100 Best Companies Announced

The 23rd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center. More than 230 companies participated in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices toward creating great places to work. This year, over 9,000 Oregon employees completed the survey.

2016 Workforce Trends: The Mobile Workforce and the Rise of Unlimited Work

A companion to our 2016 100 Best Companies to Work for list, the following articles and interviews highlight issues and challenges shaping the rapidly changing world of work in this country: the divide between knowledge and hourly workers, our increasingly mobile workforce, the rise of unlimited work and, last but not least, the emergence of the empathetic CEO.

Feedback: Reader Input Money Talks

Ever since the 2008 financial collapse, banks and other financial institutions have come in for a beating. We checked in with readers to see if banks have improved in the trustworthiness category. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 276 readers in January.

Power Lunch: Bamboo Sushi in Portland

Truffled avocado nigiri, $1;  duck tsukune, $2; daily sashimi, $3; kaiso seaweed salad, $6; salmon sunrise, $9; assorted sushi, $16; chef’s choice chirashi, $27 Sushi So Chic Bamboo Sushi404 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205503-444-7455bamboosushi.com Hours: Every day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Owners: Kristofor Lofgren Atmosphere: The high-ceilinged space, revamped by local architecture firm Design … Read more

Storyteller-in-Chief: Last One Wins

The children’s playground rhyme — “First the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest” — unfolds as a runner-up’s taunt, a reminder of inadequate achievement. And yet many successful people get their start in last place — and work their way up. There are times I’ve experienced being “the worst” at … Read more