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Reframing the perceptionThe Strait & Lamp Group educates to find the right personnel

Strait & Lamp Group President Steven Arnold says it’s not hard to fill positions at the building materials company, but it is hard to find people who want to stick around.

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Rising to the topHow local business executives lead their organizations to success

Top leaders who have recently been inducted into the Central Ohio Business of Fame or won awards through Smart 50 and Smart Women share lessons about leadership.

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Central Ohio’s Smart 50 share renewed commitment toward future success

The Smart 50 Awards, now in its second year in town, brings together like-minded leaders that share the common drive toward sustainability and growth for our region.

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Success Redefined: Smart Women breakfast and awards

The first Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Oct. 2. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss redefining success, as well as the 20 finalists being honored for their achievements.

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How fitness trackers can motivate employees to be more active

Incorporating fitness trackers into a wellness program is a good way to create a long-term culture of health within an organization. Veronica Hawkins of Medical Mutual discusses the benefits, how to encourage participation and why many workers have already embraced devices as part of their daily physical activity.

Using historical data, benchmarking to develop a financial forecast

Michael Stevenson, managing partner at Clarus Partners, shares tips for creating financial forecasts, including what information to include and what not to do.

Why HSAs have become a valuable tool in retirement planning

HSAs are a great way to supplement retirement savings, but the concept is still new for some employees, says Amber Hulme of Medical Mutual. That’s why it’s important for employees to understand how HSAs works, so they can take full advantage.

Give your employees the right tools for remote technology access

If your company doesn’t have a mobility solution, your employees — who now have mobile devices on them at all times — will be less productive. And if it’s a hassle for staff to remotely access documents and processes, delays can transfer to waiting customers. Blue Technologies' Heather Stump talks about business mobility needs and how employers can find the best-fit technology

Consultants augment staff, transcend politics to achieve results

Some companies struggle to effectively reach their performance, project or critical initiative goals after a staff reduction, says Sequent's Beth Thomas. That’s where consultants come in. They offer a point-in-time solution to a problem, often transcending office politics, without adding to overhead.