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We selected the 2012 100 Best Green Companies based on Sustainable Practices sections in both the employee and employer surveys completed last year by 20,309 employees from 431 for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary and free of charge. Companies needed at least 15 full- or part-time Oregon employees at the time of the survey; nonprofits needed at least 10 employees or qualified volunteers.
For the 2012 survey, Oregon workers rated their satisfaction and importance in 10 statements related to sustainable practices.
Employer benefits survey
Employer representatives also answered 15 questions about their company or nonprofit’s sustainable business practices.
The employee survey counted for two thirds of the overall score with average employee satisfaction and importance ratings each counting for 100 points. The employer benefits survey is also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the other third of the overall score, and resulting in a total possible perfect score of 300 points.
How to enter the 100 Best:
To be considered for the 100 Best Green Companies, employers must sign up for the general 100 Best Companies survey (beginning in August) or the 100 Best Nonprofits survey (beginning in April).
1. Eligibility: Any private or public company with at least 15 Oregon-based employees, or nonprofit or government agency with at least 10 Oregon-based employees and/or volunteers who volunteer an average of 20 hours per month or more is eligible to enter. The company or nonprofit may be headquartered outside the state.
2. Survey period: The process for 2013’s list runs August-November 2012 for companies and April-June 2012 for nonprofits. There is no charge to participate, and organizations that do not make the list will remain anonymous. All participants that complete the process can obtain a report of survey results.
3. Submitting your workplace: If your workplace has never entered, send an e-mail with the name, title, phone number and e-mail address of the person who will act as the 100 Best contact to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-445-8828. We will e-mail all contacts at the start of each survey.
4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com.
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?”
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I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?
Friday, August 22, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
When business intersects with family, a host of situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.
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 and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.
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