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Skilled strategy

Skilled strategy

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System's board of directors unanimously approved a six-year plan to help Louisiana train the skilled workers it will need in an unprecedented wave of investment rolls in in the coming years.
A chilling end

A chilling end

The owners of Perkins Rowe reached an agreement with developer Tommy Spinosa to acquire Central Facilities, the plant that provides chilled water for the air conditioning system at the mixed-use development.

If I am asked to give a reference for a former employee, what is the appropriate information to provide? Can I be held liable for what I say?

Experienced executives and experts share their advice and fixes for your challenges in business.
Don Cazayoux

Don Cazayoux

Partner, Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm
Talking Points: Will French

Talking Points: Will French

President, Louisiana Film Entertainment Association
Unfolding trends in social media

Unfolding trends in social media

When Beyoncé released her self-titled album late last year, she didn't go through traditional promotional means.
Shrinking city

Shrinking city

On Oct. 6 L'Auberge Casino & Hotel applied for annexation to the city of Baton Rouge.
The talent war

The talent war

The battle is on for the best and brightest professionals in the Capital Region. Here's how to win.
Business Report's 2014 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge

Business Report's 2014 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge

Presented by Business Report and sponsored by Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management and the Louisiana Workforce Commission
Quickick 2.0

Quickick 2.0

A legendary LSU athletic trainer developed the world's first sports drink seven years before Gatorade. Now some high-profile Baton Rouge investors are buying the brand with a plan to take on a $7.4 billion industry.
Hush money

Hush money

When a worker leaves on bad terms, is a non-disparagement clause in order?
Medical tourism

Medical tourism

The quest to make south Louisiana a destination for health care accelerates.
Deadline disasters

Deadline disasters

Missing a due date can ruin your professional reputation. Here's how to minimize the damage.
Merger mania

Merger mania

Global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. continues its steady acquisition of Louisiana firms.
Who owns the message?

Who owns the message?

When is it acceptable to monitor an employee's communications?
Trae Weaver

Trae Weaver

"I was afforded the opportunity to go out and chase people ... not just in gas transmission groups, but gas gathering and production companies."
Education Inc.

Education Inc.

Inside the high-stakes financial model to keep Capital Region charter schools viable.
Treating people right

Treating people right

Since its founding in 1959, Capital Valve & Fitting Co. has provided fluid system components for industrial and manufacturing clients across Louisiana and Mississippi.
Forging a better reality

Forging a better reality

The midcentury modern furniture and shaggy rug in Envoc's reception area are the first signs of many that this Baton Rouge-based software development firm has a lively and confident culture.
Popcorn, air guitar contests and exotic trips

Popcorn, air guitar contests and exotic trips

In 2013, the nationwide advertising company YP undertook a major rebranding effort, emphasizing its suite of online and digital products beyond the ubiquitous Real Yellow Pages directory.
No clock to punch

No clock to punch

"It makes a big difference when you're happy to come to work," says Sigma Consulting Group President Miles Williams.
A real sense of family

A real sense of family

Off-site team trips, a commitment to work/life balance and hands-on corporate philanthropy have forged a distinct workplace culture at Methanex.
Baton Rouge's 2014 Best Places to Work

Baton Rouge's 2014 Best Places to Work

Our first annual ranking highlights 38 firms with unique—and successful—work cultures.
All work and play

All work and play

Unique corporate cultures of the firms on our list involve employees in meaningful fun, from celebrations to volunteerism.

19 secrets to getting hired from Best Places to Work recruiters

Now that you know the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, how do you get hired there?

How we do it

Tips from six Capital Region human resource pros on how to recruit top talent.
The Baton Rouge Health District

The Baton Rouge Health District

Most likely, some of the first applicants to the Medifund will be involved with the Baton Rouge Health District.
Case Study

Case Study

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School
  Vote to make a difference in this election

Vote to make a difference in this election

Voting is a privilege, and elections are important. Far too often, half of those registered don't even bother to vote.
  Perkins Plaza Center sells for $1.48 million

Perkins Plaza Center sells for $1.48 million

Perkins Plaza Center, just east of Siegen Lane on Perkins Road, has sold for nearly $1.48 million.