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Companies rethink hiring policies for former criminals

February 7, 2014
Bloomberg News
State and local lawmakers around the country, including some in Indianapolis, are supporting efforts to increase the hiring of ex-offenders.
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Firms unravel implications of same-sex court rulingRestricted Content

July 6, 2013
Dan Human
Judges have spoken and people have celebrated, but human resources departments remain confounded on what will change for their companies with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Florida payroll provider moving to Indianapolis, adding 59 jobs

October 26, 2012
Beyond Payroll LLC, which said it will add the jobs by 2106, is leasing 2,000 square feet of space in the downtown Stutz Building.
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Local services firm plans expansion, up to 100 jobs

September 18, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Business services firm First Advantage said Tuesday that it plans to move its operational headquarters from St. Petersburg, Fla., to its local offices in Fishers, creating up to 100 jobs in the process.
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Fortune Industries founder, chairman dies

August 28, 2012
Carter M. Fortune, 70, died Saturday at his home in Destin, Fla., the company said. The Fortune Industries chairman had been in the process of selling the public company to management in a deal valued at $30.5 million.
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Bloomington-based employment agency plans to add 307 jobs

March 28, 2012
Employment Plus Inc. said it plans to add the positions by 2015 at it establishes a new headquarters and staffs new branches in the state.
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Temp firms say business is good, hiring picking up again

November 3, 2011
J.K. Wall
Employment services in the Indianapolis area say hiring is rising again, but the pace of activity has yet to return even to 2008 levels, and staffing executives don’t expect it to for some time.
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Avon security company beefing up work force

October 31, 2011
Nolan Security & Investigations said it plans to add as many as 300 part-time and full-time workers to serve new clients.
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Engineering firm exec started at the bottom

January 8, 2011
Ann Finch
Donna Gadient has risen to the top ranks of engineering firm R.W. Armstrong through hard work, and without a college education.
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Elwood Staffing expands with Alabama acquisition

August 24, 2010
Purchase of Multi Staffing Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., enables Columbus, Ind.-based Elwood Staffing to grow to 45 locations in 10 states and to more than $200 million in annual revenue. Founded in 1980, the company has 22 offices in Indiana.
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HR firm FlashPoint severs ties with Barnes & Thornburg

August 13, 2010
Scott Olson
FlashPoint's co-owners purchase remaining shares from law firm to give them sole ownership of the company they founded in 2002.
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Hiring family, friends can be dicey for business owners

January 9, 2010
Marc D. Allan
Employing relatives or pals can be a godsend or a nightmare for small firms. And anecdotal evidence suggests it could be even rougher on women business owners than it is on men.
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Fortune ekes out another profit on falling revenue

November 12, 2009
Indianapolis-based Fortune Industries Inc. managed a small profit in its latest quarter, its fourth straight profitable quarter, the company announced Thursday morning.
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Here's a must-do checklist for personnel managersRestricted Content

May 25, 2009
Tom Phillips
If you are a human resources professional, now is an excellent time for you to assess the human resource function in your company.
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Giving bad news the right wayRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Layoffs don't have to be brutal.
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Lilly relying on technology to spot management talentRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Scott Olson
An electronic succession-planning system created by Eli Lilly & Co. about seven years ago is sniffing out top talent.
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Fearful companies are curtailing employee insurance, retirement perksRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
J.K. Wall
Experts worry that if unemployment worsens, even more companies could be forced to cut benefits, especially health insurance.
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A personnel checklist for 2009-part 1Restricted Content

January 26, 2009
Tom Phillips
If you are a human resources professional, the start of a new year is an excellent time to assess the human resource function in your company, including how well your company is complying with the many and often complex employment laws.
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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