz ‘Bites:’ Bank of Idaho launches hybrid working model

Bank of Idaho launches hybrid working model

Idaho Trust Bank announced that it is working to innovate the banking industry’s “work from desk” culture by rolling out its own hybrid work model following internal and external research, including feedback from employees.

Idaho Trust Bank, in Boise. Photo by Sharon Fisher

The model, called 4Work, separates each position in the bank into one of four categories: essential work from work, work from work with home leave, hybrid work from work and flexible work from work, according to the bank’s recent announcement. About 40% of the workforce is primarily assigned to work in the bank’s branches and administrative offices. The remaining 60% have dedicated remote/office hours. The bank expects 70% or more of its workforce to work in the office on any given day, while allowing employees greater flexibility in their schedules.

Home leave allows employees who work primarily in the office to work from home on pre-approved days to accommodate daily life, such as having a child home after school, waiting for a repair or waiting for a delivery. Hybrid employees have a set schedule of days they’re in the office and days they’re home, and flexible employees work mostly remotely, but with regular office check-ins to keep in touch with other employees and the community. banking culture.

“It has been proven over the past two years that some jobs can be done successfully remotely and many people thrive working this way,” said Idaho Trust Bank CEO and President Thomas Prohaska. , in a press release. “It seems foolish not to capitalize on the lessons learned during the pandemic about the future of work.”

Prohaska also said he believes other financial institutions will eventually follow suit.

This hybrid work schedule does not affect the relationship-based service that Idaho Trust Bank is known for, the announcement said.

According to Whitley Hawk, Head of Human Resources, 4Work is a success: “While the last 22 months have undoubtedly brought new challenges, taking the time to get feedback, listen to our people and implement this change has brought big dividends in the form of employee satisfaction and retention.

Saint Alphonsus’ Boise and Nampa hospitals are now Level I Heart Attack Centers

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Saint Alphonse Health System, Nampa. File photo

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa have both been certified Level I STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Centers by the State of Idaho. STEMI is a severe heart attack, in which one of the main arteries in the heart is blocked.

The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Statewide Council (Idaho TSE) evaluates and certifies hospitals every three years, and those that meet many standards for cardiac care, including staffing, training, and quality, can earn Tier I status. The Time Sensitive Emergency Council was established by the Idaho Legislative Assembly to develop a statewide time sensitive emergency care system to address three of the three leading causes of death in Idaho: trauma, stroke, and heart attack (STEMI). The Level I STEMI designation is the highest designation. To award Level 1 certification, Idaho TSE evaluates performance in 911 access, response coordination, transportation, prehospital response, hospital emergency and acute care, rehabilitation, quality, public education and prevention efforts.

“Every year, approximately 1.2 million Americans suffer a heart attack, and nearly one-third of them are fatal,” said Mark Parent, MD Parent is the medical director of the Chest Pain Program at Saint Alfonso. “Idaho TSE Certification affirms that you can get the highest level of cardiac care, 24/7, from the most trained and equipped team in the area.”

Robertson Stephens Doubles Assets and Continues National Expansion

Robertson Stephens Wealth Management LLC announced continued success as it more than doubled its assets, continuing its national expansion and adding new areas of expertise. The company said in a recent announcement that it expects strong M&A activity in 2022 as it and other boutique companies continue to be an attractive option for financial advisers looking to exit their current company or RIAs looking to grow their business.

With six new advisory teams joining the firm in 2021 and organic growth of its existing advisory teams, Robertson Stephens has grown its assets to approximately $3.9 billion. The firm has also expanded its client offering to include model portfolios focused on ESG and alternative investments, pension and retirement plan advice, and tax preparation and planning. The company added four new offices in 2021 and now has a total of 62 employees in 12 offices nationwide, including Boise and Sun Valley.

“Our growth reflects our clients’ growing demand for independent advice as well as the need for sophisticated products and services. 2021 has been a tremendous year for our business,” Robertson Stephens CEO Raj Bhattacharyya said in a statement. “As we continue to see an evolution in the industry around personalized values ​​and themes, advancements in technology to help improve an advisor’s effectiveness, and an evolving regulatory framework, it is our duty as Private Wealth Managers to offer the most comprehensive investment and wealth planning solutions for our clients.

Shawanda H. Saldana