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|Saturday, April 01, 2006|
By Robin Doussard
At Portland staffing services firm Boly:Welch, partner Pat Welch's apricot standard poodle, Rudy, is as much a fixture around the office as the copy machine.
"It makes a huge difference," says Welch about her four-legged beloved hanging around the office. "Having dogs around makes it a friendlier place."
“Appropriate pets are allowed in the office. Appropriate is defined as a pet whose behavior is acceptable within an office setting. The pet must not adversely affect office operations and must be under control of the owner at all times. Animals may be left in the office briefly while the owner is absent, but must be confined to the owner’s office or under direct supervision of a willing employee. The owner must immediately clean up after the animal both inside and outside the office. Any damage by the pet will be charged in full to the owner.”
Interested in a trial run for allowing pets in the workplace? June 23 is the 8th annual Bring Your Dog to Work Day. The idea was launched in 1999, with about 300 companies participating and has since grown to more than 3,000 companies taking part, according to Pet Sitters International, which started the event. See www.petsit.com for more information.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
In 2013, Gallup published a poll showing that 70% of U.S. employees were “disengaged” in their jobs, costing companies $450-$550 billion a year in poor performance.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex fast changing business environment.
Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Oregon Business magazine's "Green Your Workplace" seminar featured a panel of sustainability experts from small, medium and large organizations. The seminar drew 70 people and took place in the Nines Hotel this morning.
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
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