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Then and now: 20 years of the 100 Best

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0313 100BestData 01BY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies project turns 20 this year, so we’re looking back to see what’s changed for great places to work in Oregon. The first “Best Workplaces” feature in 1994 listed 10 companies selected by the editorial team, but the next year 100 companies were chosen more rigorously with a lengthy employer questionnaire and interviews of employees from top companies. The process we use today, involving employee and employer surveys, was introduced in 2005.

Our employee survey measures both satisfaction — which accounts for 83% of companies’ 100 Best scores — and the importance employees place on
a comprehensive set of workplace qualities.

What makes employees happy?

Many similar aspects populate the top five but in different order. Employees were quite pleased with their online work tools in 2005. Today workers are happiest with workplace fairness.

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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


Eking out a living

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


How to boost web traffic

Thursday, April 10, 2014

04.10.14 thumb seo-trafficSEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO).  Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.


The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.


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