Blogs

Smarter hiring and work, life, family

BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

06.21.13 Thumbnail HiringIt is surprisingly easy to out-compete other firms in hiring top people. You just need to think differently.

Oregonian shifts to digital model, announces layoffs

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

06.20.13 Thumbnail NewspapersThe Oregonian will reduce print delivery to four days a week as the paper shifts to a digitally focused news enterprise.

 

 

Data Science: Part II

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateWe asked Thomas Thurston, the Portland data scientist featured in our May issue, to comment on PRISM, the code name for the NSA's massive data-collection program recently exposed in documents leaked by federal contractor Edward Snowden.

On lying to the boss

BY TOM COX | BIZ TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

06.14.13 Thumbnail BossI was recently asked, how much do people lie to their bosses, and what can be done about it? Lying to the boss happens constantly across organizations. The one universal constant about lying: people do it to ‘manage’ or manipulate the boss’ reactions.

Kate Brown ramps up small business

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

06.13.13 Thumbnail KTBOregon's Secretary of State weighs in on “a pile of small business bills,” the advantages of helming an administerial rather than enforcement agency and the state's business-friendly ranking.

 

A labor plan for all of agriculture

BY BARRY BUSHUE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

06.12.13 Thumbnail ImmigrationFarmToday, we have the best chance in over a decade to enact improvements that will strengthen border security, clarify employable status, and provide the kind of process Oregon farm families need to legally employ the capable people they depend on.

On being firm

BY TOM COX | BIZ TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

06.07.13 Thumbnail FirmBossIt’s better to be consistent than to be fair. Especially if “fair” means some agonizing custom decision that’s decided at laboriously and at great length from first principles every time.

 

 

Oregon's labor force falls into retreat

BY BRANDON SAWYER | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

06.07.13 Thumbnail LaborUnemployment is down but so is the labor force as discouraged workers desert, baby boomers retire and the economy sputters along. In the year ending in April, Portland's labor force fell 1.7% and statewide it dropped 1.9%. Has Portlandia's  "Dream of the '90s" evaporated?

What women want — in a car

BY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER | BEND CORRESPONDENT

06.05.13 Thumbnail JeepWhen it comes to cars, it’s a man’s world, and it has been for more than a century. But when it comes to household purchases, modern women hold the purse strings. Heels and Wheels, an annual women's automotive conference held in Bend this past week, spotlights industry trends for female consumers.