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Stats: Unemployment rate down among people 25 years and older
February 12, 2020 - 4:23pm
The unemployment rate was down 2.4% in January among people 25 years and older with bachelor degrees or higher, according to the U.S. Bureau...
Around the Office and on the Road in North Dakota
February 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
A simulation-in-motion program brings synergy to medical professionals across the state This month’s Around the Office has a unique twist....
Designed for Safety
February 4, 2020 - 12:17pm
A look at what some upper Midwest architectecture and engineering companies are doing to build safer schools and businesses After gunshots...
Floods of past and present bring attention to flood insurance
December 4, 2019 - 12:27pm
Emily Montgomery, like most long-time Grand Forks residents, can vividly recall the Flood of 1997—the one that devastated the city, leaving...
Minnesota’s workplace injury, illness rate remains at all-time low
December 4, 2019 - 10:30am
St. PAUL, Minn. - An annual survey recently released by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry shows that the state’s estimated workplace...
Communication is key: Team building allows people to share their voices, builds morale
November 11, 2019 - 2:28pm
There’s a consensus among many of the key players of upper Midwest architect and engineering companies: when it comes to team building, communication...
Benefits, quality of life factor into North Dakota job market
September 15, 2019 - 9:45am
BISMARCK — Rachel Parker was in North Dakota twice before she made her home in Bismarck. As a traveling nurse, the Iowa native came here to...
'I recruit hard:' North Dakota worker shortage persists amid low national unemployment
September 14, 2019 - 9:45am
BISMARCK — When Scott Wirth took the job of human resource manager at Roers three years ago, he had no trouble finding carpenters and laborers...
INSIGHTS AND INTUITION: How is employee performance management evolving?
August 3, 2019 - 3:14pm
How is employee performance management evolving? For example, are alternatives emerging to the traditional annual or biannual review? In...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: How does your organization keep remote employees engaged and active in culture initiatives?
July 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Our primary efforts include frequent one-to-one, manager-to-employee conversations – whether face-to-face or via video or email – along with...
Innovation in accounting: Why that’s not an oxymoron
July 2, 2019 - 3:05pm
Editor’s note: Ross Manson is chief innovation officer at Eide Bailly, the regional accounting and business advisory firm that is 102 years...
How teens can capitalize on the tight job market for summer jobs
June 19, 2019 - 1:03pm
RED WING, MInn. — As a 16-year-old, Eryka Pluff landed a job hosting at Hastings’ Green Mill Restaurant and Bar. After working her way up...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What key changes or trends in workforce training would you like Prairie Business readers to know about?
June 3, 2019 - 4:35pm
At Lake Region State College, an increasing number of students are seeking certificates in programs such as Wind Energy Technology. Students...
It’s all about the ‘booch’: Black Hills State University student, alumna launch kombucha business
May 3, 2019 - 12:20pm
Editor’s note: Carissa Hauck, originally from Belle Fourche, S.D., and Bianca Hutzler, originally from Germany, met as students at Black...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Should companies begin offering student-loan help to employees?
May 3, 2019 - 12:17pm
Editor's note: Prairie Business asked several HR representatives in our region this question: "Your organization offers student-loan assistance...