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Challenging GiantsMichael Gentile and Independent Stationers battle big-box stores using native power

Independent Stationers pushes back against national retailers to gain ground in its home town.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Midwest Awards

Since 1986, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who have followed and achieved their dreams. These […]

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Carter Logistics LLCCarter Logistics’ fights turnover with training, but the biggest lesson is copping...

Statistically speaking, John Paugh is doing much better at retaining truck drivers than the rest of the industry. Here's why.

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The Cellular ConnectionScott Moorehead use culture to drive success at The Cellular Connection to the tune...

When Scott Moorehead became the CEO of The Cellular Connection in 2008, he thought culture was just what people knew […]

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Just-in-time staffing offers impactful solutions without commitment

Many companies are investing in new systems and processes to improve efficiency and productivity. They need talented and experienced people to help them implement these systems for a short time. That’s why contract employees are getting more attention.

It costs money to fill a position. Make sure you’re doing it right.

A new hire is a living resource. Employers groom employees to take on more responsibilities, often investing in their education so that the investment will deliver a return. Here's how to manage new hire investments for the greatest return.

Paying employees to go to heath care exchanges doesn’t add up to savings

There is growing sentiment among companies that they can save money by not offering health care coverage to employees and instead give them money to go to a health care exchange. Considering all the tax implications, however, this is not a cost-effective alternative.

How to fix a broken company culture

Culture cannot be mandated, dictated, controlled or replicated. It can be created, shaped and sustained, but there has to be a means to do that, such as a collaborative leadership mindset, an effective framework of change and leadership willing to engage employees

How to compete for talent in today’s knowledge economy

In today’s knowledge economy, the value of employees has increased exponentially. Talent has become a key differentiator in a market in which products or services can be easily replicated. Midsize companies, however, often lack the resources to effectively manage the talent acquisition and retention process.