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‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Josh Williams

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Initiative to cultivate tech workers will place school teachers at tech firms

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology at Angie’s List, is among local tech leaders participating in the Teacher TechConnect initiative. “It’s about educating teachers as to ‘just what are the jobs out there?’” |  Photo by Frank Espich

November 9, 2016 - 2:52pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Bert Lyles

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

John Turner

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Forecast: Indiana economy to outpace national growth rate

Vibrant sectors such as the life sciences should help the metro area outpace Indiana and perhaps the nation in the percentage of economic growth next year, according to an Indiana University forecast. | Photo by Robert K. Elder

November 3, 2016 - 11:33am

Indianapolis tech firms seek customer relationships in speed dating

Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen and account executive Lauren Howard meet with executives from Indiana companies during TechPoint's suite speed dating event last week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. | Photo courtesy of TechPoint

November 2, 2016 - 11:03am

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

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