Workplace & Human Resources

Gen Z: In the game
A few years back, millennial panic was all the rage. Today, it’s Generation Z — also known as Gen Edge — that’s ruffling oldsters’ feathers. Read More
With state unemployment levels at their lowest in years, finding a quality candidate harder than ever. Here's how employment experts are doubling down their efforts to find promising prospects. Read More
PwC introduces new benefit
PwC is adding two additional weeks to its paid parental leave, allowing employees to slowly transition back to work. Read More

The lure of being your own boss — with all the possibilities of flexible schedules and unlimited earning potential — has given rise to the so-called gig economy, a labor market of short-term contracts and freelance work. Read More
Negotiating compensation can be a daunting task, particularly for women. In a study of Carnegie Mellon University graduates, researcher Linda Babcock found that while 57% of men graduating with a masters degree said that they negotiated their salaries when offered a new position, only 7% of women graduating with a masters degree did the same. Those who did found the payoff worth the risk: The recent grads who negotiated received, on average, 7.4% more than their initial offers.  Read More
It’s that time of year — time for frivolity, seasonal cheer and general overall merriment at the office holiday party. Unless you work in Minneapolis. According to a survey by the staffing firm OfficeTeam, Minneapolis ranks first for the “least fun” company holiday parties among 27 major U.S. cities. Perhaps, tellingly, the city also places sixth — sharing the spot with Cincinnati and Salt Lake City — for the “least extravagant” workplace fetes. Read More
Major economic development projects have eluded the low-income section of Selby Avenue between Dale and Lexington in Saint Paul. This might change if an innovative partnership led by the Rondo Community Land Trust bears fruit. It could expand the concept of a land trust to commercial real estate development — the Selby-Milton-Victoria Housing and Commercial Land Trust. Read More
The thousands of employees who took our anonymous online survey totally disagreed with each other by saying the same thing: I work at the best place! Oh sure, the raw numerical scores allow the Best in Class companies to rise to the top of the pack, but the underlying truth is that we have 100 winners. Read More
This month's Industry Watch + takes a closer look at retention, including results from our 100 Best survey on what employees really want and insight on choosing the right benefits for employees. Read More